The Michigan Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case about the placement of a manufactured or modular home that arises from a dispute in Allegan County’s Watson Township.
The state’s high court will determine whether “a house violated a neighborhood ban on modular, or manufactured, homes in Allegan County’s Watson Township,” per U.S. News and the Associated Press (AP).
In August 2017, the state appeals court reversed a local decision and said David and Helen Goyings should have been ordered to remove the home.
“The Goyings acknowledge the home was made in three parts and delivered to their property,” said WoodTV. “But Helen Goyings says it’s simply a “stick-built” house that wasn’t entirely built at the site.”
If there was a violation, the Supreme Court will explore whether it was technical or if it harmed the neighborhood. The Michigan high court will hear arguments at a later date.
It is unclear at this time from local media reports if the issue of preemption is being examined. ## (News, analysis and commentary.)
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Submitted by Soheyla Kovach to the Daily Business News for MHProNews.com.
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