Township of Carneys Point, NJ
Salem County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Carneys Point 8-11-1976 as Ord. No. 285. Section 196-5 amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Zoning — See Ch. 212.

§ 196-1 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
TRAILER CAMP, MOBILE HOME CAMP OR CAMPSITE
Any lot or plot of ground used for the temporary or permanent storage, parking or location of two or more trailers, mobile homes or camp cars for a period of more than six hours, and which place is used as a business operated for profit.
TRAILER, MOBILE HOME OR CAMP CAR
Any unit, structure or vehicle constructed and intended for use, temporary or permanent, for living or sleeping purposes, by one or more persons, which is primarily designed to be equipped with wheels or similar devices for the purpose of transporting it from place to place, whether it is self-propelled or otherwise and whether its wheels or similar devices remain attached or are temporarily removed.

§ 196-2 Location restricted; license required; removal of wheels prohibited.

A. 
Prohibitions outside the trailer camp or campsite. No person, firm or corporation owning or possessing any trailer, mobile home or camp car shall locate, park, keep or maintain said trailer, mobile home or camp car for living or sleeping accommodations in or upon any lot or tract of land within the limits of the Township of Carneys Point, except in or upon a trailer or mobile home camp or campsite conducted, maintained and licensed in full and complete compliance with all the provisions of this chapter and the Zoning Ordinance of the Township and any amendments thereof.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 212, Zoning.
B. 
Prohibition against trailer or mobile home camp or campsite without license.
(1) 
No person, firm or corporation shall conduct or carry on the business of the operation of a trailer or mobile home camp or campsite or work in or occupy, directly or indirectly, or in any manner whatsoever utilize any place or premises in or upon which is conducted or carried on a trailer or mobile home camp or campsite unless and until there shall be granted by the Township Committee in accordance with the terms of this chapter, and shall be in full force and effect, a license to conduct said trailer or mobile home camp or campsite for the particular place and premises in or on which the same shall be conducted and carried on.
(2) 
This section shall not prohibit the parking of a trailer, mobile home or camp car upon premises outside of a duly licensed trailer or mobile home camp or campsite for the purpose of repair or storage, provided that it is not used as living or sleeping accommodations.
C. 
Prohibition against removal of wheels or fixing to ground. It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation owning, possessing or operating a trailer, mobile home or camp car located on the premises of the owner or on leased ground or in a trailer or mobile home camp or campsite to remove or cause to have removed the wheels or any similar devices from said trailer, mobile home or camp car or to otherwise permanently fix it to the grounds so as to prevent the ready removal of said trailer, mobile home or camp car.

§ 196-3 License applications.

A. 
Application contents. The license provided for in this chapter shall be applied for by written application filed with the Township Clerk and shall set forth the full name and address of the applicant; the particular kind or character of the business to be carried on or conducted or vehicles parked; the location or place of the premises in or at which the same is to be carried on; the total area of ground space thereof and a diagram of same; whether or not an adequate water supply is available; the method adopted for the disposal of sewage, garbage, waste and other offensive matter; and such other information as may, from time to time, be required by the Township Committee.
B. 
Deposit to accompany application. The application shall be accompanied by a deposit to cover the license fee for the current year in the amount hereinafter provided, which license fee as to the first license granted for any such place shall be proportionately prorated for the remainder of the license year.
C. 
Approval certificate of Engineer. A certificate of approval stating that the applicant has made provisions to comply with the requirements for the proper disposal of sewage and wastewater must be obtained from the Township Engineer, which shall be filed with the Township Clerk when applying for the license.
D. 
Procedure prior to issuance. Upon receipt of the application in writing, the license fee and the Engineer's certificate, the Clerk shall present the same to the Township Committee, which shall make or cause to be made an inspection and examination of the premises and determine the suitability of the premises for use as a trailer or mobile home camp or campsite and whether or not such premises might be so used, without hazard to the health, morals or general welfare.
E. 
Issuance of license. Upon authorization by the Township Committee, the Township Clerk shall issue the license.

§ 196-4 General regulations.

