MHProNews has learned from brandoninfo the Brandon (Minn.) City Council has upheld the decision of the city’s Planning and Zoning Board of Adjustment to approve the siting of a modular home. Neighbors, claiming the residence will harm property values, had complained that the structure was a manufactured home and was not a new home as stipulated by city ordinance. Planning and zoning commissioner Bob Serk says he received written confirmation from the Minnesota housing authority that the home is modular, constructed by Dynamic Homes in 2005, and meets the same criteria and standards as site-built homes. Building inspector Dave Swier, admitting it is not new construction as noted on the application, says the fact that it is not a new home does not change his ruling.
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