Sign Regulations & Manufactured Housing in Your Community

Register now for UNA’s Alabama Planning Institute course on “Sign
Regulations & Manufactured Housing in Your Community” to be held in
Tuskegee, AL.  Complete details are included below.  
Date: April 18, 2008, Course No. 08-PZ0418
Location: Thomas Reed Ambulatory Care Center Meeting Room (908 E. Water Street, Tuskegee, AL 36083)
Instructor: Greg Clark, Associate Director for Central Alabama Regional
Planning and Development Commission, Montgomery, AL.  This course
counts toward recertification for those who are “Certified Alabama
Planning and
Zoning Officials.”  Register online at www.una.edu/conted (select Planning and Zoning tab), or call 256-765-4862.  

What you will learn:  Sign Regulations:  How to draft, get approved and enforce them.  
Manufactured Housing in Your Community: What Do the Federal Regulations
Say and How to Draft Appropriate Regulations for your Local Zoning Code.
Questions and concerns relating to county / municipal issues will also be addressed during this session.


Agenda:
8:00 – 8:25    Enjoy a Continental Breakfast

8:25 – 8:30    Welcome and Introductions
    Lavonne Gatlin, Interim Director, UNA

8:30 – 9:30    Sign Regulations: The Role of Signs

  • Entertainment and Sales
  • Warnings and Safety Issues
  • Legal Notices

Types of Signs:

  • On Premise
  • Off Premise
  • Permanent Signs
  • Temporary Signs

9:30 – 9:45    Break

9:45 – 10:45    Sign Regulations

  • Purpose & Scope
  • Definitions
  • Exempt Signs
  • Prohibited Signs
  • Permitted Signs
  • Design Construction and Maintenance
  • Permitting Enforcement & Administration
  • Nonconforming, Illegal & Abandoned Signs
  • Severability Clause

10:45 – 11:30   

  • The Approval Process
  • Sign Regulations and the Planning Commission
  • Questions and Answers

11:30 – 12:00    Lunch (included in your registration fee)

12:00 – 1:30    Manufactured Housing: Definitions

  • Manufactured Home
  • Modular Home
  • Mobile Home or House Trailer
  • What do the Federal Regulations Say?
  • What do the Courts Say?

1:30 – 1:45    Break

1:45 – 2:45    What Can I Do?

  • Determination of Zoning
  • Manufactured Housing Standards for all Residential Zones
  • Compatibility Standards
  • General Design Standards

2:45 – 3:45    Manufactured Home Communities

  • Standards
  • Review and Approval Process
  • Improvements to be Completed
  • Platting Requirements
  • Basic Content

3:45 – 4:30    Other Things to Consider

  • Affordability
  • Zoning for Manufactured Housing
  • Manufactured Homes as PUDs
  • Green Village: A Case Study
  • Samples and Sources

Questions / Concerns relating to county or municipal issues will also be
addressed during this session.

4:30    Awarding of Certificates of Attendance
        CAPZO Recertification
        Course Evaluation & Adjourn

Cost: $169 per person; $159 per person when 3 or more register together (Registration fee includes continental breakfast, refreshment breaks, lunch, materials, a certificate of attendance, and a recertification certificate
for those seeking recertification hours. (0.7 CEUs)

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