City of Seymour, MO
Webster County
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[Code 1999 §405.200; CC 1979 §§300.500 — 300.510; Ord. No. 471 §§300.500 — 300.510, 5-11-1995]
All placement of mobile homes or manufactured homes in any zoning district in the City of Seymour with the exception of "R-4" Mobile Home Park Residence District must be presented to the Planning and Zoning Commission for approval. All requests must include a plot of the property showing the location of the mobile home or manufactured home on the lot.
[Code 1999 §405.210; CC 1979 §300.515; Ord. No. 471 §300.515, 5-11-1995]
Any mobile or manufactured housing shall contain not less than seven hundred twenty (720) square feet of enclosed living area, if such housing is located in a residential zone.
[Code 1999 §405.220; CC 1979 §300.520; Ord. No. 471 §300.520, 5-11-1995]
Any mobile or manufactured housing proposed for placement or located in a residential district shall have not less than a living area, a dining area, a kitchen area, an enclosed bathroom with toilet, hand basin and tub and/or shower with hot and cold running water, and two (2) bedrooms.
[Code 1999 §405.230; CC 1979 §300.525; Ord. No. 471 §300.525, 5-11-1995]
A. 
Any mobile or manufactured housing proposed for placement or located in a residential district shall have the following utilities:
1. 
A permanently connected water line of not less than three-fourths (¾) inch outside diameter.
2. 
A permanently connected four (4) inch sewer outlet to the City sewer system, where such service is available or other approved sewage system.
3. 
A permanently connected electrical service of 120/240 volts and one hundred (100) amps.
[Code 1999 §405.240; CC 1979 §300.530; Ord. No. 471 §300.530, 5-11-1995]
A. 
Any mobile or manufactured housing proposed for placement or located in a residential district shall exhibit and have the following:
1. 
The roof shall have a pitch of not less than three (3) inches per foot (1:4). The roof shall be covered with shingles of asphalt, composition wood, fiberglass, slate, tile, or other comparable substance.
2. 
The exterior walls shall be of wood, vinyl, metal or other comparable material of not more than twelve (12) inches in width and must be skirted.
3. 
All regulations relating to height, minimum yards and lot sizes and off-street parking shall be in compliance with the provisions for the residential district in which the mobile home is proposed for placement or is located.
[Code 1999 §405.250; CC 1979 §300.535; Ord. No. 471 §300.535, 5-11-1995]
A. 
Any mobile or manufactured housing proposed for placement or located in a residential district shall be permanently immobilized in the following manner:
1. 
All wheels shall be removed.
2. 
All reflectors, running lights, towing lights and all wiring to running and towing lights shall be removed or concealed from view.
3. 
The towing yoke shall be removed or concealed from view.
4. 
The unit must be permanently attached in an approved manner to a permanent concrete footing, blocks or piers.
[Code 1999 §405.260; CC 1979 §300.540; Ord. No. 471 §300.540, 5-11-1995]
Any mobile or manufactured housing proposed to be located or located in any residential district shall fully comply with all other standards, requirements, and regulations of that district.
[Code 1999 §405.270; CC 1979 §300.545; Ord. No. 471 §300.545, 5-11-1995]
Any person, persons, partnership or corporation, or agent thereof, who places or causes to be placed a mobile or manufactured home in a residential district in a manner that is a violation of this Article shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be sentenced up to thirty (30) days in jail or be fined up to five hundred dollars ($500.00), or both. Each and every day of such violation shall be considered a separate offense.
[Code 1999 §405.280; Ord. No. 483, 5-9-1996; Ord. No. 663 §1, 6-30-2011]
Mobile homes to be placed within the City of Seymour shall not be placed for the purpose of renting, except for within an approved "R-4" Mobile Home Park Residence District.
[Code 1999 §405.290; Ord. No. 502 §§1—8, 8-14-1997; Ord. No. 662 §1, 6-30-2011; Ord. No. 698, 4-25-2013]
A. 
Definitions. For the purpose of this Section, definitions are set out in Section 405.040 of this Chapter.
B. 
The hookup or location of any single-wide mobile homes or single-wide manufactured homes within the corporate limits of the City of Seymour is hereby prohibited, unless otherwise provided herein. Mobile homes or manufactured homes placed into approved mobile home parks are exempt from this restriction.
C. 
This Section shall not apply to single-wide mobile homes or manufactured homes already located inside the corporate limits of the City of Seymour as of August 14, 1997, for as long as said single-wide mobile homes or manufactured homes remain at their present location and are occupied.
D. 
The replacement of a single-wide mobile home or manufactured home, as referred to in Subsection (C), may occur only if destroyed by fire, vandalism or any natural causes, or if being replaced with a model if such replacement mobile home or manufactured home is approved by a majority vote of the Mobile Home/Manufactured Home Replacement Committee, which shall be comprised of the Mayor, an appointed City Alderman, and the duly designated Building Inspector.
E. 
Upgrading of a mobile home is allowable if the replacement is approved by the Mobile Home/Manufactured Home Replacement Committee. Restrictions as noted in Subsection (H) below apply.
F. 
Should any such single-wide mobile homes or manufactured homes referred to in Subsection (C) be moved after the effective date of this Section, August 14, 1997, then the provisions of Subsection (B) shall apply.
G. 
Failure to comply will result in the immediate removal of the mobile home from the City limits of the City of Seymour at the expense of the owner of the mobile home.
H. 
Any double-wide manufactured home or modular home must be approved by the Mobile Home/Manufactured Home Replacement Committee, and must comply with the following provisions:
1. 
Meet the standards as stated under the Fair Housing Act.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See 42 U.S.C. § 3601 et seq.
2. 
The roof must be a gable or hip roof of at least four (4) in twelve (12) or greater and covered with material that is residential in appearance, including, but not limited to, approved wood, asphalt composition or fiberglass shingles, but excluding corrugated aluminum, corrugated fiberglass or metal roofs. Except for permitted deck areas, all roof structures shall provide an eave projection of no less than six (6) inches and no greater than thirty (30) inches.
3. 
Must be placed on real estate taxes rather than their personal property taxes.
4. 
Must conform to the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Seymour.
5. 
Must be hooked up to City water and sewer.
6. 
Permanent steps must be set up at all exits.
7. 
All double-wide manufactured or modular homes shall be attached to a continuous permanent foundation, which manner of placement shall be stated on the building permit and meet all manufacturer's specifications for support. The exterior foundation material shall consist of continuous concrete or masonry suitable for the outer portion of a finished residence.
8. 
The tongue and running gear, including axles, shall be removed.
9. 
No mobile home may be altered in a manner to be used for storage within the corporate City limits of Seymour, Missouri.
10. 
Have the main entry door facing the street on which the double-wide manufactured or modular home is located. A sidewalk shall be installed from the street, driveway or sidewalk adjoining neighboring lots to the front door. The unit must be oriented on the lot so that its long axis is parallel with the street. A perpendicular or diagonal placement may be permitted if there is a building addition or substantial landscaping so the narrow dimension of the unit, as so modified and facing the street, is no less than fifty percent (50%) of the unit's long dimension.
11. 
Must comply with all applicable Building Codes and inspections.
12. 
The home must be approved by the Mobile Home/Manufactured Home Replacement Committee, whether a new home to the City, or the replacement of a previous mobile home or manufactured home located within the City.
13. 
The Mayor shall appoint the Alderman designated to sit on the Mobile Home/Manufactured Home Committee. Such appointment shall continue until resignation or the Alderman leaves his/her position as an Alderman.