Town of Grand Chute, WI
Outagamie County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Grand Chute 1-7-1997 as Ch. 11 of the 1997 Code; amended in its entirety 10-2-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-09. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Zoning — See Ch. 535.
It is the purpose of this chapter to enforce minimum standards for mobile homes and mobile home parks to promote the public health, safety and welfare; to establish requirements for the design, construction, alteration, extension, operation, and maintenance of mobile homes and mobile home parks and related utilities and facilities; to require the issuance of permits for construction, alteration and extension of mobile homes and mobile home parks; to authorize the inspection of mobile homes and mobile home parks; to regulate the location of mobile homes; and to fix penalties for violations.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
ACCESSORY STRUCTURE
All structures constructed on a mobile home lot apart from the basic mobile home unit and shall include awnings, cabanas, storage cabinets (or sheds), carports, windbreaks, attached porches and garages.
COMMON AREA
Any area of space designed for joint use of tenants occupying the mobile home park.
DEPENDENT MOBILE HOME
A mobile home which does not have complete bathroom facilities.
DRIVEWAY
A minor private way used by vehicles and pedestrians on a mobile home lot or used for common access to a small group of lots or facilities.
LICENSE
A written license issued by the Town of Grand Chute allowing a person to operate and maintain a mobile home park under the provisions of this chapter and regulations issued hereunder.
LOT AREA
The total area reserved for exclusive use of the occupants of a mobile home.
MOBILE HOME
A manufactured, transportable, single-family dwelling unit, suitable for year-round occupancy, containing water supply, waste disposal and electrical conveniences and which is ready for occupancy except for minor and incidental unpacking and assembly operations at the site and as defined in § 66.0435(1)(d), Wis. Stats.
MOBILE HOME LOT
A parcel of land for the placement of a single mobile home and the exclusive use of its occupants.
MOBILE HOME PARK
A parcel of land which has been developed for the placement of mobile homes and is owned by an individual, a firm, trust, partnership, public or private association or corporation.
MOBILE HOME STAND
That part of an individual lot which has been reserved for the placement of one mobile home unit.
PARK MANAGEMENT
The person who owns or has charge, care or control of the mobile home park.
PARK STREET
A private way which affords principal means of access to individual mobile home lots or auxiliary buildings.
PERMIT
A written permit or certification issued by the Town Board permitting the construction, alteration and extension of a mobile home park under the provisions of this chapter and regulations issued hereunder.
PERSON
Any individual, firm, trust, partnership, public or private association or corporation.
TENANT STORAGE AREA
An enclosed space designed to provide auxiliary general storage space for an individual mobile home.
TOWN BOARD
The Town Board of the Town of Grand Chute, Outagamie County, Wisconsin.
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to construct, alter or extend any mobile home park within the limits of the Town of Grand Chute unless he holds a valid permit issued by the Town Board in the name of such person for the specific construction, alteration or extension proposed.
B. 
All applications to the Town Board for permits shall be filed with the Clerk and reviewed by the Plan Commission and shall contain the following:
(1) 
Name and address of applicant.
(2) 
Location and legal description of the mobile home park.
(3) 
Complete engineering plans and specifications of the proposed park showing but not limited to the following:
(a) 
The area and dimensions of the tract of land.
(b) 
The number, location and size of all mobile home lots and the location of common areas.
(c) 
The location and width of roadways and walkways.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
(d) 
The location of each permanent foundation for a mobile home, as each mobile home shall be placed on a permanent foundation, with all such permanent foundations to be subject to the same setback requirements established for subdivisions in the Town of Grand Chute.
(e) 
Plans and specifications of all utilities, including sewage collection and disposal, stormwater drainage, water distribution and supply, refuse storage and collection, lighting, electrical, telephone and television antenna systems.
(f) 
Landscaping plans for the entire park, including a planting plan for the buffer strip.
(g) 
Plans and specifications of all buildings to be located within the park.
(h) 
Such other plans and specifications and information as may reasonably be required by the Town Board.
C. 
No permit shall be issued for the construction of a mobile home park unless that development shall contain a minimum number of two and a maximum number of 10 mobile home lots, and no permit shall be issued for the construction of the mobile home park unless that development is greater than two miles from any other mobile home park then existing in the Town of Grand Chute.
D. 
