[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Pinedale 9-11-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-396. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 6-27-2016 by Ord. No. 573]
It is unlawful to camp or to allow camping upon private or public property within the Town of Pinedale except as otherwise set out herein. No person shall set up and/or occupy or allow the setting up and/or occupancy of tents, campers, camp trailers, recreational vehicles, vehicles or any other temporary shelters or occupy any type of tent, camper, camp trailer, recreational vehicle or any other temporary shelter for the purpose of overnight, temporary or permanent camping. Both the person(s) camping and the person(s) in control of the property and granting permission for such illegal camping are all guilty of violations of this chapter.
This section shall not apply to:
Persons lawfully camping within campgrounds or trailer parks specifically designated and/or approved for such use pursuant to Chapter 475, Zoning, of the Code of the Town of Pinedale.
Nonpaying guests of a lawful occupant of a residence located within the R-1, R-2, R-2A, R-4 and C-1 Zone Districts where said camping activity does not exceed any portion of 14 days during any consecutive thirty-day period and the camping activity takes place on the lot where said residence is located or on contiguous lots to the lot where said residence is located which are owned or controlled by said lawful occupant of the concerned residence. No person(s) camping under this provision shall attach or connect to the Town sewer service or system.
Tent camping at the Town park located on South Jackson Street subject to rules and regulations adopted by resolution by the Town Council.
For purposes of this section, "camp" and "camping" are defined as residing on or using any public or private property for one or more nights for living accommodation purposes, such as sleeping activities, cooking meals, or living in a tent, camper, camp trailer, recreational vehicle, vehicle or any other temporary shelter. These activities constitute camping when it reasonably appears, in light of all the circumstances, that a person is using public or private property as a living accommodation for one or more nights, with the intent to camp.
The Mayor may, in his or her discretion, issue a permit to establish, maintain and operate a camp or a camp facility in connection with a special event. In exercising his or her discretion to issue a temporary permit, the Mayor may consider any facts or evidence bearing on the sanitary, health, safety and welfare conditions on or surrounding the area or tract of land upon which the proposed temporary camp or camp facility is to be located.