A. 
Premises subject to inspection. Should the license be granted, the premises and building, trailer, mobile home and camp car situate therein shall be at all times subject to examination and inspection, by day or night, by proper officers and agents of the Township Committee, Police, Fire Department and Board of Health, and should any conditions be found to exist in or upon said premises subsequent to the granting of such license, which conditions, in the opinion of the Township Committee, might create a hazard, risk or be detrimental to private or public health, morals or general welfare, the same shall forthwith be remedied and corrected by the owner, applicant or licensee, upon notice.
B. 
Revocation or refusal. In case of failure or refusal to comply with any of the terms or provisions of this chapter, the Township Committee may, after due notice and hearing, refuse to renew or revoke any license applied for or granted hereunder.
C. 
License terms; renewal. Said license shall expire on December 31 of each year. Application for renewal, together with the license fee for the next year, shall be filed in writing with the Clerk on or before the first regular meeting day of the Township Committee for the month of December.
D. 
Fees.
[Amended 11-13-2002 by Ord. No. 717[1]]
(1) 
There shall be an annual fee for the license required pursuant to Chapter 196, Section 3 hereof, in the amount of $150, payable in advance, which fee is due on January 1 of each year.
(2) 
In addition to any other fee assessed pursuant to the Carneys Point Township Code, a municipal service fee shall be imposed in accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 54:4-1.3. The purpose of the municipal service fee is to pay to Carneys Point Township the reasonable value of municipal services rendered to owners of manufactured homes.
(a) 
Effective January 1, 2003, the municipal service fee shall be:
[Amended \8-17-2011 by Ord. No. 860]
[1] 
For manufactured homes of 1,250 square feet or greater: $42.50 per month.
[2] 
For manufactured homes of less than 1,250 square feet: $27.50 per month.
NOTE: For the purposes of this subsection, "square feet" shall include all enclosed areas suitable for use during all seasons.
(b) 
The municipal service fee shall be paid on a quarterly basis, with payments due on the following dates: for the 1st quarter: February 1; for the 2nd quarter: May 1; for the 3rd quarter: August 1; for the 4th quarter: November 1. If the municipal service fee is not paid within 10 days of the date on which the municipal service fee is due, interest shall be assessed on the amount outstanding at the rate of 8% per annum.
(c) 
The municipal service fee shall be collected by and remitted to the Carneys Point Township Chief Municipal Finance Officer by the owner of a trailer park, mobile home park or campsite or by the owner of the real property on which the manufactured home is situate. Said owner shall not be entitled to charge a fee for collection and remittance of the municipal service fee.
(d) 
For the purposes of this section, "manufactured home" shall be defined in accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 54:4-1.4.
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance has an effective date of 1-1-2003.
E. 
Camp registry. Each license shall, before the 10th day of each month, file a written report with the Clerk on forms to be supplied by the Township, setting forth the number of trailers located therein during the previous month, the license number of each trailer and automobile, the date of arrival, whether still at the camp, and if not, the date of departure and the name and address of the owner of each trailer. Such report shall be delivered to the Clerk, together with the monthly payment as provided for herein.
F. 
Transfer of license. Licenses granted hereunder shall not be transferred except by proper application to the Township Committee under the game procedure as upon initial issuance. The license fee, upon transfer, shall be prorated on the basis of the remaining term.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Original Section 4(g) of Ord. No. 285, dealing with drinking water and which immediately followed this subsection, was repealed 3-23-1977 by Ord. No. 297.
G. 
Sanitary accommodations. There shall also be provided adequate sanitary accommodations. No trailer or mobile home or camp car shall be permitted in any trailer camp or campsite unless it is properly equipped with bathing and toilet accommodations. All of such accommodations shall be properly connected to an approved disposal or sewage system and shall comply with municipal regulations.
H. 
Garbage, fuel, wastewater and lighting.
(1) 
There shall be provided in every trailer or mobile home camp or campsite heretofore or hereafter established such number of tight receptacles with close-fitting metal covers for garbage or refuse, ashes and rubbish as may be deemed necessary by the Board of Health, and such receptacles shall be at all times in a clean and sanitary condition.
