Town of Athens, NY
Greene County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Athens 8-18-1969; amended in its entirety at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I). Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Building construction and fire prevention — See Ch. 92.
Flood damage prevention — See Ch. 105.
Subdivision of land — See Ch. 154.
Zoning — See Ch. 180.

§ 125-1 Title.

This chapter shall be known as the "Manufactured Home and Trailer Ordinance of the Town of Athens."

§ 125-2 Purpose.

The purpose of this chapter is to promote the health, safety, morals and general welfare of the community, including the protection and preservation of the property of the Town of Athens and of its inhabitants, by establishing specific requirements and regulations governing the occupancy and maintenance of manufactured homes, manufactured home parks, travel trailers and trailer camps.

§ 125-3 Definitions.

For the purposes of this chapter, the following words, terms and phrases shall have the meaning ascribed to them in this section:
MANUFACTURED HOME
A structure, transportable in one or more sections, which in the traveling mode is eight body feet or more in length or, when erected on site, is 320 or more square feet and which is built on a permanent chassis and designed to be used as a dwelling, with or without a permanent foundation, when connected to the required utilities, and includes the plumbing, heating, air-conditioning and electrical systems contained therein. It shall include what was formerly defined as "dwelling, mobile home."
MANUFACTURED HOME LOT
A designated site of specific total land area which is located within a manufactured home park for the accommodation of one manufactured home and its occupants.
MANUFACTURED HOME PARK
Any parcel of land which is planned and improved for the placement of two or more manufactured homes which are used as dwellings and for occupancy of more than 90 consecutive days.
MANUFACTURED HOME STAND
A durable surface located on a manufactured home lot which is to be used for the placement of and is capable of supporting a manufactured home.
TRAILER CAMP
Any parcel of land which is planned and improved for the placement of two or more travel trailers which are used as temporary living quarters and for occupancy of not more than 90 consecutive days.
TRAVEL TRAILER
Any portable vehicle which is designed to be transported on its own wheels, which is designed and intended to be used for temporary living quarters for travel, recreational or vacation purposes and which may or may not include one or all of the accommodations and facilities included in a manufactured home.

§ 125-4 Permits for manufactured home parks and trailer camps.

Any person, partnership, association or corporation, being the owner or occupant of any land within the Town of Athens, shall not use or allow the use of such land for a manufactured home park or trailer camp unless a permit has been obtained as herein provided.
A. 
Issuance of permit.
(1) 
The Town Clerk of the Town of Athens shall issue a permit to be effective from the day of issuance to and including December 31 of that same year.
(2) 
This permit will not be issued until the Town Clerk has received:
(a) 
A written application from the applicant.
(b) 
The required fee as herein provided.
(c) 
Approval of the application by the New York State Department of Health district office.
(d) 
Approval by the town officer having jurisdiction.
(e) 
A mandatory recommendation from the Planning Board.
(f) 
A resolution from the Town Board approving issuance of the permit.
(3) 
This permit shall not be transferable or assignable.
B. 
Supplemental permit.
(1) 
Any person holding a permit for a manufactured home park or trailer camp and desiring to add additional lots to such park or camp shall file an application for a supplemental permit.
(2) 
The application for such supplemental permit must be accompanied by two complete sets of plans and specifications as required by § 125-6 of this chapter. The application for a supplemental permit shall be filed and handled according to the procedure established in this section.
(3) 
When approved and upon the receipt of the required fee, the Town Clerk shall issue a supplemental permit which will be effective from the date of issuance to and including December 31 of the same year.
C. 
Permit renewal.
(1) 
An application for the renewal of any manufactured home park or trailer camp permit which was issued in accordance with the provisions of this chapter must be filed with the Town Clerk on or before December 1 preceding the expiration of the permit.
(2) 
The renewal application shall not be accompanied by a plan of the park or camp unless changes have been made to it, nor is it necessary that the application be accompanied by a copy of the lease unless a new lease has been entered into subsequent to the time of filing the previous application.
(3) 
Upon the approval of the Code Enforcement Officer or officers having jurisdiction and by resolution of the Town Board, the Town Clerk shall issue a renewal permit to be effective upon the expiration of the previous permit and continue in force for a period of one year.
(4) 
At the time the renewal permit is issued, the applicant shall pay the required fee.
(5) 
Such renewal permit shall not be transferable or assignable.
D. 
Permit fees. The applicant for a permit or supplemental permit shall pay the Town Clerk a fee as set from time to time by the Town Board by resolution.

