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Legislation #: 170946 Introduction Date: 11/30/2017
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: none
Sponsor: None
Title: Amending Chapter 72, Code of Ordinances, entitled “Travel Trailers and Mobile Homes”, to revise terminology, permit requirements and other sections as necessary so as to remove the requirement for an annual permit. (254-S-331)

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
11/29/2017 Filed by the Clerk's office
11/30/2017 Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee
12/6/2017 Do Pass
12/7/2017 Assigned to Third Read Calendar
12/14/2017 Passed

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ORDINANCE NO. 170946

 

Amending Chapter 72, Code of Ordinances, entitled “Travel Trailers and Mobile Homes”, to revise terminology, permit requirements and other sections as necessary so as to remove the requirement for an annual permit. (254-S-331)

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section A. That Chapter 72, Code of Ordinances, entitled “Travel Trailers and Mobile Homes”, is hereby amended by repealing and enacting new sections of like number and subject matter, to read as follows:

Chapter 72

MOBILE HOMES AND RECREATIONAL VEHICLES

 

Sec. 72-1. Definitions.

 

The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this chapter, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:

 

Code means standards relating to mobile homes and recreational vehicles as adopted by the state public service commission pursuant to RSMo ch. 700.

 

Mobile home means a factory-built structure or structures more than eight feet in width and 32 body feet or more in length, equipped with the necessary service connections and made so as to be readily movable as a unit or units on its or their own running gear and designed to be used as a dwelling unit or units with or without a permanent foundation. For purposes of this subsection, the phrase "without a permanent foundation" means that the support system is constructed with the intent that the mobile home placed thereon may be moved from time to time at the convenience of the owner.

 

Mobile home development means any development, site, parcel or tract of land designed, maintained or intended to be used for the purpose of providing long-term accommodation of 30 or more consecutive days for placement of two or more mobile homes, and shall include all buildings used or maintained for the use of the residents of the development. This term shall not be used in conjunction with any mobile home or trailer sales lots which contain unoccupied units that are intended for the purpose of inspection and sale.

 

Mobile home space and recreational vehicle space mean an area of ground on which an individual unit is placed and reserved for the use of the occupant of that unit.

 

Recreational vehicle is a portable unit mounted on wheels or attached to a vehicle but not mounted on a permanent foundation. The unit is designed to provide temporary living quarters for recreational, camping or travel use and is of such size or weight as not to require special highway movement permits when drawn by a motorized vehicle. Such units are commonly described as RVs, travel trailers, campers, motor homes, converted buses or other similar units, whether they are self-propelled or pulled, or can be hauled without a special permit.

 

Recreational vehicle park means any development, site, parcel or tract of land designed, maintained or intended to be used for the purpose of providing short-term accommodation for a period of less than 30 consecutive days for placement of two or more recreational vehicles and shall include all buildings used or maintained for use of the occupants in the recreational vehicle park.

 

Seal of the public service commission means a device or insignia authorized or recognized by the state public service commission and displayed on the exterior of the mobile home or recreational vehicle pursuant to RSMo ch. 700.

 

Sec. 72-2. Authorized locations of mobile home developments homes and

recreational vehicle parks

 

(a)    Authorized locations for mobile homes and recreational vehicles. No mobile home development or recreational vehicle park shall be maintained or operated within the city except as provided in this chapter or chapter 88, zoning and development code, and without first securing approval from the city planning and development director. After January 1, 2011, (effective date of Chapter 88) a mobile home development shall be reviewed and approved in accordance with procedures of Master Planned Development (MPD).

 

(b)   No mobile home or recreational vehicle shall be used or occupied as living accommodations except in a mobile home development or recreational vehicle park or when used as temporary quarters for a watchman or guard or when used as a field office for a construction project. In case of such temporary use, a temporary permit shall be issued by the city planning and development department, and the duration of time the permit would be effective shall be specified.

 

Sec. 72-3. Operation of mobile home development or recreational vehicle park

 

(a) Compliance agreement; manager. The owner of the mobile home development or recreational vehicle park shall agree to observe all ordinances of the city relating to mobile homes and recreational vehicles and their respective development. The owner shall have an individual who shall be in charge of the development at all times. Such owner or manager shall be responsible for any violation of the provisions of this chapter which may occur in the operation of such development.

