Madison County leaders say they don’t want new mobile homes in the county to have underpinnings that can be chewed up by a weedeater.
So, they’re in the process of establishing minimum standards for mobile home underpinnings for new mobile homes in the county.
County commissioners approved a change to the zoning ordinance Monday night to establish new guidelines. However, no effective date on the underpinnings was established.
The board recently approved more stringent rules on underpinnings, requiring block or brick beneath homes, but the new ordinance is less restrictive, allowing metal or molded fiberglass beneath mobile homes. It prohibits the use of vinyl curtain walls.
The new ordinance reads as follows:
“The area beneath the ground floor of the structure shall be enclosed around the exterior of the structure with a non-load bearing curtain wall constructed of masonry block, brick, or stone finish, at least four inches thick, or metal or molded curtain walls penetrated by openings only for installed vents and access doors. Vinyl curtain walls are not allowed. When metal or molded curtain walls are used, they must be attached to treated wood framing. The wood or metal framing will be securely anchored at the top and bottom.”