(2) 
Fuel oil shall be maintained and stored as may be required necessary by the Board of Health or Municipal Fire Department.
(3) 
It shall be unlawful to permit any wastewater or material from sinks, baths, showers or other plumbing fixtures in trailers, mobile homes or camp cars to be deposited upon the surface of the ground, and all such fixtures, when in use, must be connected properly as hereinbefore provided.
(4) 
Every trailer or mobile home camp or campsite heretofore or hereafter established shall be provided with means of lighting the same at night, and all water closets, baths and toilet units shall be provided with sufficient light facilities, which shall be kept lighted during the time from 1/2 hour after sunset until 1/2 hour before sunrise.
I. 
Space requirements.
(1) 
The park shall be located on a well drained site, properly graded to ensure rapid drainage and freedom from stagnant pools of water.[3]
[3]
Editor's Note: Original Section 4(j)2 and 3, dealing with mobile home space and separation and setback requirements and which immediately followed this subsection, were repealed 3-23-1977 by Ord. No. 297.
(2) 
All mobile home spaces shall abut upon a street or roadway of not less than 36 feet in width which shall have an unobstructed access to a public street, road or highway and which shall be well marked in the daytime and shall be lighted so as to permit safe movement of vehicles and pedestrians at night. The following minimum levels of illumination shall be provided:
(a) 
All parts of the park road system: 0.1 footcandle.
(b) 
Potentially hazardous locations, such as major street intersections and steps or stepped ramps: 0.3 footcandle.
(3) 
All driveways, roads, curbing, walks and drainage constructed and installed in any mobile home park shall, in every respect, comply with all of the requirements and specifications for the construction, improvement, maintenance and repair of roads and streets as prepared by the Township Engineer and approved by the Township Committee and on file with the Township Clerk.
(4) 
Each park which accommodates vehicles other than mobile homes, such as travel trailers, shall provide service buildings to house laundry facilities and other sanitary facilities. In those parks in which only mobile homes are permitted, no such laundry facilities and other sanitary facilities shall be required, inasmuch as such mobile homes contain their own individual laundry and other sanitary facilities.
(5) 
Each mobile home space or lot shall be required to provide two on-site parking places for automobiles.
J. 
Drainage. Every trailer or mobile home camp or campsite shall be located on a well-drained area, and the premises of every such trailer or mobile home camp or campsite shall be properly graded and surfaced so as to prevent the accumulation of storm- or casual water.
K. 
Limitation of number. The Township Committee shall establish in each licensed mobile home camp or campsite the maximum number of lots or mobile home sites in each individual mobile home park as it shall, from time to time, deem fit.
L. 
Extension of licensed premises. No trailer or mobile home camp or campsite premises area shall be extended beyond that contained in its license application.[4]
[4]
Editor's Note: Original Section 4(n) of Ord. No. 285, which immediately followed this subsection, was deleted 5-20-1985 by Ord. No. 393.
M. 
Compliance with police and fire regulations. Such licensed premises shall, at all times, comply with all proper police and fire regulations imposed by Township ordinances.
N. 
Dogs. Dogs at no time shall be permitted to run at large in any trailer or mobile home camp or campsite.
O. 
Playground area. Each licensee shall provide an area to be set aside for a playground. The area so set aside shall be not less than 1/2 acre contiguous to the other. The area so set aside shall be conveniently located to the trailers and shall be approved by the Township Engineer.
P. 
Limitation of licenses. Licenses to conduct and operate a trailer or mobile home camp or campsite shall be limited to not more than four in number.

§ 196-5 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 5-20-1985 by Ord. No. 393]
Any person found guilty of violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall be subject to a fine of not more than $1,000 or imprisonment for a term not to exceed 90 days, or both, for each offense, and each day that a violation is permitted to exist shall constitute a separate offense and be punishable as such hereunder. The Municipal Court shall also have the power to suspend the license of any violator pending the elimination of the violation. The penalties set forth in this section are in addition to any revocation proceedings as set forth in any other sections of this chapter.