 

(b) Right of entry. The city planning and development director shall have the authority at any reasonable time to enter upon and inspect for health and sanitation purposes any facility authorized under this chapter.

 

Sec. 72-4. Compliance with state and city standards; water supply for

developments and camps.

 

Any mobile homes or recreational vehicles manufactured after January 1, 1974, shall bear the seal of the public service commission. All mobile homes manufactured prior to January 1, 1974, shall either bear the seal of the public service commission or comply with the property maintenance code of the city. All water supplied to the development or camp shall be from the city water supply. No person shall alter or cause to be altered any mobile home or recreational vehicle to which a seal has been affixed, without certification that such alteration or conversion is in compliance with the code adopted by the public service commission.

 

Sec. 72-5. Refuse disposal facilities for developments and camps.

 

A mobile home development or recreational vehicle camp shall provide supervision and equipment sufficient to remove refuse from the development and to prevent littering the ground with rubbish and debris. Flytight metal containers with tightfitting covers shall be provided and be located out of sight of the mobile home or recreational vehicle units. Containers shall be kept in a sanitary condition, shall be kept covered at all times, and shall be emptied of refuse and rubbish at least once a week.

 

Sec. 72-6. Notification of communicable disease in development or camp.

 

It shall be the duty of the owner and responsible attendant to notify immediately the city health department of any communicable disease in either the mobile home development or the recreational vehicle park.

 

Sec. 72-7. Disaster plan for developments and camps.

 

(a) Maintenance of plan. It shall be the duty of the owner of any mobile home development or recreational vehicle park to maintain a disaster plan on site with the manager for review. A disaster plan shall be in writing and provide for a method of early warning for such natural disasters as flooding or tornado.

 

(b) Contents. The plan shall provide the following information:

 

(1)               A system of providing effective and initial disaster warning to occupants of a mobile home development or recreational vehicle park;

 

(2) Protection or shelter from the disaster by specific identification of sites where such protection or shelter is available;

 

(3) An evacuation route which is reasonable and provides safe and expeditious method of access to the protection or shelter; and

 

(4) Special assistance to those occupants over the age of 65 or handicapped.

 

(c) Distribution of copies to new occupants. At the time a new occupant registers with the mobile home development or recreational vehicle park, the owner or responsible attendant shall provide a copy of the disaster plan required in this section to the new occupant in addition to a copy of the rules and regulations of the mobile home development or recreational vehicle park.

 

(d) Annual meeting with occupants. The owner or the responsible attendant shall annually conduct a meeting to inform occupants of the mobile home development or recreational vehicle park about the disaster plan, and such meeting shall be at a reasonable time and place to all such occupants.

 

(e) Shelter. After January 1, 1992, any new mobile home development or any mobile home development which is expanded to include additional acreage shall provide a suitable shelter no less than 30 square feet of floor area space for 30 percent of the individual pad sites with the development. The shelter may be included within a clubhouse basement. Any shelter area shall be provided with emergency lighting and shall be wind resistant.

 

Sec. 72-8. Registration of guests in developments and camps.

 

(a) Required. The owners and operators of mobile home developments and recreational vehicle parks shall be required to obtain and maintain the minimum information relating to each resident or occupant within their respective development as indicated in this subsection:

 

(1) The name and address of each occupant.

 

(2) Date of arrival and departure.

 

(3) Mobile home or recreational vehicle make, model, year of model, serial number of unit and seal demonstrating code compliance.

 

(4) License number of unit and state issuing such license.

 

(b)  Inspection and preservation of records. The owner or operator shall keep a copy of this information and a registry of the development occupants available for inspection at any time by any authorized person, and shall not destroy such information and registry until the expiration of 12 months following the date of departure of each occupant.

 


Sec. 72-9. Parking mobile home or recreational vehicle on street or other public

place.

 

It shall be unlawful for any person to park any mobile home or recreational vehicle of any kind on any street or public place within the corporate limits of the city except in conformity with the provisions of the traffic code.

 

Sec. 72-10. Penalty for violation of chapter.

 

Any person found guilty of violating any provisions of this chapter shall be subject to punishment as provided in section 1-17.

 

Section B. That the Council finds and declares that before taking any action on the proposed amendments to Chapter 88 hereinabove, all public notices have been given and hearings have been held as required by law.

 

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Approved as to form and legality:

 

 

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Sarah Baxter

Assistant City Attorney