Town of Winneconne, WI
Winnebago County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Winneconne 10-20-1994 as § 12.05 of the 1994 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Building construction — See Ch. 120.
Subdivision of land — See Ch. 275.
Zoning — See Ch. 310.
Whenever in this chapter the following terms are used, they shall have the meanings respectively ascribed to them below, except in those instances where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:
LICENSEE
Any person licensed to operate and maintain a mobile home park.
LICENSING AUTHORITY
The Town of Winneconne.
MOBILE HOME
That which is, or was as originally constructed, designed to be transported by any motor vehicle upon a public highway and designed, equipped and used primarily for sleeping, eating, and living quarters, or is intended to be so used, and includes any additions, attachments, annexes, foundations and appurtenances, except that a house trailer is not deemed a mobile home if the assessable value of such additions, attachments, annexes, foundations and appurtenances equals or exceeds 50% of the assessable value of the house trailer.
MOBILE HOME, DEPENDENT
A mobile home which does not have complete bathroom facilities.
MOBILE HOME, NONDEPENDENT
A mobile home equipped with complete bath and toilet facilities, all furniture, cooking, heating, appliances and complete year-round facilities.
MOBILE HOME PARK
Any plot of ground upon which two or more units occupied for dwelling/sleeping purposes are located, regardless of whether or not a charge is made for such accommodation.
PARK
Mobile home park.
PERSON
Any natural individual, firm, trust, partnership, association or corporation.
PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY
The highest degree of protection against infection, contagion, disease and fire that a trailer camp or mobile home park will reasonably permit.
SPACE
A plot of ground within a mobile home park designed for the accommodation of one mobile home unit.
TRAILER
Any vehicle, house car, camp car or any portable or mobile vehicle on wheels, skids, rollers or blocks, either self-propelled or propelled by any other means, which is used or designed to be used for residential, living or sleeping purposes.
TRAILER CAMP
Any area or premises on which space available for two or more trailers is rented or held for rent or on which free occupancy or camping for such number is permitted to trailer owners, but not including automobile or trailer sales lots on which only unoccupied trailers are parked for purposes of inspection or sale.
TRAILER SITE
A tract or parcel of land on which one or more trailers are usually kept or parked.
UNIT
A mobile home unit.
No person shall establish a permanent residence in a trailer or mobile home located in the Town unless the same is located in a mobile home park or unless wholly located at least 1,000 feet from the near side of any other structure, whether or not such other structure is used for human habitation. A person shall be deemed to be using a trailer or mobile home as a permanent residence within the meaning of the section if such person has used the same for human habitation for a period of 60 days within a period of six continuous months.
A. 
No person shall construct, establish, place, operate, maintain or offer for public use, with or without compensation, any trailer camp or mobile home park in the Town without first obtaining a license to do so from the Town Board. The total number of units, trailers or mobile homes that may be parked or kept in any one trailer camp or mobile home park pursuant to such license is limited to 100 units, trailers or mobile homes.
B. 
Application for such license shall be filed with the Town Clerk on a form prescribed by the Town Board and shall contain a statement of the name and address of the applicant and the location and legal description of the trailer camp or mobile home park, giving the address, exterior dimensions, maximum number of trailers or mobile homes to be accommodated, the actual or proposed sanitary facilities and fire prevention to be maintained and such other pertinent information as the Town Board may require. Such application shall be accompanied by a plat or plan of the trailer camp or mobile home park showing the actual or proposed location of all trailers or mobile homes, the location of streets, the location of toilets, showers or baths and all other sanitary facilities, the location of fire prevention apparatus, the location of lighting facilities and such other information as the Town Board may require.
C. 
Such application shall be accompanied by a license fee computed according to the number of trailers or mobile homes located in such trailer camp or mobile home park on the date such application is filed with the Town Clerk. In determining the amount of such license fee in excess of $100, trailers or mobile homes located in any trailer camp or mobile home park solely for storage purposes or solely for sale, or both, and which are not used or offered for use for residential, living or sleeping purposes shall not be counted in determining the number of trailers or mobile homes located in any such trailer camp or mobile home park.
D. 
By the filing of such application, the applicant shall be deemed to have consented to an inspection, prior to the issuance of the license, by the Town Board and any other Town officials for the purpose of determining whether or not such license should be granted. The Town Board may issue or deny a license in the exercise of its discretion, having due regard for the effect of the establishment of such trailer camp or mobile home park upon the public health, safety and welfare.
E. 
Not more than one license shall be issued for the location of a trailer camp or mobile home park in any one common school district of the Town, as such common school district is defined by the state statutes, if such development would cause the school cost to increase above the state average or if an exceedingly difficult or impossible situation exists with regard to providing adequate and proper sewage disposal therein, provided that such prohibition as to the number of licenses that may be issued for trailer camps or mobile home parks located in a common school district shall not apply to trailer camps located in the Town on the date this subsection becomes effective.
F. 
Application for renewal of a license shall be filed in the same manner as application for the original license and upon payment of the applicable fee as provided in this section.
G. 
Such license shall not be transferable either as to the applicant or as to the licensed premises.
H. 
Such license, when issued, shall be and remain posted in a conspicuous place at the licensed premises at all times that the same remains in force.
A. 
Conditions of license. Every trailer camp or mobile home park for which a license is issued under the provisions of this chapter shall be established, maintained and operated in strict conformity with the provisions of this chapter, and by acceptance of such license the licensee shall be deemed to have agreed with the Town Board to comply with all of the provisions of this chapter and to consent to the entry on the licensed premises by any Town official at all reasonable times for the purpose of inspecting the same.
B. 
