Township of Pennsauken, NJ
Camden County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Pennsauken 3-13-1978 by Ord. No. 78-3 as Ch. 172 of the 1977 Code; amended in its entirety 12-30-2002 by Ord. No. 02-32. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Development regulations — See Ch. 141.
Trailer sales — See Ch. 288.
Sanitary standards — See Ch. 333.

§ 204-1 Definitions and word usage.

A. 
Definitions. As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
PERSON
Includes a person of either sex, any natural person or association of natural persons, association, partnership or corporation.
TRAILER, MOBILE HOME or RECREATIONAL VEHICLE
Any vehicle, self-propelled or non-self-propelled, intended to be used as a conveyance upon the public streets, highways or thoroughfares, duly licensed as such, and which is designed, constructed, reconstructed or added to by means of portable accessories in such a manner as to permit the occupancy thereof as a dwelling or sleeping place for one or more persons and having no foundation, other than wheels, jacks or skirtings, so arranged as to be integral with or portable by said trailer, mobile home or recreational vehicle.
TRAILER PARK AND CAMPGROUNDS
Any site, lot, field or tract of lands and premises upon which one or more trailers are parked or located for use as such, whether or not a charge is made for such parking or locating, including any building, structure, tent, vehicle or enclosure used or intended for use as a part of the equipment of such trailer park and campgrounds.
B. 
Word usage. The word "trailer," as used in this chapter, shall be construed to include the words "mobile home" and "recreational vehicle." The words "trailer park and campgrounds," as used in this chapter shall be construed to include the words "car park and campground."

§ 204-2 Parking and use of trailers during repair.

No person shall park any trailer on any street, highway or thoroughfare in the Township of Pennsauken except for the purpose of repair or other necessary purpose, and then for not more than three hours. Any trailer requiring repairs which shall take longer than three hours shall be placed upon the premises of a person conducting the business of repairing trailers, and said trailer shall not, during the period of such repairs or storage, be used by any person as a dwelling or sleeping place.

§ 204-3 Trailers to be located in licensed parks and campgrounds only.

Except as provided in § 204-2 hereof, no person shall park or locate for use any trailer, as herein defined, within the limits of the Township of Pennsauken except at a duly licensed trailer park and campgrounds, as herein provided.

§ 204-4 Boundaries description of land where parks and campgrounds may be located.

No trailer park and campgrounds shall be established in the Township of Pennsauken except within the limits of the following described lands and premises: all that certain lot, tract or parcel of lands and premises situate in said Township of Pennsauken, County of Camden and State of New Jersey, bounded and described as follows: Beginning at an iron pipe set in the southwesterly line of the New Jersey State Highway, Route 40 (formerly Marlton Pike), corner to land now or late of the Bridge Circle Estates, formerly Robert S. Johnson; thence southeastwardly along the southwesterly line of the New Jersey State Highway, Route 40, a distance of 400 feet to a point; thence southwestwardly, making an interior angle of 99º 21' 22" with the last mentioned course, 429.17 feet to a point; thence northwestwardly, making an interior angle of 110º 10' 40" with the last mentioned course and at right angles to the line of land of aforesaid Bridge Circle Estates, 200 feet to a point in said line; thence northeastwardly along the line of land of said Bridge Circle Estates, passing over monuments set at the distances of 171.35 feet, 381.42 feet and 591.49 feet southwestwardly, measured along said line from its intersection with the southwesterly line of New Jersey State Highway, Route 40, a distance of 600 feet to a point and the place of beginning; being part of premises designated on the Tax Assessment Map of the Township of Pennsauken as Plate 44, Block S-341, Lot 2.

§ 204-5 License required to conduct and operate trailer park and campgrounds.

No person shall conduct or operate a trailer park and campgrounds, as defined herein, without having first obtained a license therefor from the Township Clerk.

§ 204-6 License fees.

The license fees under this chapter shall be as follows:
A. 
For each house trailer located or parked at such trailer park and campgrounds, the sum of $100 per year, payable in semiannual installments of $50 in the first days of January and July in each year, provided that there shall be paid a license fee for not less than 65 trailers. If any licensee shall fail to pay such license fee due hereunder for a period of 10 days after the same shall become due and payable, such license shall become null and void.
B. 
In the event such licensee shall at any time have more than 65 trailers in such park and campground, then such licensee shall forthwith pay an additional license fee of $50 for such trailer, plus $10 per month per trailer for any period in excess of six months for any such trailers in excess of 65 trailers parked or located in such premises.

§ 204-7 Purpose.

This chapter is passed to regulate and control trailers, mobile homes, recreational vehicles, trailer park and campgrounds and car park and campgrounds in said Township.

§ 204-8 Number of trailers limited; transfers of license prohibited.

A. 
No more than 75 trailers, mobile homes or recreational vehicles shall be parked or located at any licensed trailer park and campgrounds at any one time.
B. 
No trailer park and campgrounds license shall be transferable.

§ 204-9 Application for license.

Applications for trailer park and campgrounds licenses shall be made in writing to the Township Clerk and shall contain the following information:
A. 
The name and address of the applicant.
B. 
The name and address of the owner of the premises on which the proposed trailer park and campgrounds is to be situate.
C. 
A description setting forth the exact location of the proposed trailer park and campgrounds, accompanied by a map showing said location and the entire plan of the park and campground.
D. 
A resume of the sewer, water and toilet facilities provided or to be provided.
E. 
The maximum number of trailers to be accommodated.
F. 
A statement by the applicant that he or she will comply with all the provisions of this chapter and an agreement that he or she will permit the entry into the trailer park and campgrounds at any time of an authorized inspector, health officer, police officer or fire marshal.

