Town of Greenburgh, NY
Westchester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Greenburgh 3-16-1939. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Building, fire and plumbing — See Ch. 100.
Zoning — See Ch. 285.

§ 455-1 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
AUTOMOBILE TOURIST PARK or CAMP
Any plot of ground where accommodation is provided for more than one automobile trailer or house car used or arranged to be used for living or sleeping quarters.
AUTOMOBILE TRAILER or HOUSE CAR
Any vehicle used or arranged to be used for living or sleeping quarters, mounted on wheels and movable or propelled either by its own power or drawn by another vehicle.
TOURIST PARK or CAMP
Any plot of ground upon which is located more than one camp cottage, cabin or tent used or arranged to be used for the accommodation of transients by the day, week or month.
UNIT
That portion of a tourist park or camp or automobile tourist park or camp set apart for the use of an individual cottage, cabin, tent, automobile trailer or house car.

§ 455-2 License required.

It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to establish, maintain, operate or conduct within the Town of Greenburgh any tourist park or camp or any automobile tourist park or camp, or any combination of such, unless duly licensed so to do as hereinafter provided and in strict compliance with this chapter and all other provisions of law and ordinances applicable thereto.

§ 455-3 Applications; fee.

A. 
An application for a license provided for under § 455-2 shall be made to the Building Inspector upon a form to be furnished by him; said application shall state the name and address of the owner of the premises, the name and address of the applicant and the nature and extent of his interest in the business for which a license is desired, the location and plot plan of the tourist park or camp or automobile tourist park or camp, and the number of units to be provided for therein, detailed plans and specifications of all buildings, structures, plumbing, sewer and drainage systems and lighting, and any other information required by the Building Inspector.
B. 
Such application shall be accompanied by a fee of $5 for every five units or less, plus $1 for each additional five units or fraction thereof, which shall cover the required investigation, but if a license is subsequently issued, said fees shall be applied on account of the license fee; but in the event a license is not issued, such investigation fee shall be retained by the Town.

§ 455-4 Investigation.

The Building Inspector shall examine and investigate the statements contained in such application, together with the plans and specifications. He shall refer such applications to the Westchester County Department of Health and may adopt any or all of its suggestions for a report on his recommendations, which he shall make to the Zoning Board of Appeals.

§ 455-5 Hearing.

A. 
The Zoning Board of Appeals shall consider the report of the Building Inspector and shall for that purpose hold a public hearing upon notice prescribed by said Board upon such application, and shall determine whether the proposed tourist park or camp or automobile tourist park or camp complies with this chapter. If such application is acted upon favorably by the Zoning Board of Appeals, it shall direct the Building Inspector to issue a license to the applicant upon the payment of the following fees:
(1) 
For a tourist park or camp: $0.50 per unit.
(2) 
For an automobile tourist park or camp: $1 per unit.
B. 
Each license shall be for a period of one year from the date of its issuance to February 28 of the next succeeding year; the fee for such license shall not be prorated for any lesser period than one year. Such license shall always be on display in the office of the tourist park or camp or automobile tourist park or camp.

§ 455-6 Site requirements.

A tourist park or camp or automobile tourist park or camp shall be located on a well-drained site of adequate size, the land of which shall be free from heavy or dense growth of brush or weeds. The land shall be properly graded so as to insure rapid drainage during and following rain, and free from stagnant pools of water. No such park or camp shall be located in a residence district as defined in the Building Zone Ordinance of the Town of Greenburgh, adopted September 29, 1932, as amended.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 285, Zoning.

§ 455-7 Lot and area requirements.

A. 
Each unit in which a camp cottage, cabin or tent is erected or placed, or which accommodates an automobile trailer or housecar, shall be not less than 30 feet by 40 feet in area, which area shall be clearly defined by markers at each corner. No cottage or cabin used or arranged for use for living quarters or sleeping quarters shall be less than 280 square feet, of which no dimension shall be less than 14 feet, and shall not be less than eight feet high from the floor to the ceiling and shall have not less than 27 square feet of ventilating openings or windows, all being adequately screened. If the floor be of wood, it shall be not less than 12 inches above the level of the ground. The roof of each cottage, cabin or tent shall extend sufficiently beyond the exterior walls so that all roof water shall fall free of the walls.
B. 
Each cottage, cabin or tent and each automobile trailer or housecar shall not be less than 10 feet from any property line and from any other building, structure, cottage, cabin, tent, automobile trailer or housecar.

