Town of Glocester, RI
Providence County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Glocester 5-12-1983, as amended 1-12-1989, 2-9-1989 and 1-16-1992 (Ch. II, § 12, 2-12-03, of the 1991 Code). Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Disorderly conduct and indecency — See Ch. 157.
Mobile homes and house trailers — See Ch. 208.
Parking and storage of vehicles — See Ch. 263.
Subdivision of land — See Ch. 300.
Zoning — See Ch. 350.

§ 151-1 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
CAMPER
Any construction used or arranged for temporary living or sleeping purposes, and mounted or attached on a vehicle and capable of being removed from such vehicle.
[1]
CAMPING AND TRAVEL TRAILER PARK
A parcel of land in which two or more spaces are occupied or intended for occupancy by trailers or campers for transient dwelling purposes.
CAMPING AND TRAVEL TRAILER SPACE
A parcel of land in a camping and travel trailer park for which a fee is paid by the occupant(s) of the space.
[2]
DEPENDENT TRAILER
A trailer which is dependent upon a service building for toilet and lavatory facilities.
GROSS SITE AREA
The portion of land designated as the camping and travel trailer park.
LICENSE
A written license issued by the Town Council allowing a person to operate and maintain a camping and travel trailer parking area under the provisions of this chapter and regulations issued hereunder.
PERMIT
A written permit issued by the Town Council permitting the construction, alteration, or extension of a camping and travel trailer parking area under the provisions of this chapter and regulations issued hereunder.
PERSON
Any individual, firm, trust, partnership, public or private association, or corporation.
SANITARY STATION
A facility used for removing and disposing of wastes from trailer holding tanks.
SELF-CONTAINED TRAILER
A trailer which can operate independent of connections to sewer, water and electrical systems. It contains a water-flushed toilet, lavatory, shower and kitchen sink, all of which are connected to water storage and sewerage holding tanks located within the trailer.
SERVICE BUILDING
A structure housing toilet, lavatory and such other facilities as may be required by this chapter.
SEWER CONNECTION
The connection consisting of all pipes, fittings and appurtenances from the drain outlet of the trailer to the inlet of the corresponding sewer riser pipe of the sewerage system serving the camping and trailer parking area.
SEWER RISER PIPE
That portion of the sewer lateral which extends vertically to the ground elevation and terminates at each camping and travel space.
TOWN COUNCIL
The legally designated Town Council of the Town of Glocester.
TRAILER
Any of the following:
A. 
A vehicular, portable structure built on a chassis, designed to be used as a temporary dwelling for travel, recreational and vacation uses, permanently identified “travel trailer” by the manufacturer of the trailer, and when factory equipped for the road, it shall have a body width not exceeding eight feet, and a body length not exceeding 34 feet.
B. 
A structure designed to be mounted on a truck chassis for use as a temporary dwelling for travel, recreation and vacation.
C. 
A portable, temporary dwelling to be used for travel, recreation and vacation, constructed as an integral part of a self-propelled vehicle.
D. 
A canvas, folding structure, mounted on wheels and designated for travel, recreation and vacation use.
TRAILER STAND
That part of an individual trailer or camp space which has been reserved for the placement of a single trailer or tent and its accessory structures.
TENT
Any portable structure other than the above-defined trailers, which must be pitched and prepared before use as a shelter.
WATER CONNECTION
The connection consisting of all pipes, fittings, and appurtenances from the water riser pipe to the water inlet pipe of the distribution system within the trailer.
WATER RISER PIPE
That portion of the water supply system serving the camping trailer park which extends vertically to the ground elevation and terminates at a designated point at each trailer and camping space.
WATER STATION
A facility for supplying water storage tanks of trailers and campers with potable water.
[1]
Editor's Note: Added at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
[2]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

§ 151-2 Permits.

