Township of Washington, NJ
Morris County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Washington 10-17-1983 by Ord. No. 25-83 (Sec. 7-5 of the Revised General Ordinances), which ordinance also repealed former Section 7-5, Trailer Parks, as amended. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Animals — See Ch. 46.
Building construction — See Ch. 56.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 87.
Recycling — See Ch. 168.
Zoning — See Ch. 217.
It shall be unlawful for any person to maintain or operate within the township any mobile home park unless that person first obtains a license.
The license fees for a mobile home shall be as follows:
An annual charge of $500, payable for the period from January 1 through December 31.
A weekly fee of $3 for each occupied site, but for any space occupied for three days or less, the fee shall be $2.50.
Fees shall be payable to the Township Clerk by the 10th day of the following month.
Applications for a mobile home park license shall be filed with and issued by the Township Committee, shall be in writing and signed by the applicant and shall contain the following:
The name and address of the applicant.
The location and legal description of the mobile home park.
A complete copy of the approved site plan for the park.
Such further information as may be requested by the Township Committee to enable it to determine if the proposed park will comply with legal requirements.
If the proposed mobile home park is in compliance with all provisions of this chapter and all other applicable ordinances and statutes, the Township Committee shall approve the application and, upon completion of the park according to the plans, shall issue the license.
An adequate water supply of pure water for drinking and domestic purposes shall be supplied to meet the park's requirements in accordance with all state and local rules and regulations.
All buildings and the grounds of the park shall be maintained in a clean sightly condition and kept free of any condition that will menace the health of any occupant or the public or constitute a nuisance.
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 further than 200 feet from any mobile home space. Garbage cans shall be kept upon a concrete slab in a screened enclosure containing a self-closing door or equivalent suitable facilities to be approved by the Board of Health. Cans and enclosures shall be kept in a sanitary condition at all times. Garbage and rubbish shall be collected and disposed of as frequently as may be necessary to ensure that the garbage cans shall not overflow.
Every park shall be equipped at all times with one fire extinguisher in good working order for every five mobile home spaces, located no farther than 200 feet from each mobile home space. No open fires shall be permitted at any place which would endanger life or property, and no fires shall be left unattended at any time.
No owner or person in charge of any dog, cat or other pet animal shall permit it to run at large or commit any nuisance within the limits of any mobile home park.
It shall be unlawful for the licenser to remove or cause to have removed or permit the removal of the wheels of any mobile home or to otherwise permanently fix it to the ground in a manner that would prevent the ready removal. Any alteration to a mobile home shall be deemed as removing it from the requirements of this chapter and converting it into a dwelling, and it shall thereupon be subject to the requirements of Chapter 217, Zoning, or any Building Code now or hereafter in effect.[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 56, Building Construction, Art. II, Uniform Construction Codes.
It shall be the duty of the licensee to keep a register containing a record of all mobile home owners and occupants located within the park. The register shall contain the following information:
The name and address of each occupant.
The dates of arrival and departure of each mobile home.
The park shall keep the register available for inspection at all times by law enforcement officers, public health officials and other officials whose duties necessitate acquisition of the information contained in the register. The register records shall not be destroyed for a period of three years following the date of registration.
The Township Committee may revoke any license to maintain and operate a park when the licensee has been found guilty by a court of competent jurisdiction of violating any provision of this chapter. After conviction, the license may be reissued if the circumstances leading to conviction have been remedied and the park is being maintained and operated in full compliance with the law.
The provisions of Chapter IX of the State Sanitary Code, Mobile Home Parks, promulgated pursuant to N.J.S.A. 26:1A-7, shall apply to this chapter to the extent not inconsistent with the provisions herein.