[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Stanhope 7-29-1957. Sections 130-3 and 130-13 amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
Whenever used in this chapter, the following words shall have the defined meanings set forth herein:
- A vehicle which is or may be used for living or sleeping purposes and is so designed that it is or may be mounted on wheels and used as a conveyance, whether through its own or other motive power, except, however, such a device used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks.
- TRAILER CAMP OR PARK
- A tract of land designed, maintained or intended for the purpose of supplying a location or accommodation for more than one trailer, but shall not include lots on which unoccupied trailers may be parked for the purpose of sale.
It shall be unlawful for any person to maintain or operate, within the limits of the Borough of Stanhope, any trailer camp or park for hire or without charge unless such person shall first obtain a license therefor. All trailer or trailer camps in existence upon the effective date of this chapter shall, within 90 days thereafter, obtain such license and in all other respects comply with the requirements of this chapter.
Said license shall be applied for in writing and filed with the Borough Clerk. The application shall set forth or include the following information:
The name and address of the applicant and the name and address of the owner of the property if the applicant does not own the premises.
A plot plan showing the extent of the area to be used for camp and park purposes; adjoining streets and driveways within the proposed premises; the location of sites for trailers; the location and number of sanitary conveniences, including plans and specifications therefor; the method and plan of sewage disposal; the method and plan of garbage removal; and plans and specifications for electrical lighting or the furnishing of electrical supply.
[Amended 5-31-1978 by Ord. No. 1978-9]
The application shall be accompanied by the license fee which is provided for in Chapter 82, Fees, and which shall be paid on July 1 of each year, but said fee shall be prorated during the year when any applicant first makes application for a license.
Where the application is for premises upon which required facilities have not as yet been constructed, the granting of the license shall be upon the condition that the construction of the camp follows the plans and specifications filed with the licensed application.
Before any license is issued, the premises shall be inspected by at least one member of the Mayor and Council and by the Chief of Police and the Health Officer of the Borough of Stanhope.
Applicants for licenses must comply with all other ordinances or valid rules and regulations of the Mayor and Council and the Board of Health of the Borough of Stanhope before a license will be issued.
All trailer camps must be located on a tract which provides 600 square feet of space per trailer site, and the trailer sites shall be arranged in rows facing on a driveway not less than 20 feet in width, which driveway shall have unobstructed access to a public street. No trailer site shall be located within 50 feet of the edge of the public street or within 20 feet of any adjoining property. Driveways shall not be located within 20 feet of any adjoining property.
Every trailer camp shall be located on a well-drained area, and the premises shall be properly graded so as to prevent the accumulation of storm- or other waters.
An adequate supply of pure water, furnished through a pipe distribution system, for drinking and domestic purposes shall be maintained. Supply faucets shall be located within 100 feet of any trailer campsite and no common drinking vessels shall be permitted, and an abundant supply of hot water, sufficient to provide water for bathing, washing and laundry, shall be provided at all times.
Every trailer camp shall have erected thereon, at a distance not greater than 200 feet from the site it is designed to serve, a suitable building for housing toilets, showers and laundry facilities as required by this chapter. In said building there shall be located separate toilet rooms for each sex and there shall be provided at least one toilet for each sex for every five trailer sites. Toilet rooms shall contain lavatories with hot and cold water and shall be separately enclosed from the remainder of facilities in the service building. Separate enclosed bathing facilities for each sex, with showers, shall be provided on the same ratio, and the bathing compartment shall contain a dressing room of at least 12 square feet. Bathing compartments shall be separate from toilet facilities.
Laundry facilities shall be provided at the ratio of one double tray for each five campsites proposed.
The floors of toilets, showers and the laundry shall be of concrete, tile or other material impervious to water and shall be pitched to a flood drain. Such rooms shall be cleaned at least once daily when trailer campsites are occupied and shall generally be kept in clean and sanitary condition at all times.
If any trailer camp or park owner provides satisfactory proof to the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Stanhope that he accommodates or received for accommodation only trailers equipped with toilet and shower or bathtub, then the provisions of Subsections A, B and C of this section will be waived, provided that there is a septic tank disposal for all sewage or wastewater of an adequate size to provide for the facilities of each individual trailer to be parked, in accordance with the requirements of the borough ordinances and the laws of the State of New Jersey.
The method of waste and garbage disposal shall be adequate to take care of the proposed campsites and must provide septic tank disposal for all sewage or wastewater of a size adequate to provide for the facilities and the number of campsites proposed. No wastewater shall be thrown or discharged upon the surface of the ground. Every trailer campsite shall be provided with a substantial flytight metal garbage disposal from which the contents shall be removed once daily by the licensee or his agents and disposed of according to the method and plan of waste and garbage disposal.
Each trailer camp shall provide an electric service outlet for each trailer campsite and shall also provide illumination of the entire trailer camp which will keep the driveways in said trailer camp clearly illuminated during the period from one hour after sunset until dawn.
Each year after a license is originally issued and on June 1, the licensee shall file application for a renewal of any license heretofore issued. In the event, at any time, a licensee enlarges the area or changes the facilities available at this camp, he shall first make application for permission to do so, furnishing revised plans or specifications where necessary. The Mayor and Council may prescribe forms for original or renewal application.
In every trailer camp, there shall be an office building which shall be attended at all times. The license issued in pursuance of this chapter shall be posted therein, and the trailer camp register shall be kept in said office.
It is hereby made the duty of the attendant or person in charge, as well as the licensee, to keep at all times the register of all guests showing the name and address and the marital status of all guests and the license number of all automobiles and trailers, including state of registration. A copy of new registration information showing the above data with regard to any new registrations, shall be delivered to the Police Department of the Borough of Stanhope once each month.
The camp shall maintain fire extinguishers, at a ratio of one to each five sites, which shall be available for use by occupants.
After notice and hearing, the Mayor and Council may revoke or suspend the license of any licensee who shall violate the provisions of this chapter or who shall refuse to permit the inspection of a trailer camp by the Police Department or the Health Department of the Borough of Stanhope upon request made for such inspection, and the premises licensed hereby shall be open to such inspection at all times.
[Amended 5-31-1978 by Ord. No. 1978-9; 6-30-1998 by Ord. No. 1998-8]
Any person violating any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be punishable by a fine not exceeding $1,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days, or any combination thereof. The fine so provided shall not prevent the imposition of revocation or suspension in accordance with § 130-12 of this chapter.