A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to construct, alter or extend any camping and travel trailer park within the limits of the Town of Glocester (or to expand the number of the camping and trailer spaces within such a park) unless he holds a valid permit issued by the Town Council in the name of such person for the specific construction, alteration, extension, expansion, or enlargement proposed in conformity with Chapter 350, Zoning, and other applicable laws.
B. 
All applications for permits shall be made to the Town Council and shall contain the following:
(1) 
Name and address of applicant.
(2) 
Ownership interest of the applicant in the camping and travel trailer park.
(3) 
Location and legal description of the camping and travel trailer park.
(4) 
A U.S. Soil Conservation Service standard soil survey to determine suitability for a campground.
(5) 
A two-phase review of the plan shall be as follows:
(a) 
Preliminary approval or disapproval will follow a general presentation of the proposal to the Town Council. The presentation will include the statement that buildings, water, electrical and disposal systems will be subject to state codes, the approval of the Department of Environmental Management and the Department of Health.
(b) 
After obtaining preliminary approval, complete engineering plans based on any local or state specifications applicable to the proposed camping and travel trailer park will be presented. The complete plans will include the following:
[1] 
The area and dimensions of the tract of land, and names of abutting property owners.
[2] 
The number, location, and size of all camping and trailer spaces.
[3] 
The location and width of roadways and walkways.
[4] 
The location of service buildings, sanitary stations and any other proposed structures.
[5] 
The location of water and sewer lines and riser pipes.
[6] 
Plans and specifications of the water supply and refuse and sewage disposal facilities.
[7] 
Plans and specifications of all buildings constructed or to be constructed within the camping and travel trailer park.
[8] 
Planned uses for recreational facilities.
C. 
All applications shall be accompanied by the deposit of a fee as set by the Town Council from time to time, plus the cost of advertising any hearing on the application. The fee will be applied to the license fee with the license. However, in the event an application is not approved or withdrawn, such fee will not be refunded.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
D. 
When, upon review of a complete application, the Town Council is satisfied that the proposed plan meets the requirements of this chapter and regulations issued hereunder, a permit shall be issued.
E. 
Upon receipt of a proper application, the Town Council shall schedule a public hearing on the same and shall cause notice of such hearing to be advertised in a newspaper published of general circulation in the Town of Glocester once a week for three successive weeks immediately prior to the hearing and shall cause notices to be sent by certified mail, with return receipts requested, to each of the property owners shown on the plans required at least two weeks prior to the date of such hearing.

§ 151-3 Licenses and special licenses.

