Township of Oldmans, NJ
Salem County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Oldmans 1-4-1978 by Ord. No. 78-1 as Ch. 46 of the 1978 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
CAMPSITE or TRAILER CAMP
Any lot or plot of ground used primarily for the temporary or seasonal storage, parking or location of one or more trailers or camp cars and which place is used as a business operated for profit.
MOBILE HOME PARK
Any lot or plot of ground used primarily for the permanent storage, parking or location of one or more trailers or camp cars and which place is used as a business operated for profit.
TRAILER, MOBILE HOME or CAMP CAR
Any unit designed and used for living or sleeping purposes which is equipped with wheels or similar devices used for the purpose of transporting said unit from place to place, whether by motive power or other means, and without a permanent foundation other than wheels, jacks or skirtings.
A. 
Within the limits of the Township of Oldmans, no person, firm or corporation shall conduct or carry on the business of the operation of a trailer camp, campsite or mobile home park or work in, occupy or directly or indirectly in any manner whatsoever utilize any place or premises in which is conducted or carried on a trailer camp, campsite or mobile home park unless and until there shall be granted, in accordance with the terms of this chapter, and shall be in full force and effect a license to conduct said trailer camp, campsite or mobile home park for the place and premises in or at which the same shall be conducted and carried on, nor shall any person, firm or corporation park, keep, house or maintain any trailer within the limits of this Township on a campsite or in a trailer camp or mobile home park, except for the purpose of repair or storage, for a period of not more than six hours, unless licensed so to do as hereinafter provided.
[Amended 9-3-1997 by Ord. No. 97-5]
B. 
This section shall not prohibit the housing or storage of any trailer upon the premises of the owner of such trailer if the trailer is not used for living or sleeping accommodations.
C. 
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation owning or operating a camp car, mobile home or trailer located in a trailer camp, campsite or mobile home park or on the premises of the owner of the trailer or on leased ground to remove or cause to have removed the wheels or any similar devices from said trailer, mobile home or camp car or to otherwise permanently fix it to the ground in a manner that would prevent the ready removal of said trailer, mobile home or camp car.
[Amended 9-3-1997 by Ord. No. 97-5]
A. 
Said license shall be applied for by written application filed with the Township Clerk and shall set forth the full name and address of the applicant; the particular kind or character of business to be carried on or conducted or vehicles parked; the location or place of the premises in or at which the same is to be carried on; the total area of the ground space thereof and a diagram of the same; whether or not an adequate water supply is available; the method adopted for the disposal of sewage, garbage, waste or other offensive matter; and such other information as may from time to time be required by the Township Committee. Said application shall also be accompanied by a deposit to cover the license fee for the current year in the amount hereinafter provided, which license fee, as to the first license granted for any such place, shall be proportionately prorated for the remainder of the year.
B. 
Upon receipt of the application, in writing, the Township Clerk shall present the same to the Township Committee, which shall make an inspection and examination of the premises for use as a trailer camp, campsite or mobile home park and whether or not such premises might be so used without hazard to the health, morals or general welfare. Upon authorization by the Township Committee, the Township Clerk shall issue the license.
[Amended 9-3-1997 by Ord. No. 97-5]
C. 
Should the license be granted, the premises and any building, trailer or mobile home situated thereon shall be at all times subject to examination and inspection, by day or night, by proper officers and agents of the Township Committee, police, Fire Department and Board of Health, and should any condition be found to exist in or upon said premises subsequent to the granting of such license, which condition, in the opinion of the Township Committee, might create a hazard or risk or be detrimental to private or public health, morals or general welfare, the same shall forthwith be remedied and corrected by the owner, applicant or licensee, upon notice.
D. 
In case of the failure or refusal to comply with any of the terms or provisions of this chapter, the Township Committee can, after due notice and hearing, refuse or revoke any license applied for or granted hereunder.
E. 
For a mobile home park license, there shall be charged and collected an annual fee of $100 for any person, firm or corporation who or which shall have 10 trailers or fewer at any one time during the year, and there shall be added to the annual fee of $100 a fee of $10 for each trailer over the number of 10 trailers, which shall be a part of the license fee, and the further sum of $3 per calendar week or part thereof per trailer. Said license shall expire on December 31 of each year, and said fee is hereby expressly declared to be imposed for revenue, and as to the base amount of $100 and the additional $10 for each trailer over 10, this fee shall be payable in advance for each year, and the remaining payments are to be made weekly to the Township Clerk.
[Amended 9-3-1997 by Ord. No. 97-5]
F. 
For the license to operate a campsite or trailer camp, there shall be charged and collected for said license an annual fee of $10 per year. Said license shall expire on December 31 of each year.
A. 
There shall be provided in every trailer camp or campsite heretofore or hereafter established such number of tight receptacles with close-fitting metal covers for garbage or refuse, ashes and rubbish as may be deemed necessary by the Board of Health, and such garbage receptacles shall be at all times in a clean and sanitary condition.
B. 
It shall be unlawful to permit any wastewater or material from sinks, baths, showers or other plumbing fixtures in camp or trailers to be deposited upon the surface of the ground, and all such fixtures, when in use, must be connected to the sewage system.
C. 
Every trailer camp or campsite heretofore or hereafter established shall be provided with means of lighting the same at night, and all water closets and bath units shall be provided with sufficient light facilities which shall be kept lighted during the time from 1/2 hour after sunset until 1/2 hour before sunrise.
D. 
Every campground or campsite hereafter established shall provide a minimum of 2,000 square feet of space per trailer, camp car or mobile home. Trailers, camp cars or mobile homes shall be arranged in rows abutting or facing on a driveway not less than 30 feet in width, which driveway shall have unobstructed access to a public street or highway, and no row of trailers, camp cars or mobile homes shall be nearer than 50 feet to any other row of trailers, camp cars or mobile homes, and side distances of no less than 30 feet between trailers, camp cars or mobile homes.
E. 
Every campground or campsite hereafter established shall be located on a well-drained area, and the premises of every such campsite or campground shall be properly graded and surfaced so as to prevent the accumulation of storm- or casual water.
F. 
No person, firm or corporation shall permit any such licensed premises to be used for immoral purposes or suffer the violation thereon or therein of any penal law or of any ordinance of the Township.
G. 
Such licensed premises shall at all times comply with all proper police and fire regulations imposed by the Township ordinances.
H. 
Dogs at no time shall be permitted to run at large in any campsite or trailer camp grounds.
No person or persons, firm or corporation owning, renting or leasing any trailer, camp car or mobile home shall locate, park, keep or maintain said trailer, camp car or mobile home upon any lot or tract of land within the Township of Oldmans aforesaid, except upon a trailer camp or campsite conducted, maintained and licensed in full and complete compliance with all the provisions of this chapter.
Licenses to conduct a mobile home park or trailer camp shall be limited to a total of not more than two.
[Added 9-3-1997 by Ord. No. 97-5]
A violation of this chapter shall be punishable as provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article II, General Penalty.