Township of Uwchlan, PA
Chester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Uwchlan 7-13-1970 by Ord. No. 70-04. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Construction codes — See Ch. 106.
Sewers — See Ch. 200.
Zoning — See Ch. 265.

§ 153-1 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
HEALTH AUTHORITY
The legally designated health authority of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Chester County Department of Health or the authorized representative of Uwchlan Township.
LICENSE
Written approval, in whatever form, as issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and Uwchlan Township authorizing a person to operate and maintain a mobile home park.
MOBILE HOME
A transportable, single-family dwelling intended for permanent occupancy, office or place of assembly contained in one unit, or in two units designed to be joined into one integral unit capable of again being separated for repeated towing, which arrives at a site complete and ready for occupancy except for minor and incidental unpacking and assembly operations, and constructed so that it may be used without a permanent foundation.[1]
MOBILE HOME LOT
A parcel of land in a mobile home park, improved with the necessary utility connections and other appurtenances necessary for the erection thereon of a single mobile home, which is leased by the park owner to the occupants of the mobile home erected on the lot.[2]
MOBILE HOME PARK
A parcel of land under single ownership which has been planned and improved for the placement of mobile homes for nontransient use, consisting of two or more mobile home lots.[3]
PERSON
Any individual, firm, trust, partnership, public or private association or corporation, or other entity.
RECREATIONAL VEHICLE
A vehicle without motive power which may be towed on the public highways by a passenger automobile without a special hauling permit, and which is designed for human occupancy under transient circumstances, such as camping, travel, or other recreation, sometimes variously known as "travel trailer" or "camping trailer."
SERVICE OR RECREATIONAL BUILDING
A structure housing operational, office, recreational, park maintenance and other facilities built to conform to required local standards.
SEWER CONNECTION
The sewer connection consists of all pipes, fittings and appurtenances from the drain outlet of the mobile home to the inlet of the corresponding sewer riser pipe.
SEWER RISER PIPE
The sewer riser pipe is that portion of the sewer lateral which extends vertically to the ground elevation and terminates at each mobile home space.
WATER CONNECTION
The water connection consists of all pipes, fittings and appurtenances from the water riser pipe to the water inlet pipe of the distribution system within the mobile home.
WATER RISER PIPE
The water riser pipe is that portion of the water service pipe which extends vertically to the ground elevation and terminates at a designated point at each mobile home lot.
WATER SERVICE PIPE
The water service pipe consists of all pipes, fittings, valves and appurtenances from the water main of the park distributing system to the water outlet of the distribution system within the mobile home.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
[2]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
[3]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

§ 153-2 Permits.

A. 
Permits required. It shall be unlawful for any person to construct, alter or extend any mobile home park within the limits of Uwchlan Township unless he holds a valid permit issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Health in the name of such person for the specific construction, alteration or extension proposed, and also a permit issued by this municipality hereunder.
B. 
Application to Pennsylvania Department of Health. All applications for permits shall be made by the owner of the mobile home park or his authorized representative in accordance with the Rules and Regulations, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Health, Chapter 4, Article 415, Regulations for Mobilehome Parks, adopted October 30, 1959, as amended.
C. 
Application to Uwchlan Township. A copy of the said Department of Health application shall be concurrently filed with the Uwchlan Township Zoning Officer, and the applicant shall also submit an application to the Uwchlan Township Zoning Officer, using a form furnished by Uwchlan Township, for a permit to operate a mobile home park in Uwchlan Township.
D. 
Inspection and issuance of permit. Upon receipt of such application, the Zoning Officer shall forthwith inspect the applicant's plans and proposed park to determine compliance with the provisions of this chapter. After favorable determination of same, and upon being furnished a copy of the permit issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Health to the applicant, said Officer shall issue a mobile home park permit to the applicant, which shall be valid for a period of one year thereafter.
E. 
Renewal permits. Renewal permits for a like period shall be issued by said Officer upon furnishing proof by applicant that his park continues to meet the standards prescribed by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and this chapter.
F. 
Fees. Each application for a new or renewal permit hereunder shall be accompanied by payment of an inspection fee in the amount as set from time to time by resolution of the Board of Supervisors. In the event that the Building Inspector is required to perform additional or unusual service in determining said application, the cost of such additional service shall be borne by the applicant. Such charges shall be levied whether or not the application is approved.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
G. 
Applicability to existing parks. Mobile home parks in existence upon the effective date of this chapter shall be required to meet, where it is possible for the permittee to comply, the standards of the Pennsylvania Department of Health as a prerequisite to issuance of a permit and to meet, where it is possible, the standards prescribed herein to the extent allowable under law.

