CHAPTER XIII. MOBILE HOMES AND PARKSCHAPTER XIII. MOBILE HOMES AND PARKS\ARTICLE 1. MOBILE HOMES AND PARKS

It is hereby found that in order to protect and promote the public health, safety and welfare and to preserve the appropriate character of various areas within the city, it is necessary to provide for the licensing, regulation, permit and permit fees for the locations and operation of mobile homes and mobile home parks within the city.

(Code 1976, 13-101)

The location of mobile homes in the city shall be as follows:

(a)   It shall be unlawful or any person to park, establish, maintain, operate, place or abandon any mobile home, upon any street, alley, highway, or other public place or upon an premises or tract of land within the corporate limits of the city which is situated outside of a licensed mobile home park.

(b)   This section shall not apply to the following:

(1)   Emergency or temporary parking for 24 hours and subject to any other limitations that may be imposed by other ordinances of the city relative to parking;

(2)   Unoccupied mobile homes for demonstration and sales purposes only, may be located within any district where permitted by the zoning ordinance;

(3)   The storage of any unoccupied or uninhabited mobile home within the corporate limits of the city shall be permitted in the rear yard of any premises; provided, that such storage is not in conflict with any other section of this article, the zoning regulations or other pertinent ordinances of the city.

(c)   It shall be unlawful for any person to establish, maintain, operate or permit to be established, maintained or operated, any mobile home park within the corporate limits of the city without first having secured a permit therefor as required by the applicable sections of Article XII of the zoning ordinance of the city.

(Code 1976, 13-102)

All mobile home parks within the corporate limits of the city shall be maintained and operated in conformance with the provisions of Article XII of the zoning ordinance of the city.

(Code 1975, 13-103)

Any mobile home in the city occupied or inhabited by any person as a dwelling, office or commercial space and not secured to a permanent foundation, shall be secured to the ground by tie downs and ground anchors of a type which has been approved in accordance with K.S.A. 75-1228 and 75-1229.

(Ord. 3281, Sec. 1)

Frame tie down as hereinafter used, shall mean a tie down placed over the structural frame of the mobile home at the time of its construction. A tie down which is attached only to the base metal frame of the mobile home shall not be used.

(Ord. 3281, Sec. 2)

Approved tie downs shall be placed on a mobile home in the following manner:

(a)   On any mobile home not less than 32 feet in length and not more than 50 feet in length, three frame tie downs shall be placed on each side, or three over-the-top tie downs shall be used.

(b)   On any mobile home more than 50 feet in length and not more than 70 feet in length, four frame tie downs shall be placed on each side, or four over-the-top ties downs shall be used.

(c)   On any mobile home more than 70 feet in length, five frame tie downs shall be placed on each side, or five over-the-top tie downs shall be used.

(d)   On any doublewide mobile home, frame tie downs shall be used on any such mobile home not more than 50 feet in length, three on each side; and on any such mobile home more than 50 feet in length, four frame tie downs shall be used on each side.

(e)   Whenever over-the-to tie downs are required on any mobile home, one tie down shall be placed as close to each end of the mobile home as practicable, and the center tie down, if any shall be located as closed to the center of the mobile home as possible. The distance between all such adjacent tie downs shall be as nearly equal as practicable.

(f)   Roof protectors shall be used with all tie downs securing mobile homes not equipped with tie downs by manufacturer. Roof protectors shall be made of rust-resistant material and placed at stud and rafter locations on the mobile home.

(g)   Over-the-top tie downs may be attached to the same ground anchor as frame tie downs.

(Ord. 3281, Sec. 3)

Any owner who knowingly permits the use or occupancy of a mobile home in violation of the provisions of this article, and any person who knowingly uses or occupies a mobile home in violation of the provisions of this article, shall be guilty of a Class C misdemeanor.

(Ord. 3281, Sec. 4)

Ref.: Class C misdemeanor, see sections 17-1301:1302.