New Mexico County Moves Closer to Regulating RV Parks
San Juan County in northwest New Mexico moved closer to regulating RV and manufactured home parks in unincorporated parts of the county, The Daily Times, Farmington, reported.
County commissioners approved during today’s (Nov. 15) meeting the notice of intent for an ordinance that would require developers to get a license from the county’s community development department and pay a fee before building a park for RVs or manufactured homes.
There will be a public meeting on the ordinance before commissioners’ final vote on the ordinance. The date of that vote is tentatively scheduled for Dec. 6.
“We’ve seen quite an uptick in the number of these developments throughout the county,” said Mike Stark, the county’s chief operations officer. “I think one of the reasons is that we have a large percentage of folks who are no longer able to meet the eligibility requirements for a loan for purchase of a house. They ultimately end up migrating to leased property.”