Village of Superior, WI
Douglas County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Superior 5-13-1966 by Ord. No. 7(B). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 380.
Zoning — See Ch. 400.

§ 371-1 Findings.

It is hereby determined, under the police power of the Village of Superior and in the interest of the public health, safety and morals, that the location and use of trailers for residential purposes in the Village of Superior tends to adversely affect the public health, creates additional and difficult problems of police protection within the Village, lowers the overall property values and unstabilizes the present use of property in the Village, tends to create a generally unsatisfactory environment for the rearing of children, creates insoluble problems of providing school plant facilities for the children residing in such trailers, which trailers are not, under present law, assessable property for tax purposes and accordingly cannot be included in the school district valuation for the purpose of computing general obligation loans for school additions and improvements, and in general tends to attract a transient class of nonpermanent citizens to the Village of Superior; none of which results or tendencies are or will be in the public good or interest. Therefore, the location and use of additional trailers for residential purposes in the Village of Superior should be prohibited.

§ 371-2 Definitions.

Wherever used in this chapter, unless a different meaning clearly appears from the context, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated in this section:
PRESENT LICENSE
Includes such persons who, on the effective date of this chapter, hold a valid, properly issued trailer permit entitling such persons to locate and occupy a trailer on a specific premises in the Village of Superior for residential purposes under the present trailer ordinance of the Village of Superior and shall further include the immediate family of and members of the household of such persons as constituted on the effective date of this chapter.
TRAILER
That which is, or was, as originally constructed, designed to be transported by any motor vehicle upon a public highway, and which is designed, equipped and used, primarily or partially, for sleeping, eating or living quarters, or which is intended to be so used, and shall include any additions, attachments, annexes, foundations and appurtenances thereto.

§ 371-3 Trailers located outside of trailer camps forbidden; exceptions.

A. 
General prohibition. Except as otherwise expressly provided herein, no trailer located outside of a trailer camp shall be located, used or occupied by any person at any place in the Village of Superior.
B. 
Exception for parking and storing of unoccupied trailer. The parking of only one unoccupied trailer in an accessory private garage building or in the rear yard of a residential premises is permitted under this chapter, provided that no living quarters shall be maintained and no business practiced in or conducted in whole or in part from such trailer while such trailer is so parked or stored in such place.
C. 
Exception for trailer displayed for sale. The placing of a trailer on any properly zoned nonresidential premises in the Village of Superior solely for the purpose of display and sale is not prohibited by this chapter, provided that such trailer is not in actual use or occupied for residential purposes and provided, further, that all other ordinances of the Village of Superior are fully complied with.
D. 
Exception for emergency or temporary stopping or parking on public way. Emergency or temporary stopping or parking of a trailer on the public streets, alleys or highways in the Village of Superior, for not longer than an aggregate of two hours per day, is permitted under this chapter, provided that any and all laws, regulations and ordinances governing the traffic and parking of vehicles on all such streets, alleys or highways are fully complied with and provided, further, that such stopping or parking does not violate any other ordinance of the Village of Superior.
E. 
Exception for present licensee.
(1) 
"Present licensee," as defined in this chapter, shall be entitled to indefinitely continue to use and occupy the trailer presently used and occupied by such present licensee for residential purposes under the permit issued to and presently held by such present licensee. Such right and permit to use and occupy such trailer of a licensee, maintained by him in a sanitary condition and complying in all respects with all the provisions of all other applicable ordinances of the Village of Superior and with all provisions of the electrical and building codes of the State of Wisconsin and with all the provisions of the rules and regulations of the state of Wisconsin Department of Commerce and including the state plumbing code, which state codes and regulations of said state agencies are herein incorporated by reference, continues only so long as said trailer does not constitute a public nuisance and the present licensee continues to timely pay the applicable monthly permit parking fee for such trailer as is or may be established by separate resolution of the Village of Superior Board. This exception in favor of a present licensee is specifically limited to the presently occupied trailer of the present licensee and shall not apply to any replacement trailer acquired by or intended to be occupied by the present licensee and shall not apply to any other transferee, lessee or tenant of the present trailer of a present licensee or to any other occupant thereof and is specifically further limited to the specific location in the Village of Superior where the present trailer of the present licensee is now located. The continuing permit herein granted to present licensees shall be revoked for failure of the present licensee to comply with all of the above conditions or for other cause, such revocation to be in addition to all other penalties herein provided.
(2) 
All proceedings for revocation of trailer permits authorized or continued under this chapter shall be in accordance with the provisions of § 66.0435(2)(d), Wis. Stats., or with any applicable act amending or replacing said section of the Wisconsin statutes.

§ 371-4 Trailer camps forbidden.

No trailer camp, as defined herein, shall be located, used or maintained in the Village of Superior after the effective date of this chapter.

§ 371-5 Monthly parking permit fee for trailers of present licensees.

Present licensees of nonexempt trailers shall continue to pay to the Village Treasurer the monthly parking permit fee heretofore or hereinafter duly established by separate resolution of the Village of Superior Board, which monthly parking permit fee shall be paid on or before the 10th day of the month following the month for which such fee is due.

§ 371-6 Violations and penalties. [1]

Any person violating any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable as provided in Chapter 1, § 1-4, General penalty, of this Code.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).

§ 371-7 Repealer; conflicts.

All previous trailer ordinances of the Village of Superior are hereby repealed. Any and all other ordinances or parts of ordinances of the Village of Superior which are contrary to the specific provisions of this chapter are hereby deemed and declared to be inapplicable to trailers and camps and superseded hereby. Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to be in conflict with mandatory state law or with mandatory applicable regulations of state agencies.