All applications for a permit shall be accompanied by the deposit of a fee as prescribed in the Town Fee Schedule for each mobile home lot proposed, plus any other permit fees required by any provision of this Code.
E. 
When, upon review of the application, the Town Board is satisfied that the proposed plan meets the requirements of this chapter, a permit shall be issued.
F. 
Any person whose application for a permit under this chapter has been denied may request and shall be granted a hearing on the matter before the Town Board under the procedure provided by § 382-6 of this chapter.
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to operate any mobile home park within the limits of the Town of Grand Chute unless he holds a valid license issued annually by the Town of Grand Chute in the name of such person for the specific mobile home park. All applications for licenses shall be made to the Town Board, which shall issue a license upon compliance by the applicant with the provisions of this chapter.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
B. 
Every person holding a license shall give notice in writing to the Town Board within three days after having sold, transferred, given away, or otherwise disposed of interest in or control of any mobile home park. Such notice shall include the name and address of the person succeeding to the ownership or control of such mobile home park. Upon application in writing for transfer of the license and deposit of a fee as prescribed in the Town Fee Schedule, the license shall be transferred if the mobile home park is in compliance with all applicable provisions of this chapter.
(1) 
Application for original licenses shall be in writing, signed by the applicant, accompanied by an affidavit of the applicant as to the truth of the application and by the deposit of a fee as prescribed in the Town Fee Schedule for each 50 lots or fraction thereof, plus an inspection fee as prescribed in the Town Fee Schedule per mobile home located within the mobile home park, and shall contain the name and address of the applicant, the location and legal description of the mobile home park, and a site plan of the mobile home park showing all mobile home lots, structures, roads, walkways, and other service facilities as required by § 382-3B of this chapter.
(2) 
Applications for renewals of licenses shall be made in writing by the holders of the licenses, shall be accompanied by the deposit of a fee as prescribed in the Town Fee Schedule for each 50 lots, or fraction thereof, plus an inspection fee as prescribed in the Town Fee Schedule per mobile home, and shall contain any change in the information submitted since the original license was issued or the latest renewal granted.
C. 
In addition to the above license fee, the licensee or the owner or the occupant of every mobile home shall pay and be jointly and severally liable for the payment of a monthly parking permit fee to the Town of Grand Chute. Such monthly parking permit fees shall be collected by the licensee, who is primarily liable for the payment thereof. The determination of the amount of such fee, the review thereof, and the enforcement of the payment and the disposition of such fee shall be in accordance with § 66.0435, Wis. Stats.
D. 
After approval of such application in accordance with this chapter and before issuance of such license, the applicant shall cause to be filed a surety bond in the amount of $2,000 if the park contains 100 units or fewer or $4,000 if the park contains more than 100 units. The bond shall guarantee the collection from the licensee of the monthly parking fee provided for in Subsection C and the payment of such fees to the Town Treasurer.
E. 
All minimum standards under the Town of Grand Chute's Housing Code (Chapter 317) are expressly incorporated into this chapter and shall apply to each and every mobile home located within the Town of Grand Chute. Additionally, all provisions of the Town of Grand Chute's ordinances concerning compliance, enforcement, penalties, appeals and interpretation are expressly incorporated into this chapter. Also incorporated by reference are the Town Fire Code (Chapter 291), the Building Code as applicable (Chapter 220, Article I), Town Building Regulations (Chapter 220, Article II), §§ 66.0435 and 101.94, Wis. Stats., and any other applicable statutory or Administrative Code provisions.
F. 
No license may be granted for the operation of a mobile home park within the Town of Grand Chute unless each and every mobile home contained therein is in compliance with all minimum standards for housing contained in Chapter 317 of this Code.
G. 
Additionally, no license may be granted unless a mobile home park and all homes contained therein are in compliance with the Town Fire Code (Chapter 291), the Building Code as applicable (Chapter 220, Article I), Town Building Regulations (Chapter 220, Article II), §§ 66.0435 and 101.94, Wis. Stats., and any other applicable statutory or Administrative Code provisions.
H. 
Any person whose application for a license under this chapter has been denied may request and shall be granted a hearing on the matter before the Town Board under the procedure provided by § 382-6 of this chapter.
I. 
