City of Monroe, WI
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§ 5-6-1 Introduction, authority, purpose and interpretation.

[6-3-2003; 2016 Code]
The provisions of this chapter shall be held to be minimum requirements adopted to promote the health, safety, morals, comfort, prosperity and general welfare of the city. This chapter shall not repeal, impair or modify private covenants, except that it shall apply whenever it imposes more severe restrictions. This chapter shall be construed to complement and be harmonious with the zoning regulations of the city. Any portion of this chapter which is in conflict with those zoning regulations shall be null and void.

§ 5-6-2 Definitions.

[10-21-1986; 2016 Code; 7-19-1988; 4-21-1992; 6-3-2002; 2016 Code]
In this chapter:
ATTACHED ACCESSORY STRUCTURE
Means any structure or appurtenance on a mobile home lot which is attached to or is in direct contact with the basic mobile home unit, including, but not limited to, awnings, carports, garages, porches, windbreaks, etc., which are so attached.
COMMON AREA
Means any area or space designed for joint use of tenants occupying a mobile home park.
DEPENDENT MOBILE HOME
Means a mobile home which does not have a lavatory or water closet.
DETACHED ACCESSORY STRUCTURE
Means any structure on a mobile home lot which is not attached to or in direct contact with the basic mobile home unit, including, but not limited to, a detached garage or storage shed.
DRIVEWAY
Means a private way of less than 24 feet used by vehicles and pedestrians on a mobile home lot or used for common access to a small group of lots or facilities.
LICENSE
Means a written license issued by the city allowing a person to operate and maintain a mobile home park or travel trailer park under this chapter and regulations issued hereunder.
LOT AREA
Means the total area reserved for exclusive use of the occupants of a mobile home.
MOBILE HOME
Means a structure, transportable in one or more sections, which in the traveling mode, is more than eight feet in width or more than 32 feet in length, or when erected on site is 256 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 utilities, and includes the plumbing, heating, and electrical systems.
MOBILE HOME LOT
Means a parcel of land designed for the placement of a single mobile home and for the exclusive use of its occupants.
MOBILE HOME PARK
Means a parcel of land owned by a single person, firm or corporation which has been planned and improved for placement of mobile homes for dwelling purposes, shall have a minimum area of two acres, including rights of way and utility easements and access to a dedicated street or highway, and must have at least 10 mobile home sites available at first occupancy.
MOBILE HOME STAND
Means that part of an individual lot which has been reserved for the placement of one mobile home unit.
MOBILE HOME SUBDIVISION
Means a subdivision designed or intended for residential use, within which each lot is in separate ownership as in a conventional subdivision, and within which residence is in mobile homes exclusively.
NONDEPENDENT MOBILE HOME
Means a mobile home which has complete bathroom facilities.
PARK MANAGEMENT
Means the person who owns or has charge, care or control of a mobile home park or travel trailer park.
PARK STREET
Means a private way which affords principal means of access to individual mobile home lots or auxiliary buildings.
PERMIT
Means a written certification issued by the city permitting the construction, alteration and extension of a mobile home park or travel trailer park under this chapter and regulations issued hereunder.
SERVICE BUILDING
Means any building owned and maintained or controlled by the owner of a mobile home park for conducting the business of operating the park, or for providing amenities for the tenants or guests, such as offices, gate houses, laundry buildings and community halls.
TENANT STORAGE AREA
Means an enclosed space designed to provide auxiliary general storage space for an individual mobile home.
TRAVEL TRAILER
Means a vehicular, portable unit, other than a mobile home, designed as a temporary living unit for travel, recreation and vacation, which may take one of the following forms, or a similar form: a) a unit built on a chassis, having a body width not exceeding eight feet and body length not exceeding 32 feet; b) a unit designed to be mounted on a truck chassis; or c) a canvas, folding unit on wheels.
TRAVEL TRAILER PARK
Means a parcel of land with access to a dedicated street or highway which is a minimum area of two acres in size, including rights of way and utility easements, and which has a minimum of 10 travel trailer lots available at first occupancy, is owned by a single person, firm or corporation and has been planned and improved for placement of travel trailers.
TRAVEL TRAILER SPACE
Means a parcel of land in a travel trailer park for the placement of a single trailer and the exclusive use of its occupants.