§ 204-10 Lot requirements; improvements and facilities.

A. 
Lot area and arrangement. Each trailer park and campgrounds shall provide not less than 875 square feet (25 feet by 35 feet) for each trailer, and the park and campground shall be subdivided into rectangular-shaped lots. Lots shall be grouped into blocks with streets at least 20 feet wide between each block.
B. 
Setbacks. No trailer shall be located within 30 feet of any street line or within 20 feet of any adjoining property line.
C. 
Utilities, Each trailer park and campgrounds shall be equipped with water service, shall be well-drained and shall be located where public sewer service is available or where septic tanks or cesspools are provided.
D. 
Water supply. At each trailer park and campgrounds a sufficient supply of pure drinking water shall be placed in conveniently located buildings, and no common drinking vessels or drinking water faucets shall be permitted in any toilet room or water closet compartment.
E. 
Water closets. Each trailer park and campgrounds shall provide service buildings in which shall be installed water closets placed in a separate compartment, properly separated from any other water closet, each compartment to be not less than three feet wide and enclosed with proper partitions. The ratio of water closets shall be one for every 15 females or less and one for every 25 males or less. In addition, there shall be one urinal for every 25 males or less. Such accommodations shall be based on the total park and campground capacity according to the plans filed with the Township Clerk and shall be computed on the basis of a minimum of three persons to each trailer, with the sexes being considered as equal in number.
F. 
Sinks. Each trailer park and campgrounds shall provide in every toilet room, or within 10 feet of the entrance thereof, facilities for washing hands in the ratio of one lavatory or sink for every two or less water closets, with separate facilities for each sex.
G. 
Disposal of wastewater. All wastewater from trailer sinks shall be wasted to a public sewer, if such sewer is available, and, if not, then into cesspools or septic tanks or into pails. If said wastewater shall be emptied into pails, said pails shall then be emptied into said public sewer, septic tank or cesspool. The spilling or draining of water on the campground is prohibited.
H. 
Garbage and rubbish receptacles. Each trailer park and campgrounds shall provide a sufficient number of garbage receptacles and rubbish receptacles so placed as to be convenient for the use of the occupants of the trailers.

§ 204-11 Park and campground manager; registration records; posting of license.

A. 
Each trailer park and campgrounds shall have a park and campground manager whose name shall be registered with the Township Clerk. The park and campground manager shall keep and maintain or cause to be kept and maintained a register in which shall be inscribed the true name and address of each and every person renting or occupying park and campground space for a trailer in said park and campground, together with the names and addresses of each occupant of said trailer and of the owner thereof, and such register shall be signed by said person renting or occupying park and campground space and by each occupant of said trailer.
B. 
The park and campground manager shall write opposite each name the park and campground space assigned to and occupied by each trailer. The park and campground manager shall also keep a record of the license numbers of all trailers and other units occupying space at said trailer park and campgrounds, the name of the state issuing such licenses and the exact address at which said trailer was last located, together with the date when the occupant or occupants of the park and campground space quit and surrendered the same.
C. 
A copy of such registry shall be posted in or on the trailer for which it is issued, and the manager's copy shall be available at all times for inspection by the duly authorized Township officials. The manager's copies shall be neatly and securely maintained, and no record shall be destroyed until the expiration of 12 months following the date of registration. The park and campground manager shall give to the operator of each trailer a copy of the park and campground rules, if any, and a copy of this chapter. The trailer park and campgrounds license and an approved copy of the park and campground plan shall be posted in the office of the park and campground manager in a conspicuous place.

§ 204-12 Filing of record copies with Township Clerk.

The manager of each trailer park and campgrounds, if requested by the Township Clerk, shall file with the Township Clerk copies of the records set forth in § 204-11 of this chapter.

§ 204-13 Park and campground regulations.

A. 
Each trailer park and campgrounds shall be well-lighted at night, except during wartime blackouts.
B. 
No animal washing, car washing or other slop creating practices shall be permitted in any trailer park and campgrounds except in a place specifically designated for that purpose, which place shall be in such location as not to disturb or otherwise annoy the occupants of trailers parked in said trailer park and campgrounds.
C. 
No dumb animals shall be permitted to run at large in any trailer park and campgrounds.
D. 
No person shall remove the wheels of any trailer or otherwise fix said vehicle to the ground.

§ 204-14 Report of communicable disease to Board of Health.

Every occupant or operator of a trailer shall report to the park and campground manager and to the Board of Health of the Township of Pennsauken any communicable disease occurring in his or her trailer, and the park and campground manager shall also immediately communicate such information to said Board of Health.

§ 204-15 Statement of necessity of provisions.

This chapter is deemed necessary and proper for the good government, order and protection of persons and property in the Township of Pennsauken and for the preservation of the public health, safety and welfare of said Township of Pennsauken and its inhabitants.

§ 204-16 Revocation or suspension of license.

The Township Committee, after written charges and notice and hearing thereon, may revoke or suspend any license issued hereunder for the violation of any of the terms of this chapter. Ten days' written notice of such charges and hearing shall be served personally upon the licensee or shall be mailed to the licensee by registered mail addressed to the licensee's last known address.

§ 204-17 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 9-12-1984 by Ord. No. 84-26]
Any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be subject to one or more of the following: a fine not exceeding $1,250 or imprisonment in the county jail for a term not exceeding 90 days, or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days, in the discretion of the Municipal Court Judge.