120 - Manufactured Housing - St. Croix Falls

Ordinance #120

Manufactured Housing - City of St. Croix Falls


The Common Council of the City of St. Croix Falls do ordain as follows:


Sees. 17.02 (24)-(49) of the Zoning Code are renumbered sections (25)-(50), respectively.


Sec. 17.02(24) is created to read:

(24) MANUFACTURED HOME. A structure or structures certified and labeled as a manufactured home under 42 U.S.C. secs. 5401 to 5406, built since June 15, 1976, that bears a sea] indicating it has met the mobile home construction and safety standards of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) standards, is used as a permanent, single family residential dwelling, is installed in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions, is properly connected to all applicable utilities, and is set on an enclosed foundation in accordance with sec. 70.043(l), Wis. Stats., and subchapters 111, IV and V of ch. ILHR 21, Wis. Admin. Code as certified by the Building Inspector prior to occupancy.


Renumbered sec. 17.02(25) MOBILE HOME is repealed and recreated to read as follows:

(25) MOBILE HOME. A single family dwelling built on or before June 15, 1976, designed to be towed or transported and used as a residential dwelling, but does not include a manufactured home. Mobile home also means any coach, cabin, trailer, travel trailer, motor home, house car or other structure which is, or was originally constructed or designed to be transported by any motor vehicle upon a public highway and designed, equipped or used for sleeping, eating or living quarters or as a place of business, or is intended to be so used, whether mounted upon wheels or supports or capable of being moved by its own power or transported by another vehicle, and includes any additions, attachments, foundations, annexed or appurtenances thereto.


Sec. 17.02(9)(a), One-Family dwelling is amended to read as follows:

(a) Single-Family. A detached building designed for or occupied exclusively by one family which includes such structures constructed on site and manufactured homes, but does not include mobile homes as herein defined.


Sec. 17.08(l)(a) is amended to read as follows:

(a) Single-family dwellings including manufactured homes but not including mobile homes as herein defined.


Sees. 17.08(3)(a) and 17.09(3)(a) are amended to read as follows:

(a) Floor Area (Principal Building): Minimum 1040 sq. ft.

Secs. 17.08(4) and 17.09(4) are created to read as follows.

(4) CONSTRUCTION STANDARDS. Residential dwellings constructed on site or manufactured homes attached to a foundation shall meet the following minimum construction standards in addition to complying with all applicable codes.

(a) Have a standing seam or ribbed pre-finished metal, wood-shake, asphalt or fiberglass shingle roof with a minimum slope of 4:12.

(b) Have a minimum of 1 ft. to a maximum of 2 ft. eave attached to the entire perimeter of the roof.

(c) Have exterior wall coverings consisting of any of the following materials or combinations thereof

1. Aluminum, steel or vinyl siding;

2. Wood or simulated wood; or

3. Brick, stone or stucco,

(d) Have a permanent foundation meeting the requirements of the state uniform dwelling code and approved by the Building Inspector, which surrounds the entire perimeter of the structure and completely encloses the space between siding and the finished grade.

(e) Are permanently affixed to the foundation. Manufactured homes must have the running gear and towing hitch removed and have an anchoring system that is totally concealed under the structure.

(f) Are constructed and installed pursuant to a building permit and subject to all required inspections to insure that the foundation and all on-site work is constructed to minimum standards and that a manufactured home is assembled or placed on-sitc to assure that it is in compliance with standards regulating the anchoring of the structure to its foundation and other building requirements.


This Ordinance shall be effective upon its passage and publication.