Township of Pemberton, NJ
Burlington County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee (now Township Council) of the Township of Pemberton 3-5-1975 as Section 12:6 of Ch. XII of the General Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 86.
Dogs and other animals — See Ch. 94.
Flood damage prevention — See Ch. 110.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 145.
Recycling — See Ch. 147.
Sewers — See Ch. 150.
Solid waste — See Ch. 152.
Used car sales — See Ch. 176.
Zoning — See Ch. 190.

§ 171-1 Definitions.

The words hereinafter defined shall have the meaning herein indicated for the purposes of this chapter as follows:
MOBILE HOME
A dwelling unit manufactured in one or more sections, designed for long-term occupancy; containing living and sleeping accommodations, a flush toilet, a tub or shower and bath and kitchen facilities with plumbing and electrical connections provided for attachment to outside systems; and designed to be transported, after fabrication, on its own wheels or on flatbed or other trailers, arriving at the site where it is to be occupied as a dwelling complete, usually including major appliances and furniture, and ready for occupancy except for minor and incidental unpacking and assembly operations.
[Added 8-15-1986 by Ord. No. 25-1986]
MOBILE HOME PARK
Any site or tract of land occupied or used by one or more mobile homes or available for such occupancy or use.
[Added 8-15-1986 by Ord. No. 25-1986]
PERSON
An individual, firm, partnership, corporation or association of persons.
TOURIST CAMP
Any site or tract of land occupied or used by one or more trailers or available for such occupancy or use, with or without charge, and includes any building, structure, tent, camp, cottage or enclosure used or intended for use as part of or in connection with such tourist camp.
TRAILER, CAMP TRAILER or HOUSE TRAILER
Includes and means any vehicle used or intended for conveyance upon the public streets or highways, so designed or constructed as to permit occupancy of the vehicle as a dwelling or sleeping place for one or more persons or for occupancy or use and capable of being transported either under its own power or by attachment to a motor vehicle through other means of transportation.

§ 171-2 Enforcement officials.

The Township Administrator, the Township Zoning Officer and/or the Police Department of the Township of Pemberton are hereby designated as the enforcement officials of the Township of Pemberton.

§ 171-3 Application procedure.

A. 
Permit required. No person shall erect, operate or permit to be erected, operated or offered for public use within the Township of Pemberton a tourist camp without first obtaining a permit therefor from the Township Committee.
B. 
Permit application.
(1) 
Application for such permit shall be in writing and shall be presented to the Township Clerk and shall state the following:
(a) 
Name and address of owner of premises.
(b) 
Name and address of applicant.
(c) 
A description of the premises whereon or wherein it is proposed to conduct the tourist camp.
(d) 
An agreement signed by the applicant and the owner of the premises agreeing to comply with all of the provisions and regulations now or hereafter promulgated by any branch of the Township government or the laws and regulations of the State of New Jersey.
(e) 
A statement of the sewer, water and toilet facilities to be provided.
(f) 
The maximum number of trailers or camp cars to be accommodated.
(g) 
A statement from the Health Officer of the Township that all facilities required by the ordinances and regulations of the Board of Health are complied with, and the plan of construction.
(2) 
Each application shall be accompanied by an inspection fee of $5, which shall be paid into the treasury of the Township as revenue.
C. 
Permit issuance. The Township Committee shall thereupon make or cause to be made a thorough investigation upon the information contained in the application and other information which the Committee may obtain, and shall determine whether or not such permit shall be granted, and if granted, may fix the terms under which the said permit is granted.

§ 171-4 Applicability.

[Amended 8-15-1986 by Ord. No. 25-1986]
The provisions of this chapter shall be applicable to every tourist camp and mobile home park in the Township and to any person, firm or corporation maintaining, operating, conducting or permitting any such tourist, trailer or car camp or mobile home park and shall be applicable to any person living or sleeping in any such tourist camp or mobile home park as well as the owner of the premises and other persons, firms or corporations violating or contributing to the violation of any of the provisions of this chapter.

§ 171-5 Space requirements.

Every tourist camp shall be laid out, maintained and arranged to provide unoccupied space of not less than ten by ten (10 x 10) feet for each trailer or camp car, and the said unoccupied area shall be in addition to the space directly underneath any portion of any trailer or camp car. Said trailers or camp cars shall be arranged in rows abutting or facing on a driveway or clear, unoccupied space of not less than 10 feet in width, leaving and providing unobstructed access to a public street or alleyway connected with a public street.

§ 171-6 Dog regulations.

Dogs shall not be permitted to run at large in any trailer camp at any time.

§ 171-7 Permit fees.