A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to operate any camping and travel trailer park within the limits of the Town of Glocester unless he holds a valid license issued annually by the Town Council in the name of such person for the specific camping and travel trailer park. All applications for licenses shall be made to the Town Council, which shall issue a license upon compliance by the applicant with provisions of this chapter and regulations issued hereunder and of other applicable legal requirements. All licenses shall run from April 15 to October 31, except that winter camping may be allowed in accordance with the requirements of § 151-19.
[Amended 1-16-1992]
B. 
Every person holding a license shall give notice in writing to the Town Council within 24 hours after having sold, transferred, given away or otherwise disposed of interest in or control of any camping and travel trailer park. Such notice shall include the name and address of the person succeeding to the ownership or control of such camping and travel trailer park. Upon application in writing for transfer of the license and deposit of a fee as set from time to time by the Town Council, the license shall be transferred if the camping and travel trailer park is in compliance with all applicable provisions of this chapter and regulations issued hereunder.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
C. 
Applications.
(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 deposit fee as set from time to time by the Town Council, less permit fee, and will contain:[2]
(a) 
The name and address of the applicant.
(b) 
The location and legal description of the camping and travel trailer park.
(c) 
A comprehensive site plan of the camping and travel trailer park showing:
[1] 
The area and dimensions of the tract of land, and the names of abutting property owners.
[2] 
The number, location, and size of all camping and trailer spaces.
[3] 
The location and width of roadways and walkways.
[4] 
The location and service buildings, sanitary stations, and any other structures.
[5] 
The location of water and sewer lines and riser pipes.
(d) 
Written approval from the Rhode Island Health Department assuring adequate water, sewerage and sanitary facilities and written approval of the Zoning and Electrical Inspector, evidencing uniformity to engineering plans and to other provisions of this chapter.
[2]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
(2) 
Renewal. Applications for annual renewals of licenses shall be made in writing by the holder of the licenses, shall be accompanied by the deposit of a fee as set from time to time by the Town Council, and shall contain any change in the information submitted since the original license was issued or the latest renewal granted.
D. 
Suspension. Whenever, upon inspection of any camping and travel trailer park, the Town Council finds that conditions or practices exist which are in violation of any provision of the chapter or regulations issued hereunder, the Town Council shall give notice in writing, which includes an explanation of the violation and possible corrective action, in accordance with § 151-5A to the person to whom the license was issued. The notice will state that unless such conditions or practices are corrected within a reasonable period of time specified in the notice by the Town Council, the license will be suspended. At the end of such period, the Town Council shall reinspect such camping and travel trailer park and, if such have not been corrected, it shall suspend the license and give notice of such suspension to the person to whom the license is issued. Upon receipt of such notice of suspension, such person shall cease operation of such camping and travel trailer park except as provided in § 151-5B.
E. 
Any person whose license has been suspended, or who has received notice from the Town Council that his license will be suspended unless certain conditions or practices at the camping and travel trailer park are corrected, may request and shall be granted a hearing on the matter before the Town Council under the procedure provided by § 151-5 of this chapter; provided that when no petition for such hearing shall have been filed within 10 days following the day on which notice of suspension was served, such license shall be deemed to have been automatically revoked at the expiration of such ten-day period, or upon expiration of the period specified in the notice described in Subsection D above (whichever is the last to occur) if appropriate corrective action has not been completed.
F. 
Any person desiring to furnish temporary facilities for accommodating a camper and travel trailer rally, or other group of campers and trailers assembled for the purpose of traveling together, shall make application for such activity to the Town Council. The requirements for service building and other sanitary and physical facilities as set forth in § 151-11 herein may be waived by the health authority on the determination that public health will not be endangered; but the location of the site, the facilities which are provided, and the method of conducting such rally shall be acceptable to the Town Council before a special license shall be issued specifying the location of the site and the period of issuance.
G. 
Provisions may be made within the campground for safari-type camping and affinity group tent camping, provided that the necessary space, sanitary, and health facilities are available.

§ 151-4 Inspection.

A. 
The Town Council and its agents are hereby authorized and directed to make such inspections as are necessary to determine satisfactory compliance with this chapter and regulations issued hereunder.
B. 
The Town Council and its agents shall have the power to enter at reasonable times upon any private or public property for the purpose of inspecting and investigating conditions relating to the enforcement of this chapter and regulations issued hereunder.
C. 
It shall be the duty of the owners of the camping and travel trailer parks to give the Town Council and its agents free access to such premises at reasonable times for the purpose of inspection.
D. 
It shall be the duty of every occupant of a camping and travel trailer park to give the owner thereof or his agent or employees access to any part of such camping and travel trailer park or its premises at reasonable times for the purpose of making such repairs or alterations as are necessary to effect compliance with this chapter and regulations issued hereunder, or with any lawful order issued pursuant to the provisions of this chapter.
E. 
In the event that the Town Council or its agents are refused entry to camping and travel trailer parks for the purpose of conducting an inspection, or are refused access to places located in such parks from which the general public is prohibited, the Town Council and its agents shall generally be required to first obtain a warrant authorizing the inspection before proceeding with same, unless emergency or other conditions exist which constitute adequate excuse for not seeking to obtain a warrant prior to entry.
(1) 
The warrant which issues should indicate the scope of the inspection and the purpose therefor. The inspection should not exceed the limits set forth in the warrant.
(2) 
Warrants should issue upon a showing that there is probable cause to believe a violation of the chapter exists or, upon a showing that an inspection would be in compliance with the general administrative plan for enforcement of the chapter. A sworn statement by a Town Council member or one of its agents (including without limitation, the Building Inspector or police officers) that a warrant is sought for the purpose of ascertaining compliance with or verifying matters pertaining to specific permits, licenses, and/or applications therefor shall constitute a sufficient showing under this section.
(3) 
Applications for warrants should indicate the specific purpose, scope, and manner of conducting the inspection requested.
F. 
The Town Council hereby establishes a general administrative plan for the enforcement of the chapter which involves periodic inspections of camping and travel trailer parks with the Town on a monthly basis to ascertain compliance with and verification of matters pertaining to specific permits, licenses, and/or applications therefor.