Whenever, upon inspection of any mobile home park, the Town Board or its authorized agents find that conditions or practices exist which are in violation of any provision of this chapter, the Town Board shall give notice in writing in accordance with § 382-6A to the person to whom the license was issued that unless such conditions or practices are corrected within a reasonable period of time specified in the notice by the Town Board, the license shall be suspended. At the end of such period, the Town Board shall reinspect such mobile home park and, if such conditions or practices have not been corrected, shall suspend the license and give notice in writing of such suspension to the person to whom the license is issued. Upon receipt of notice of such suspension, such person shall cease operation of such mobile home park, except as provided in § 382-6B.
A. 
The Town Board is hereby authorized and directed to make such inspections as are necessary to determine satisfactory compliance with this chapter.
B. 
The Town Board and its authorized agents shall have the power to enter at reasonable times upon any private or public property for the purpose of inspecting and investigating conditions relating to the enforcement of this chapter.
C. 
The Town Board and its authorized agents shall have the power to inspect the register containing a record of all residents of the mobile home park.
D. 
It shall be the duty of the park management to give the Town Board and its authorized agents free access to all lots at reasonable times for the purpose of inspection.
E. 
It shall be the duty of every occupant of a mobile home park to give the owner thereof or his agent or employee access to any part of such mobile home park at reasonable times for the purpose of making such repairs or alterations as are necessary to effect compliance with this chapter.
A. 
Whenever the Town Board determines that there are reasonable grounds to believe that there has been a violation of any provision of this chapter, the Town Board may order the discontinuance of such violation and shall give notice of such alleged violation to the person to whom the permit or license was issued. Such notice shall be in writing, include a statement of the reasons for its issuance, allow a reasonable time for the performance of the act it requires, and contain an outline of remedial action which, if taken, will effect compliance with the provisions of this chapter. Such notice and order shall have been properly served when a copy thereof has been sent by registered United States Mail to the last registered post office address of the permittee or licensee as registered with the Town Clerk or when the same has been personally served upon the attorney-in-fact of such permittee or licensee or when the same shall have been served in any other manner as provided by the Wisconsin Statutes for the service of process.
B. 
Any person affected by any notice which has been issued in connection with the enforcement of any provisions of this chapter may request and shall be granted a hearing on the matter before the Town Board, provided that such person shall file in the office of the Town Board a written petition requesting such hearing and setting forth a brief statement of the grounds therefor within 10 days after the day such notice or order was served.
C. 
The filing of the request for a hearing shall operate as a stay of the notice and of the order, except in the case of an order issued under Subsection E. Upon receipt of such petition, the Town Board shall set a time and place for such hearing and shall give the petitioner written notice thereof. At such hearing, the petitioner shall be given an opportunity to be heard and to show why such notice and order should be modified or withdrawn. The hearing shall be commenced not later than 10 days after the day on which the petition was filed, provided that, upon application of the petitioner, the Town Board may postpone the date of the hearing for a reasonable time beyond such ten-day period when in its judgment the petitioner has submitted good and sufficient reasons for such postponement.
D. 
Upon the expiration of the time required in such notice or order or after such hearing, as the case may be, the Town Board shall make findings as to the compliance with the provisions of this chapter and shall issue an order in writing sustaining, modifying or withdrawing the notice and order which shall be served as provided in Subsection A. Upon failure to comply with such order, either as sustained or modified, the license of the mobile home park affected by the order may be suspended or revoked.
E. 
Whenever the Town Board finds that an emergency exists which requires immediate action to protect the public health, the Town Board shall issue an order declaring the existence of such an emergency and requiring that such action be taken as it may deem necessary to meet the emergency, including the suspension of the permit or license. Notwithstanding any other provisions of this chapter, such order shall be effective immediately. Any person to whom such an order is directed shall comply therewith immediately but upon petition to the Town Board shall be afforded a hearing as soon as possible.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
A. 
Where the Town Board finds that compliance with provisions of this chapter would result in undue hardship, an exemption may be granted by the Town Board without impairing the intent and purpose of this chapter. Deviations from design, construction and installation provisions shall be brought into compliance with this chapter within a reasonable period of time based on economic feasibility of improvement, nature, significance, and extent of deviation, depreciation of material, improvement, layout in use and other similar factors.
B. 
Such period shall begin after the Town Board has given notice of a certain and specific deviation from this chapter to the person to whom the permit or certification was issued.
C. 
Gradual improvements to a higher degree of conformity shall be permissive, provided that there shall be complete conformity at the end of a period prescribed by the Town Board.