§ 125-5 Application procedure.

A. 
Each application for a manufactured home or manufactured home park or trailer camp shall be in writing and signed by the applicant.
B. 
The application and related information shall be filed with the Town Clerk in triplicate.
C. 
The Town Clerk shall transmit one copy of the application to the Town Code Enforcement Officer. The Town Clerk shall refer one copy of the application to the Town Planning Board for review and report prior to final action by the Town Board in accordance with the provisions of § 271 of the Town Law. The Town Clerk shall place a notice in the official town newspaper or newspapers to the effect that such an application has been filed.
D. 
The Code Enforcement Officer shall check the application for compliance with the minimum requirements as established by the rules and regulations of the New York State Department of Health, the Town of Athens and the Sanitary Code of the State of New York. The Code Enforcement Officer shall, after such investigation, transmit the certified application to the Town Board, together with his or her written findings as to whether the application satisfies or does not meet the minimum health and sanitary standards within 30 days after the date of filing the application with the Town Clerk.
E. 
Upon receipt of the application from the Town Clerk, the Planning Board shall review the general arrangement of the manufactured home park or trailer camp. This shall include a review of the location and width of streets; the location, size and arrangement of lots; the location of other structures within the park or camp; the location of entrances and exits; and the location, type and extent of landscaping and screening materials. The Planning Board shall transmit the application back to the Town Board, together with its written findings, within 30 days of receipt of the application. Failure to act within 30 days of receipt of the application shall be deemed approval.
F. 
The Town Board shall review the findings of the Code Enforcement Officer and the Planning Board and, by resolution, indicate its approval or disapproval of the application within 60 days of the date of filing the application with the Town Clerk. The application shall be returned to the Town Clerk and the applicant notified in writing by the Town Clerk of the decision rendered within five days of the date of such decision.
G. 
If the application is disapproved, the applicant shall have the right to appear before the Town Board for a hearing within 30 days from the date of disapproval or at the next regularly scheduled Town Board meeting.
H. 
After an application has been disapproved, the fee which accompanied said application shall be returned to the applicant less filing fees within a period of 60 days.

§ 125-6 Application data.

Each application shall be accompanied by three complete sets of plans which are prepared by a surveyor or engineer and shall bear the seal of a duly licensed professional engineer. The plans shall be drawn to a scale of 20, 40 or 50 feet to one inch, shall include the date, North point and scale and shall furnish the following information:
A. 
Legal data.
(1) 
The name and address of the applicant or the name and address of each partner, if the applicant is a partnership, or the name and address of each officer and director, if the applicant is an association or corporation.
(2) 
The location and description of the land that is proposed to be used as a manufactured home park or trailer camp.
(3) 
The number of lots to be provided in such park or camp.
B. 
Physical features.
(1) 
Contours at two-foot intervals.
(2) 
Location of watercourses, marshes and areas subject to flooding.
(3) 
Wooded area.
C. 
Existing development.
(1) 
A location map which shows all land within 300 feet of the proposed park or camp and all structures on the land which abuts the proposed park or camp.
(2) 
The location, names and widths of all adjacent streets.
(3) 
The location of all waterlines and utilities within and adjacent to the proposed site.
D. 
Proposed development.
(1) 
The location and widths of all entrances, exits, streets and walkways.
(2) 
The location, size and arrangement of each lot within the park.
(3) 
The method and plan for electric lighting.
(4) 
The location and plan of all proposed structures and improvements.
(5) 
Any proposed grading and plans for landscaping.
(6) 
Any proposed stormwater drainage.
(7) 
Any proposed utilities.
(8) 
Any public improvements proposed by the town in or adjoining the proposed park.
(9) 
Existing zoning.

§ 125-7 Requirements for manufactured home parks.

