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Archive for Saturday, August 1, 1998

WHAT IS THE LEGAL DISTANCE A TRAILER CAN BE AWAY FROM EACH OTHER IN A TRAILER PARK? IS THERE A LIMIT OF SO MANY FEET?

August 1, 1998

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Lee Smith, the city's zoning enforcement officer, provided the following information:

  • The city's first zoning ordinance, approved in 1966, included the following restriction regarding mobile homes: ``All buildings and mobile homes sites shall be located not less than five (5) feet from all lot lines.''
  • In 1979, the city amended the ordinance to include the following language: ``Each mobile home park shall clearly define mobile home spaces and such spaces shall not have an area of less than 3,600 sq. ft. There shall be a minimum distance of 20 feet between mobile homes.''
  • The same amendment, in 1979, also granted ``nonconforming status'' to any mobile homes parks that did not conform at the time with the regulations nor special conditions included in the ordinance. However, the ordinance states that a nonconforming mobile home park, if discontinued or its normal operations stop for a period of six months, the use of the land would be subject to the current rules.

``When mobile homes are changed out, the minimum distance of 20 feet between mobile homes must be met,'' Smith said.

If you have any questions, call Smith at (785) 832-3107.

When will the next hunter safety clinic be going on in the Lawrence area?

None is scheduled in Lawrence. However, a hunter safety clinic will start on Aug. 10 at Johnson County Community College (913) 469-2323, another on Aug. 11 at the Overland Park American Legion (913) 236-6112, and a third on Aug. 12 at Washburn University in Topeka (785) 272-8036.

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