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Establishing Temporary Residence in Recreational Vehicle or Travel Trailer

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On September 18, 2017, City Council has passed icon Ordinance Number 2017-19 (Link) that creates an exception to any provision of the Zoning Ordinance, the Subdivision Ordinance, or any other ordinance of the City of Iowa Colony ("the City") prohibiting the placement of a recreational vehicle on a lot or tract or the occupancy of such recreational vehicle as a temporary or permanent residence on that lot or tract, provided that all of the following the requirements are satisfied:

  • The person claiming this exception resided temporarily or permanently on that lot or tract at any time between September 1, 2016, and August 31, 2017;
  • Damage caused by Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey or related flooding caused that residence to become reasonably uninhabitable;
  • The recreational vehicle is placed on the same lot or tract as that uninhabitable residence or an adjoining lot or tract;
  • The owner or occupant of the recreational vehicle is actively, diligently, and continuously attempting to repair or replace the uninhabitable residence as quickly as reasonably practicable;
  • No unsafe or unsanitary condition results from the type of connection or lack of connection to any utility, including but not limited to: a public, private, or individual supply of potable water; sewage disposal or treatment; natural gas, butane, or other thel gas from any source; or electricity; and
  • Sewage and wastewater from the recreational vehicle are disposed of in a lawful manner.