Virginia Council OKs manufactured homes ordinance

     In a bid to make Virginia more attractive to prospective homeowners, the Virginia City Council on Monday evening gave final approval to a manufactured home ordinance.
    A key provision of the new ordinance is the requirement that manufactured homes be occupied by the owner or the owner’s immediate family. This is intended to prevent a proliferation of rental properties in the community. At a previous meeting, Mayor Steve Sudbrink and some council members expressed the view that owners are more likely to take pride in the homes.
    Other important provisions include the requirement that manufactured homes be at least 24 feet wide, be at least 1,200 square feet in size, have a pitched roof, be built on a permanent foundation and bear a manufacturer date within five years of an application for a permit.

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