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Linton Board of Works approves mobile home permits

Monday, December 3, 2012

In a brief Linton Board of Works meeting Monday afternoon, a pair of mobile home permits were approved after verification that requested modifications had been made.

The petitioner, Blake Taylor, was granted permits for mobile homes located at 96 SW 8th St. and 102 SW 8th St.

Both mobile homes needed modifications to the natural gas lines that had been requested by Linton Utilities Manager Brent Slover and cited by Building Inspector Bill Bedwell in his inspection report.

Both residences also needed to have modifications to porches, steps and handrails to make them eligible for passage.

Once the changes were made, Bedwell recommended approval of the permits, according to his wife, Linda Bedwell, who serves on the Linton City Council.

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Its pretty stupid the way linton is with mobile homes. All the old junk trashy ones are grandfathered into everything which makes it impossible to replace them with a nice newer one without putting that nasty looking foundation under them. I have been so close to buying up all these old mobile homes just so i can upgrade them to nice newer ones to make our town nicer but this block foundation rule makes it unresionable to do this. This leaves us stuck with the trashy looking grandfathered ones or the other junk being moved around and slammed on a crappy looking foundation, come on lets be real here.

-- Posted by eagle26 on Mon, Dec 3, 2012, at 9:12 PM

You dont have enough money to do all of what you are saying...lol.... just saying..... And if they are Granfathered in, then they should not have to do anything!!

-- Posted by Zinkos on Mon, Dec 3, 2012, at 9:15 PM

I do not want the grandfathered in homes, they are garbage, look around. I want to purchace these junk places and clean them up. And for my financial status you are probably right considering how many of these piles of trash are lying around linton. It is very expensive to put a nice block foundation around these therefore i have not done one mobile home but i have rehabed many houses improving our town. I think this is the same for most investors in linton besides a few that dont care about junking our town up and only care about the short term income from these dumps. All i ask is that linton would allow a person to upgrade (not downgrade) a mobile home without making them install a block foundation. I think you would find many being replaced at a much faster pace.

-- Posted by eagle26 on Tue, Dec 4, 2012, at 7:28 AM

I TOTALLY agree with being able to replace the older ones with a nicer, newer (even if its only 10 years newer than the old one). It makes too much LOGICAL sense to allow people to upgrade rather than FORCE them to keep the older and likely smaller mobile homes forever... Its all about common sense and being reasonable and fair at the same time. You should be allowed to upgrade and thats being reasonable and fair. There is alot of mobile homes in Linton and they will remain to stay due to the CITY making them stay rather than allowing the upgrades.

-- Posted by Zinkos on Tue, Dec 4, 2012, at 12:21 PM

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