§ 455-8 Entrances; exits; driveway requirements.

All entrances and exits from any park or camp shall be well marked and so arranged as not to constitute a traffic hazard. All driveways within the tourist park or camp or automobile tourist park or camp shall be hard-surfaced not less than 18 feet in width, well marked in the daytime and lighted at night, and so located that each unit in the park or camp is readily accessible to a driveway.

§ 455-9 Plumbing; waste facilities.

Every tourist park or camp and every automobile tourist park or camp shall be provided with toilets, urinals, washbasins, slop basins, showers, water faucets, etc., in accordance with the following specifications:
A. 
One toilet for each sex for every five units or fraction thereof.
B. 
Each toilet room for men to have, in addition, one urinal stall.
C. 
One lavatory for each unit of three toilets or less, and one lavatory for every three toilets where additional toilets are provided.
D. 
One shower for each sex for five units or fraction thereof. Bathtubs are prohibited.
E. 
Slop sinks or basins and laundry tubs, with water supply to be provided, to serve each five units.
F. 
All toilets, sinks, showers, urinals, etc., to be placed in properly constructed buildings located not more than 150 feet from each unit intended to be served thereby.
G. 
Toilet buildings to be well lighted at all times, day and night, well ventilated with screened openings and constructed of such moistureproof material as shall permit rapid and satisfactory cleaning, scouring and washing.
H. 
The floors to be of concrete or similar material, elevated not less than four inches above grade, and shall slope to a floor drain located in each room.
I. 
All fixtures discharging waste liquids to be properly trapped and connected with the public sewer. No flush toilet in an automobile trailer or housecar to be used within the Town except when in a trailer camp and the discharge outlet is connected directly to a sewer. No dry or chemical toilet to be used within the Town, and all trailer toilets, unless sewer-connected, to be sealed while transiently parked within the Town limits. Disposal of chemical toilet wastes to septic tanks will affect the septic action and seriously damage the system, and such disposal is therefore prohibited.
J. 
All plumbing installation, except as herein provided, to be made in accordance with the Plumbing Code of the Town of Greenburgh,[1] and all sewers, drains, etc., to be connected to the Town sewer system if the park or camp be located on a street which has sewer available, or to a properly constructed septic tank and adequate absorption area, and constructed in accordance with the requirements of the Westchester County Department of Health and the Plumbing Code of the Town.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 100, Building, Fire and Plumbing.
K. 
Automobile trailers or housecars equipped with running water not sewer-connected shall be provided with an adequate receptacle underneath the body of the vehicle for collection and storage of liquid waste other than toilet waste.
L. 
All garbage and refuse to be stored separately in adequate, tightly covered metal receptacles and removed from the premises daily. At least one receptacle to be provided for every four units or part thereof.
M. 
Only Town water supply or other supply approved by the Westchester County Department of Health shall be used at any tourist park or camp or automobile tourist park or camp. If a private supply is used, arrangements must be made for a weekly bacteriological analysis by a laboratory approved by the Westchester County Department of Health at the expense of the licensee, and report thereof filed with the Westchester County Department of Health within 24 hours of completion of analysis.
N. 
Where toilet and bathing facilities are provided for both sexes in the same building, a tight, soundproof wall shall be constructed between the male and female sections.

§ 455-10 Management; duties of licensee; records.