A. 
Site.
(1) 
The park shall be located in areas where grades and soil conditions are suitable for use as manufactured home sites.
(2) 
The park shall be located on a well-drained site which is properly graded to ensure rapid drainage and be free at all times from stagnant pools of water.
(3) 
The park shall be free from heavy or dense growth of brush and woods.
(4) 
The park shall be at least two acres in size and have an approved access to a public highway.
B. 
Manufactured home lot.
(1) 
Each manufactured home park shall be marked off into manufactured home lots.
(2) 
The total number of manufactured home lots in a manufactured home park shall not exceed seven per gross acre.
(3) 
Each manufactured home lot shall have a total area of not less than 5,000 square feet with a minimum dimension of 50 feet.
C. 
Manufactured home.
(1) 
Any manufactured home shall not be parked or otherwise located nearer than a distance of:
(a) 
At least 30 feet from an adjacent manufactured home in any direction.
(b) 
At least 20 feet from an adjacent property line.
(c) 
At least 50 feet from the right-of-way line of a public street or highway.
(d) 
At least 10 feet from the nearest edge of any roadway location within the park.
(2) 
Only one manufactured home shall be permitted to occupy any one manufactured home lot.
D. 
Manufactured home stand.
(1) 
Each manufactured home lot shall have a manufactured home stand which will provide for the practical placement on and removal from the lot of both the manufactured home and its appurtenant structures and for the retention of the home on the lot in a stable condition.
(2) 
The stand shall be of sufficient size to fit the dimensions of the anticipated manufactured home and its appurtenant structures or appendages.
(3) 
The stand shall be constructed of a minimum of four inches of reinforced concrete for the support of maximum anticipated loads. The space between the underside of the manufactured home and the ground shall be completely enclosed by a skirting consisting of a fire-retarding material.
(4) 
All stands shall have a minimum of six cable tie-downs.
(5) 
The stand shall be suitably graded to permit rapid surface drainage.
E. 
Accessibility.
(1) 
Each manufactured home park shall be easily accessible from an existing public highway or street.
(2) 
Where a manufactured home park has more than 16 manufactured homes, two points of entry and exit shall be provided, but in no instance shall the number of entry and exit points exceed four.
(a) 
Such entrances and exits shall be designed and strategically located for safe and convenient movement into and out of the park and to minimize friction with the free movement of traffic on a public highway or street.
(b) 
All entrances and exits shall be at right angles to the existing public highway or street.
(c) 
All entrances and exits shall be free of any material which would impede the visibility of the driver on a public highway or street.
(d) 
All entrances and exits shall be of sufficient width to facilitate the turning movements of vehicles with manufactured homes attached.
(3) 
Each park shall have improved streets to provide for the convenient access to all manufactured home lots and other important facilities within the park. Streets shall be improved to at least meet Erwin Plan specifications.
(a) 
The street system shall be so designed to permit safe and convenient vehicular circulation within the park.
(b) 
Streets shall be adapted to the topography and shall have suitable alignment and gradient for traffic safety.
(c) 
All streets shall intersect at right angles.
(d) 
All streets shall have the following minimum widths:
[1] 
One-way traffic movement: 12 feet.
[2] 
Two-way traffic movement: 20 feet.
(e) 
Except in cases of emergency, no parking shall be allowed on such streets.
(4) 
An improved driveway shall be provided for each manufactured home lot. This driveway shall have a minimum width of nine feet.
F. 
Parking.
(1) 
One off-street parking space shall be provided on each manufactured home lot. Such space shall have a minimum width of nine feet and a minimum length of 20 feet.
(2) 
Additional off-street parking spaces shall be provided at strategic and convenient locations for guests and delivery and service vehicles.
(a) 
There shall be one such parking space for each two manufactured home lots within the park.
(b) 
Such parking space shall be provided in bays which shall provide for adequate maneuvering space.
G. 
Utilities and service facilities.
(1) 