[Amended 8-15-1986 by Ord. No. 25-1986; 8-18-2010 by Ord. No. 15-2010]
A. 
In the event that the permit is granted, such permit shall be issued on condition that the permittee complies with all reasonable rules and regulations adopted by the Board of Health of the Township of Pemberton and all ordinances of the Township of Pemberton, and such permittee shall pay an annual fee of $100, to be submitted with the application for the issuance of the trailer permit, which permit fee shall be for the purpose of revenue. This fee shall be called the permit fee. No permit shall be issued until this fee is paid.
B. 
In addition, there shall be a monthly fee of $10 for each occupied trailer lot. This fee shall be called the pad fee. The permittee shall submit monthly reports, to be filed with the Township Clerk, indicating both how many trailers and how many trailer lots it has in the tourist camp or mobile home park. Additionally, the Township may inspect the tourist camp or mobile home park as it deems necessary in order to ensure compliance with this section. The permit first obtained shall be for the balance of the year ending December 31 in the year in which issued and may be renewed thereafter upon proper application therefor, in the discretion of the Township Committee, on January 1 of the year following, provided that all of the terms and conditions of all of the rules and regulations and laws and ordinances have been complied with.
C. 
The pad fees required under Subsection B above shall be due and payable on the first day of each month. In the event that said trailer fee is not paid within 30 days of said due date, the fee shall be considered delinquent, and the Township shall be entitled to a late charge on the outstanding amount at the rate of 12% per annum, computed from the date of delinquency. Furthermore, where a permittee fails to pay the fees set forth in this chapter, along with any late charges accruing, and the Township is required to institute suit to collect said fees and late charges from the permittee, the permittee shall be liable to the municipality for both the payment of the fees due, along with late charges, and for reasonable attorneys' fees and costs of suit incurred by the municipality in the collection of said fees.

§ 171-8 Restrictions.

It shall be unlawful for any person owning, operating or using any such camp or unit therein to remove or cause to have removed the wheels or similar transportation devices from any tourist trailer or camp car or to otherwise permanently affix it to the ground in a manner that would prevent the ready removal of said car without having first obtained a permit from the Construction Official.

§ 171-9 Permit revocation.

Any permit granted hereunder shall be subject to revocation or suspension by the Township Committee in the following manner: A notice shall be served on the person holding such permit, specifying wherein he has failed to comply with the rules, regulations, laws and ordinances of the Township Committee and stating that a hearing will be held at the time and place therein specified, not less than five days after the service of such notice, requiring such permittee to show cause at said time and place why the permit should not be revoked or suspended. At the time and place mentioned in the notice the permittee shall have the right to appear in person or by counsel and introduce such evidences as he may desire, and the Township Committee shall confront said permittee with the charges against him and produce proof thereof, subject to cross-examination, and after the hearing the Township Committee may, in its discretion, dismiss the charges or revoke or suspend the permit.

§ 171-10 Parking regulations.

A. 
Parking time. It shall be unlawful to park any trailer upon any public street in Pemberton Township except for the time customarily needed for shopping or to pay any necessary calls for business or other proper purposes.
B. 
Parking place. It shall be unlawful to park any trailer upon any public street in Pemberton Township or thoroughfare in a place at which such parking would cause congestion or impede the normal flow of traffic or public use of the thoroughfare.
C. 
Sanitary restrictions while parked. It shall be unlawful to make use of any of the toilet facilities in any trailer while on any street within the limits of the Township of Pemberton in the County of Burlington, and each such trailer, while on any street in the Township of Pemberton, shall have its toilet facilities, lavatories, basins and any other contrivance from which any liquid or excreta may flow completely sealed.

§ 171-11 Parking restrictions.

It shall be unlawful to park, keep house or maintain any trailer in or upon any street or in or upon any site, place or location in the Township of Pemberton in the County of Burlington unless in a licensed tourist camp, except that parking for a brief time for shopping and other appropriate purposes may be permitted pursuant to the provisions of § 171-10A, and except also that this chapter shall not affect or prohibit the keeping or storage of any trailer on the home premises of any owner, provided that such trailer is not used for living or sleeping purposes.

§ 171-12 Trailer camp regulations.

Each and every person, firm or corporation who owns, leases, operates, maintains or offers to the public the use of any trailer, tourist or car camp shall comply with the following regulations:
A. 
Sanitary conditions. All toilets, baths, showers or other appurtenances shall be maintained in a clean and sanitary condition and in a good state of repair.
B. 
Drainage. Such camp shall be established and located upon a well-drained area, and the premises shall be properly graded so as to prevent the accumulation of storm- or casual waters.
C. 
Water supply. An adequate supply of pure water for drinking and domestic purposes shall be supplied to meet the requirements thereof. The water supply shall be obtainable from faucets conveniently located in and about said camp, and no dipping vessels or common cups shall be permitted.
D. 
Public facilities. Such camp shall be provided with at least one water closet for each sex, one distinctly marked "For Women" and one distinctly marked "For Men," and there shall be provided an additional water closet for each sex for every 15 persons at any time in said camp.
E. 
Garbage receptacles. There shall be provided in every such camp an adequate number of garbage receptacles with close-fitting metal covers for refuse, ashes and rubbish, in such numbers as shall be determined necessary by the Board of Health or its representative, and such garbage receptacles shall at all times be maintained in a clean and sanitary condition.
F. 
Sink provisions. There shall be provided in every such camp one or more slop sinks properly connected with the sewer or other suitable disposal means.
G. 
Sewerage regulations. No wastewater or materials from sinks, baths, showers, toilets or other plumbing fixtures shall be deposited or permitted to flow upon the surface of the ground, and all fixtures, when in use, shall be connected with the sewer system of the Township of Pemberton or, in the alternative, the drainage therefrom must be disposed of in a manner satisfactory to the Board of Health.
H. 
Electric provisions. Every such camp shall be provided with means of lighting the same at night, and all water closets, bathing units and similar facilities shall be provided with sufficient lighting, and the same shall be kept lighted during the hours of darkness.
I. 
Additional rules. Any and all rules and regulations hereinafter promulgated by the Board of Health, which additional rules and regulations may be passed by resolution of the Board of Health.