A. 
Every tourist park or camp or automobile tourist park or camp shall be under the management of the licensee, who must be of good reputation and character and who shall manage such park or camp from an office located on the premises; there shall be maintained in such office a bound book containing a record of the names of any persons accommodated at the park or camp, their home addresses, the license number and make of their automobile or other vehicle; such record shall at all times be available for inspection by the Building Inspector and any police officer.
B. 
It shall be the duty of the licensees of any such park or camp:
(1) 
To provide for the collection and removal of garbage and any other waste material.
(2) 
To prohibit the placing or storage of unsightly material or vehicle of any kind.
(3) 
To provide for cleaning, painting, repairing and disinfecting of all buildings.
(4) 
To take such other measures which shall be deemed necessary by the Westchester County Department of Health and the Building Inspector to preserve the health, comfort and safety of all persons accommodated in the park or camp and of the general public.
(5) 
To prevent any animal to run at large within the park or camp.
(6) 
To report to the Westchester County Department of Health all cases of communicable diseases or suspected cases of communicable diseases affecting any inmate of the park or camp.
(7) 
To prevent the committing of any nuisance on the park or camp premises and to report immediately to the proper authorities all acts of a disorderly character committed by any person or persons inside of the park or camp, and to that end to maintain proper policing thereof.
(8) 
When the camp is not under full public fire protection of the Town, there shall be provided adequate protection by a standard system of yard hydrants and hose houses, or a standard complement of extinguishers on wheels so located that all trailers shall be within 300 feet of an extinguisher; in either case, supplemented by an adequate supply of such first-aid hand fire extinguishers suitable for use on flammable liquid fires as may be required by the size of the camp.
(9) 
At least one standard fire-alarm box, depending upon the size of the camp, connected with Town fire alarm system, or, in the absence of such system, suitable telephone facilities accessible at all times.
(10) 
Standard watchman and clock supervision when camp is not under police protection.
(11) 
To provide underground storage and handling of gasoline.
(12) 
To comply with the National Electrical Code with respect to electric wiring and equipment.
(Note: The word "standard," as used herein, refers to equipment, systems or modes of installation in compliance with the applicable regulations of the National Fire Protection Association.)

§ 455-11 Grounds for denial.

No license shall be granted for the construction of such a park or camp in violation of the zoning or other ordinances of the Town of Greenburgh.

§ 455-12 Visitor exception.

No person shall use or park any automobile trailer or housecar for living or sleeping quarters within the Town of Greenburgh except when parked in a licensed automobile tourist park or camp, except that not more than one automobile trailer or housecar of a nonpaying guest of a resident of the Town may park on the property of said resident for not exceeding 72 hours in any one month, provided it is not used for living quarters and the location of the automobile trailer or housecar complies with the setback requirements of the Zoning Ordinance[1] and is not less than 10 feet from any building or other such vehicle.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 285, Zoning.

§ 455-13 Revocation; suspension.

The Building Inspector may, upon his own initiative or upon the recommendation of the Health Department of the State of New York, the Westchester County Department of Health or the Chief of Police of the Town of Greenburgh, revoke or suspend the license granted, under authority of this section, for failure to comply with any provision of this chapter or any laws or regulations relating to such park or camp.

§ 455-14 Liability for violations.

The owner, lessee, licensee, occupant of or person accommodated in any such park or camp who commits any act in violation of the provisions of this chapter shall be liable for any such violation and the penalty therefor. Each day such violation shall continue or be permitted to exist shall constitute a separate violation.

§ 455-15 Penalties for offenses.

Any person, firm or corporation violating any provision of this chapter shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding $100, and in addition to said penalty, any violation of any provision of this chapter shall constitute disorderly conduct and any person violating the same shall be a disorderly person.

§ 455-16 Conversion to permanent structure.

Removal of the wheels of an automobile trailer or housecar, except temporarily for repairs, or the permanent blocking up of an automobile trailer or housecar or the enclosure of the space beneath an automobile trailer or housecar, whether situated in a camp or elsewhere, to be construed automatically to convert the automobile trailer or housecar into a permanent structure subject to the requirements of the Building Code,[1] Housing Law and all other laws and ordinances applicable to dwellings; notice of such removal of wheels, blocking up or enclosure to be given forthwith to the Building Inspector of the Town of Greenburgh.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 100, Building, Fire and Plumbing.