Two ordinances intended to relax Kodiak Island Borough code to allow moving trailers from Jackson Mobile Home Park are scheduled for a second public hearing at Wednesday's Planning and Zoning Commission meeting.
The first Jackson-related ordinance to be considered at Wednesday's meeting "would allow mobile homes to relocate to the other existing mobile home parks in our community without regard to the non-conforming use status of those park," said Bob Pederson, the borough's Community Development Department director, at a previous meeting where the ordinances were up for public hearing.
Zoning compliance; building, electrical and plumbing permits; and setbacks and separation between structures would still be required and homes that would be moved "must be current on Borough real and personal property taxes," according to the proposed ordinance.
During recent work sessions, P&Z changed a few things in the originally drafted ordinance. Among them, they extended when the changes would "sunset" or no longer apply from Dec. 31, 2016, to Dec. 31, 2018, and clarified language about nonconforming land use.
A second ordinance scheduled for public hearing would allow temporary storage of mobile homes on land zoned conservation and public use, which was previously not allowed. The sunset clause on that ordinance was also set at Dec. 31, 2018.
Wednesday's meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the borough assembly chambers will be the second public hearing about the two ordinances. P&Z is expected to recommend at that meeting that the two ordinances be adopted by the borough assembly. The ordinances will also be up for public hearing when the assembly considers them for adoption.
Julie Herrmann is a staff reporter at the Kodiak Daily Mirror. Contact her at 486-3227 ext. 627.