Planning and Zoning - Posted by Steve-MO
Posted by Steve-MO on October 26, 2003 at 20:11:14:
I recently purchased a mobile home park in a small town in Missouri. The park was built before P&Z laws were adopted in this town and is currently operating under a special use permit. We have reviewed the P&Z laws and the grandfather clause allows this usage as long as no changes or additions are made. With the exception of cleaning and removing a few homes we have made no other changes. We have recently received a letter from the mayor demanding that we bring the park into compliance with todays codes. After meeting with the mayor to ask what areas we were not in compliance, he would not give a specific answer and our only conclusion was in space requirements. There is one other park in this town, developed about 15 years after ours, which also does not meet the requirements, but this is the park the mayor told us to see to be in compliance. After receiving a couple of threatening letters and our tenants being harassed, we hired an attorney. However, the threats and harassment have not stopped. What should we do next?