§ 153-3 Registration.

A. 
Department of Health permit. It shall be unlawful for any person to operate any mobile home park within the limits of Uwchlan Township unless he holds a certificate of registration issued annually by the Pennsylvania Department of Health in the name of such person for the specific mobile home park. Proof of registration shall be furnished to the Uwchlan Township Zoning Officer no later than February 1 each year.
B. 
Transfer of ownership. Every person holding a certificate shall file notice in writing to the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Uwchlan Township Zoning Officer within 10 days after having sold, transferred, given away, or otherwise disposed of interest in or control of any mobile home park. If the certificate of registration is transferred by the Pennsylvania Department of Health, proof of such transfer shall be furnished to the Zoning Officer forthwith.
C. 
Suspension. Whenever upon inspection of any mobile home park it is determined that conditions or practices exist which are in violation of any provision of this chapter or of any regulations adopted pursuant thereto, the Uwchlan Township Zoning Officer shall give notice in writing in accordance with § 153-16A to the person to whom the certificate was issued, advising him that unless such conditions or practices are corrected within a reasonable period of time specified in the notice the license to operate in Uwchlan Township shall be suspended. At the end of such period, such mobile home park shall be inspected and, if such conditions or practices have not been corrected and the licensee has not requested a hearing as provided in § 153-16B, the Zoning Officer shall suspend the license and give notice in writing of such suspension to the person to whom the certificate is issued.

§ 153-4 Inspection of mobile home parks.

A. 
Inspections. A representative of Uwchlan Township may inspect a mobile home park at reasonable intervals and at reasonable times to determine compliance with this chapter.
B. 
Inspector. The Uwchlan Township Zoning Officer is hereby designated as the person to make such inspections. Another or additional inspectors may also be authorized to make inspections or additional inspections at the discretion of the Township Supervisors.
C. 
Authorization to act. The Zoning Officer may, in his discretion, give notice for violations of this chapter and issue notice thereof without express authority from the Township Supervisors in each instance.

§ 153-5 Park construction requirements.