§ 151-5 Notices, hearings and orders.

A. 
The Town Council may initiate a hearing to determine whether there has been a violation of any provisions of this chapter or a material change in the conditions or circumstances presumed to exist at the time an application for a permit or license was originally considered, by giving notice of such alleged violation and hearing date to the person to whom the permit or license was issued, as hereinafter provided. Such notice shall:
(1) 
Be in writing.
(2) 
Include a statement of the reasons for its issuance.
(3) 
Allow a reasonable time for the performance of any act it requires.
(4) 
Be served upon the owner or his agents as the case may require; provided that such notice or order shall be deemed to have been properly served upon such owner or agent when a copy thereof has been sent by registered mail to his last known address; or when he has been served with such notice by any other method authorized or required by the laws of this state.
(5) 
Contain an outline of remedial action, which, if taken, will effect compliance with the provisions of this chapter and regulations issued hereunder.
B. 
Any person affected by any notice which has been issued in accordance with Subsection A above or Subsection E below may request and shall be granted a hearing on the matter before the Town Council; provided that such person shall file in the office of the Town Clerk a written petition requesting such hearing and setting forth a brief statement of the grounds therefor within 10 days after the day the notice was served. The filing of the request for hearing shall operate as a stay of the notice and of the suspension except in the case of any order issued under Subsection E. Upon receipt of such petition, the Town Council shall set a time and place for such hearing, and shall give the petitioner written notice thereof. At such hearing, the petitioner shall be given an opportunity to be heard, and to show why such notice 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 Town Council may postpone the date of the hearing for a reasonable time beyond such ten-day period when in its judgment the petitioner has submitted good and sufficient reasons for such postponement.
C. 
After such hearing, the Town Council shall make findings as to compliance with the provisions of this chapter and regulations issued hereunder and shall issue an order in writing sustaining, modifying or withdrawing the notice, which shall be served as provided in Subsection A(4). Upon failure to comply with any order sustaining or modifying a notice, the permit or license of the camping and travel trailer park affected by the order shall be revoked.
D. 
The proceedings at such a hearing, including the findings and decision of the Town Council, and together with a copy of every notice related thereto shall be entered as a matter of public record in the office of the Town Clerk. Any person aggrieved by the decision of the Town Council may seek relief therefrom in any court of competent jurisdiction, as provided by laws of this state.
E. 
Whenever the Town Council finds that an emergency exists which requires immediate action to protect public health, it may, without notice or hearing, issue an order reciting the existence of such an emergency and requiring that such action be taken as it may deem necessary to meet the emergency, including the suspension of the license or permit. Notwithstanding any other provisions of this chapter, such order shall be effective immediately. Any person to whom such an order is directed shall comply therewith immediately but, upon petition to the Town Council, shall be afforded a hearing within 30 days. The provisions of Subsections C and D shall be applicable to such hearing and the order issued thereafter.

§ 151-6 Adoption of regulations by Council.

The Town Council is hereby authorized to make and, after public hearing, to adopt such written regulations as may be necessary for the proper enforcement of the provisions of this chapter. Such regulations shall have the same force and effect as the provisions of this chapter, and the penalty for the violation of the provisions thereof shall be the same as the penalty for the violation of the provisions of this chapter, as hereinafter provided.

§ 151-7 Open space and access requirements.

