Bring Your Trailer House and come to Kensett

The placement of singlewide mobile homes in more than one part of town was one of the topics discussed at a special town hall meeting last week, and city officials are expected to look at an ordinance concerning it at tonight’s Kensett City Council meeting.

Kensett Mayor Allen Edge said everybody at the town hall meeting “decided it would probably be a good thing” to allow more singlewides into different parts of town.

“There would be stipulations on why they need to be at least 12 foot wide” Edge said. “Of course, they [those wanting singlewides] would have to follow all the rules and regulations that are in place.

Dating back to 2011, Edge said he tried to get singlewides allowed in more places but “it got shot down that night during the council meeting.”

It was mentioned by a resident that singlewide mobile homes should be allowed in different places because a lot of single people want to come in to the Kensett community and if they have kids, they would help improve school enrollment. Edge noted that the Kensett Elementary School has 103 fewer students than last year.

“I think this is a step forward to clean up town but also to be able to bring people here,” Phillips said. “We don’t have a lot of people moving into Kensett and I just think this is a good opportunity to open it up and maybe just open the door for people to move back here.”

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