A. 
Minimum park area. A mobile home park shall have a gross area of at least five contiguous acres of land.
B. 
Site location. The location of all mobile home parks shall comply with the following minimum requirements:
(1) 
Free from adverse influence by swamps, marshes, garbage or rubbish disposal areas or other potential breeding places for insects or rodents.
(2) 
Not subject to flooding.
(3) 
Not subject to any hazard or nuisance, such as excessive noise, vibration, smoke, toxic matter, radiation, heat, odor or glare.
C. 
Site drainage requirements.
(1) 
The ground surface in all parts of every park shall be graded and equipped to drain all surface water in a safe, efficient manner.
(2) 
Surface water collectors and other bodies of standing water capable of breeding mosquitoes and other insects shall be eliminated or controlled in a manner approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
(3) 
Wastewater from any plumbing fixture or sanitary sewer line shall not be deposited upon the ground surface in any part of a mobile home park.
D. 
Soil and ground cover requirements.
(1) 
Exposed ground surfaces in all parts of every park shall be paved, or covered with stone screenings or other solid material, or protected with a vegetative growth that is capable of preventing soil erosion and the emanation of dust during dry weather.
(2) 
Park grounds shall be maintained free of vegetation growth which is poisonous or which may harbor rodents, insects, or other pests harmful to man.
E. 
Park areas for nonresidential uses.
(1) 
No part of any park shall be used for nonresidential purposes, except such uses that are required for the direct servicing and well-being of park residents and for the management and maintenance of the park.
(2) 
Nothing contained in this section shall be deemed as prohibiting the sale of a mobile home located on a mobile home lot and connected to utilities.
F. 
Required setbacks, buffer strips and screening.
(1) 
All mobile homes shall be located at least 20 feet from any park property boundary line abutting upon a public street or highway and at least 10 feet from other park property boundary lines.
(2) 
There shall be a minimum distance of 10 feet between an individual mobile home, including accessory structures attached thereto, and adjoining pavement of a park street or common parking area or other common areas and structures.
(3) 
All mobile home parks located adjacent to industrial or commercial land uses may be required to provide screening such as fences or natural growth along the property boundary line separating park and such adjacent nonresidential use.
G. 
Erection and placement of mobile homes.
(1) 
Mobile homes shall be separated from each other and from other buildings and structures by at least 15 feet on all sides.
(2) 
An enclosure of compatible design and material shall be erected around the entire base of each mobile home. Such enclosure shall provide sufficient ventilation to inhibit decay and deterioration of the structure.
H. 
Park street system.
(1) 
General requirements. A safe and convenient vehicular access shall be provided from abutting public streets or roads.
(2) 
Access. The entrance road or area connecting the park with a public street or road shall have a minimum pavement width of 34 feet.
(3) 
Internal streets. Surfaced roadways shall be of adequate width to accommodate anticipated traffic and in any case shall meet the following minimum requirements:
(a) 
Where parking is permitted on both sides, a minimum width of 34 feet will be required.
(b) 
A minimum road pavement width of 28 feet will be required where parking is limited to one side.
(c) 
Dead-end streets shall be provided at the closed end with a turnaround having an outside roadway diameter of at least 60 feet.
(4) 
Required illumination of park street systems. All parks shall be furnished with lighting units so spaced and equipped with luminaries placed at such mounting heights as will provide average levels of illumination for the safe movement of pedestrians and vehicles at night.
(5) 
Street construction and design standards:
(a) 
Streets. All streets shall be surfaced in accordance with Uwchlan Township specifications applicable to streets in conventional residential developments.
(b) 
Grades. Grades of all streets shall be sufficient to ensure adequate surface drainage but shall be not more than 8%. Short runs with a maximum grade of 15% may be permitted, provided traffic safety is assured by appropriate surfacing and adequate leveling areas.
(c) 
Intersections. Within 100 feet of an intersection, streets shall be at approximately right angles. A distance of at least 150 feet shall be maintained between center lines of offset intersecting streets. Intersections of more than two streets at one point shall be avoided.
(d) 
A plan of the streets shall be provided with the application for the park permit.
I. 
Off-street parking areas. Off-street parking for at least one motor vehicle shall be provided at each mobile home lot and off-street parking areas for additional vehicles of park occupants and guests shall be provided where street rights-of-way are of insufficient width for such purposes.
J. 
Walks.
(1) 
General requirements. All parks may provide safe, convenient, all-season pedestrian access of adequate width for intended use, durable and convenient to maintain, between individual mobile homes, the park streets and all community facilities provided for park residents. Sudden changes in alignment and gradient shall be avoided.
(2) 
Common walk system. Where pedestrian traffic is concentrated, and a common walk system is provided, such common walks shall have a minimum width of 3 1/2 feet.
(3) 
Individual walks. All mobile home lots shall be connected to common walks, or to streets, or to driveways or parking spaces connecting to a paved street. Such individual walks shall have a minimum width of two feet.
K. 
Construction of mobile home lots.
(1) 
Mobile home lots within the park shall have an average gross area of 5,000 square feet; if a portion of the park is designed for the transient accommodation of recreational vehicles, lots constructed for this purpose shall have an average gross area of not less than 800 square feet.
(2) 
The total number of lots in a park shall not exceed an average density of seven per acre.
(3) 
Each mobile home lot shall be improved to provide an adequate foundation for the placement of the mobile home, and in such position as to allow a minimum of 10 feet between the mobile home and the right-of-way of the park street which serves the lot.
L. 
Recreational area. A recreational area or areas with suitable facilities shall be maintained within the park for the use of all park residents.

§ 153-6 Water supply.