§ 5-6-3 Mobile homes or travel trailers on public and private property.

[10-21-1986; 6-3-2003; 10-21-2014; 2016 Code]
(A) 
Parking on public property. It shall be unlawful to place, locate or park any mobile home or travel trailer on any street, alley or highway, or other publicly owned land, except for the following purposes:
(1) 
Emergency or temporary stopping or parking of a mobile home or travel trailer is permitted on any street, alley or highway for not longer than 24 hours, subject to any other and further prohibitions, regulations or limitations imposed by the traffic and parking regulations of the city pertaining to that street, alley or highway.
(2) 
Special permission extending emergency or temporary stopping or parking of a mobile home or travel trailer may be granted by the chief of police, or his or her designees. This permission may be granted for a period not to exceed five days, if the issuing official finds that such parking will not interfere with the orderly flow of traffic or be otherwise injurious to the safety or welfare of the city or its inhabitants. Such permission shall be in written form, and shall state the name of the applicant, the owner or lessee of the mobile home or travel trailer, the dates and hours of the extension of permission, the reasons for the extension, and such other information or stipulations as may be appropriate.
(B) 
Parking on private property. It shall be unlawful to place, locate or park any mobile home on any privately owned parcel of land, except as provided hereunder or on the Green County fairgrounds.
(1) 
One mobile home only may be placed on each parcel of land within the A-1 mobile home park district or A-2 mobile home subdivision district.
(2) 
Multiple mobile homes may be placed on a parcel of land in an A-1 mobile home park district, if such parcel is a licensed mobile home park.
(3) 
Mobile homes may be placed on the premises of business establishments which are engaged in the sale, rental, leasing, manufacture or repair of mobile homes or travel trailers.
(C) 
Temporary parking permit. The council may grant or approve a special written permit allowing the location and occupancy of a mobile home outside of a mobile home park or a mobile home subdivision upon a showing of immediate necessity by the applicant. The permit shall be issued for a period not to exceed 90 days and for no more than one mobile home on any one premises. The special permit shall only be granted upon the written consent of the owner, legal agent of the owner, or the lessee of the location for which the special permit is issued.
(D) 
Application for permit. Application for the permit shall be made to the city clerk and shall be accompanied by an inspection fee of $10.00. The application shall contain the following information:
(1) 
Name and permanent address of the occupants of the mobile home;
(2) 
License number of the mobile home and towing vehicle;
(3) 
Intended purpose of stay at requested location;
(4) 
Exact location of the premises;
(5) 
Documentation of the owner's or occupant's permission to locate on the premises;
(6) 
Statement of the nature and location of sanitary facilities;
(7) 
Written permission from the occupant of the dwelling house for use of sanitary facilities;
(8) 
A statement that all wastes from mobile home occupancy will be disposed of under the provisions of this code.
(9) 
If the location is a vacant lot or parcel of land, a statement indicating the nature and location of sanitary facilities and source of water supply, that these facilities are within 200 feet of the mobile home and that the owner has given permission for their use.

§ 5-6-4 Mobile home parks.

