Tornadoes create new mobile home ordinance in Salyersville
Now that cleanup has given way to rebuilding after last month's tornado, Salyersville officials say they wanted some new rules governing what can be built. They passed an ordinance to limit what is allowed for mobile homes.
For instance, all mobile homes must have proper skirting along the bottom and cannot be more than 12 years old. The mobile homes must have proper tie downs and concrete footers. They also cannot be placed on the same property as another home.
Existing mobile homes are being grandfathered into the ordinance, but officials say that should not be an excuse to let them run down. The ordinance says that violators will have to pay fifty dollars per day that the home is not in compliance. After thirty days, they may be subject to a class a misdemeanor.