Town of Montgomery, NY
Orange County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Montgomery as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES

Zoning — See Ch. 235.

ARTICLE I
Parking and Storage of House Trailers (§ 215-1 — § 215-7) 

ARTICLE II
General Regulations (§ 215-8 — § 215-13) 

[Adopted 4-30-1957]

§ 215-1
Permit required. 

§ 215-2
Issuance of permit. 

§ 215-3
Exception. 

§ 215-4
Construal. 

§ 215-5
Penalties for offenses. 

§ 215-6
Provisions not retroactive. 

§ 215-7
Applicability. 

No house trailer used or occupied as living or sleeping quarters may be parked or stored for a time in excess of 72 hours within the Town of Montgomery without first procuring a permit from the Town Clerk.

The Town Clerk shall issue a permit as required in § 215-1 of this article, only upon submission of proof that the house trailer for which the permit is required meets with the following conditions and standards:

A. 

No house trailer to be parked or stored within 30 feet from any public thoroughfare or within 25 feet from any private or public property line.

B. 

No permit shall be issued unless the Clerk is satisfied that proper facilities for sewage, drainage and water supply have been provided, so that there will be no damage or impairment of the use of property by an adjoining landowner.

C. 

A permit will be issued only when it is shown that the health and well being of the adjacent property owners will not be impaired.

None of the provisions of this article shall be applicable to any house trailers stored or garaged where such house trailers are not being used or occupied as living or sleeping quarters.

None of the provisions of this article shall be construed as granting vested interests to anyone licensed under this article, and the Town Board hereby reserves the right to withdraw all permission and revoke all licenses granted under this article upon 60 days notice by publication and posting as provided for in § 133 of the Town Law.

Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. I, General Provisions, Art. I.

Anyone violating any provision of this article shall be liable to a penalty not to exceed $250 or imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or both.

Neither this article nor its licensing requirements shall be retroactive.

This article shall be effective within the corporate limits of the Town of Montgomery and outside the corporate limits of any village contained therein.

[Adopted 7-11-1960]

§ 215-8
Definitions. 

§ 215-9
Continuance of provisions. 

§ 215-10
Trailer court regulations. 

§ 215-11
Trailer sales lot regulations. 

§ 215-12
Penalties for offenses. 

§ 215-13
Applicability. 

As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:

HOUSE TRAILER
Any vehicle, house car, camp car or other type of portable vehicle, whether on wheels, skids, rollers or blocks, to be used for living or sleeping purposes.
TRAILER COURT
Any premises on which are parked three or more trailers or any premises used or held out for the purpose of supplying to the public a parking space for three or more such trailers.
[Amended 2-9-1961]
TRAILER SALES LOT
Any premises in which two or more unoccupied trailers, new or used, are parked for the purpose of inspection or sale.

The ordinance regulating the parking and storage of house trailers of the Town of Montgomery, dated April 30, 1957, shall continue in full force and effect as to any house trailer which is not kept in a trailer court or in a trailer sales lot as hereinabove defined.

A. 

No person, firm or corporation shall construct, maintain or operate a trailer court within the Town of Montgomery without first applying for a permit from the Town Board.

B. 

A trailer court shall be permitted by the Town Board, provided that it finds that such use will not create a traffic hazard or otherwise impair the value, health, welfare or convenience of the surrounding neighborhood or the prospective occupants.

C. 

The Town Board shall refer all applications for a trailer court permit to the Town Planning Board for study and recommendation before granting or denying such applications.

D. 

Applications for a trailer court permit shall be accompanied by a site plan indicating the following information:

(1) 

The location of the proposed trailer court and house trailer sites therein.

(2) 

The means of egress and ingress to all public roads.

(3) 

Watercourses, if any.

(4) 

Internal roads and off-street parking facilities.

(5) 

Sanitary facilities.

(6) 

Fire extinguishers.

(7) 

Fences and screening.

(8) 

Location of all outdoor lights and signs and other structures, including buildings.

E. 

No permit shall be issued until the sewage disposal and water supply systems have been approved by the New York State Department of Health.

F. 

Each trailer court shall comply with the following conditions:

(1) 

The lot area for such use shall be not less than three acres and contain at least 3,000 square feet per house trailer accommodated.