[10-21-1986; 12-7-2004; 2016 Code]
(A) 
General provisions.
(1) 
Construction, alteration or extension of a mobile home park shall be subject to the issuance of a permit as set forth in sections 5-6-7 and 5-6-8 of this chapter.
(2) 
Operation of a mobile home park shall be subject to the issuance of a license as set forth in section 5-6-8 of this chapter.
(3) 
All mobile home parks established in the city shall comply with the design, system and other requirements set forth in this chapter.
(B) 
Environmental requirements.
(1) 
Density. The maximum allowable density in a mobile home park development shall be seven units, or lots, per gross acre.
(2) 
Minimum lot size. Individual lots within the mobile home park must contain an area of not less than 5,000 square feet.
(3) 
Required separation between mobile homes. Mobile homes shall be separated from each other and from other buildings and structures by at least 15 feet. An accessory structure such as an awning, storage cabinet, carport, wind break or porch attached to the mobile home shall, for purposes of separation requirements, be considered a part of the mobile home. Detached accessory structures shall be allowed only if included and approved as part of the original or revised mobile home park plan.
(4) 
Setback and buffer strips.
A) 
Each mobile home shall be located at least 10 feet from any mobile home lot line.
B) 
There shall be a minimum distance of 20 feet between the mobile home stand and abutting park street right of way.
C) 
All mobile homes shall be located at least 15 feet from any park property boundary line, except where the adjoining property is also a mobile home park.
(5) 
Recreational areas. In all mobile home parks there shall be one or more recreation areas which shall be easily accessible to all park residents. The size of such recreation areas shall be a minimum of 200 square feet for each lot. No such outdoor recreation area shall contain less than 2,500 square feet. Recreation areas shall be located so as to be free of traffic hazards and, where the topography permits, shall be centrally located.
(6) 
Permitted uses.
Single-family mobile homes as defined by this section, and any accessory structures included in the original plans and specifications, or revisions thereof. Dependent mobile homes are prohibited within mobile home parks.
Home occupation
Parks, playgrounds and open space
The following commercial uses when they are for the exclusive use of park residents:
Mobile home park office.
Laundromat.
Clubhouse and facilities for private social or recreation clubs.
Signs pertaining to the lease, hire or sale of individual mobile homes, not more than two square feet in area, as well as one mobile home park identification sign not more than 50 square feet in area, to be located in proximity to the park entrance.
(C) 
Access requirements.
(1) 
General requirements. In all mobile home parks, safe and convenient vehicular access shall be provided by streets or roads; except that in those mobile home parks in which grouping or clustering of parking spaces or other such design features are used in the layout, direct access need not be provided to every lot; provided further, however, that in all cases direct access adequate for fire protection vehicles and other emergency vehicles shall be provided.
(2) 
Park entrance. Entrances to mobile home parks shall be designed to minimize congestion and hazards and allow free movement of traffic on adjacent streets.
(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) 
Roadway width, all streets: 24 feet.
B) 
Right of way width: 40 feet.
C) 
Dead end streets (culs-de-sac) shall be limited in length to 1,000 feet and shall be provided at the closed end with a turnaround having an outside roadway diameter of at least 85 feet.
(4) 
Street construction and design standards.
A) 
Pavements. All streets shall be provided with a smooth, hard and dense surface which shall be durable and well drained under normal use and weather conditions. Pavement edges shall be protected to prevent raveling of the wearing surface and shifting of the pavement base.
B) 
Grades. Grades of all streets shall be sufficient to ensure adequate drainage, but shall not be more than eight percent.
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 not be permitted.
(5) 
Parking requirements. Notwithstanding subsection (C)(5)C) of this section, on street parking or parking in the street right of way shall be allowed on one side of the street in mobile home parks, if the street is 30 feet or greater in width.
A) 
