[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Lower 12-10-1975 as Sec. 14-2 of the 1975 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Pursuant to the provisions of the Laws of 1946, Chapter 21 (N.J.S.A. 40:49-5.1), the "New Jersey Private Campgrounds Code" with the exceptions hereinafter set forth but including Section 17, filed in the office of the Secretary of State of New Jersey on March 3, 1964, as approved by the Departments of Health and Conservation and Economic Development, is hereby accepted, adopted and established as a standard to be used as a guide in determining whether campground dwellings, as well as their facilities, located in this municipality are safe, sanitary and fit for human habitation and rental.
A copy of the "Private Campgrounds Code" is annexed to this section and three copies have been placed on file in the office of the Township Clerk and are available to all persons desiring to use and examine the same.
The following sections are hereby amended as follows:
Section 3.2 - The statement shall come from the Planning Board.
Section 4.4 - Campsite location. No campsite shall be less than 200 feet from a public highway, right-of-way, nor less than 100 feet from a property line.
In Section 4.8a, delete the word "three" from in front of the word "sign" and insert the word "two."
Section 5-1 - Water supply and distribution. An adequate supply of potable water capable of supplying a total capacity of at least 100 gallons per campsite per day shall be provided at one or more locations in every campground.
Section 6-4 - Privies. Delete section in entirety and substitute the following: No privies shall be allowed.
[Amended by Ord. No. 83-6; Ord. No. 92-4]
All permits shall be issued for a one-year period commencing on the first day of April in each year and terminating on the 31st day of March except that permits issued after the first day of April shall expire on the 31st day of March and accordingly shall be issued for a period of less than one year. There shall be an annual charge of $250 plus $4 for each campsite located on the subject premises for the permit, with such fee accompanying the application. No such license or renewal shall be issued unless the real estate taxes on the property are current pursuant to Chapter 413, Licenses and Permits, Article I, Payment of Taxes Required Prior to Issuance. No person shall have a vested right in a renewal application being granted. There shall be no reduction in fee for a permit issued for a period of less than one year. There shall be a late fee of $25 for any license not renewed by the 15th of May.
The Township Health Officer, the Township Board of Health and the Township Council or any of their members are hereby authorized to make inspection to determine whether the code is being violated and may enter into any campground to make any inspection.
In the event that a complaint is made to the Township Council by any person of an alleged violation of the code or this chapter or in the event that the Township Council believes that such a violation may exist, the Council may, after a hearing on not less than five days' notice served personally on the owner or left in a conspicuous place on the campground, suspend or revoke the permit. It shall be grounds for suspension or revocation that the code or this chapter has been or is being violated or that the campgrounds are being used for an illegal or immoral purpose.
No person shall occupy as owner, occupant, or rent to another for occupancy any camp dwelling, as well as its facilities, for the purpose of living therein which does not conform to the provisions of the "Private Campgrounds Code" established hereby as the standard to be used in determining whether a camp dwelling is safe, sanitary and fit for human habitation.
[Amended by Ord. No. 92-4]
No person or entity shall operate a campground within the confines of Lower Township without having a valid campground license issued by the Township of Lower.
[Amended by Ord. No. 92-4]
The provisions of this chapter may be enforced by any member of the Lower Township Police Department, the Township Code Enforcement Officer or any other Township official that Council may designate by resolution.
Any person, firm, corporation, partnership or entity that violates any of the provisions of this chapter shall be punished, upon conviction, by a fine not to exceed $500 or by imprisonment in the county jail for a period not exceeding 90 days, or both.
Said person or entity shall also be required to pay the appropriate license fee and any late charge in accordance with the provisions of this chapter along with any other fees or charges required.
Each day any violation exists shall be considered to be a separate and distinct offense.