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Council approves mobile home requests

By Erika Pedroza | Published Saturday, October 19, 2013

A few mobile homes will park in the city of Bridgeport’s jurisdiction – with the council’s approval.

After holding a public hearing Tuesday, elected officials granted a specific-use permit to allow a manufactured home at 1805C 9th Street, a single-family residential zone.

The home was already on the property when Bonnie Kohnert purchased it. But the property in question had been annexed into the city in 1986 and assigned a zoning without any public hearings. According to zoning regulations, “any mobile home or manufactured home which is located on residentially zoned property that is sold shall be removed from the property at the time of the sale.”

In a letter to the council, Kohnert said she was not informed of the zoning regulations at the time of purchase.

Because of the existence of other mobile homes in the area and the work of the Kohnerts to improve the look of the area, the exception was granted.

Councilmembers also approved the final plat of Bailey Park, 6.267 acres along County Road 3214 and 3215.

The plat contains six individual lots of at least an acre that will be developed into a manufactured home community.

The property is outside of the city limits but within the city’s extra-territorial jurisdiction.

IN OTHER NEWS

The council also:

  • appointed Lynda Byrd to an unexpired term on the Bridgeport Public Library Board. She replaces Dr. Joel Hersheler who resigned last month. The term expires in May.
  • authorized the temporary closure of Halsell Street between 9th and 12th streets from 4:45 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, for the annual Suit Up and Say Boo trick-or-treat parade with downtown merchants.
  • reviewed the Oct. 3-16 payment report in the amount of $774,936.18.

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