Township of Union, NJ
Union County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Union 11-9-1937 by Ord. No. 869A (Ch. 259 of the 1986 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 510-1 Definitions; word usage.

A. 
Terms defined. As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
CAMP COTTAGE
Includes a site or location where cottages, cabins, tents or other structures are assembled, used or designed for use by travelers, tourists or other persons for living quarters.
PERSON
An individual, firm, partnership, corporation or association of persons.
TOURIST CAMP
Any site or tract of land occupied or used by one or more trailers, or available for such occupancy or use, with or without charge, and shall include any building, structure, tent, camp cottage or enclosure used or intended for use as part of or in connection with such "tourist camp."
TRAILER, CAMP TRAILER or HOUSE TRAILER
Includes and means any vehicle used or intended for conveyance upon the public streets or highways, so designed or constructed as to permit occupancy of the vehicle as a dwelling or sleeping place for one or more persons or for other occupancy or use and capable of being transported either under its own power or by attachment to a motor vehicle or through other means of transportation.
B. 
Word usage.
(1) 
The words "and" and "or" may be used interchangeably, and either of the two may be applicable, whichever is more conducive towards the effectuating of this chapter.
(2) 
Personal pronouns shall mean either the singular or the plural, and the masculine, feminine or neuter gender shall be implied, whichever is appropriate and conducive for the effectuating of this chapter.

§ 510-2 Tourist camps; license.

A. 
No person shall operate a tourist camp within the limits of the Township of Union in the County of Union without a license first secured from the Township Committee, for which written application shall be made by the owner, lessee or tenant, stating the location of the proposed camp and setting forth the available area and whether or not there are sanitary facilities for furnishing of water and for sewerage disposal. Upon application being made for issuance of a license, an investigation of the site and other data in connection with the application shall be made by the Health Officer, who shall report his findings to the Board of Health[1] and the Township Committee, at least within five days from the time of the filing of such application, and such report shall include the comment of the Construction Code Official as to the sufficiency of the facilities at the proposed site.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 70, Board of Health.
B. 
A fee shall be paid to the Township for each such license granted pursuant to the terms of this chapter in the sum of $2,000, which said fee shall accompany the application and shall be returned if the license is not granted. Licenses shall be issued by the Township Clerk upon direction of the Township Committee. Each such license shall be issued for a period of three years commencing on January 1 of the year in which the license is granted and expiring on the 31st day of December of the third year.
[Amended 2-11-1969 by Ord. No. 2519; 12-12-1978 by Ord. No. 3348; 12-13-1988 by Ord. No. 3997; 12-14-1993 by Ord. No. 4282; 9-10-2002 by Ord. No. 4745]
C. 
In each tourist camp, there shall be reserved for every trailer camped therein a space of not less than 18 feet wide by 20 feet deep, or an area aggregating not less than 360 square feet.
D. 
In every tourist camp, there shall be provided not less than one public toilet for each sex for every 10 trailers or fraction thereof. In addition, there shall be one urinal for every 10 trailers. Provision shall also be made for washing, laundry and similar necessities on the part of the occupants of said camp. Plumbing construction shall be in accordance with the ordinances and regulations of the Township on the subject.
(1) 
This provision shall not apply to those tourist camps that are used for residential use, provided each trailer, camp trailer or house contains a permanent connection to each trailer, camp trailer or house from the public water system and the sanitary sewer system. "Permanent" shall mean rigidly fixed and connected directly to the utilities mentioned herein.
[Added 9-11-2007 by Ord. No. 5026]
E. 
Chemical toilets or other similar fixtures are prohibited.
F. 
An adequate supply of clean water shall be supplied in each tourist camp through faucets only. No dipping vessels or dipping cups shall be permitted or used.
G. 
Each tourist camp shall possess adequate sewer facilities.
H. 
No dog, cat or other animal shall be permitted to run at large in any tourist camp.
I. 
Each tourist camp and every portion thereof shall be well lighted at night.
J. 
Every tourist camp shall have an office or place designated as such, with a sign thereon indicating it as the office, in which place shall be kept a register, and there shall be entered in such register the car license number of every trailer stopping at the camp and the name, address, date or arrival and date of departure of the owner and each occupant.
K. 
The owner, licensee, manager or person in charge of a tourist camp shall see to it that said camp is conducted in a quiet, law-abiding manner, so as not to occasion annoyance to neighbors and, also, that it shall be conducted conformably with the provisions of this chapter, also, the provisions of the Board of Health, and of any municipal ordinance or regulation of the departments of the municipality having reference to the subject.

