[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Mansfield 3-7-1949. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The following things are determined, declared and recited to be true:
The tendency of tent cities and trailer camps and other such camping grounds is to attract a temporary nomadic congested population living under conditions making difficult the enforcement of police and sanitary regulations and is deemed to constitute a nuisance.
For the purpose of this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- TRAILER CAMP or TENT CITY
- Any site or tract of land occupied or used by one or more trailers or tent camps or camp cars or available for such occupancy or use, with or without charge, and shall include any building, structure, tent, camp, cottage or enclosure used or intended for use as part of or in connection with such trailer camp.
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to maintain any tent city or trailer camp or similar establishment at any place within the limits of this Township.
All ordinances or parts of ordinances inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed as to such inconsistency only.
This chapter shall take effect immediately upon final passage and publication according to law.
[Amended 5-5-1988 by Ord. No. 1988-11]
Any person, firm or corporation who violates any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine not exceeding $1,000 or to imprisonment in the county jail for a term not exceeding 90 days or to a period of community service not exceeding 90 days, or to such combination of punishments as the Municipal Judge may, in his or her discretion, deem appropriate and just; and each violation of any of the provisions of this chapter and each day the same is violated shall be deemed to be a separate and distinct offense.