Drainage and sewage. Every trailer camp or mobile home park shall be located on a well-drained site and shall be so graded or adequately drained as to eliminate the collection of surface waters at any point therein. Adequate provision shall be made for the disposal of all sewage by means of duly constructed and maintained septic tanks or other lawful sewage disposal equipment. All provisions for sewage disposal shall be installed and maintained in accordance with the applicable provisions of the Town and State Plumbing Codes.
C. 
Water supply. A supply of pure water for drinking and domestic purposes shall be provided in an amount sufficient to care for the needs of the maximum number of persons capable of being accommodated therein. All wells supplying water for such camp shall be constructed and maintained in accordance with the applicable provisions of the Wisconsin Well Construction Code.
D. 
Toilets and baths. There shall be established and maintained in every trailer camp or mobile home park a separate toilet and shower or bath for each sex for each 10 trailers or mobile homes and a two-compartment laundry tub with running water for each of 10 units; all such toilets, showers or baths, laundry tubs and all water facilities shall be connected to the sewage disposal system or have separate and adequate disposal facilities therein for each waste product as the circumstances require, and all of the same shall be maintained in good working order. All toilets, showers or baths and laundry tubs shall have concrete floors, and every room in which a toilet is located shall have at least one window. Toilets shall be water flushed.
E. 
Refuse. Every trailer camp or mobile home park shall be provided with a sufficient number of light metal receptacles with close-fitting metal covers for garbage and refuse, and such receptacles shall be emptied at least once in each week.
F. 
Spacing. Every trailer or mobile home in a trailer camp or mobile home park shall be located on a space not less than 5,000 square feet in area, and all such spaces shall be arranged in rows facing on a continuous driveway which is at least 25 feet in width, and each space shall have a frontage on such driveway of at least 30 feet. No structure shall be located nearer than 10 feet to the exterior boundary line of any space. No lean-to, shack, tent, room or similar structure of a detachable nature shall be attached to any trailer or mobile home located in a trailer camp or mobile home park, other than as may be required for the housing of equipment for the furnishing of power, light, water, gas or similar service to such trailer or mobile home. Any and all extensions in the area of a trailer camp or mobile home park existing on the date this chapter takes effect, made after the date this chapter takes effect, as well as all trailer camps or mobile home parks constructed after the date this chapter takes effect, shall be laid out and maintained with regard to the spacing of trailers or mobile homes located or to be located therein so as to meet the requirements of this subsection or the requirements of the County Zoning Code as the same is applicable thereto, whichever requires the greater area of such spacing.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
G. 
Lighting. Every trailer camp or mobile home park and every toilet, shower, bath and laundry shall be provided with adequate lighting facilities to make the same safe for use at all times, and all lights for the lighting of the trailer camp or mobile home park in general and the driveways therein shall be kept lighted from 1/2 hour after sunset until sunrise of the following day.
H. 
Foundations. All trailer sites and mobile home spaces shall be of concrete or equivalent material.
I. 
Registration. A person to whom a license is granted for the operation of any trailer camp or mobile home park shall maintain a register in which shall be registered the name and permanent address of every person using the trailer camp or mobile home park and a description of every trailer or mobile home located in the trailer camp or mobile home park, together with the license number of the automobile or other vehicle and the trailer or mobile home, and such register shall be open at all times for inspection by any official of the Town.
J. 
Health and safety. The person to whom a license is issued under the provisions of § 210-3 of this chapter promptly shall report to the Town Clerk the name of every person located upon the licensed premises whom such licensee knows, or has reason to believe, is infected with a contagious disease. Every trailer or mobile home shall have at least one fire extinguisher which shall be maintained at all times in good working order. The person to whom a license is granted under this chapter shall at all times maintain and operate the same for the protection of the public health and safety. All regulations of the State Department of Health and Family Services now or hereafter in effect relating to the establishment and maintenance of trailer camps or mobile home parks and which are not in conflict with the provisions of this chapter shall be deemed a part of this subsection with the same force and effect as though herein set forth in full, and the person to whom a license is issued under this chapter shall be responsible for the enforcement of all such regulations of the State Department of Health and Family Services in the trailer camp or mobile home park for which such license is issued.
K. 
Residence. No person, except the licensee to whom a license is issued for the operation of a trailer camp under the provisions of this chapter and the members of his immediate family, shall reside in any trailer camp so licensed for a period of more than six months in any one year, whether such residence is continuous or at intermittent periods. Every person to whom such license is issued shall enforce the provisions of this subsection and promptly shall report to the Town Board the name of any person so residing in such trailer camp in violation of the provisions of this subsection, together with all information concerning such person and his property as is included in the register required to be maintained by such licensee under the provisions of Subsection I above.
Any person to whom a license has been issued under this chapter found to be in violation of any of the provisions of §§ 210-3 and 210-4 of this chapter or failing to pay or cause to be paid any special assessment levied against the trailer camp or mobile home park within a period of 10 days after such special assessment is required to be paid may be subject to revocation of his license under the provisions of this chapter. Upon revocation of any license issued under this chapter, no refund of the license fee shall be made, and the Town Board may refuse to grant any further license under the provisions of this chapter to such person.
There is hereby imposed on each occupied, nonexempt mobile home located in the Town a monthly parking fee as determined under § 66.0435, Wis. Stats. Such fees shall be paid to the Town Treasurer on or before the 10th day of the month following the month for which such fees are due.
Whenever there is any conflict between the provisions of this chapter and the provisions of any applicable zoning ordinance, the provision which is the most restrictive shall apply with respect to the establishment and operation of any trailer camp or mobile home park in the Town.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 310, Zoning.
A mobile home park harboring only nondependent mobile homes as defined in § 210-1 shall not be subject to the provisions of § 210-4D.
Except as otherwise provided herein, violations of this chapter shall be subject to a penalty as provided in Chapter 1, § 1-4 of this Code.
[1]
Editor's Note: Added at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).