The following utilities and service facilities shall be provided in each manufactured home park which shall be in accordance with the regulations and requirements of the New York State Department of Health and the Sanitary Code of New York State:
(a) 
An adequate supply of pure water for drinking and domestic purposes shall be supplied by pipes to all manufactured home lots and buildings within the park to meet the requirements of the park. Each manufactured home lot shall be provided with proper water connections.
(b) 
Each manufactured home lot shall be provided with a sewer, which shall be connected to the manufactured home situated on the lot, to receive the waste from the shower, tub, flush toilets, lavatory and kitchen sink in such home. The sewer shall be connected to a public or private sewer system so as not to present a health hazard. Sewer connections in unoccupied lots shall be so sealed as to prevent the emission of any odors and the creation of breeding places for insects.
(c) 
Metal garbage cans with tight-fitting covers shall be provided in quantities adequate to permit the disposal of all garbage and rubbish. The cans shall be kept in sanitary condition at all times. The cans shall be located no further than 200 feet from any manufactured home lot. Garbage and rubbish shall be collected and disposed of as frequently as may be necessary to ensure such cans shall not overflow.
(2) 
Unless adequate laundry facilities are available within five miles of the park, laundry facilities shall be provided at a strategic location or locations for the convenience of the occupants of the manufactured homes. Such facilities shall be equipped with at least one washing machine and one dryer per 16 manufactured homes. Such facilities shall be housed in a permanent structure or structures which shall be adequately lighted, heated and ventilated and sanitarily maintained.
(3) 
Other service buildings shall be provided as deemed necessary for the normal operation of the park; however, such buildings shall be maintained by the owner or manager of the park in a clean, sightly and sanitary condition.
(4) 
Each manufactured home lot shall be provided with weatherproof electric service connections and outlets which are a type approved by the New York State Board of Fire Underwriters.
(5) 
Each manufactured home park shall be provided with at least one public telephone per 16 manufactured homes.
H. 
Open space.
(1) 
Each manufactured home park shall provide common open space for use by the occupants of such park.
(2) 
Such open space shall be conveniently located in the park. Such space shall have a total area equal to at least 10% of the gross land area of the park.
I. 
Landscaping.
(1) 
Lawn and ground cover shall be provided on those areas not used for the placement of manufactured homes and other buildings, walkways, roads and parking areas.
(2) 
Planting shall be provided to the extent needed in order to provide the screening of objectionable views, adequate shade and a suitable setting for the manufactured homes and other facilities.
(a) 
Screen planting shall be provided to screen objectionable views. Views which shall be screened include laundry facilities, other nonresidential uses, garbage storage and collection areas and all abutting yards of adjacent properties.
(b) 
Other planting shall be provided along those areas within the park which front upon existing public highways and streets to reduce glare and provide pleasant outlooks for the living units.
J. 
Records.
(1) 
The owner or operator of each manufactured home park shall keep a written record of all persons occupying or using the facilities of such park. This record shall be available for a period of at least one year from the date of occupancy.
(2) 
This record shall include:
(a) 
The name and address of the occupant of each manufactured home.
(b) 
The name and address of the owner of each manufactured home which is not occupied by such owner.
K. 
Existing manufactured home parks.
(1) 
Any manufactured home parks lawfully in existence prior to and at the time of the enactment of this chapter shall be exempt from the requirements of Subsections B(2) and (3), C(1), D(2), E(3)(d) and (4), F(1) and (2) and H(2). However, if any modifications, alterations, improvements or expansion of an existing manufactured home park is hereafter made or accomplished, all such changes shall comply with all sections of this chapter.
(2) 
For the purpose of this Subsection K, only those portions of manufactured home parks where manufactured homes are now situated or have been situated within three months preceding the adoption of this chapter shall be considered an existing manufactured home park for the purposes of the aforesaid exemptions.

