Township of Holland, NJ
Hunterdon County
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Table of Contents
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Holland 4-3-1961. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Dogs and other animals — See Ch. 68.
Fees — See Ch. 83.
Garbage, rubbish and refuse — See Ch. 89.
Land use — See Ch. 100.
Sewers — See Ch. 135.
Water — See Ch. 205.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
GARBAGE
Animal and vegetable matter originating in houses, kitchens, restaurants and hotels, produce markets or elsewhere.
PARK
A trailer coach park or trailer court.
PERSON
Any individual, firm, trust, partnership, association, joint-stock company or corporation.
TRAILER COACH
A vehicle used, or so constructed as to permit its being used, as a licensed conveyance upon the public streets or highways and constructed in such a manner as will permit its occupancy as a dwelling or sleeping place for one or more persons.
TRAILER COACH PARK or TRAILER COURT
Any plot of ground upon which two or more trailer coaches, occupied for dwelling or sleeping purposes, are located, regardless of whether or not a charge is made for such accommodation.
TRAILER COACH SPACE
A plot of ground within a trailer coach park designed for the accommodation of one trailer coach.
It shall be unlawful for any persons to maintain or operate within the limits of the Township any trailer coach park unless such person shall first obtain a license therefor. All trailer coach parks in existence upon the effective date of this chapter shall, within 30 days thereafter, obtain such license.
A. 
Applications for a trailer coach park license shall be filed with the Township Committee of Holland Township and issued by the Township Clerk. Applications shall be in writing, signed by the applicant, and shall contain the following:
(1) 
The name and address of the applicant.
(2) 
A statement as to whether or not the applicant or any of his or its associates or officers has ever been convicted of a crime involving moral turpitude.
(3) 
The location and description by metes and bounds of the trailer coach park.
(4) 
A complete plan of the park, including a detailed layout of all proposed sewage and refuse disposal facilities.
(5) 
Plans and specifications of all buildings and other improvements constructed or to be constructed within the trailer coach park.
B. 
The application shall be on a form provided by the Township Clerk, and all accompanying plans and specifications shall be filed in triplicate. The Township Clerk shall immediately forward one copy of the application to the Township Board of Health which shall inspect the proposed plans to determine whether said plans comply with the minimum health and sanitation requirements as required by applicable statutes of New Jersey and ordinances of the Township of Holland. If the proposed trailer park will be in compliance with the requirements of such statutes and ordinances, the Chairman or Secretary of the Board of Health shall note the approval of the Board on the back of the application and return it to the Township Clerk within 20 days of receiving the application. If the requirements of such standards are not met, the Chairman of the Board of Health shall advise the Township Clerk, in writing, of the disapproval of the plans by the Board of Health, and the reasons therefor, within said twenty-day period. The Township Committee shall verify the information contained in the application within 20 days and inspect the proposed plans and specifications. If the information contained therein is true and the proposed trailer coach park will be in compliance with all provisions of this chapter and all other applicable statutes of New Jersey and ordinances of Holland Township, and the Township Board of Health has approved the plans as being in conformity with applicable health and sanitation laws, the Township Committee shall approve said application on the reverse side thereof, and the Township Clerk shall issue the license.
C. 
No license shall be transferred without the permission of the Township Committee.
A. 
A license fee shall be imposed under this chapter for the purpose of raising revenue for the Township. The license fee for a trailer coach park or trailer court shall be as established in Chapter 83, Fees, payable on or before the 15th day of May of each year to the Township Tax Collector, and the sum, as established in Chapter 83, Fees, per calendar week or fraction thereof per trailer, payable by the operator of the park or court to the Township Tax Collector on the last day of each and every month.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
B. 
Each license shall expire on December 31 of each year. Said sum, as established in Chapter 83, Fees, shall be payable as aforesaid in advance for the following year.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
C. 
Each licensee shall maintain a registry and, on or before the 10th day of each month, submit a copy thereof to the Township Clerk, together with the license fees for the previous month, other than the annual license fee as established in Chapter 83, Fees,[3]
[3]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
D. 
The registry shall contain the following information with respect to the operation of the park or court for the previous month:
(1) 
The license number of each trailer.
(2) 
The serial number, body, type and license number of each automobile.
(3) 
The date of arrival and departure of each and every trailer.
(4) 
The age, name and last permanent address of the owner and occupants of each automobile and trailer.