Any person making application for a permit to construct or expand a mobile home park shall meet the following design and system requirements:
A. 
All design and system requirements contained in any applicable provisions of any other chapters of the Town of Grand Chute Code, §§ 66.0435, 101.94 and 101.96, Wis. Stats., and any other applicable statutory or Administrative Code sections must be satisfied; to the extent that any provision conflicts with this chapter, the more restrictive provision shall apply.
B. 
Environmental requirements.
(1) 
Density. The maximum allowable density in a mobile home park development shall be six units, or lots, per gross acre.
(2) 
Minimum lot size. Individual lots within the mobile park must contain an area of not less than 3,600 square feet.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
(3) 
Maximum lot coverage. The basic mobile home unit shall not occupy in excess of 1/3 of the mobile home lot, and the complete unit, including all accessory structures, shall not occupy more than 1/2 of the mobile home lot.
(4) 
Required separation between mobile homes. Mobile homes shall be separated from each other and from other buildings and structures by at least 15 feet. An accessory structure, such as an awning, cabana, storage cabinet, carport, windbreak, or porch attached to the mobile home, shall, for purposes of separation requirements, be considered a part of the mobile home. Detached accessory structures shall be allowed only if included and approved as part of the original or revised mobile home park plan.
(5) 
Setback and buffer strips. Each mobile home shall be located at least five feet from any mobile home lot line.
(a) 
There shall be a minimum distance of 10 feet between the mobile home stand and abutting park street right-of-way.
(b) 
The mobile homes shall be set back a minimum of 25 feet from public streets.
(c) 
All mobile homes shall be located at least 40 feet from any park property boundary line, except where the adjoining property is also a mobile home park.
(6) 
Screening.
(a) 
All mobile home parks shall be provided with screening of natural growth along the property boundary line separating the park and such adjacent properties, except where the adjoining property is also a mobile home park. The planting area shall have a minimum width of 15 feet.
(b) 
Within such a planting area there shall be established, within six months after issue of the license for the occupation of such mobile home park, the following plantings:
[1] 
A temporary planting of fast-growing material capable or reaching a height of 15 feet or more, such as Lombardy poplar.
[2] 
A permanent planting such as white or Norway pine, the individual trees to be of such a number and so arranged that within 10 years they will have formed a screen equivalent in opacity to a solid fence or wall. Such permanent planting shall be grown or maintained at a height of not less than 15 feet.
(7) 
Recreation areas.
(a) 
In all mobile home parks there shall be one or more recreation areas which shall be easily accessible to all park residents.
(b) 
The size of such recreation areas shall be based upon a minimum of 200 square feet for each lot. No outdoor recreation area shall contain less than 2,500 square feet.
(c) 
Recreation areas shall be located so as to be free of traffic hazards and should, where the topography permits, be centrally located.
(8) 
Allowable uses.
(a) 
Single-family mobile homes as defined by this chapter shall be allowed and any approved accessory structures included in the original plans and specifications, or revision thereof. Dependent mobile homes shall specifically be prohibited from placement within mobile home parks.
(b) 
Parks, playgrounds and open space shall be allowed, as well as the following commercial uses when they are for the exclusive use of park residents:
[1] 
Mobile home park office.
[2] 
Laundromat.
[3] 
Clubhouse and facilities for private, social or recreation clubs.
(c) 
Signs pertaining to the lease, hire or sale of individual mobile homes, not more than two square feet in area, shall be allowed, as well as one mobile home park identification sign not more than 50 square feet in area, to be located in proximity to the park entrance.
C. 
Access requirements.
(1) 
General requirements. All mobile home parks shall be provided with safe and convenient vehicular access from abutting public street or roads to each mobile home lot. Such access shall be provided by streets, driveways, or other means.
(2) 
Road systems. All road systems shall comply with current local adopted code.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
(3) 
Park entrance. Entrances to mobile home parks shall be designed to minimize congestion and hazards and allow free movement of traffic on adjacent streets.[3]
[3]
Editor's Note: Original § 11.08, Subsection 3d, Internal streets, which immediately followed this subsection, was repealed at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
(4) 
Street construction and design standards.
(a) 
Pavements. All streets shall be provided with a smooth, hard and dense surface which shall be durable and well drained under normal use and weather conditions. Pavement edges shall be protected to prevent raveling of the wearing surface and shifting of the pavement base.
