Public hearings were held on the proposed amendments to the city’s zoning regulations regarding carports and accessories, recreational vehicles and mobile and manufactured homes, short-term rentals, and administrative amendments. Citizens voiced their concerns about the proposed amendments.
Ultimately, a majority of the council approved the amended ordinances. As part of those amended ordinances, carports are more accessible and you don’t have to notify your neighbors of the installation. The maximum opening height for a carport cannot exceed 11 ½ ft and must have at least 1 open side. The area beneath the carport must be paved or covered with a non-combustible material other than dirt. Carports can only be used for parking vehicles, not for storage or non-vehicular use.
Travel Trailers and Recreational vehicles are only permitted as living quarters when properly authorized w/ a Specific Use Permit.
Mobile and Manufactured Homes
Mobile homes (built before 1976) may remain in the City, but cannot be replaced with another mobile home or placed in another location in the city
Manufactured homes (built after 1976) cannot be located on any lot or tract of land that is not entirely within the SF-3 or GR district
Manufactured homes shall not be used as an office or business building, unless manufactured homes are the business
All utilities must be hooked up or made available in accordance with the building code
Shall be placed on an improved surface being properly graded for drainage and stability.
Should be placed parallel to the adjacent street front
Shall be tied down on the property with towing tongue removed and the appropriate skirting consisting of new materials to prevent the view and access of animals underneath the unit.
A second reading of the amended ordinances will be listed on the agenda for the next council meeting on April 13, 2021.
To read more on the amended ordinances that passed in the first reading, visit:
Big Spring Mayor Shannon Thomason proclaimed April 2021 as National Child Abuse Prevention Month in Big Spring, TX and urged all citizens to recognize the month by dedicating themselves to tothe task of improving the quality of life for all children and families of the community.
Scenic Mountain Medical Center will have their 7th annual Child Abuse Awareness event on Thursday, April 15, 5:30 - 7:30 PM in the front lawn area at SMMC, located at 1601 W. 11th Place in Big Spring.