§ 171-13 Number of camps.

No license shall be issued for more than three trailer camps, trailer parks or trailer campsites in the Township of Pemberton.

§ 171-14 Water supply.

The permittee shall provide an adequate supply of pure drinking water. Said water supply shall be obtained from faucets only, conveniently located in said campground; and no dipping vessels or common cups shall be permitted.

§ 171-15 Sanitary facilities.

The permittee shall provide adequate sanitary facilities, which shall include one men's toilet and one women's toilet for each 10 trailers without toilets. Adequate cesspools or septic tank systems shall be provided for use in connection with said sanitary facilities. The licensee shall comply with all regulations of the Board of Health.

§ 171-16 Garbage disposal.

There shall be no dumping of waste material on the ground. Same must go into garbage and ash cans provided by the permittee and which shall be properly disposed of by said permittee. Such receptacles shall be maintained in a clean and sanitary condition at all times.

§ 171-17 Wastewater disposal.

It shall be unlawful to permit any wastewater or matter from sinks, baths, cesspools, septic tanks or other plumbing fixtures or means of disposal in camp cars and/or trailers to be deposited upon the surface of the ground, and all such fixtures and devices, when in use, must be connected to the camp disposal system or the drainage therefrom must be disposed of in a manner satisfactory to the Board of Health.

§ 171-18 Interpretation of requirements.

Any water faucet, toilet, garbage receptacles or other equipment required by the provisions of this chapter in campgrounds or which may hereafter be required by any rules and regulations of the Board of Health pertaining to campgrounds shall be in addition to and shall not be construed to mean water faucets, toilets, garbage receptacles or other equipment now or hereafter located in or adjacent to said campground and which may already or hereinafter be required under provisions of other laws or ordinances.

§ 171-19 Lighting facilities.

The permittee shall provide adequate illumination in the campgrounds and toilets. Such lights shall be illuminated from one-half (1/2) hour after sunset to one-half (1/2) hour before sunrise.

§ 171-20 Area requirements for campgrounds.

Every campground hereafter established shall provide for a minimum of 600 square feet of space per trailer or camp car. Camp cars and/or trailers shall be arranged in rows abutting or facing on a driveway or clear, unoccupied space not less than 20 feet in width, which space shall have unobstructed access to a public street or alley.

§ 171-21 Surface grade and drainage.

Every campground hereafter established shall be located on a well-drained area, and the premises of every such campground or any existing campground shall be properly graded and surfaced with at least 12 inches of soft coal ashes or its equivalent absorbent materials so as to prevent the accumulation of storm- or wastewater.

§ 171-22 Location restrictions.

It is further provided that no permit to conduct a trailer camp, campsite or sleeping quarters intended to be provided as described in the application shall be issued if any of the sleeping quarters or any of the outside sanitary conveniences intended to be provided are within 500 feet of three or more dwelling houses occupied for dwelling purposes at the time of the application in the Township of Pemberton.

§ 171-23 Removing wheels of trailers.

It shall be unlawful for the permittee operating said trailer camp to remove or cause to have removed or permit the removal of the wheels of any trailer or otherwise permanently fix it to the ground in a manner that would prevent the ready removal of said camp car or trailer without first obtaining a permit to do so from the Township Clerk. Any alteration to any camp car or trailer as set forth above shall be deemed as removing it from the requirements of this chapter and converting it into a dwelling, and it shall thereupon be subject to the requirements of the Zoning Ordinance or any Building Code now or hereafter in effect.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 86, Construction Codes, Uniform; and Ch. 190, Zoning.

§ 171-24 Use for immoral purposes.

No person shall permit any such licensed premises to be used for immoral purposes or suffer the violation thereon or therein of any penal law or of any ordinance of the Township.

§ 171-25 Compliance with regulations; inspections.

Such licensed place or premises shall at all times comply with all proper police, health and fire regulations imposed by the Township Committee or Board of Health. Said business and the place and premises where conducted shall be subject to examination and inspection by day or night by the Township Committee or a committee thereof and by the fire and health authorities of the Township.

§ 171-26 Violations and penalties.

[Added 8-15-1986 by Ord. No. 25-1986]
Any person violating any provisions of this chapter shall be subject to a fine not exceeding $1,000 or imprisonment for up to 90 days, or both, in the discretion of the Judge of the Municipal Court of the Township of Pemberton. For purposes of determining such penalties, each day of violation shall constitute a separate offense.