(b) 
Grades. Grades of all streets shall be sufficient to ensure adequate surface drainage but shall not be more than 8%.
(c) 
Intersections. Within 100 feet of an intersection, streets shall be at approximately right angles. A distance of at least 150 feet shall be maintained between center lines of offset intersecting streets. Intersections of more than two streets at one point shall be avoided.
(5) 
Parking requirements. On-street parking, or parking in the street right-of-way, shall be prohibited, except as provided in Subsection C(5)(d) below.
(a) 
Occupant parking. A minimum of two parking spaces shall be provided for occupant parking purposes. Such spaces shall be located within 150 feet of the mobile home lot to be served.
(b) 
Visitor parking. A minimum of one space for every four mobile home lots shall be provided for visitor parking purposes.
(c) 
Parking space. Each parking space shall contain a minimum of 200 square feet. The space shall be paved with a smooth, hard and dense surface which shall be durable and well drained under normal use and weather conditions.
(d) 
Use of right-of-way for parking. In no instance shall the required street pavement width be used for parking purposes. The remaining right-of-way width, 10 feet on either side of the street pavement, may be used for parking purposes only if the spaces are perpendicular to the street.
(e) 
Parking restrictions. Parking of boats, trailers, campers, snowmobiles, or other similar vehicles shall be restricted to an area provided by the park management specifically for said purpose.
(6) 
Walkways. All parks shall be provided with safe, convenient, all-season pedestrian access of adequate width for intended use, durable and convenient to maintain, between individual mobile homes, the park streets and all community facilities provided for park residents. Sudden changes in alignment and gradient should be avoided.
(a) 
Common walk system. A common walk system shall be provided and maintained between locations where pedestrian traffic is concentrated. Such common walks shall have a minimum width of 3 1/2 feet.
(b) 
Individual walks. All mobile home stands shall be connected to common walks, to paved streets, or to paved driveways or parking spaces connected to a paved street or roadway. Such individual walks shall have a minimum width of two feet.
D. 
Mobile home stand. To the extent that this subsection is ever held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be impermissibly in conflict with § 101.96, Wis. Stats., this provision is severable and the balance of the chapter shall remain intact. For the purpose of this chapter, a mobile home stand shall be defined as an area 15 feet by 70 feet. The area of the mobile home stand shall be improved to provide adequate support for the placement and tie-down of the mobile home, thereby securing the superstructure against uplift, sliding, rotation and overturning.
(1) 
The mobile home stand shall not heave, shift or settle unevenly under the weight of the mobile home due to frost action, inadequate drainage, vibration or other forces acting on the structure.
(2) 
The mobile home stand shall be provided with anchors and tie-downs such as cast-in-place concrete "dead men" eyelets embedded in concrete foundations or runways, screw augers, arrowhead anchors, or other devices securing the stability of the mobile home.
(3) 
Anchors and tie-downs shall be placed at least at each corner of the mobile home stand, and each shall be able to sustain a minimum tensile strength of 2,800 pounds.
E. 
Site suitability and stormwater drainage. Condition of soil, groundwater level, drainage and topography shall not create hazards to the property or the health or safety of the occupants. The site shall not be exposed to objectionable smoke, noise, odors or other adverse influences, and no portion subject to unpredictable and/or sudden flooding, subsidence or erosion shall be used for any purpose which would expose persons or property to hazards.
(1) 
Soil and ground cover requirements. Exposed ground surfaces in all parts of the mobile home park that are not paved or covered with stone screenings or other solid material shall be protected with a vegetative growth that is capable of preventing soil erosion and of eliminating objectionable dust.
(2) 
Site drainage requirements. The ground surface in all parts of every mobile home park shall be graded and equipped to drain all surface water in a safe, efficient manner.
F. 
Water supply and distribution system. An adequate, safe and potable supply of water shall be provided in each mobile home park. Where a public supply of water of satisfactory quantity, quality and pressure is available at the site or at the boundary of the site, connection shall be made thereto and its supply used exclusively. When a satisfactory public water supply is not available, a private water supply system may be developed and used as approved by Wisconsin Statutes, the Department of Safety and Professional Services, and/or any other agency as reflected in the Wisconsin Administrative Code.
G. 
