AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF TEKOA, WASHINGTON, amending Ordinance Nos. 634 and 666, and Tekoa Municipal Code §7.16.010, .020, .030, and adopting Tekoa Municipal Code §7.16.034 and .038.
The City Council of the City of Tekoa do ordain as follows:
Section 1. Tekoa Municipal Code §7.16.010 and those portions of Ordinance Nos. 634 and 666 which are codified as Tekoa Municipal Code §7.16.010 are hereby amended to read as follows:
“7.16.010 - Manufacture Date. All mobile homes installed within the City of Tekoa after November 1, 2009, in any location other than an established mobile home park, must have been manufactured after January 1, 1990.”
Section 2. Tekoa Municipal Code §7.16.020 and those portions of Ordinance Nos. 634 and 666 which are codified as Tekoa Municipal Code §7.16.020 are hereby amended to read as follows:
7.16.020 - Size. a) All mobile and manufactured homes installed within the City of Tekoa after November 1, 2009, in any location other than a mobile home park, must have at least 1,000 square feet of interior floor space and consist of two or more sections joined together to make a single structure after installation.
b) Single wide mobile homes may only be installed or located in mobile home parks within the City of Tekoa.”
Section 3. Tekoa Municipal Code §7.16.030 and those portions of Ordinance Nos. 634 and 666 which are codified as Tekoa Municipal Code §7.16.030 are hereby amended to read as follows:
“7.16.030 - Installation Permit - application requirements - procedures. No mobile home shall be located or installed on any property within the City of Tekoa without a valid Mobile Home Installation Permit issued therefore by the City Building Inspector. An application for such a permit shall be submitted to the City Clerk, together with a non-refundable, $50.00 application fee. The application must include the following information:
(a) Make, model, size and year of manufacture, and vehicle identification number of the mobile home.
(b) Proposed location for the installation of the mobile home.
(c) Name and address of the mobile home owner.
(d) Name, address, and telephone number of the person whom the City Building Inspector can contact to arrange necessary inspections of the mobile home.
No Mobile Home Installation Permit shall be issued for a mobile home not having a State seal of approval from its state of origin affixed thereto, certifying compliance with the state’s construction, health and safety standards at the time of manufacture; provided, any mobile home to be installed in a mobile home park within the City of Tekoa after November 1, 2009, must conform to the same federal and State construction, health, and safety standards as a mobile home manufactured after January 1, 1990. The application for a Mobile Home Installation Permit for a mobile home manufactured prior to January 1, 1990, which is to be located in a mobile home park shall provide verification acceptable to the City Building Inspector that the mobile home conforms to such standards. Such verification shall include, without limitation, a current, certified inspection report for the mobile home, issued by the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries, and a fire inspection safety report.”
Section 4. There is hereby adopted as Tekoa Municipal Code §7.16.034 the following:
“7.16.034 - Installation Requirements. Once a Mobile Home Inspection Permit has been issued, a mobile home may be installed on the proposed site, subject to the following requirements:
(A) At the time the mobile home is located on the site, the load-bearing portions of the mobile home must be placed upon concrete pieces or blocks resting upon reinforced concrete footings or runners at least 4" in thickness, and at least 18" in width. The footings or runners shall run the length of the mobile home, and shall be located immediately below the support frames of the mobile home. Such footings or runners and piers or blocks shall be constructed so as to allow at least a 24" crawl space between the footing or runner and the bottom of the mobile home floor. The mobile home must also be secured to the ground surface by tie-downs conforming to either the mobile home manufacturer’s specifications, or to specifications reasonably promulgated by the City Building Inspector.
(B) Within 96 hours from the time the mobile home is located on the site, it must be connected to the City sewage disposal system and the municipal water supply system. The connections to these systems must conform to the same specifications and standards as those required of conventional, stick-built dwellings. The connections shall be completed by the City Public Works Department after the mobile home owner has paid to the City all usual and required connection fees.
(C) The mobile home must successfully pass a fire safety inspection conducted by the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries not later than 14 days after the mobile home is located on the site, or 14 days after it is occupied, whichever is sooner.
(D) Within 90 days from the date the mobile home islocated on the site, it must:
1. Be installed on a complete foundation or have permanent skirting installed to enclose all areas between the lower edge of the exterior walls and the ground surface. The skirting must be substantially similar in appearance to foundation material such as concrete or stone used in conventional, site-built dwellings.
2. Have permanent steps affixed to all exits.
3. Have tongue and wheels removed therefrom.
(E) In addition to the requirements set forth in the subsections (A) through (D), above, all mobile homes shall be installed in compliance with the mobile home manufacturer’s installation recommendations, approved by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). A copy of the manufacturer’s recommendations shall be in the mobile home, available for inspection when the mobile home is inspected by the Building Inspector or the Building Inspector’s designee. Alternatively, in the event no HUD approved manufacturer’s recommendations have been issued, or in the event such recommendations are otherwise unavailable, the mobile home shall be installed in accordance with Washington Administrative Code 296-150B and 225-255, inclusive, or in accordance with recommendations provided by a professional engineer or architect licensed under the laws of Washington.”
Section 5. There is hereby adopted as Tekoa Municipal Code §7.16.038 the following:
“7.16.038 - Occupancy Permit required. No person shall reside or otherwise occupy in any manner whatsoever any mobile home until either a provisional occupancy permit or a permanent occupancy permit has first been issued therefor by the City Building Inspector. The Building Inspector shall issue a provisional permit when the requirements set forth in §7.16.010, .020, .030, and .034(A), (B), and (E) have been fully satisfied. For any mobile home installed in a mobile home park, if the requirements set forth in §17.16.034(C) and (D) are not fully satisfied within the periods specified therein, the provisional occupancy permit shall expire and the occupants of the home shall be required to vacate the home and the owner thereof shall be required to immediately remove the home from the City of Tekoa. For all other mobile homes, if the requirements set forth in §7.16.034(C) and (D) are not fully satisfied within the time periods specified therein, the provisional occupancy permit shall expire and the occupants of the home shall be required to vacate the home until the requirements of §7.16.034(C) and (D) have been satisfied, or until the Building Inspector receives adequate assurances acceptable to the Building Inspector that the requirements will be fully satisfied within a reasonable period. Should the Building Inspector grant such an extension, and the owner then fails to satisfy the requirements within the extended period, the provisional occupancy permit shall expire and the occupants of the mobile home shall be required to vacate the mobile home until the requirements are fully satisfied. Once all of the requirements set forth in §7.16.010, .020, .030, and .034 (A) through (E) have been fully satisfied, the Building Inspector shall issue a permanent occupancy permit. There shall be no fee assessed for a provisional or permanent occupancy permit.”
Section 6. This ordinance shall be in full force and effect five days after it or a summary thereof, is published in the official newspaper of the City of Tekoa s required by law.
PASSED by the City Council this 16th day of November, 2009.
APPROVED: _____________________________ John Jaeger, Mayor