A. 
General requirements. The condition of soil, groundwater level, drainage and topography shall not create hazards to the property or health or safety to the occupants. The site shall not be exposed to objectionable smoke, noise, odors or other adverse influences, and no portion subject to unpredictable and/or sudden flooding subsidence (rock slide, land slide) or erosion shall be used for any purpose which would expose persons or property to hazard.
B. 
Soil and ground cover requirements. Exposed ground surfaces in all parts of every parking area or camping site shall be paved, or covered with gravel surface, or other solid material, or protected with a vegetative growth that is capable of preventing soil erosion and of eliminating objectionable dust.
C. 
Required separation between trailers or campsites. Campsites and trailers shall be separated from each other and from other structures by at least 40 feet. Any accessory structure such as attached awnings, carports, or individual storage facilities shall, for purposes of this separation requirement, be considered to be part of the trailer. Provisions may be made whereby a maximum of 10% of available sites be double campsites servicing no more than two vehicles.
D. 
Density requirement.
(1) 
The density shall not exceed 10 trailer spaces or camping spaces per acre of gross site area, except that the Town Council may, under specific circumstances, permit a higher density, provided all other environmental, open space, and access requirements of this chapter and regulations issued hereunder are adhered to. Any person desiring a higher density shall make application for such exemption to the Town Council specifying the reasons therefor. If a lighter density is permitted, the Town Council shall issue a special license specifying the location of the camping and parking area, the expiration date of the license, and the conditions of issuance.
(2) 
The density shall not exceed a maximum of eight persons per trailer or camping space or one immediate family if larger. For purposes of this subsection, “immediate family” is defined as including a spouse, mother, father, brother, sister or child.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
E. 
Required recreation area. In all camping and travel trailer parks there shall be at least one recreation area which shall be easily accessible from all camping and trailer spaces. The aggregate size of such recreation areas shall be not less than 8% of the gross site area or 2,500 square feet, whichever is greater.
F. 
Required setbacks from public streets and abutting properties. All campers and trailers and other structures shall be located at least 200 feet from any park boundary line abutting upon a public street or highway and at least 200 feet from any boundary line. The setback line may be reduced from 200 feet to 50 feet upon agreement with the abutting property owner.
G. 
Park street system.
(1) 
General requirements. All parking areas and camping spaces shall be provided with safe and convenient vehicular access from abutting public streets or roads to each camping and trailer space. Alignment and grading shall be properly adapted to topography. Surfacing and maintenance shall provide a smooth, hard and dense surface which shall be well drained.
(2) 
Access. Access to camping and travel trailers shall be designed to minimize congestion and hazards at their entrance or exit and allow free movement of traffic and adjacent streets. All traffic into or out of the parking areas shall be through such entrances and exits.
(3) 
Internal streets. Roadways shall be of adequate width to accommodate anticipated traffic and in any case shall meet the following minimum requirements:
(a) 
One-way, no parking (acceptable only if less than 500 feet total length and serving fewer than 25 camping or trailer spaces): 12 feet.
(b) 
One-way, parking on one side only, or Two-way, no parking (acceptable only if serving fewer than 50 camping or trailer spaces): 18 feet.
(c) 
Two-way, no parking: 24 feet.
(d) 
Two-way, parking on one side only: 30 feet.
(4) 
Off-street parking and maneuvering space. Each camping and trailer park shall provide sufficient parking and maneuvering space so that the parking, loading or maneuvering of trailers incidental to parking shall not necessitate the use of any public street, sidewalk or right-of-way or any private grounds not part of the camping and travel trailer park.

§ 151-8 Water supply.

An adequate, accessible, safe and potable supply of water shall be provided in each camping and travel trailer park. Where a public supply of water of satisfactory quantity, quality, and pressure is available, connection shall be made thereto and its supply used exclusively. When a satisfactory public water supply is not available, a private water supply system may be developed and used as approved by the Rhode Island Department of Health.

§ 151-9 Sewerage requirements.

An adequate and safe sewerage system shall be provided in all camping and travel trailer parks for conveying and disposing of all sewage. Such system shall be designed, constructed, and maintained in accordance with state and local laws and shall be approved by the Rhode Island Department of Health.

§ 151-10 Electrical distribution system.