Sewage disposal system. An adequate and safe sewer system shall be provided within all mobile home parks for conveying all sewage. The mobile home park sewer system shall make connection to the public sewerage system at the boundary of the site and shall use its disposal and treatment services exclusively. The mobile home park sewer system shall be constructed and maintained according to standards set by Wisconsin Statutes, the Department of Safety and Professional Services, and/or any other agency as reflected in the Wisconsin Administrative Code.
H. 
Refuse storage and collection system.
(1) 
The storage, collection and disposal of refuse in the mobile home park shall be so conducted as to create no health hazards, rodent harborage, insect breeding areas, accident or fire hazards, or air pollution.
(2) 
All refuse shall be stored in flytight, watertight, rodentproof containers which shall be located not more than 150 feet from any mobile home lot. Containers shall be provided in sufficient number and capacity to properly store all refuse.
(3) 
Refuse collection stands shall be provided for all refuse containers. Such container stands shall be so designed as to prevent containers from being tipped, to minimize spillage and container deterioration and to facilitate cleansing around them.
(4) 
All refuse containing garbage shall be collected at least once per week. Where suitable collection service is not available from public or private agencies, the mobile home park operator shall provide this service. All refuse shall be collected and transported in covered vehicles or covered containers.
(5) 
In no instance may disposal of the waste be carried out through incineration on the mobile home park site.
I. 
Public utility systems. All utility service systems shall be installed and maintained in accordance with applicable codes and regulations governing such systems.
(1) 
Public utility service outlets shall be provided at each mobile home stand for electric, telephone, gas (if provided) and television antenna service systems.
(2) 
All utility service lines shall be located underground within the mobile home park.
(3) 
Each mobile home park shall have only one television antenna that shall serve for all park residents.
J. 
Street and public walkway illumination requirements.
(1) 
All parks shall be furnished with lighting units so spaced and equipped with luminaires placed at such mounting heights as will provide the following average maintained levels of illumination for the safe movement of pedestrians and vehicles at night:
(a) 
All parts of park street systems shall be illuminated at an average level of 0.6 footcandle, with a minimum of 0.2 footcandle.
(b) 
All parts of the public walkway system shall be illuminated at a minimum of 0.3 average maintained footcandle.
(c) 
Potentially hazardous locations, such as major park street intersections and steps or stepped ramps, shall be directly illuminated with a minimum of 0.3 footcandle.
(2) 
All street or walkway light poles shall be decorative in nature ("decorative" is defined here as a pole made of concrete, aluminum, steel or laminated wood rather than the traditional wood utility pole).
K. 
Fire protection.
(1) 
Mobile home parks shall be kept free of litter, rubbish and other flammable materials.
(2) 
Portable fire extinguishers rated for Class B and C fires shall be kept in service buildings and shall be maintained in good operating condition. Their capacity shall not be less than 2 1/2 pounds.
(3) 
Fire extinguisher quantity, size, and storage shall meet the requirements as set forth in NFPA 10.
(4) 
Fires shall be made only in barbecue pits, fireplaces, stoves or other equipment intended for such purposes. Incinerators for the specific purpose of burning refuse shall be prohibited. Outdoor fires and incinerators shall comply with Chapter 291 of the Town of Grand Chute Code.
(5) 
Cooking shelters, barbecue pits, fireplaces, and wood-burning stoves shall be so located, constructed, maintained and used as to minimize fire hazards and smoke nuisances, both on the property on which used and on neighboring property. No open fire shall be permitted except in facilities provided. No open fire shall be left unattended. No fuel shall be used which emits dense smoke or objectionable odors.
(6) 
Fire hydrants shall be required in accordance with the following requirements:
(a) 
The water supply system shall permit the operation of a minimum of two one-and-one-half-inch hose streams.
(b) 
Each of two nozzles, held four feet above the ground, shall deliver at least 75 gallons of water per minute at a flowing pressure of at least 30 pounds per square inch at the highest elevation point of the park.
(7) 
Fire hydrants, if provided, shall be located within 500 feet of any mobile home, service building or other structure in the park.
A. 
Responsibility of the park management.
(1) 
The person to whom a license for a mobile home park is issued shall operate the park in compliance with this chapter and shall provide adequate supervision to maintain the park, its facilities and equipment in good repair and in a clean and sanitary condition.
(2) 
The park management shall notify park occupants of all applicable provisions of this chapter and inform them of their duties and responsibilities under this chapter.