Occupant parking. A minimum of 1 1/2 parking spaces per mobile home shall be provided for occupant parking purposes. Such spaces shall be located within 150 feet of the mobile home lot to be served.
B) 
Parking space. Each parking space shall contain a minimum of 200 square feet. The space shall be paved with a smooth, hard and dense surface which shall be durable and well drained under normal use and weather conditions.
C) 
Use of right of way for parking. In no instance shall the required street pavement width be used for parking purposes. The remaining right of way on either side of the street pavement may be used for parking purposes.
D) 
Parking restrictions. Parking of boats, trailers, campers, snowmobiles or other motorized vehicles shall be restricted to an area (or areas) provided by the park management specifically for that purpose and in the event no such area is provided by park management, the boats, trailers and camper-mobiles shall not be parked in a mobile home park or subdivision.
(6) 
Walkways. All parks shall be provided with safe, convenient, all season, pedestrian access of adequate width for intended use, durable and convenient to maintain, between individual mobile homes, park streets and all community facilities provided for park residents. Sudden changes in alignment and gradient shall not be permitted.
A) 
Common walk system. A common walk system shall be provided and maintained between locations where pedestrian traffic is concentrated. Such common walks shall have a minimum width of 2 1/2 feet.
B) 
Individual walks. All mobile home stands shall be connected to common walks and to paved streets or roadways. Such individual walks shall have a minimum width of two feet.
(D) 
Mobile home stand. The dimensions of every mobile home stand shall be not less than 15 feet by 70 feet. The area of the mobile home stand shall be improved to provide adequate support for the placement and tie down of the mobile home, thereby securing the superstructure against uplift, sliding, rotation and overturning.
(1) 
The mobile home stand shall not heave, shift or settle unevenly under the weight of the mobile home due to frost action, inadequate drainage, vibration or other forces acting on the structure.
(2) 
The mobile home stand shall be provided with anchors and tie downs such as cast in place concrete "dead men" eyelets embedded in a concrete foundation or runways screw augers, arrowhead anchors, or other devices securing the stability of the mobile home.
(3) 
Anchors and tie downs shall be placed at least at each corner of the mobile home stand and each shall be able to sustain a minimum tensile strength of 2,800 pounds.
(E) 
Site suitability and storm water drainage. A mobile home park shall be located only upon a site where the condition of soil ground water level, drainage and topography shall not create hazards to the property or the health or safety of the occupants.
(1) 
Soil and ground cover requirements. Exposed ground surfaces in all parts of the mobile home park that are not paved, covered with stone screenings, or other solid material shall be protected with a vegetative growth that is capable of preventing soil erosion and of eliminating objectionable dust.
(2) 
Site drainage requirements. The ground surfaces in all parts of every mobile home park shall be graded and equipped to drain all surface water in a safe, efficient manner.
(F) 
Water supply and distribution system. An adequate, safe and potable supply of water shall be provided in each mobile home park. Where a public supply of water of satisfactory quantity, quality and pressure is available at the site or at the boundary of the site, connection shall be made thereto and its supply used exclusively.
(G) 
Sewage disposal system. An adequate and safe sewer system shall be provided within all mobile home parks for conveying all sewage. The mobile home park sewer system shall make connection to the public sewerage system.
(H) 
Refuse storage and collection system. Shall conform to the provisions of this code.
(I) 
Public utility systems. All utility service systems shall be installed and maintained under applicable codes and regulations governing such systems.
(1) 
Public utility service outlets shall be provided at each mobile home stand for electric, telephone and gas (if provided).
(2) 
All utility service lines shall be located underground within the mobile home park or subdivision.
(J) 
Street and public walkway illumination requirements. All parks shall be adequately lighted.
(K) 
Fire protection. Mobile home parks and subdivisions shall be kept free of litter, rubbish and other flammable materials.