§ 125-8 Requirements for trailer camps.

A. 
Site. The provisions found in § 125-7A shall apply.
B. 
Trailer lot.
(1) 
Each trailer camp shall be marked off into trailer lots.
(2) 
The total number of trailer lots in such camp shall not exceed 12 per gross acre.
(3) 
Each trailer lot shall have a total area of not less than 2,500 square feet with a minimum dimension of 30 feet.
(4) 
Any travel trailer shall not be parked or otherwise located nearer than a distance of:
(a) 
At least 20 feet from any adjacent travel trailer in any direction.
(b) 
The provision found in § 125-7C(1)(b) shall apply.
(c) 
The provision found in § 125-7C(1)(c) shall apply.
(d) 
The provision found in § 125-7C(1)(d) shall apply.
C. 
Travel trailer stand.
(1) 
Each trailer lot shall have a travel trailer stand which will provide for the practical placement on and removal from the lot of the travel trailer and for the retention of the trailer on the lot in a stable condition.
(2) 
The stand shall be of sufficient size to fit the dimensions of the anticipated travel trailer.
(3) 
The stand shall be constructed of an appropriate material which is durable, compacted and adequate for the support of the maximum anticipated loads.
(4) 
The provision found in § 125-7D(5) shall apply.
D. 
Accessibility. The provisions found in § 125-7E shall apply.
E. 
Parking. The provisions found in § 125-7F(1) shall apply.
F. 
Utilities and service facilities.
(1) 
The following utilities and service facilities shall be provided in each trailer camp which shall be in accordance with the regulations of the New York State Department of Health and the Sanitary Code of New York State:
(a) 
Each trailer camp which provides for travel trailers having all the facilities of a manufactured home as defined in § 125-3 of this chapter shall provide the required facilities indicated in § 125-7G(1)(a) and (b).
(b) 
Each trailer camp which provides for travel trailers not equipped with the facilities in a manufactured home as defined in § 125-3 of this chapter shall provide the following facilities:
[1] 
An adequate supply of pure water for drinking and domestic purposes shall be supplied by pipes to all buildings and trailer lots with the camp to meet the requirements of such camp. Each lot shall be provided with a cold water tap, the waste from which shall be emptied into a drain connected to an approved disposal system.
[2] 
Toilet and other necessary sanitary facilities for males and females shall be provided in permanent structures. Such facilities shall be housed in either separate buildings or in the same building. In the latter case such facilities shall be separated by soundproof walls. The male and female facilities shall be marked with appropriate signs and have separate entrances for each.
[3] 
Such toilet and other sanitary facilities shall be provided in the following manner:
[a] 
Male facilities shall consist of not fewer than one flush toilet for every 15 trailers, one urinal for every 15 trailers, one lavatory for every 10 trailers and one shower with an adjoining dress compartment of at least 16 square feet for every 10 trailers.
[b] 
Female facilities shall consist of not fewer than one flush toilet for every 10 trailers, one lavatory for every 10 trailers and one shower with an adjoining dress compartment of at least 16 square feet for every 10 trailers.
[4] 
Lavatory and shower facilities shall be supplied with hot and cold running water.
[5] 
The buildings housing such toilet and sanitary facilities shall be well lighted at all times of the day and night, shall be well ventilated with screened openings, shall be constructed of moistureproof materials, shall be well heated and shall be clean and sanitarily maintained at all times. The floors of such buildings shall be of a water-impervious material.
[6] 
Such buildings shall not be located nearer than 20 feet nor further than 200 feet from any travel trailer.
(2) 
The provision found in § 125-7G(2) shall apply.
(3) 
The provision found in § 125-7G(3) shall apply.
(4) 
The provision found in § 125-7G(1)(c) shall apply.
(5) 
Waste from all buildings and trailer lots shall be discharged into an approved public or private sewer system in such a manner so as not to present a health hazard.
(6) 
The provision found in § 125-7G(4) shall apply.
G. 
Open space. The provision found in § 125-7H shall apply.
H. 
Landscaping. The provision found in § 125-7I shall apply.
I. 
Records.
(1) 
The owner or operator of each trailer camp shall keep a written record of all persons occupying or using the facilities of such camp. This record shall be available for a period of at least one year from the date of occupancy.
(2) 
The record shall include:
(a) 
The name and address of the occupant of each travel trailer.
(b) 
The name and address of the owner of each trailer which is not occupied by such owner.
(c) 
The state in which the trailer is registered and the registration number.
(d) 
The name and address of the owner of the automobile or other vehicle which propelled the travel trailer.
(e) 
The state in which the automobile is registered and the registration number.

§ 125-9 Travel trailers located in manufactured home parks.

