By TIMILEE WILBER
LYMAN – The Lyman Town Council passed the first reading of two ordinances dealing with abandoned homes and mobile homes in Lyman at their meeting last week on Nov. 15.
Ordinance 2012-09 would restrict the placement of mobile homes in Lyman to 25 years old or newer.
Ordinance 2012-10 would regulate abandoned homes located in M-Zones. The ordinance stipulates (owners of mobile homes, or of mobile home park-owners when the owner can not be located) when a mobile home has been abandoned, there will be a four month period for the mobile home to be removed and disposed or or renovations and steps taken to obtain clear title so the mobile home can again be occupied.
Violation of the ordinance would be classified as a Class 1 misdemeanor and could result in a possible $750 fine per day per mobile home. If abandoned mobile homes are not renovated or removed, the owner could be billed for the cost of the town removing and disposing of the mobile home. According to Thayne Peterson, Lyman attorney, the cost to dispose of a mobile home is about $2000 in addition to the cost of removing the mobile home.
In other business, Ordinance 2012-08, which amends the regular meeting time of the council, passed on third and final reading. The ordinance changes the start of the council’s regular meetings from 8 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The council approved a request by Mike Voss to combine one residential lot with two other additional pie shaped building lots at an Aspen Court address. Voss had requested the change so he can build an additional permanent structure on the property.
In committee reports, councilman Kyle Eyre reported the Joint Powers Board met recently. An audit review of the JPB determined there are not enough checks and balances in the office of the board and the “same old battle” about water rights was again discussed. At issue is how best to “clean up the water rights issues.” That has been a topic of water board meetings for some time. Eyre said the water board, “wants to get a policy in place to go from here forward.”
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