§ 5-6-5 Miscellaneous requirements for mobile home parks.

[10-21-1986; 2016 Code]
(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 provide park occupants with copies of all applicable provisions of this chapter and shall inform them of their duties and responsibilities under this chapter.
(3) 
The park management shall supervise the placement of each mobile home on its mobile home stand, including securing the mobile home's stability and installing all utility connections.
(4) 
The park management shall maintain a register containing the names of all owners of the mobile homes, park occupants identified by lot number or street address, and motor vehicle license numbers. A copy of that register, listing all of that information, and all monthly changes as of the first day of each month, shall be made available upon request to the city clerk.
(5) 
The park management shall furnish information to the local assessor and city clerk within five days, on forms prescribed by the Wisconsin department of revenue, of any new mobile homes added to the park, change of ownership of mobile homes, or mobile homes removed from the park.
(6) 
The park management shall place an office for the attendant or person in charge of the park in every mobile home park. A copy of the park license and this section shall be posted, and the park register shall at all times be kept, in the office.
(7) 
The park management shall collect the monthly parking fee provided for in subsection 5-6-8(D) of this chapter. An account shall be kept showing the names of persons paying the service charges and the amount paid.
(B) 
Responsibilities of park occupants.
(1) 
The park occupant shall comply with all applicable requirements of this chapter and shall maintain his or her mobile home lot, its facilities and equipment in good repair and in a clean and sanitary condition.
(2) 
The park occupant shall be responsible for proper placement of his or her mobile home on its mobile home stand and proper installation of all utility connections pursuant to the instructions of the park management.
(3) 
Pets, if permitted in the park, shall be prevented from running at large or committing any nuisance within the limits of any adjacent mobile home lot.
(4) 
The undercarriage, supports and stabilizing devices of the mobile home shall be skirted to maintain an attractive community appearance.
(5) 
Porches, awnings and other additions shall be installed subject to uniform standards established by the park management. When installed, they shall be maintained in good repair. The space immediately underneath a mobile home may be used for storage only if permitted by the park management. If permitted, the following conditions shall be satisfied:
A) 
The storage area shall be provided with a base of impervious material.
B) 
Stored items shall be located so as not to interfere with inspection of the underside of the mobile home.
C) 
The storage area shall be enclosed by skirting.
(6) 
The park occupant shall store and dispose of all his or her rubbish and garbage in a clean, sanitary and safe manner. The garbage container shall be rodent proof and watertight.

§ 5-6-6 Mobile home subdivision.

[10-21-1986; 2016 Code]
(A) 
In general. Parcels of land within an area designated A-2 as a mobile home subdivision shall be used for single-family residential housing on individual lots, with residence in mobile homes exclusively. The subdivision of land and the use of land within an area designated as a mobile home subdivision shall be subject to the subdivision control regulations of this code, the sanitary regulations of this code and all other codes or regulations of the city applying to subdivision use and occupancy of land. Specifically, the development standards of the A-2 mobile home subdivision district shall be identical to the zoning regulations of the city, except for yard setbacks, average lot width and lot area per family.
(B) 
A-2 mobile home subdivision zoning regulations.
(1) 
Use regulations.
A) 
Single-family dwellings in mobile homes exclusively.
B) 
General (all principal uses permitted and regulated in the R-1 district).
C) 
Home occupations.
(2) 
Parking requirements. Parking requirements shall be as set forth in chapter 11 of this title.
(3) 
Yard requirements. Same as A-1 district.
(4) 
Lot area per family. Each mobile home parked in a mobile home subdivision shall be provided with a minimum of 7,200 square feet. Each lot or portion thereof on which a mobile home shall be parked shall contain a minimum of 200 square feet of parking area per family, and sufficient area for proper access thereto, the parking area to be included in the required lot area and not in addition thereto.

§ 5-6-7 Permits.

Notes
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Created: 2017-04-12|Updated: 2017-04-12
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[10-21-1986; 6-3-2003; 2016 Code]
(A) 
It shall be unlawful for any person to construct, alter or extend any mobile home park or subdivision within the limits of the city, unless he or she holds a valid permit issued by the city in the name of such person for the specific construction, alteration or extension proposed.
(B) 
All applications to the council for permits shall be filed with the city clerk, reviewed by the plan commission, and shall contain the following:
(1) 
Name and address of applicant;
(2) 
Location and legal description of the mobile home park or travel trailer park or mobile home subdivision.
(3) 
Complete engineering plans and specifications of the proposed park or subdivision showing:
A) 
The area and dimensions of the tract of land;
B) 
The number, location and size of all mobile home lots and the location of common areas;
C) 
The location and width of roadways and walkways;
D) 
The location of the mobile home stand within each mobile home lot;
E) 
Plans and specifications of all utilities including: sewage collection and disposal, storm water drainage, water distribution and supply, refuse storage and collection, lighting, electrical, telephone, and TV antenna systems;
F) 
Landscaping plans for the entire park;
G) 
Plans and specifications of all buildings to be located within the park or subdivision;
H) 
Such other plans and specifications and information as may reasonably be required by the council.
(C) 
No permit shall be issued for the construction of a mobile home park unless the development shall contain a minimum number of 10 mobile home lots, except in the case of an addition to, or extension of, a contiguous mobile home park in which case the minimum requirements shall be five lots.
(D) 
All applications for a permit shall be accompanied by a fee set by resolution of the council plus normal construction permit fees for any buildings to be included in the park.
(E) 
When, upon review of the application, the council is satisfied that the proposed plan meets the requirements of this chapter, a permit shall be issued.
(F) 
Any person whose application for a permit under this section has been denied may request and shall be granted a hearing on the matter before the council under the procedure provided by section 5-6-10 of this chapter.

