Esto approves first reading of mobile home ordinance

Published: Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 03:49 PM.

ESTO — Esto Town Council held the first reading of their new proposed mobile home ordinance during their Aug. 6 meeting.

“All mobile homes must meet the following requirements for Esto prior to being placed on real property in the town,” read Council member Teresa Harrison. “All mobile homes must be structurally sound, clean, sanitary, well maintained and approved by council. Council may give a 90-day extension, if needed.

“All mobile homes must meet all U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards and the Florida Manufactured Building Act. All mobile homes must meet all requirements on Application for Town of Esto.

“If any mobile home is moved onto the property without council approval a $250 fine will be assessed and a lien will be placed on the property. An additional $10 per day will be charged until it is moved off the property.”

Council Member Darlene Madden asked about the purpose of the 90-day extension.

“Some times a good mobile home will be moved in but it still isn’t inhabitable,” said Town Council President Danny Powell. “The 90 days gives anyone a reasonable amount of time to complete necessary finishing touches like putting on the skirting, hooking up the water, etc. After that then the fines will start and I will add that the 90-day extension is still based on council approval.”

John Little came before the council to ask that they sign an ordinance against granting illegal immigrants amnesty and benefits.

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