The first mobile home permit was granted to a resident in the Atascosa addition. The resident owns three lots and would like to knock down the existing home and replace it with a new mobile home that will be for personal use only. She will be bringing a picture of the mobile home for council approval.
The next permit approved was for a mobile home to be placed on a vacant lot on Wheeler Street. The lot is owned by Jerry Wheeler.
“Anything I put there is going to improve it, I assure you,” Wheeler told the council.
As part of their normal process the city sent out letters informing neighbors of Mr. Wheeler’s application for a mobile home permit. According to the city nine letters were sent out and five received back in opposition of the permit.
The strongest opposition came from resident and homeowner Richard Dockery.
“I am against it. Nothing against Jerry, but I think it is going to lower my property value.”
Dockery owns a brick veneer home on the street that he is trying to sell. Dockery also personally informed his neighbors about Wheeler’s plans for the mobile home and encouraged them to respond to the city’s letter.
Despite the five letters of opposition and two residents objecting in person, the council voted unanimously to grant the mobile home permit.
They are requiring Wheeler to bring back a photo of the proposed mobile home before it is placed on the lot and also requiring that the home have its own sewer, electrical and power lines — as all mobile homes placed in the city limits are required to have.
Wheeler plans to turn the mobile home into a rental property once placed.
The next mobile home permit to be approved was on Moser Avenue and also belonged to Jerry Wheeler. Wheeler owns two lots on this street and originally asked for two permits but due to the placement of the sewer the city only approved one permit. There was no opposition to the approval of this permit. This property will also be turned into rental property.
The first of seven new RV permits was granted to Joe Hinojosa for an RV spot on McMullen Street. Hinojosa provided a picture to the council of the trailer he is planning on purchasing.
The last seven RV permits were all granted to Jimmy House. He owns six lots on Martin Street and wants to put in RV spots to be rented out. The lots are located near a day-care facility and the city is requiring Mr. House to put a six-foot privacy fence on the southern part of the property facing the day-care center.
Mr. House agreed.
He also expressed that at a later time he might be interested in mobile home permits for the lots and one day hopes to build a home on the lots. If he changes the purpose of the lots at anytime he will be required to come back before council for additional approval.
All seven of the RV spots approved will also be required to purchase yearly RV permits from the city.
In other council actions they approved for the Miner Corporation to come out and repair the cylinder for the baler at the recycle yard. The repair quote is for $3,367.50. The money will come out of the general fund balance. The city has owned the baler for 14 years and has only had four service calls put in for the machine.