A. 
General requirements. An adequate supply of water shall be provided for mobile homes, service buildings and other accessory facilities as required by this chapter. Where a public water supply system of satisfactory quantity, quality and pressure is available, connection shall be made thereto and its supply shall be used exclusively. Where a satisfactory public water supply system is not available, the development of a private water supply system shall be approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Health or other authorities having jurisdiction.
B. 
Source of supply.
(1) 
The water supply shall be capable of supplying a minimum of 150 gallons per day per mobile home.
(2) 
The well or suction line of the water supply system shall be located and constructed in such a manner that neither underground nor surface contamination will reach the water supply from any source.
(3) 
No well casings, pumps, pumping machinery or suction pipes shall be placed in any pit, room or space extending below ground level, nor in any room or space above ground which is walled in or otherwise enclosed, unless such rooms, whether above or below ground, have free drainage by gravity to the surface of the ground.
(4) 
Water supply treatment, if necessary, shall be in accordance with the requirements of the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
C. 
Water storage facilities. All water storage reservoirs shall be covered, watertight and constructed of impervious material. Overflows and vents of such reservoirs shall be effectively screened, Manholes shall be constructed with overlapping covers, so as to prevent the entrance of contaminated material. Reservoir overflow pipes shall discharge through an acceptable air gap.
D. 
Water distribution system.
(1) 
All water piping, fixtures and other equipment shall be constructed and maintained in accordance with state and local regulations.
(2) 
The water piping system shall not be connected with nonpotable or questionable water supplies and shall be protected against the hazards of backflow or backsiphonage.
(3) 
The system shall be so designed and maintained as to provide a pressure of not less than 20 pounds per square inch, under normal operating conditions, at service buildings and other locations requiring potable water supply.
E. 
Individual water-riser pipes and connections.
(1) 
Individual water-riser pipes shall be located within the confined area of the mobile home stand at a point where the water connection will approximate a vertical position, thereby ensuring the shortest water connection possible and decreasing susceptibility to water pipe freezing.
(2) 
The water-riser pipe shall have a minimum inside diameter of 1/2 inch and terminate at least four inches above the ground surface. The water outlet shall be provided with a cap when a mobile home does not occupy the lot.
(3) 
Adequate provisions shall be made to prevent freezing of service lines, valves and riser pipe and to protect risers from heaving and thawing actions of ground during freezing weather. Surface drainage shall be diverted from the location of the riser pipe.
(4) 
A shutoff valve below the frost line shall be provided near the water-riser pipe on each mobile home lot. Underground stop-and-waste valves are prohibited unless their type of manufacturer and their method of installation are approved.

§ 153-7 Sewage disposal.

A. 
General requirements. An adequate and safe sewerage system shall be provided in all parks for conveying and disposing of sewage from mobile homes, service buildings and other accessory facilities. Such system shall be designed, construction and maintained in accordance with the Pennsylvania Department of Health or local health regulations.
B. 
Individual sewer connections.
(1) 
Each mobile home lot shall be provided with at least a three-inch-diameter sewer riser pipe. The sewer riser pipe shall be so located on each stand that the sewer connection to the mobile home drain outlet will approximate a vertical position.
(2) 
The sewer connection (see definition) shall have a nominal inside diameter of not less than three inches, and the slope of any portion thereof shall be at least 1/4 inch per foot. All joints shall be watertight.
(3) 
All materials used for sewer connections shall be semi-rigid, corrosive-resistant, nonabsorbent and durable. The inner surface shall be smooth.
(4) 
Provision shall be made for plugging the sewer riser pipe when a mobile home does not occupy the lot. Surface drainage shall be diverted away from the riser. The rim of the riser pipe shall extend at least 1/2 inch above ground elevation.
C. 
Sewer lines. All sewer lines shall be located in trenches of sufficient depth to be free of breakage from traffic or other movements and shall be separated from the park water supply system. All sewer lines shall be constructed of approved materials by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and shall have watertight joints.
D. 
Sewage treatment and/or discharge. Where the sewer lines of the mobile home park are not connected to a public sewer, all proposed sewage disposal facilities shall be approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Health prior to construction.

§ 153-8 Electrical distribution system.