A. 
Requirements for travel trailers within a manufactured home park.
(1) 
All travel trailers which are to be placed on the same legal parcel of land with manufactured homes shall be arranged into a trailer camp as defined in § 125-3 of this chapter. All manufactured homes on such land parcel shall be arranged into a manufactured home park as defined in § 125-3 of this chapter.
(2) 
When a trailer camp and manufactured home park are to be combined on the same legal parcel of land, such trailer camp and manufactured home park shall have separate physical locations on the parcel of land.
B. 
Manufactured home park. When the parcel of land is divided for manufactured home park and trailer camp uses, the provisions contained in § 125-7 of this chapter shall apply to that portion of the land to be used as a manufactured home park, except as herein provided.
C. 
Trailer camp. When the parcel of land is divided for manufactured home park and trailer camp uses, the provisions contained in § 125-8 of this chapter shall apply to that portion of the land to be used for a trailer camp, except as herein provided.
D. 
Additional requirements.
(1) 
The parcel of land which is to provide for both a manufactured home park and trailer camp shall be at least four acres in size.
(2) 
Where practicable, that portion of the land to be used as a trailer camp shall be located adjacent to a public highway or street.
(3) 
The trailer camp and manufactured home park shall be physically separated by a parcel of land of at least 15 feet in width along all areas where the trailer camp abuts the manufactured home park. Such parcel of land shall be properly landscaped with appropriate planting materials so that the view of such trailer camp from the manufactured home park is adequately screened.
(4) 
Where practicable, the trailer camp and the manufactured home park shall each have separate points of entry and exit. Where the parcel of land fronts on two or more existing public highways or streets, the trailer camp shall be located adjacent to the public highway or street that is most heavily traveled.

§ 125-10 Manufactured homes located outside of manufactured home parks.

A. 
Regulation of manufactured homes.
(1) 
No occupied manufactured home shall be parked or allowed to remain upon any street, highway or other public place, except that emergency stopping or parking when caused by mechanical failure shall be permitted upon the shoulder of any street or highway for a period of not more than 72 hours, subject however to any prohibition or limitation imposed by other regulations or laws.
(2) 
No occupied manufactured home shall hereafter be parked or otherwise placed within the Town of Athens outside a permitted manufactured home park, except as provided in Subsections B and C.
B. 
Manufactured home permits.
(1) 
The owner of land, as provided for in Subsection A(1), must file an application for a permit with the Town Clerk.
(2) 
Each application for a manufactured home permit shall be in writing and signed by the applicant. This application must state and be accompanied by the following:
(a) 
The name and address of the applicant.
(b) 
The location and description of the land.
(c) 
A plan drawn to scale of not smaller than one inch equals 20 feet. This plan must show the boundaries of the land, the location of the manufactured home on the land, the location and plan for the proposed water supply and sewage disposal systems and the location of adjacent properties and structures.
(d) 
A certified or photostatic copy of the deed to the land which indicates that the applicant is the owner of such land.
(e) 
A fee as set from time to time by the Town Board by resolution.
(3) 
The Town Clerk shall transmit the application to the Town Code Enforcement Officer. Upon receipt, the Code Enforcement Officer shall review the application's compliance with the provisions of this chapter and the requirements of the New York State Department of Health. The Code Enforcement Officer shall then transmit the application, along with his or her written findings, to the Town Board.
(4) 
The Town Board shall review the application and the findings of the Code Enforcement Officer and, by resolution, indicate its approval or disapproval.
(5) 
The Town Clerk shall notify the applicant of the decision of the Town Board and issue a permit to the applicant if the application was approved.
(6) 
If the application was disapproved, the applicant shall have the right to appear before the Town Board for a hearing.
C. 
Individual manufactured home requirements.
(1) 
Any manufactured home parked or placed outside a duly permitted manufactured home park shall have an adequate supply of pure water for drinking and domestic purposes and a sewage disposal system. Both systems shall satisfy the requirements of the New York State Department of Health.
(2) 
All applicable provisions of Chapter 180, Zoning, including the minimum lot size and yard requirements, shall be complied with.
(3) 
Foundation for the manufactured home shall conform as outlined in § 125-7D.
(4) 
Not more than one occupied manufactured home shall be placed or parked on any parcel of land which is located outside a permitted manufactured home park.
D. 
Existing manufactured homes.
(1) 
A manufactured home which is lawfully in existence prior to the enactment of this chapter but not located in a manufactured home park may be continued to be used as living quarters by its occupants, provided that:
(a) 
The owner of the land shall register such manufactured home with the Town Clerk within 30 days of the effective date of this chapter. Such registration shall be accompanied by a description of the parcel of land and shall, in effect, constitute a permit.
(b) 
It meets the requirements of Subsection C(1).
(2) 
If the owner of the land desires to substitute a manufactured home of superior construction or improve the facilities for the existing manufactured home, such owner shall file an application for a permit. Such application shall comply with the provisions of Subsection B of this section with respect to the application procedure and requirements and meet the requirements of Subsection C(1) and (2) of this section.

§ 125-11 Travel trailers located outside of trailer camps.

