[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Runnemede 3-3-1953 by Ord. No. 113 (Ch. 103 of the 1970 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, unless other meaning is clearly apparent from the language or context, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- TRAILER CAMP
- Any place, area, lot or tract of land upon which is located any trailer, trailer coach or camp car.
- TRAILER, TRAILER COACH or CAMP CAR
- Any unit used for living, sleeping or business purposes by one or more persons, which is equipped with wheels or similar devices used for the purpose of transporting said unit from place to place, whether it be self-propelled or otherwise. The word "trailer" as used in this chapter shall include any trailer, trailer coach or camp car as defined above.
No person, persons, firm, partnership or corporation owning or operating any trailer shall remove or cause to be removed the wheels or any similar transporting devices from said trailer, or otherwise permanently affix it to the ground in such a manner as would prevent the ready removal of said trailer, without first obtaining a permit so to do from the Construction Code Official of the Borough of Runnemede.
Any alteration to any trailer as set forth above, or the building of any addition affixed to the ground to any trailer, shall be construed as removing it from the provisions of this chapter and converting it into a dwelling, and it thereupon shall be subject to any zoning ordinance which is or shall become in force in the Borough of Runnemede.
No person, persons, firm, partnership or corporation owning or having custody and control of any trailer shall locate, park, keep or maintain said trailer upon any lot or tract of land within the Borough of Runnemede except upon a trailer camp conducted, maintained and licensed in full and complete compliance with all the provisions of this chapter.
No person, persons, firm, partnership or corporation owning, leasing or having control of the use of any lot or tract of land within the Borough of Runnemede shall permit any trailer to be located, parked, kept or maintained thereon unless said lot or tract of land, designated as a "trailer camp," shall be conducted, maintained and licensed in full and complete compliance with all the provisions of this chapter.
Every trailer camp shall be located upon a well-drained area and the premises shall be properly graded so as to prevent the accumulation of stormwater or casual water.
Every trailer camp shall be established and located in compliance with any zoning ordinance which is or shall become in force in the Borough of Runnemede, and/or any revision or amendment thereof.
Every trailer camp shall be laid out, maintained and arranged so that there are established lots for the parking of each trailer and to provide unoccupied space of not less than 10 feet by 10 feet for each trailer. Said unoccupied area shall be in addition to the area directly underneath any portion of any trailer, and if automobiles or other motor vehicles are permitted to park alongside any trailer, said unoccupied area shall be in addition to the area directly underneath any portion of the trailer and automobile or other motor vehicle.
Trailers shall be arranged in rows abutting or facing on a driveway or roadway of clear, unoccupied space of not less than 10 feet in width, leaving and providing unobstructed access to a public street or roadway connecting with a public street.
Every trailer camp shall be laid out, maintained and arranged so that there exists a clear, unoccupied strip of land 50 feet wide along any abutting property line.
An adequate supply of pure water for drinking and domestic purposes shall be supplied to meet the requirements for each trailer. Such water shall be supplied either by direct connection to each trailer or by faucets conveniently located in and about said camp. No drinking vessels or common cups shall be permitted, and the system of supply shall be so designed and installed that no drippings or spillage shall be permitted to run over and collect upon the ground.
An underground sewage system shall be designed and installed to collect and properly treat all sewage, wastewater or other material from sinks, baths, showers, water closets or other plumbing fixtures of each trailer, and it shall be unlawful to permit any sewage, wastewater or other material from sinks, baths, showers, water closets or other plumbing fixtures in any trailer to be disposed upon the surface of the ground or into any pipe or conduit which leads directly into a stream. All such sewage shall be treated in accordance with standard practices so that the resultant effluent shall meet the requirements of the State Department of Health and Senior Services.
Every trailer camp shall be provided with at least one water closet for each sex, one distinctly marked "For Women" and one distinctly marked "For Men." There shall be provided an additional water closet for each sex for every 10, or fractional part thereof in excess of 10, males, and for every 10, or fractional part thereof in excess of 10, females, living in the said trailer camp. Said water closets shall be connected to a sewage system to collect and treat the sewage, wastewater or other material thus accumulated. All such sewage shall be treated in accordance with standard practices so that the resultant effluent shall meet the requirements of the State Department of Health and Senior Services.
Provision shall be made for the collection and disposal of trash, garbage and other waste materials daily.
Every trailer camp shall be provided with means of lighting the same at night, and all water closets, bathing units and similar facilities shall be provided with sufficient lighting and the same shall be kept lighted during the hours of darkness.
No person shall permit or suffer any trailer camp conducted, maintained or managed by him, or situated or located upon premises owned by him, to be used for immoral purposes, nor permit or suffer the violation thereon or therein of any penal law of this state or ordinance of the Borough of Runnemede.
No person, persons, firm, partnership or corporation shall conduct or maintain any trailer camp within the Borough of Runnemede, nor shall any person, persons, firm, partnership or corporation park, locate, keep house or maintain any trailer in or upon any trailer camp premises within said Borough, unless licensed so to do as herein provided.
Application for license to conduct or operate a trailer camp shall be made to the Borough Clerk and shall be accompanied by a written statement setting forth the following:
The application for license shall be accompanied by a map or plan of the land and premises to be used as a trailer camp, setting forth the proposed trailer sites and roadways, and a plan or diagram of the sewage system and sewage treatment facilities and fresh water supply.
Upon receipt of said application in proper form, the Borough Clerk shall refer the same to the Health Officer, Construction Code Official and Fire Marshal. Each such officer shall forthwith review said application and view the proposed site and either approve or disapprove the location, setting forth in writing his reasons therefor. The application shall then be referred to the Borough Council of the Borough of Runnemede for final determination as to whether the application shall be granted or refused.
There shall be charged and collected for said license an annual fee of $200 and the sum of $1 per calendar week or part thereof per trailer. Said license shall expire on December 31 at 12:00 midnight of each year; and as to the base amount of $200, this shall be payable in advance for each year. Each licensee shall maintain a camp registry and each week submit three copies of the same, so far as it pertains to the preceding week, setting forth the license number of the trailer, the serial, type and license number of each automobile, the date of arrival, whether still at the camp, and if not, the date of departure, and the age, name and last permanent address of the owner of each trailer and automobile and of each occupant thereof. A copy thereof shall be delivered to the Borough Clerk, the Chief of the Police Department and the Borough Tax Collector, together with payment due to the Borough as herein provided. No such license shall be transferable without the permission of the Borough Council.
In case of failure or refusal to comply with any terms or provisions of this chapter, the Borough Council may, after notice and hearing, refuse or revoke any license applied for or granted thereunder.
[Amended 3-17-1970 by Ord. No. 238]
Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to the penalty as provided in § 1-15, General penalty, of this Code.