A. 
General requirements. If an electrical wiring system is provided, it shall consist of approved fixtures, equipment and appurtenances, which shall be installed and maintained in accordance with applicable codes and regulations governing such systems.
B. 
Power distribution lines.
(1) 
Main power lines not located underground shall be suspended at least 18 feet above the ground. There shall be a minimum horizontal clearance of three feet between overhead wiring and any trailer, service building or other structure.
(2) 
All direct burial conductors or cables shall be buried at least 18 inches below the ground surface and shall be insulated and specially approved for the purpose. Such conductors shall be located not less than one foot radial distance from water, sewer, gas or communication lines.
C. 
Individual electrical connections.
(1) 
If individual camping and trailer spaces are connected to the electrical wiring system, an approved type of disconnecting device and overcurrent protective equipment shall be provided. The service per outlet shall be 120 volts AC, 15 amperes and/or 30 amperes.
(2) 
Outlet receptacles at individual camping and trailer spaces shall be located not more than 25 feet from the overcurrent protective devices in the trailer, and a three-wire grounding type shall be used. Receptacles shall be of weatherproof construction, and configurations shall be in accordance with American Standard Outlet Receptacle C-73.1.
(3) 
The trailer shall be connected to the outlet receptacle by an approved type of flexible cable with connectors and a male attachment plug.
D. 
Required grounding. All exposed noncurrent-carrying metal parts of trailers and all other equipment shall be grounded by means of a grounding conductor run with branch circuit conductors or other method of approved grounds metallic wiring. The neutral conductor shall not be used as an equipment ground for trailers or other equipment.

§ 151-11 Service buildings and other service facilities.

A. 
General. The requirements of this section shall apply to service buildings, recreation buildings and other service facilities such as:
(1) 
Management offices, repair shops and storage areas.
(2) 
Sanitary facilities.
(3) 
Laundry facilities.
(4) 
Indoor recreation areas.
(5) 
Commercial uses supplying essential goods or services for the exclusive use of camp and trailer occupants.
(6) 
Sanitary stations.
B. 
Service buildings.
(1) 
Service buildings containing the necessary toilet and other plumbing fixtures as specified by the Rhode Island Department of Health shall be provided in camping and travel trailer parks which provide space for dependent trailers and campsites. Service buildings shall be conveniently located within a radius of approximately 500 feet to the spaces to be served and not closer than 50 feet to any campsite.
(2) 
Where a camping and travel trailer parking section is designed for and exclusively limited to use by self-contained trailers, only the following minimum emergency sanitary facilities shall be required: for each 100 camping and trailer spaces, or fractional part thereof, there shall be one flush toilet and one lavatory for each sex. This sanitary station shall be conveniently located and shall meet state and local requirements.
(3) 
When a camping and travel trailer parking area requiring a service building is operated in connection with a resort or other business establishment, the number of sanitary facilities for such business establishment shall be in excess of those required by the schedule for camping and trailer spaces and shall be based on the total number of persons using such facilities.
C. 
Structural requirements for buildings.
(1) 
All portions of the structure shall be properly protected from damage by ordinary use and by decay, corrosion, termites and other destructive elements. Exterior portions shall be of such materials and be so constructed and protected as to prevent entrance or penetration of moisture and weather.
(2) 
All rooms containing sanitary or laundry facilities shall:
(a) 
Have sound-resistant walls extending to the ceiling between male and female sanitary facilities. Walls and partitions around showers, bathtubs, lavatories and other plumbing fixtures shall be constructed of dense, nonabsorbent, waterproof material or covered with moisture-resistant material.
(b) 
Have at least one window or skylight facing directly to the outdoors. The minimum aggregate gross area of windows for each required room shall not be less than 10% of floor area served by them.
(c) 
Have at least one window which can be easily opened or a mechanical device which will adequately ventilate the room.
(3) 
Toilets shall be located in separate compartments equipped with self-closing doors. The shower stalls shall be of the individual type. The rooms shall be screened to prevent direct view of the interior when the exterior doors are open.
(4) 
Illumination levels shall be maintained as follows:
(a) 
General seeing tasks: five footcandles.
(b) 
Laundry room work area: 40 footcandles.
(c) 
Toilet room in front of mirrors: 10 footcandles.
(5) 
Hot and cold water shall be furnished to every lavatory, sink, bathtub, shower, and laundry fixture, and cold water shall be furnished to every water closet and urinal. If laundry fixtures are specifically designed for cold water and cold water soap, the hot water requirement may be waived for such fixtures.
D. 
Barbecue pits, fireplaces, stoves and incinerators. Cooking shelters, barbecue pits, fireplaces, woodburning stoves and incinerators shall be so located, constructed, maintained and used to minimize fire hazard and smoke nuisances both on the property on which it is used and on neighboring property. No open fire shall be permitted except in facilities provided. No open fire shall be left unattended. No fuel shall be used and no material burned which emits dense smoke or objectionable odors. All fires shall be totally extinguished before they are left, and all ashes shall be disposed of as other refuse and shall not be scattered on the ground.
E. 
A sanitary dumping station shall be conveniently located. This station shall meet state and local requirements.