(3) 
The park management shall supervise the placement of each mobile home on its mobile home stand, which includes securing its stability and installing all utility connections. Additionally, the park management is responsible to ensure that all provisions of § 101.96, Wis. Stats., regarding manufactured home installation, are fully complied with.
(4) 
The park management shall maintain a register containing the names of all park occupants identified by lot number or street address, the motor vehicle license numbers, the places of employment, and copies of the titles to all individual mobile home units. A copy of such register, listing all of such information, and all monthly changes as of the first day of each month, shall be mailed to the Town Clerk on a monthly basis and at any time upon demand.
(5) 
The park management shall notify the governing body immediately of any suspected communicable or contagious disease within the park.
(6) 
In every mobile home park, the park management shall locate an office for the attendant or person in charge of said park. A copy of the park license and this chapter shall be posted therein, and the park register shall at all times be kept in said office.
(7) 
The park management shall collect the monthly parking permit fee provided for in § 382-4C of this chapter. An account shall be kept showing the names of persons paying said service charges and the amount paid.
(8) 
The park management shall bear the ultimate responsibility to ensure that all park occupants and/or mobile home owners are in absolute compliance with all provisions of this chapter and all provisions of the Town of Grand Chute's minimum standards for housing contained in Chapter 317 of this Code. In the event that a park occupant and/or mobile home owner is not in compliance with any provision of this chapter and/or the Town of Grand Chute's minimum standards for housing contained in Chapter 317 of this Code, the park management shall take any steps necessary to bring said park occupants and/or mobile home owners into compliance, including but not limited to monitoring the condition of all mobile homes located within the park, ordering necessary improvements to individual mobile home units, and eviction of individual mobile home owners, or similar remedies as allowed by Wisconsin law.
(9) 
The park management shall also bear the ultimate responsibility to ensure that the mobile home park and all buildings, homes, and structures contained therein are in compliance with Chapters 291 and 220 of this Code and §§ 66.0435, 101.94, 101.96, and 710.15, Wis. Stats., and any applicable requirements of the Wisconsin Administrative Code.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Original § 11.09, Subsection 1j, which immediately followed this section and contained lighting standards, was repealed at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II). For lighting standards see § 382-8J.
(10) 
A minimum of two off-street parking spaces shall be provided for each mobile home and shall be clearly assigned and marked corresponding to each individual mobile home.
(11) 
All concrete and/or asphalt pavement must be maintained in a safe and attractive manner. In the event that any pavement becomes broken or is unreasonably worn, such pavement must be replaced at the expense of the park operator.
(12) 
The park operator must report any notices received from the State of Wisconsin, any state agency, any county agency, or any other authority for violations of any applicable provisions.
(13) 
Building permits must be applied for and received in accordance with this chapter and Chapter 220, Building Construction, of this Code prior to making any improvements to any aspect of the mobile home park.
(14) 
Upon demand, the park operator must produce to the Town of Grand Chute's Building Inspector a list of all tenants residing within the mobile home park.
B. 
Responsibilities of park occupants and unit owners.
(1) 
The park occupant and unit owners shall comply with all applicable requirements of this chapter and shall maintain each mobile home lot, its facilities and equipment in good repair and in a clean and sanitary condition.
(2) 
Owners of mobile homes must receive a permit to install or place a mobile home within a mobile home park in accordance with Chapter 220 of this Code. This permitting requirement is in addition to any requirements of § 101.96, Wis. Stats., or any other applicable federal, state statutory, or state administrative regulation.
(3) 
The park occupant shall be responsible for proper placement of his mobile home stand and proper installation of all utility connections in accordance with the instructions of the park management.
(4) 
Pets, if permitted in the park, shall be prohibited to run at large or to commit any nuisance within the limits of any mobile home lot.
(5) 
The undercarriage, supports and stabilizing devices of the mobile home shall be skirted to maintain an attractive community appearance.
(6) 
Porches, awnings, and other additions shall be installed only if permitted and approved by the park management. When installed, they shall be maintained in good repair. Permits must be issued by the Town prior to installing porches, awnings, or any other additions in accordance with this chapter and Chapter 220, Building Construction, of this Code. The space immediately underneath a mobile home shall be used for storage only if permitted by the park management. If permitted, the following conditions shall be satisfied:
(a) 
The storage area shall be provided with a base of impervious material.
(b) 
Stored items shall be located so as not to interfere with the underneath inspection of the mobile home.