The trailer coach park shall conform to the following requirements:
A. 
The trailer coach park or trailer court shall be located on a well-drained site and not adjacent to a swamp or marsh.
B. 
All trailer coach spaces shall abut upon a driveway of not less than 25 feet in width, which shall have unobstructed access to a public street or highway. All driveways shall be hard surfaced and well marked in the daytime and lighted at night with one-hundred-watt lamps, at intervals of 100 feet, located approximately 15 feet from the ground.
C. 
Walkways not less than two feet wide shall be provided from the trailer coach spaces to the service buildings. The walkways shall be hard surfaced and well marked in the daytime and lighted at night with one-hundred-watt lamps at intervals of 100 feet, located approximately 15 feet from the ground.
D. 
An electrical outlet supplying at least 110 volts shall be provided for each trailer coach space.
Each trailer court shall be furnished with an adequate supply of potable water of a standard of quality and quantity established by the Township for the Township as a whole.
Laundry facilities shall be provided in the ratio of one double laundry tub and/or one single laundry tub and one automatic or semiautomatic-type washing machine for every six trailer coach spaces. An electrical outlet shall be provided supplying 110 volts of electricity to operate each washing machine. Drying spaces shall be provided sufficient to accommodate the laundry of the trailer coach occupants. The service building housing the laundry facilities shall be a permanent structure complying with all applicable ordinances and statutes regulating buildings, electrical installations and plumbing and sanitation systems.
A. 
No wastewater or matter from sinks, baths, cesspools, septic tanks or other plumbing fixtures shall be deposited or permitted to accumulate on the surface of the ground.
B. 
Waste from showers, bathtubs, flush toilets, urinals, lavatories and laundries within the park shall be discharged into a public or private sewer and disposal plant or septic tank system of such construction and in such manner as will present no health hazard. Each trailer coach space shall be provided with a trapped sewer at least four inches in diameter, which shall be connected to receive the waste from the shower, bathtub, flush toilet, lavatory and kitchen sink of the trailer coach, harbored in such space and having any or all of such facilities. The trapped sewer in each space shall be connected to discharge the trailer coach waste into a private sewer and disposal plant or septic tank system of such construction and in accordance with the standards established by the Township for the Township as a whole and by the State of New Jersey.
Tightly covered metal garbage cans shall be provided in quantities adequate to permit disposal of all garbage and rubbish. Garbage cans shall be located not farther than 100 feet from any trailer coach space. The cans shall be kept in sanitary condition at all times. Garbage and rubbish shall be collected and disposed of at least twice a week to ensure that the garbage cans shall not overflow.
Every park shall be equipped at all times with at least one fire extinguisher in good working order for every six trailer coach spaces. No open fires shall be permitted at any time. No fires shall be left unattended at any time.
No owner or person in charge of any dog, cat or other pet shall permit it to run at large within the limits of any trailer coach park or trailer court.
A responsible attendant or caretaker, owner or operator shall be in charge at all times to keep the trailer coach park or trailer court, its facilities and equipment in a clean, orderly and sanitary condition, and he shall be answerable, with the licensee, for any violation of the provisions of this chapter.
The Township Committee may revoke any license to maintain and operate a park when the licensee has been found guilty of violating any provisions of this chapter. After conviction of a violation, the license may be reissued if correctional steps have been taken to remedy the situation which led to the revocation and if the park is being maintained and operated in full compliance with the law.
No person shall permit such licensed premises to be used for the violation of any laws of the United States, the State of New Jersey or of Holland Township.
Said business and the place and premises conducted shall be subject to examination by day or night by the Township Committee through an inspector authorized by it to make such inspection.
The license certificate shall be conspicuously posted in the office of or on the premises of the trailer coach park or trailer court at all times.
[Amended 9-5-1989 by Ord. No. 1989-9]
A. 
The governing body may prescribe penalties for the violation of ordinances it may have authority to pass, either by imprisonment in the county jail or in any 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 both. The court before which any person is convicted of violating this chapter shall have power to impose any fine or term of imprisonment not exceeding the maximum fixed in this chapter.
B. 
Any person convicted of the violation of this chapter may, in the discretion of the court by which he was convicted, and in default of the payment of any fine imposed therefor, be imprisoned in the county jail or place of detention provided by the municipality for any term not exceeding 90 days.