§ 5-6-8 Licenses.

[10-21-1986; 6-3-2003; 2016 Code]
(A) 
Issuance. It shall be unlawful for any person to operate any mobile home park within the city, unless such person holds a valid license issued annually by the city in the name of the person. A separate license shall be required for each mobile home park. All applications for licenses shall be made to the city clerk who shall issue a license upon compliance by the applicant with provisions of this chapter. No license shall be issued to operate and occupy the mobile home park unless there has been developed an adequate mobile home stand for each mobile home lot to be occupied.
(B) 
Transfer, fee. Every person holding a license shall give notice in writing to the city clerk within three days after having sold, transferred, given away or otherwise disposed of interest in or control of any mobile home park. Such notice shall include the name and address of the person succeeding to the ownership or control of such mobile home park. Upon application in writing for transfer of the license and payment of a fee set by resolution of the council, the license shall be transferred if the mobile home park is in compliance with all applicable provisions of this section.
(C) 
Application for license, fee.
(1) 
Application for original licenses shall be in writing signed by the applicant, accompanied by an affidavit of the applicant as to the truth of the application and by the payment of a fee set by resolution of the council, and shall contain the following information:
A) 
The name and address of the applicant;
B) 
The location and legal description of the mobile home park or travel trailer park; and
C) 
A site plan of the park showing all mobile home lots or structures, roads, walkways and other service facilities as required by subsection 5-6-7(B) of this chapter.
(2) 
Renewals of licenses shall be made upon payment of a fee set by resolution of the council.
(D) 
Parking permit fee. In addition to the license fee, the licensee of every mobile home park shall pay, and be jointly and severally liable for the payment of a monthly parking permit fee to the city. Such monthly parking permit fee shall be collected by the licensee, who shall be primarily liable for the payment thereof to the city. The determination of the amount, review, enforcement of the payment and disposition of the fee shall be under the mobile home park provisions of the Wisconsin statutes.
(E) 
Bond. After approval of the application under this section and before issuance of such license, the applicant shall file a surety bond for $5,000.00 if the park contains more than 100 units. The bond shall guarantee the collection of the monthly parking fee provided for in subsection (D) of this section, and the payment of such fees to the city treasurer.
(F) 
Hearing. Any person whose application for a license under this section has been denied may request and shall be granted a hearing on the matter before the council under the procedure provided by section 5-6-10 of this chapter.
(G) 
Violation; suspension. Whenever, upon inspection of any mobile home park, the council, or its authorized agents, finds that conditions or practices exist which are in violation of any provision of this chapter, the council shall give notice in writing under subsection 5-6-10(A) of this chapter to the person to whom the license was issued that unless such conditions or practices are corrected, the council shall suspend the license and give notice in writing of such suspension to the person to whom the license is issued. Upon receipt of notice of such suspension, the person shall stop operation of the park except as provided in section 5-6-10 of this chapter.

§ 5-6-9 Inspection of mobile home parks.

