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March 23, 2019

3/8/2019 1:25:00 PM
Oblong to now inspect older trailers brought in
There is no longer an age limit on manufactured homes in Oblong, but residents wanting to bring in older structures will have to get them inspected first.

The Oblong Village Board Wednesday passed an amendment updating the village's "mobile and modular home" ordinance.

The changes begin with the ordinace's name. It is now called the manufactured home ordinance to cover all such residences.

Another change permits some older homes to be moved into the village limits. Originally, the ordinance allowed only home 10 years old or newer to be set up in Oblong.

If a home is not brand new, the owner must apply to bring it into the village so it can be checked out by a certified inspector. Fees for setting up manufactured housing was increased to cover the cost of the inspections.

Finally, the ordinance specifies a manufactured home must be at least 10 feet from the property lines of the parcel on which it sits. It must also be a minimum of 20 feet from the center of the street.

In a related matter, the ad hoc committee is continuing work on an ordinance on property maintenance.

Also Wednesday, the trustees voted to loan $40,000 from the village revolving loan fund to the Village Market to help pay for renovations.

In other business, Mayor Theresa Fielder reminded the trustees village cleanup day is April 25. There was also a mention of a possible countywide cleanup. More information on it is expected later.

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