The DailyStatesman says the Bernie, Missouri Board of Aldermen turned down the recommendation of the city’s zoning committee to allow modular homes in all R-2 areas of the city. Five modular homes have been discovered in areas zoned only for single-family homes and duplexes. Alderman Tim Gage said the aldermen do not want to change the R-2 zoning to permit modular homes because it would lead to more problems. City Attorney Robin Northern said, “We need to define what is a modular home.” Alderman Todd Young added, “I hate to see anyone move an old trailer in. Can we specify it has to be a ‘brand new’ modular home?” MHProNews has learned the board voted 6-0 to send the matter back to the zoning committee to deal specifically with the five modular units instead of trying to change zoning. Bernie is located in southeastern MO.
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