(c) 
The storage area shall be enclosed by skirting.
(7) 
The park occupant shall store and dispose of all his rubbish and garbage in a clean, sanitary and safe manner. The garbage container shall be rodentproof, insectproof and watertight.
(8) 
Fire extinguishers shall be kept at each mobile home unit and shall meet the requirements as set forth in NFPA 10.
(9) 
Individual mobile home units and areas adjacent to individual mobile home units shall be in compliance with all provisions of the Town of Grand Chute's minimum housing standards as identified in Chapter 317 of this Code. Any violations of the minimum housing standards contained in Chapter 317 of this Code may result in the enforcement provisions and penalties contained therein, as well as the enforcement provisions and penalties contained in this chapter.
(10) 
Building permits must be applied for and received in accordance with Chapter 220 of this Code prior to making any improvements to any mobile home within the mobile home park.
(11) 
All structures appurtenant to any individual mobile home must be safe, in good working order, and in compliance with the minimum standards for housing found in Chapter 317 of this Code.
(12) 
Any new structures built or constructed appurtenant to any mobile home unit or existing structure moved or otherwise made appurtenant to any mobile home must be built or installed in accordance with Chapter 220 of this Code in addition to any other applicable Code provision(s).
(13) 
In addition, park occupants and unit owners are responsible to ensure that their homes, all appurtenances thereto, and the space immediately surrounding each unit are in compliance with all applicable provisions of Chapters 291 and 220 of this Code and §§ 66.0435, 101.94, 101.96, and 710.15, Wis. Stats., and any other applicable statutory provisions and provisions of the Wisconsin Administrative Code.
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to park any mobile home on any public roadway or other public place or on any tract of land owned by any person except as licensed for mobile home park use in compliance with this chapter or except as provided in Subsections B and C.
B. 
Emergency or temporary stopping or parking is permitted on any public roadway for not longer than one hour subject to any other and further prohibitions imposed by the traffic and parking regulations or ordinances for that public roadway.
C. 
The Town Board may issue a special written permit allowing the location and occupancy of a mobile home outside of a mobile home park upon a showing of hardship and/or immediate necessity by the applicant. The permit shall not be issued for a period to exceed 90 days for one premises in any twelve-month period nor for more than one mobile home on any one premises. In a district zoned for agricultural use, a special permit may be issued for year-round occupancy of one mobile home on condition that the parcel of land is greater than 10 acres. The special permit shall only be granted upon the written consent of the owner, legal agent of the owner, or the lessee of the location for which the special permit is issued.
D. 
Application for the permit shall be made to the Town Clerk and shall be accompanied by an inspection fee as prescribed in the Town Fee Schedule. The application shall contain the following information:
(1) 
Name and permanent address of the occupants;
(2) 
License number of the mobile home and towing vehicle;
(3) 
Intended purpose of stay at requested location;
(4) 
Exact location of the premises;
(5) 
Documentation of the owner's and/or occupant's permission to locate on the premises;
(6) 
Statement of the nature and location of sanitary facilities;
(7) 
Written permission from the occupant of the dwelling house for use of sanitary facilities;
(8) 
A statement that all wastes from mobile home occupancy will be disposed of in a sanitary manner; and
(9) 
If the location is a vacant lot or parcel of land, a statement indicating the nature and location of sanitary facilities and source of water supply, that these facilities are within 200 feet of the mobile home, and that the owner has given permission for their use.
E. 
All occupied mobile homes not located in a mobile home park shall be subject to the monthly parking fee established in § 382-4C of this chapter.
Any person who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, forfeit an amount as prescribed in the Uniform Forfeiture and Bond Schedules, together with the costs of prosecution. Each day's failure of compliance with any such provision shall constitute a separate violation.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
In any case where a provision of this chapter is found to be in conflict with a provision of any other ordinance or code of the Town of Grand Chute existing on the effective date of this chapter, the provision which, in the judgment of the Town Board, establishes the higher standard for the promotion and protection of the health and safety of the people shall prevail. In any case where a provision of this chapter is found to be in conflict with a provision of any other ordinance or code of the Town of Grand Chute existing on the effective date of this chapter which establishes a lower standard for the promotion and protection of the health and safety of the people, the provision of this chapter shall be deemed to prevail, and such other ordinances or codes are hereby declared to be repealed to the extent that they may be found in conflict with this chapter.