§ 510-3 Trailers; license.

A. 
It shall be unlawful to park any trailer upon any of the public streets of Union Township, except for the time customarily needed for shopping or to pay any necessary call for a business or other proper purpose.
B. 
It shall be unlawful to park any trailer in any public street or thoroughfare in a place at which such parking would cause congestion or impede the normal flow of traffic or public use of the thoroughfare.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: As to vehicles and traffic generally, see Ch. 266.
C. 
It shall be unlawful to make use of any of the toilet facilities in any trailer while within the limits of the Township of Union in the County of Union, and each such trailer, while within the limits of Union Township, shall have its toilet facilities, lavatories, basins and any other contrivance, from which any liquid or excreta may flow, completely sealed while the trailer is in the Township of Union in the County of Union.
D. 
Whenever any trailer shall remain in the Township of Union in the County of Union, at any tourist camp, its occupants shall make use of the water facilities and sanitary sewer facilities afforded by such tourist camp.
E. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to throw or dispose of any refuse, garbage, ashes, rubbish or any other article from a trailer upon any of the streets of Union Township or upon any other place in Union Township, except in receptacles especially provided for such purposes at the tourist camp at which the trailer is parked, and it shall be the duty of the licensee, manager or any other person in charge of such camp to provide such receptacles in sufficient amount, and they shall be kept closed, except when in use, and shall be adequate for the purpose to prevent leakage, seepage, blowing away of contents or the littering of the camp or any adjacent areas. The disposal of garbage, ashes and rubbish shall be in accordance with the ordinance and regulations of the Township on the subject.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: See also Ch. 462, Solid Waste; Recycling.
F. 
The occupants of trailers shall keep the same in a clean and sanitary condition and shall, in use of the same, conform to all provisions of the Board of Health or any ordinance or regulation of the municipality or its departments that may pertain to the subject, so that trailers and tourist camps may be maintained in orderly manner, free from nuisance, infection or contagious disease.[3]
[3]
Editor's Note: As to legislation of the Board of Health, consult Part III of this Code.
G. 
No trailer shall be permitted to remain within the limits of the Township of Union in the County of Union for a period or periods aggregating more than 30 days during any one year. This provision shall not apply to trailers which are kept by the owners on their own or leased property solely for purposes for sale, display or storage, and not for sleeping or dwelling purposes.

§ 510-4 Parking of trailers. [1]

It shall be unlawful to park, keep, house or maintain any trailer in or upon any street, or in or upon any site, place or location in the Township of Union in the County of Union, unless in a licensed tourist camp, except that parking for a brief time for shopping and other appropriate purposes may be permitted, pursuant to the provisions of § 510-3A of this chapter.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

§ 510-5 Inspections.

All trailers and tourist camps shall be subject to inspection by the Health Officer of the Township, the Construction Code Official, and the Police and Fire Departments, with a view to preservation of safe, sanitary and hygienic conditions, and observance of the ordinances and the regulations of the municipality which may affect the premises.

§ 510-6 Revocation of licenses.

Any license may be revoked by the Township Committee for violation of any of the conditions under which it is issued, or for violation of any of the ordinances of the Township or of the Board of Health. Before any license is revoked, notice in writing shall be given the owner or person interested, setting forth the reasons for the proposed revocation, and the time and place at which a hearing upon the complaint shall be held before the Township Committee, such hearing shall be within not less than five days from the time of the service of the notice. Such notice may be served personally, or by leaving with a member of the family, or at the residence of the owner or person interested in the conduct of the camp, or in charge thereof, or if no such person can be found upon whom service can be made, then such notice may be served by posting the same upon the door of the office of the camp, or by mailing it to the owner or person interested, addressed to the camp or the last known address.

§ 510-7 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 2-11-1969 by Ord. No. 2519; 8-11-1960 by Ord. No. 2615; 10-28-1986 by Ord. No. 3879; 12-13-1988 by Ord. No. 3998]
Any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall be subject to one or more of the following: imprisonment in the county jail or in any other place provided by the municipality for the detention of prisoners for any term not exceeding 90 days or by a fine not exceeding $1,000 or by a period of community service not exceeding 90 days, to become effective on the effective date of this section.