A. 
General requirements. Every park shall contain an electrical wiring system consisting of wiring, fixtures, equipment and appurtenances which shall be installed and maintained in accordance with local electric power company's specifications regulating such systems.
B. 
Power distribution lines.
(1) 
Main power lines not located underground shall be suspended at least 18 feet above the ground. There shall be a minimum horizontal clearance of three feet between overhead wiring and any mobile home, service building or other structure.
(2) 
All direct burial conductors or cable shall be buried at least 18 inches below the ground surface and shall be insulated and specially designed for the purpose. Such conductors shall be located not less than one foot radial distance from water, sewer, gas or communications lines.
C. 
Individual electrical connections.
(1) 
Each mobile home lot shall be provided with an approved disconnecting device and overcurrent protective equipment. The minimum service per outlet shall be 120/240 volts AC, 100 amperes.
D. 
Required grounding. All exposed non-current-carrying metal parts of mobile homes and all other equipment shall be grounded by means of an approved grounding conductor run with branch circuit conductors or other approved method of grounded metallic wiring. The neutral conductor shall not be used as an equipment ground for mobile homes or other equipment.

§ 153-9 Service buildings and other community service facilities.

A. 
Applicability. The requirements of this section shall apply to service buildings, recreation buildings and other community service facilities when constructed, such as:
(1) 
Management offices, repair shops and storage area;
(2) 
Laundry facilities;
(3) 
Indoor recreation areas; and
(4) 
Uses supplying essential services for the exclusive use of park occupants.
B. 
Structural requirements for buildings.
(1) 
All portions of the structure shall be properly protected from damage by ordinary uses and by decay, corrosion, termites and other destructive elements. Exterior portions shall be of such materials and be so constructed and protected as to prevent entrance or penetration of moisture and weather.
(2) 
All rooms containing laundry facilities shall:
(a) 
Have sound-resistant walls extending to the ceiling between male and female sanitary facilities. Walls and partitions in lavatories and other plumbing fixtures shall be constructed of dense, nonabsorbent, waterproof material or covered with moisture-resistant material.
(b) 
Have at least one window or skylight facing directly to the outdoors. The minimum aggregate gross area of windows for each required room shall be not less than 10% of the floor area served by them.
(c) 
Have at least one window which can be easily opened or a mechanical device which will adequately ventilate the room.
(3) 
Toilets shall be located in separate compartments equipped with self-closing doors.

§ 153-10 Refuse handling.

The storage, collection and disposal of refuse in the mobile home park shall be so conducted as to create no health hazards, rodent harborage, insect breeding areas, accident or fire hazards or air pollution and shall comply with the Pennsylvania Department of Health regulations governing mobile home parks.

§ 153-11 Insect and rodent control.

Grounds, buildings and structures shall be maintained free of insect and rodent harborage and infestation. Extermination methods and other measures to control insects and rodents shall conform with the requirements of the Pennsylvania Department of Health regulations governing mobile home parks.

§ 153-12 Fuel supply and storage.

A. 
Natural gas system.
(1) 
Natural gas piping systems when installed in mobile home parks shall be maintained in conformity with accepted engineering practices.
(2) 
Each mobile home lot provided with piped gas shall have an approved shutoff valve installed upstream of the gas outlet. The outlet shall be equipped with an approved cap to prevent accidental discharge of gas when the outlet is not in use.
B. 
Liquified petroleum gas systems.
(1) 
Liquified petroleum gas systems provided for mobile homes, service buildings or other structures when installed shall be maintained in conformity with the rules and regulations of the authority having jurisdiction and shall include the following:
(a) 
Systems shall be provided with safety devices to relieve excessive pressures and shall be arranged so that the discharge terminates at a safe location.
(b) 
Systems shall have at least one accessible means for shutting off gas. Such means shall be located outside the mobile home and shall be maintained in effective operating condition.
(c) 
All LPG piping outside of the mobile homes shall be well supported and protected against mechanical injury. Undiluted liquified petroleum gas in liquid form shall not be conveyed through piping equipment and systems in mobile homes.
(d) 
Vessels of more than 12 gallons and less than 60 U.S. gallons gross capacity may be securely but not permanently fastened to prevent accidental overturning.
(e) 
No LPG vessel shall be stored or located inside or beneath any storage cabinet, carport, mobile home or any other structure unless such installations are specially approved by the authority having jurisdiction.
C. 
Fuel oil supply systems.
(1) 
All fuel oil supply systems provided for mobile homes, service buildings and other structures shall be installed and maintained in conformity with the rules and regulations of the authority having jurisdiction, when provided.
(2) 
All piping from outside fuel storage tanks or cylinders to mobile homes shall be securely, but not permanently, fastened in place.
(3) 
All fuel oil supply systems provided for mobile homes, service buildings and other structures shall have shutoff valves located within five inches of storage tanks.
(4) 
All fuel storage tanks or cylinders shall be securely placed and shall not be less than five feet from any mobile home exit.
(5) 
Storage tanks located in areas subject to traffic shall be protected against physical damage.

