Zoning for manufactured homes to be addressed

First Posted: 2/21/2009

PILOT MOUNTAIN Town officials will consider an ordinance which would change the way mobile homes are handled for zoning purposes in Pilot Mountain Monday night.
The recommended amendments come to the Pilot Mountain Board of Commissioners from the towns planning board.
If approved by the commissioners, the zoning ordinance will limit all future manufactured homes or new manufactured home parks to only the areas of town zoned R-A, or Residential-Agricultural, where they have been permitted in R-A and R-MH (Mobile Home) districts.
Other items on the commissioners agenda for Monday include departmental reports and a closed session on economic development.
During the town managers report, the commissioners will hear an update on the project which would put crosswalks and curbouts throughout downtown.
According to a letter from Michael Pettyjohn, division engineer with the North Carolina Department of Transportation, the NCDOT has approved setting up a project for $30,000 to install handicap-accessible crosswalks at the intersection of Key and Main streets.
I commend the town on this effort to make walking a more viable mode of transportation, Pettyjohn wrote. Projects of this type are typically financed from Federal Pedestrian Funds that are allocated to each Highway Division. Based on the viability of this project, we will proceed to setup a project for $30,000; however, as Mr. (Wayne) Atkins has stated we cannot commit to the timing for reimbursement due to the current global economic situation and its impact upon the department.
The commissioners meeting is set for Monday at 7 p.m. in the downstairs board room of Town Hall.

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