Village of Highland Falls, NY
Orange County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Highland Falls 8-10-1971 by L.L. No. 5-1971 as Ch. 66 of the 1971 Code; amended in its entirety at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I). Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Flood damage prevention — See Ch. 111.
Housing standards — See Ch. 122, Part 2.
Zoning — See Ch. 240.
No mobile home shall be located upon any land or premises within the Village other than at prescribed mobile home parks unless it is located on a plot of land with an area of at least 7,500 square feet. The area shall be well drained and consist of suitable natural soil or well-consolidated inert fill.
Not more than one such mobile home shall be permitted to park or otherwise locate on such separate lot or parcel of land other than a prescribed mobile home park.
Each mobile home located within the Village in other than prescribed mobile home parks shall have provision for electrical outlet and connection to the mobile home.
Each mobile home located within the Village, except in prescribed mobile home parks, shall have adequate sanitary facilities and be connected with the public water supply and sanitary sewer system. Such mobile homes shall also have a garbage collection and trash station.
Every mobile home located within the Village, except in a prescribed mobile home park, shall be set back at least five feet from all plot lines and at least 30 feet from all street lines.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
MOBILE HOME PARK
Located within the Village of Highland Falls, a plot of land where two or more mobile homes are parked or which is used as or held out for the purpose of supplying to the public a parking space for two or more mobile homes.
A mobile home park located within the Village of Highland Falls shall have a minimum area of 80,000 square feet and at least 3,000 square feet per mobile home. The area shall be well drained and consist of suitable natural soil or well-consolidated inert fill.
Each mobile home site shall have a four-inch-thick paved concrete or macadam area of at least 90,000 square feet for use as patio and an electrical outlet for connection to the mobile home. Mobile homes shall be separated by at least 18 feet on all sides.
Each and every mobile home park located within the Village of Highland Falls shall have each of the following, located no more than 200 feet from any mobile home site:
Facility
One Per
Water tap and flush toilet1
3 sites2
Shower, hot and cold water1
6 sites2
Garbage collection station and trash hopper
12 sites2
NOTES:
1 Shall have concrete floor; may be omitted where connections with public water supply and sanitary sewer system are made at each mobile home site.
2 Or a fraction thereof.
Every mobile home park located within the Village shall have access and internal roads which shall be at least 20 feet wide, provided with a dustless surface and lighted by at least one fifty-watt bulb every 100 feet.
In every mobile home park in the Village, all mobile homes shall be set back at least 15 feet from all plot lines adjacent to the mobile home park and 25 feet from all street lines.
All setback areas from street and/or adjoining plot lines in all mobile home parks located within the Village shall be maintained in a not unsightly condition and in reasonable conformity with other properties in the area at all times. Said mobile home parks may have normal entrances and exits but shall have no signs affixed to or hung in relation to the outside thereof except as follows: for each entrance and exit, one directional arrow and the name of the establishment. Such sign shall be nonilluminated.
The Trustees of the Village, or their duly appointed representative, who shall be appointed for such purpose, shall inspect or cause to be inspected every mobile home and mobile home park affected by this chapter. If such mobile home or mobile home park is found to be in violation of any provision of this chapter, the representative shall report this fact to the owner or occupant of the mobile home at the time when the inspection is made. If the violation found by such inspector is not corrected so as to comply with the provisions of this chapter within 30 days after such notice, said inspector shall forthwith advise the Board of Trustees of the Village of the violation and of the failure to comply with the provisions of the chapter.
No mobile home shall remain upon or hereafter be located upon any land or premises within this Village, either in mobile home parks or outside of mobile home parks, unless the owner of such mobile home or his agent or representative shall have first obtained from the Village Clerk a permit for such mobile home, confirming that such mobile home has been inspected by the Superintendent of Public Works of the Village or his representative and that the same is properly provided with water supply, toilet and bath facilities, is connected with the sewage disposal system, proper provision has been made for removal of garbage and trash and that the location of said mobile home conforms to the provisions of the laws of the Village affecting mobile homes, mobile home parks and Building Code requirements.
Before any such mobile home is located in this Village, or within 24 hours thereafter, the owner thereof or his representative shall file an application for the permit herein provided for upon forms provided by the Village and indicate thereon the manner in which compliance with the requirements of this chapter is to be made. Payment of the fee herein provided for shall be made to the Village Clerk at the time of the making of such application.
A. 
Promptly upon receipt of such application and fee, the Village Clerk shall cause the application to be referred to the Superintendent of Public Works, who shall inspect the mobile home and the premises upon which it is to be located to determine compliance with the provisions of this chapter and the requirements herein set forth.
B. 
The Superintendent of Public Works shall promptly report to the Village Clerk the result of his inspection, and the Village Clerk shall thereupon inform the applicant of the results of said inspection. The applicant shall be required to promptly comply with the provisions of this chapter, and when compliance has been had, the Clerk shall issue the permit.
A permit obtained hereunder shall be valid for the balance of the period for which it is issued. Prior to the expiration of any permit so issued, all owners of mobile homes located within the Village must obtain a new permit for the period required, pursuant to § 139-19 hereof.
Owners of property upon which a mobile home is placed or is to be placed shall notify the Village Clerk of the location of said mobile home or mobile homes on said property within 24 hours after such placement.
The fees for each such permit shall be payable to the Village Clerk upon application for such permit and shall be established by resolution of the Board of Trustees.
Failure on the part of an owner of property upon which a mobile home is placed to notify the Village Clerk of the placement of said mobile home and failure of the owner of said mobile home to obtain a permit for such mobile home located within the Village limits within 30 days after the enactment of this chapter shall subject the owner of said mobile home or the owner of said land on which said mobile home is placed to the penalties provided in § 139-22 of this chapter.
No mobile home so placed or located within this Village shall be connected with the Village water supply system or sewage system until the fee for a permit as herein provided has been paid. In the event that any connection with the water or sewage systems of the Village has been or is made without such payment, the Village Public Works Superintendent shall disconnect said mobile home from such water and/or sewage system.
Any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall be guilty of a violation and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punishable by a maximum fine of $250 or by a term of imprisonment of not more than 15 days, or both. Each day that a violation of or failure to comply with any provision of this enactment or any regulation promulgated hereunder by the Board of Trustees occurs shall constitute a separate and distinct violation.