Manila Council hears request to bring in manufactured home

Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Nate Sammons addressed Manila council about his plans for a manufactured home. Pictured at left is Council member Dale Murphy.

Manila Council members met in special session Thursday evening to look over plans presented by Nate Sammons.

Sammons presented plans for a 960 square foot manufactured home to be placed on a 85x90' lot on Boston Street.

Sammons said he would be in compliance with all of the city's regulations on set backs. He went on to say the manufactured home is not a mobile home. It will be on a foundation, not on a frame. He said it also does not have a vin number. The homes are built and moved on site. He went on to say it is financed as a regular home, and insured as a permanent house on a permanent foundation.

“I am not moving in a mobile home,” Sammons said.

He said it is built to code and he will do his own electrical and plumbing. He is licensed to do the work.

The 20'x48' home will have central heat and air, crawl space, vents, and be wired to code.

Sammons said the builder is the same as the one who has built similar houses in Osceola and Wilson.

Mayor Wayne Wagner said the council is more concerned with safety for the public.

Sammons assured the council the home would be safe. He said he chose to bring in the smaller home because of the size of the lot. He said it will have brick around the home and it will be nice.

The home will be rental property.

Mayor Wagner said the city officials treat everyone the same.

“Everyone comes to the council to present their plans and no decision is made until the citizens/neighbors have the opportunity to respond to their city representatives,” Mayor Wagner said.

Council members discussed the project with Sammons answering all questions.

Councilman Jason Baltimore said after the plans are published in a newspaper it will be discussed at the regular meeting which will be held at 5 p.m. Jan. 22.

Sammons left the plans with the city officials to review.

The council went into a short executive session (no action taken) before adjourning.

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