§ 153-13 Fire protection.

A. 
Local regulations. The mobile home park area shall be subject to the rules and regulations of the Uwchlan Township fire prevention authority, where provided.
B. 
Litter control. Mobile home park areas shall be kept free of litter, rubbish and other flammable materials.
C. 
Fire extinguishers. Portable fire extinguishers of a type approved by the fire prevention authority shall be kept in public service buildings under park control, and a sufficient number shall be maintained throughout the park in readily accessible and well marked positions.
D. 
Fire hydrants.
(1) 
Fire hydrants shall be installed if their water supply source is capable of serving them in accordance with the following requirements:
(a) 
The water supply source shall permit the operation of a minimum of two one-and-one-half-inch hose streams.
(b) 
Each of two nozzles, held four feet above the ground, shall deliver at least 75 gallons of water per minute at a flowing pressure of at least 30 pounds per square inch at the highest point of the park.
(2) 
Fire hydrants, if provided, shall be located within 600 feet of any mobile home, service building or other structure in the park and shall be installed in accordance with Uwchlan Township specifications.

§ 153-14 Erection of single mobile homes.

A. 
Installation requirements. If a mobile home is erected and maintained as a single-family dwelling house outside a mobile home park, the following requirements shall be met:
(1) 
The tract upon which the mobile home is installed shall conform with the minimum lot size requirement of the district or zone where located.
(2) 
The mobile home shall be installed so as to conform with all front yard, side yard and rear yard setback lines applicable to immobile housing in that district or zone.
(3) 
The mobile home shall be installed upon, and securely fastened to, a frost-free foundation or footer, and in no event shall it be erected on jacks, loose blocks, or other temporary materials.
(4) 
An enclosure of compatible design and material shall be erected around the entire base of the mobile home. Such enclosure shall provide sufficient ventilation to inhibit decay and deterioration of the structure.
(5) 
The mobile home shall be connected to public water and sewer systems, if available. If not, the owner shall provide a potable water supply from his own or an adjacent well and shall provide a septic system that shall meet the standards of the local health department and/or the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
(6) 
The tract shall be attractively seeded, landscaped and shrubbed.
(7) 
Any garage, utility shed, or other outbuilding constructed on the tract shall conform with the standards applicable to such structures as contained in the Uwchlan Township Building Ordinance and/or Zoning Ordinance[1] and other applicable ordinances.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 106, Construction Codes, Uniform, and Ch. 265, Zoning, respectively.
(8) 
Any single on-lot mobile home shall meet the specifications for manufacture of mobile homes as set forth in United States Standards, Institute Standards for Mobile Homes, USA Standard A 119.1-1969, NFPA No. 501B-1968, and any subsequent modification or amendment of such standards.
B. 
Building permit. No mobile home shall be erected on a single lot unless a building permit is first obtained in accordance with the Uwchlan Township zoning and building ordinances and other applicable ordinances.
C. 
Recreational vehicles. No recreational vehicle shall be erected and maintained for living purposes in Uwchlan Township except in a duly licensed mobile home park. Unoccupied recreation vehicles may be parked or stored in a private garage, carport, or rear or side yard, but same shall not be stored or parked on a public street or in the front yard of a residential dwelling.

§ 153-15 Miscellaneous requirements.

