From Alabama, AL.com reports that a town formed in 2009 to stave off annexation may be unraveling due to a controversy over manufactured homes. About five months ago, at the height of the Gulf Oil Spill, more than three dozen neighbors petitioned to secede from the town limits. The catalyst among neighbors began with a quarrel about whether manufactured homes should be allowed throughout the town. The Planning Commission is still hashing out a land use ordinance. The report indicated a survey was delivered to neighbors with questions directed mostly at the contentious zoning debate. Fifty-five percent of the respondents said they did not want manufactured homes near theirs. Like many battles over zoning, it appears and ignorance over the modern manufactured housing industry may be at play, as well as a failure to enforce portions of the HUD Code which many say preempt local authorities from limiting the placement of manufactured housing.