June 24th is the deadline for keeping a FEMA trailer- or temporary housing unit- on private property.
The public works and safety committee is requesting guidance from City Council regarding residents who want to keep the temporary housing units after the deadline set for this June.
Staff from the Public Works Department is recommending the following criteria for allowing a unit to remain of private property:
The temporary housing units should only be allowed to remain on a property if the person residing in the unit is the property owner, if the flood home is actively being worked on and has proper permits, requiring a special permit obtained by the Planning Commission and City Council... and finally, the unit should only be allowed on flood damaged lots.
(Lance Meyer, City Engineer, Minot) "There are a lot of folks that are still putting a lot of effort into rebuilding their houses and they need a place to live until it is done. So what we have done is we have come up with some things, some questions for council that we need direction on but also some criteria that we think is important."
As it stands right now, any remaining trailers on a private property after June 24th would create a zoning violation.