Nov 8, 2013 5:21 PM by Dwayne Fatherree
The city of Scott set out new guidelines for dirt pits within the city limits Thursday night and also introduced an ordinance to codify its process for allowing mobile homes within the city .
According to Mayor Purvis Morrison, the newly adopted regulation for dirt pits will require they be located no less than 100 feet from property lines and cannot be dug deeper than 50 feet.
Scott also moved a step closer to adopting a permitting process for people wanting to move mobile homes into the city limits.
Morrison said the regulations are designed to maintain the appearance of Scott's neighborhoods and make sure mobile homes within the city are safe.
According to the ordinance introduced Thursday night, owners of existing mobile homes will have six months to come into compliance with the new standards. Among other things, the ordinance will require all mobile home owners to secure a permit, then submit photos of the home and the site.
The regulation will also require owners to secure the structure with tie downs and skirt the structure once it is in place.
The mobile home permitting ordinance will go up for final adoption at the council's meeting on Dec. 5