§ 151-12 Refuse handling.

A. 
The storage, collection, and disposal of refuse in the camping and travel trailer park shall be so constructed as to create no health hazards, rodent harborage, insect breeding areas, accident or fire hazards, or air pollution.
B. 
All refuse shall be stored in flytight, watertight, rodent-proof containers, which shall be located not more than 150 feet from any camping and trailer space. Containers shall be provided in sufficient number and capacity to properly store all refuse.
C. 
Refuse collection stands shall be provided for all refuse containers. Such container stands shall be so designed as to prevent containers from being tipped, to minimize spillage and container deterioration and facilitate cleaning around them.
D. 
All refuse containing garbage shall be collected at least twice a week or more often if necessary. Where suitable collection service is not available from municipal or private agencies, the owner or operator of the camping and travel trailer park shall provide this service. All refuse shall be collected and transported in covered vehicles or covered containers.
E. 
Where municipal or private disposal service is not available, the owner or operator of the camping and travel trailer park shall dispose of the refuse by transporting it to a disposal site approved by the Town Council.

§ 151-13 Insect and rodent control.

A. 
Grounds, buildings and structures shall be maintained free of insect and rodent harborage and infestation. Extermination methods and other measures to control insects and rodents shall conform with requirements of the Town Council.
B. 
Parks shall be maintained free of accumulations of debris which may provide rodent harborage or breeding places for flies, mosquitoes and other pests.
C. 
Storage areas shall be so maintained as to prevent rodent harborage; lumber, pipe and other building material shall be stored at least one foot above the ground.
D. 
Where the potential for insect and rodent infestation exists, all exterior openings in or beneath any structure shall be appropriately screened with wire mesh or other suitable materials.

§ 151-14 Fuel supply and storage.

A. 
Liquefied petroleum gas.
(1) 
Liquefied petroleum gas containers installed on a camping and trailer space shall be securely, but not permanently, fastened to prevent accidental overturning. Such containers shall not be less than 12 or more than 60 U.S. gallons' gross capacity.
(2) 
No liquefied petroleum gas vessel shall be stored or located inside or beneath any storage cabinet, carport, tent, trailer, or any other structure, unless such installations are approved by the Town Council.
B. 
Fuel oil storage.
(1) 
All fuel oil storage tanks or cylinders shall be securely fastened in place and shall not be located inside or beneath any camper or trailer or less than five feet from any camper or trailer exit.
(2) 
Storage tanks located in areas subject to traffic shall be protected against physical damage.

§ 151-15 Fire protection.

A. 
The camping and travel trailer park shall be subject to the rules and regulations of the fire prevention authorities.
B. 
Camping and travel trailer parks shall be kept free of litter, rubbish and other flammable materials.
C. 
Portable fire extinguishers of a type approved by the fire prevention authority shall be kept in service buildings and at all locations designated by such fire prevention authority and shall be maintained in good operating condition.
D. 
Fires shall be made only in stoves and other equipment intended for such purposes.

§ 151-16 Supervision; temporary dwelling only.

A. 
The person to whom a license is issued shall at all times operate the camping and travel trailer park in compliance with this chapter and shall provide adequate supervision to maintain the camping and trailer park, its facilities, and equipment in good repair and in a clean and sanitary condition at all times.
B. 
The camping and trailer dwelling and/or spaces shall not be rented, loaned or in any way occupied for a permanent residence or abode.

§ 151-17 Registration of occupants.