A. 
The provision found in § 125-10A(1) shall apply.
B. 
No occupied travel trailer shall hereafter be parked or otherwise placed within the Town of Athens unless such travel trailer is parked or placed in a duly permitted trailer camp.

§ 125-12 Enforcement; right of entry.

The Code Enforcement Officer of the Town of Athens or other officers having jurisdiction by resolution of the Town Board shall enforce all of the provisions of this chapter. Such Code Enforcement Officer shall have the right, at all times, to enter and inspect any manufactured home park, trailer camp and other premises used for the parking or placement of a manufactured home or travel trailer.

§ 125-13 Revocation of permit.

A. 
Revocation of manufactured home park and trailer camp permits.
(1) 
If the Code Enforcement Officer finds and reports to the Town Board that a manufactured home park or a trailer camp for which a permit has been issued is not being maintained in a clean and sanitary condition or is not being operated in accordance with the provisions of this chapter, the Town Board may, by resolution, authorize the personal service upon the holder of the permit of a written order which will require the holder of the permit to correct the conditions specified in such order within 10 days after the service of such order.
(2) 
If the holder of such permit shall refuse or fail to correct the condition or conditions specified in such order within 10 days after the personal service of such order, the Town Board may, by resolution, revoke such permit, and the holder of the permit shall thereupon terminate the operation of such manufactured home park or trailer camp.
(3) 
However, if the owner or operator of such manufactured home park or trailer camp shall thereafter correct such conditions and bring the manufactured home park or trailer camp into compliance with this chapter, such owner may then apply for the issuance of a new permit for such park or camp, and if the application is approved and a permit is granted, the applicant shall pay to the Town Clerk the fee required by this chapter without any credit for the fee paid for the permit which was revoked.
B. 
Revocation of permits for manufactured homes outside of manufactured home parks.
(1) 
If the Code Enforcement Officer finds and reports to the Town Board that any manufactured home located outside a permitted manufactured home park is not being maintained in accordance with the provisions of this chapter, the Town Board may serve a written order upon the holder of the permit and/or the owner of the manufactured home and/or the owner of the premises directing that the conditions therein specified be remedied within 20 days after the date of service of the order.
(2) 
If such condition or conditions are not corrected within 20 days, the Town Board may revoke such permit. Upon revocation of the permit, the water supply and sewage disposal system shall be disconnected and the manufactured home shall be removed from the premises.

§ 125-14 Penalties for offenses.

Any person, partnership, association or corporation who or which violates any provision of this chapter shall be guilty of an offense against this chapter and subject to a fine of not more than $250 or to imprisonment for a period of not more than 15 days, or both such fine and imprisonment. When a violation of any of the provisions of this chapter is continuous, each week or portion thereof shall constitute a separate and distinct violation.

§ 125-15 Exceptions.

None of the provisions of this chapter shall be applicable to the following:
A. 
The business of manufactured home or travel trailer sales, except that where units are used as living quarters, they shall conform to the provisions of this chapter.
B. 
The storage or garaging of manufactured homes or travel trailers not being used for living or sleeping purposes within a building or structure or the storage of one unoccupied manufactured home or travel trailer on premises occupied as the principal residence by the owner of such manufactured home or travel trailer; provided, however, that such unoccupied manufactured home or travel trailer shall not be parked or located between the street line and the front building line of such premises.
C. 
A manufactured home or travel trailer located on the site of a construction project, survey project or other similar work project and which is used solely as a field office or work or tool house in connection with such project, provided that such manufactured home or travel trailer is removed from such site within 30 days after the completion of such project.
D. 
A modular home consisting of two or more large sections which is not build on a permanent chassis.

§ 125-16 Appeals.

A. 
Where the enforcement of the provisions of this chapter would entail practical difficulty or unnecessary hardship, the applicant may appeal from the decision of the Code Enforcement Officer to the Zoning Board of Appeals.
B. 
The Zoning Board of Appeals shall consider such an appeal at a public hearing. Notice of said hearing shall be given in accordance with provisions of law. A decision shall be given within 62 days of such appeal hearing.

§ 125-17 When effective.

This chapter shall take effect 10 days after posting and publication thereof and immediately as against any person who is personally served with a certified copy thereof in accordance with the Town Law of the State of New York.