Taylorsville City Council delays voting on zoning issue

Change would protect city's mobile home parks

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  • Bill R.
    April 4, 2009 8:48 a.m.

    Sounds as though someones heart may be in the right place. I'll withhold praise untill the ordinance actually passes as sympathetic grandstanding isn't exactly unheard of. That said it may be the first case that I'd be happy for the incorporation.

  • spud
    Jan. 23, 2008 11:29 a.m.

    It is long past due. Those people who live there need and deserve protection from greedy owners. It breaks my heart to hear what has happened to people in these other parks.

  • tim funk
    Jan. 10, 2008 10:38 a.m.

    Good for Taylorsville City!! They are doing the right thing trying to find a
    way to protect manufactured home owners who have little or no real protection right now. Maybe the park owners should sell the property to the
    residents, then everyone would be happy.

    Jan. 10, 2008 8:36 a.m.

    You people would know, if you have had any kind of training at all, that this is not a "taking." A "taking" only occurs when you take away ALL USE of a property.

  • Bob G
    Jan. 10, 2008 4:41 a.m.

    This ordinance when enacted does not take away property owner rights or infer seisure of property. It does however give the homeowners some rights to also protect their investments. It doesn't say the land can't be sold and offers some protections for the mobile home owners. As laws presently are the land owners can put hundreds out on the streets homeless with major personal financial losses in their homes. The laws are antiquated and need to be changed to give these homeowners some protections over evictions for other developement. These mobile home owners have rights to and mobile home parks are special circumstance situations that deserve more controls on the land use once established as parks. The land owners can lure homeowners in to the parks and the next day force them off the land. Mobile home parks need new laws and regulations in management and use of these lands. Many parks are owned by out of state companies that regard these people with disrespect and disdain. It would be a benchmark law and one that would serve both the home owners and land owners. Land owners must ceed some rights to also give some rights to the home owners.