A. 
Responsibilities of the park management.
(1) 
The person to whom a license for a mobile home park is issued shall operate the park in compliance with this chapter and shall provide adequate supervision to maintain the park, its facilities and equipment in good repair and in a clean and sanitary condition.
(2) 
The park management shall supervise the placement of each mobile home on its mobile home lot, which includes securing its stability and installing all utility connections.
(3) 
The park management shall give the Health Officer free access to all mobile home lots, service buildings and other community service facilities for the purpose of inspection.
(4) 
The management shall maintain a register containing the names of all park occupants. Such register shall be available to any authorized person inspecting the park. The management shall notify the appropriate officer, in accordance with state and local taxation laws, of the arrival and departure of each mobile home.
B. 
Removal of mobile homes. No mobile home, whether installed on a single lot or in a mobile home park, shall be removed from Uwchlan Township without first obtaining a permit from the Uwchlan Township Tax Collector, as required by Act No. 54 of 1969 of the Pennsylvania General Assembly. Such permit shall be issued upon payment of a fee as set from time to time by resolution of the Board of Supervisors and of any real estate taxes assessed against the home and unpaid at time the permit is requested.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

§ 153-16 Notices, hearings and orders.

A. 
Notice of violation. Whenever the Uwchlan Township Zoning Officer determines that there are reasonable grounds to believe that there has been a violation of any provision of this chapter or of any regulation adopted pursuant thereto, such authority shall give notice of such alleged violation to the person to whom the permit or certificate was issued, as hereinafter provided. Such notice shall:
(1) 
Be in writing;
(2) 
Include a statement of the reasons for its issuance;
(3) 
Allow a reasonable time for the performance of any act it requires;
(4) 
Be served upon the owner or his agent, as the case may require; provided, however, that such notice or order shall be deemed to have been properly served upon such owner or agent when a copy thereof has been served with such notice by any other method authorized or required by the laws of this state; and
(5) 
Contain an outline or remedial action which, if taken, will effect compliance with the provisions of this chapter or any part thereof and with the regulations adopted pursuant thereto
B. 
Hearing. Any person affected by any notice which has been issued in connection with the enforcement of any provision of this chapter or of any regulation adopted pursuant thereto may request and shall be granted a hearing on the matter before the Uwchlan Township Board of Supervisors, provided that such person shall file in the office of the Uwchlan Township Board of Supervisors a written petition requesting such hearing and setting forth a brief statement of the grounds therefor within 10 days after the notice was served. The filing of the request for a hearing shall operate as a stay of the notice and the suspension. Upon receipt of such petition, the Uwchlan Township Board of Supervisors shall set a time and place for such hearing and shall give the petitioner written notice thereof. At such hearing, the petitioner shall be given an opportunity to be heard and to show why such notice should be modified or withdrawn. The hearing shall be commenced not later than 10 days after the day on which the petition was filed, provided that, upon application of the petitioner, the Uwchlan Township Board of Supervisors may postpone the date of the hearing for a reasonable time beyond such ten-day period when in its judgment the petitioner has submitted good and sufficient reasons for such postponement.
C. 
Findings and order. After such hearing, the Uwchlan Township Board of Supervisors shall make findings as to compliance with the provisions of this chapter and regulations issued thereunder and shall issue an order in writing sustaining, modifying or withdrawing the notice which shall be served as provided in Subsection A(4). Upon failure to comply with any order sustaining or modifying a notice, the license of the mobile home park affected by the order shall be revoked.
D. 
Record; appeal. The proceedings at such a hearing, including the findings and decision of the Uwchlan Township Board of Supervisors, together with a copy of every notice and order related thereto, shall be entered as a matter of public record in the office of Uwchlan Township, but the transcript of the proceedings need not be transcribed unless judicial review of the decision is sought as provided by this section. Any person aggrieved by the decision of the Uwchlan Township Board of Supervisors may seek relief therefrom in any court of competent jurisdiction, as provided by the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

§ 153-17 Violations and penalties.

A. 
Summary offense. Any person who violates any provision of this chapter shall be guilty of a summary offense and, upon conviction, shall be required to pay a penalty for the use of Uwchlan Township of no more than $1,000, together with the costs of prosecution, including reasonable attorneys' fees, and in default of such payment, the defendant may be sentenced to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days. A new and separate offense shall be deemed to have been committed for each day that said violation exists.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
B. 
Revocation or suspension of permit. Upon repeated violations by the same permittee, his right to the issuance of a permit or to continued operation under a permit may be suspended for a fixed term or permanently revoked, after notice and hearing by the Uwchlan Township Board of Supervisors, subject to the right of appeal to the Chester County Common Pleas Court.