(2) 

The area shall be well-drained and have such grades and soil as to make it suitable for the purpose intended.

(3) 

Each house trailer site shall be provided with a four-inch concrete slab on a stable surface at least 10 feet by 18 feet in size for use as a terrace and so located to be adjacent and parallel to the house trailer.

[Amended 2-9-1961]

(4) 

No house trailer shall be less than 30 feet from any other house trailer.

(5) 

Each house trailer site shall provide suitable connections to an approved sewage disposal and water supply system.

(6) 

Garbage shall be collected once every day, and a waste collection station shall be provided for every 12 house trailer sites. No such collection station shall be further than 150 feet from the site so served.

(7) 

Adequate fire extinguishers must be supplied.

[Amended 2-9-1961]

(8) 

All house trailers shall be set back at least 50 feet, measured from the right-of-way line, from any street or highway, and at least 30 feet from all other property lines.

(9) 

Access to a trailer court and circulation within shall be by roads at least 20 feet wide provided with all-weather surface. Where a trailer court contains more than 20 house trailers, two exits must be provided, at least 100 feet apart. One of such exits may be an emergency exit only.

[Amended 2-9-1961]

(10) 

Where internal access roads are less than 30 feet wide, off-street parking bays must be provided. Such bays shall contain not less than 180 square feet per car space, and three off-street spaces shall be provided for every two house trailers.

(11) 

All means of egress and ingress, drives, lanes and public spaces shall be adequately lighted. Exits, entrances, drives and lanes shall have at least one fifty-watt bulb for each 50 feet of drive.

(12) 

Screening or fencing shall be required adjacent to a developed residential area.

(13) 

One nonflashing, indirectly illuminated sign shall be permitted. Such sign shall not be greater in area than 50 square feet or extend more than 10 feet above ground level.

(14) 

Signs and other structures, such as an office building, shall be located at least 20 feet from any property line or street right-of-way line.

G. 

Trailer court permits shall be granted for a period of one year from the date of approval of such permit and renewable annually. The Town Board or their duly authorized representative shall inspect each trailer court prior to granting an annual permit for conformance with the provisions of this article.

H. 

The annual fee for a trailer court permit shall be $1 for each house trailer site provided therein, payable at the time of issuance of the permit.

A. 

No person, firm or corporation shall place, keep, or maintain a trailer sales lot within the Town of Montgomery without first applying for a permit from the Town Board.

B. 

Trailer sales lot permits shall be granted for a period of one year from the date of such approval and renewable annually.

C. 

Each trailer sales lot shall comply with the following conditions:

[Amended 2-9-1961]

(1) 

Trailers exhibited for purposes of sale shall be set back at least 50 feet, measured from the right-of-way line, from any street or highway and at least 30 feet from all other property lines.

(2) 

One off-street parking space shall be provided for each two trailers exhibited for sale. Each parking space so provided shall contain at least 180 square feet of area.

(3) 

All such off-street parking areas shall be set back at least 20 feet from any street right-of-way line or property line.

(4) 

One nonflashing, indirectly illuminated sign shall be permitted. Such sign shall not be greater in area than 50 square feet or extend more than 10 feet from ground level.

D. 

A trailer sales lot maintained in conjunction with a trailer court must provide the above conditions in addition to the provisions for a trailer court.

E. 

The annual fee for a trailer sales lot permit shall be $1 payable at the time of issuance of the permit.

A. 

It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to construct, alter, repair, move, use, occupy or maintain any trailer, trailer court or trailer sales lot in violation of any provision of this article. A violation of this article or any provision thereof shall be deemed an offense against such ordinance as provided by Subdivision 2 of § 135 of the Town Law.

B. 

Any person, having been served with a notice of violation, who shall fail to comply with such notice within 30 days of such service, shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $500 or 30 days in jail, or both. After the passing of the thirty-day period following notice of a violation, allowed for correction of said violation, each subsequent day that such violation continues shall be deemed a separate offense.

Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.

The standards contained herein shall not apply to trailer courts or trailer sales lots in existence prior to the effective date of this article. However, enlargement of any such use or facility shall conform to the applicable provisions of this article. All nonconforming trailer courts or trailer sales lots shall comply with the provisions of this article within five years of the effective date of this article.