[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Depew 12-27-1971 by L.L. No. 2-1971 as Ch. 101 of the 1971 Code; amended in its entirety 8-2-1988 by L.L. No. 4-1988. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
The purpose of this chapter is to regulate the use of trailers and trailer-offices within this Village for commercial, industrial or construction purposes (other than transportation); to require the registration of such trailers and trailer-offices and to regulate the use of same. The Board of Trustees does hereby declare that this chapter is adopted in the interest of public health and safety of the inhabitants of the Village, to prevent nuisances and to generally protect the welfare of the people.
As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise specifically requires, the following words shall have the following meanings:
- A highway or industrial-plant vehicle designed to be hauled for the transportation of goods, wares and merchandise for commercial or industrial purposes.
- A vehicle or similar portable structure originally designed to be mobile and to be used for dwelling purposes but used or intended to be used as a temporary office in connection with construction or improvement of real property.
No trailer shall be used for the storage of goods, wares or merchandise or for any other commercial, business or industrial purpose in a fixed location for a period of two weeks or more without registering same and obtaining a license therefor at the Village Clerk's office.
No trailer-office shall be used as a temporary office in connection with construction or improvement of real property without registering same and obtaining a license therefor at the Village Clerk's office.
All applications for a permit under this chapter shall be referred to the Public Building Inspector and the Fire Marshal for their separate investigation and report thereon. It shall be the responsibility of each in their respective area of concern to determine if the proposed use complies with all the provisions of this chapter and all other provisions of this Code as well as rules and regulations of this Village and other applicable provisions of law including the "Fire Prevention Code."
Both Public Building Inspector and Fire Marshal shall, with all convenient speed, report his or her findings together with his or her recommendations as to restrictions, terms and conditions for the issuance of a license to the Licensing Officer.
The Licensing Officer shall issue a permit upon such terms and conditions, including but not limited to, use, hours of operation, duration, location, screening and noise, as he or she deems necessary or appropriate to safeguard public health, safety and welfare as well as for aesthetic considerations.
No license shall be issued for a trailer for a period in excess of three months or for a trailer-office in excess of six months but it may be renewed only upon approval by the Board of Trustees.
The license fees which shall be paid to the Village Clerk prior to the issuance of a permit hereunder are as follows:
The Licensing Officer shall have the authority to revoke any license at any time for cause or for violation of any provisions contained in this chapter, Code, or other provisions of law, or of the terms and conditions upon which the license was granted.
Any violation of any of the provisions of this chapter shall be punishable as provided in Chapter 1 entitled "General Provisions" of this Code.