[10-21-1986; 2016 Code]
(A) 
The council is hereby authorized and directed to make such inspections as are necessary in its opinion to determine satisfactory compliance with this chapter.
(B) 
The council and its authorized agents shall have the power to enter at reasonable times upon any private or public property to inspect and investigate conditions relating to the enforcement of this chapter.
(C) 
The council and its authorized agents shall have the power to inspect the register containing a record of all residents of each mobile home park.
(D) 
It shall be the duty of the park management to give the council and its authorized agents free access to all areas at reasonable times for inspection.
(E) 
It shall be the duty of every occupant of a mobile home park to give the owner thereof, or his or her agent or employee, access to any part of the park at reasonable times for making such repairs or alterations as are necessary to effect compliance with this chapter.

§ 5-6-10 Notices, hearings and orders.

[10-21-1986; 2016 Code]
(A) 
Whenever the council determines that there are reasonable grounds to believe that there has been a violation of any provision of this chapter, the council may order the discontinuance of such violation and shall give notice of such alleged violation to the person to whom the permit or license was issued. Such notice shall be in writing, include a statement for the reasons of its issuance, allow a reasonable time for the performance of the act it requires and contain an outline of remedial action, which if taken, will effect compliance with the provisions of this chapter. Such notice and order shall have been properly served when a copy thereof has been sent by registered U.S. mail to the last registered post office of the permittee or licensee as registered with the city clerk, or when the same has been personally served upon the attorney in fact of such permittee or licensee, or when the same shall have been served in any other manner as provided by the Wisconsin statutes for the service of process.
(B) 
Any person affected by any notice which has been issued under this chapter may request and shall be granted a hearing on the matter before the council; provided, that such person shall file in the office of the council a written petition requesting such hearing and setting forth a brief statement of the grounds therefor within 10 days after the day such notice or order was served.
(C) 
The filing of the request for a hearing shall operate as a stay of the notice and of the order except in the case of an order issued under subsection (E) of this section. Upon receipt of such a petition, the council shall set a time and place for a hearing, and shall give the petitioner written notice thereof. At the hearing, the petitioner shall be given an opportunity to be heard and to show why the notice and order 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 council may postpone the date of the hearing for a reasonable time beyond the 10 day period when, in its judgment, the petitioner has submitted good and sufficient reasons for the postponement.
(D) 
Upon the expiration of the time required in a notice or order under this section, or after such a hearing, as the case may be, the council shall make findings as to the compliance with the provisions of this section and shall issue an order in writing sustaining, modifying, or withdrawing the notice and order which shall be served as provided in subsection (A) of this section. Upon failure to comply with such an order, either as sustained or modified, the license of the mobile home park affected by the order may be suspended or revoked.
(E) 
Whenever the council finds that an emergency exists which requires immediate action to protect the public health, welfare, or morals, it may, without notice or hearing, issue an order reciting the existence of the emergency and requiring that such action be taken as the council may consider necessary to meet the emergency, including the suspension of the permit or license. Notwithstanding any other provisions of this section, such an order shall be effective immediately. Any person to whom such an order is directed shall comply immediately but upon petition to the council shall be given a hearing as soon as possible.

§ 5-6-11 Exemptions.

[10-21-1986; 2016 Code]
(A) 
When the council finds that compliance with provisions of this chapter would result in undue hardship, an exemption may be granted by the council without impairing the intent and purpose of this chapter. Deviations from design, construction, and installation provisions shall be brought into compliance with this chapter within a reasonable period based on economic feasibility of improvement; nature, significance, and extent of deviation; depreciation of material, improvement, layout in use, and other similar factors.
(B) 
The grace period shall begin after the council has given notice of a certain and specific deviation from this chapter to the person to whom the permit or certification was issued.
(C) 
Gradual improvement to a higher degree of conformity may be permitted at the discretion of the council.

§ 5-6-12 Forfeitures.

[12-17-1991; 2016 Code]
A person who violates any provision of this chapter shall upon conviction be subject to a Class 4 forfeiture.