Every owner or operator of a camping and travel trailer park shall maintain a register containing a record of all tents, trailers, and occupants. Such register shall be available to any authorized person inspecting the camping and travel trailer park and shall be preserved for the period required by the Town Council. Such register shall contain:
A. 
The names and permanent addresses of all tent and trailer occupants.
B. 
The make, model, and license number of the camper, trailer, or tent trailer, and tow or carry vehicle.
C. 
The dates of arrival and departure of a camper or trailer and its occupants.

§ 151-18 Reporting communicable diseases.

Every owner, operator, attendant or other person operating a camping and travel trailer park shall notify the Town Council of any suspected communicable or contagious disease within the camping and travel trailer park. In case of disease diagnosed by a physician as quarantinable, the departure of a camper or trailer or its occupants, or the removal therefrom of clothing or other articles which have been exposed to infection, without approval of the Town Council is prohibited.

§ 151-19 Restriction of animals and pets.

No owner or person in charge of a dog, cat or other pet animal shall permit it to run at large or to commit any nuisance within the limits of any camping and travel trailer park.

§ 151-20 Policing.

The Town Council may require the owner or operator to employ such police constables as are necessary for traffic control or the policing of special events.

§ 151-21 Existing facilities.

This chapter shall apply to all existing camping and travel trailer parks in the Town of Glocester; provided, however:
A. 
The structural and dimensional requirements of this chapter shall not apply to those structures and facilities which have been constructed prior to the effective date of the enabling act and are located within existing camping and travel trailer parks.
B. 
In order for existing camping and travel trailer parks to qualify for the exemption provided in this section, the owners or representatives of said parks must submit to the Town Council, within two months of the effective date of said enabling act, an application for exemption which lists and describes those structures and facilities for which exemption is sought. Said application must contain the information set forth in § 151-3C(1)(c) of this chapter. The Town Council, upon verification of the information provided, shall approve the application with respect to those structures and facilities that have been constructed prior to the effective date of said enabling act.
C. 
Except as provided above in Subsections A and B of this section, this chapter shall apply to existing camping and travel trailer parks, and nothing contained herein shall be construed to authorize or waive any violations or illegal conduct existing as of the effective date hereof.
D. 
All existing camping and travel trailer parks shall comply with the licensing procedure set forth in § 151-3 of this chapter, except that existing parks shall be exempt from § 151-3A(1)(d) of this chapter upon compliance and approval in accordance with § 151-21B above.

§ 151-22 Accessory uses.

Accessory uses are limited to campground stores supplying camping supplies and provisions (but not a restaurant subject to a victualling license). All other uses will be limited to those specified in the original application.

§ 151-23 Violations and penalties. [1]

Any person who violates any provision of this chapter shall upon conviction be punished in accordance with Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article II, Penalties. Each day's failure of compliance with any such provision shall constitute a separate violation. Such conviction shall be in the appropriate court or courts of this state, and shall be in addition to, and not require the prior resort to, any other procedures of this chapter. In addition, the Town may proceed to enforce this chapter in the same manner as provided for the enforcement of Zoning Ordinances without prior resort to any other equitable relief without the necessity of establishing the existence of a nuisance, property damage, or threat thereof.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

§ 151-24 Maximum number of licenses.

The maximum number of licenses to be issued for purposes of a camping and travel trailer park shall be limited to one such license for each 600 inhabitants of the Town of Glocester.

§ 151-25 Winter camping.

Winter camping may be allowed by permission of the Town Council under the following conditions:
A. 
That the park shall be the subject of a valid current license issued prior to the October 31 next preceding the winter camping;
B. 
That the park shall at all times maintain full and safe access to the park and all campers, trailers and campsites in use for emergency vehicles, including police vehicles and fire and rescue apparatus;
C. 
That the park shall not contract to rent or loan or grant permission for the use of any camping and trailer space for any period longer than six weeks;
D. 
That, due to the inherent dangers involved, the occupancy of any camper, trailer or campsite by children shall not be permitted except on weekends when it does not reasonably appear that weather will impede possible access of emergency vehicles; and
E. 
That the Town Council may impose such additional conditions as it may deem appropriate.