Borough of Chesilhurst, NJ
Camden County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Chesilhurst 1-14-1971 by Ord. No. 70-8; amended in its entirety at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I). Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Housing standards — See Ch. 268.
Land development — See Ch. 285.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 358.
Sewers and sewage disposal — See Ch. 387.

§ 309-1 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, unless another meaning is clearly apparent from the language or content, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
MOBILE HOME
Any structure so designated and constructed in such manner as will permit occupancy thereof as sleeping and living quarters for one or more persons, and so designed that it is or may be mounted on wheels and used as a conveyance on highways or city streets, drawn by other motive power, and is at least 40 feet in length.
MOBILE HOME PARK
Any park, mobile home park, trailer court, court, camp, site, lot, parcel or tract of land designated, maintained or intended for the purpose of supplying a location or accommodation for any mobile home and upon which any mobile home is parked, and shall include equipment therefor whether a charge is made for the use of the mobile home park and its facilities or not. Mobile home park shall not include automobile or trailer sales lots on which unoccupied mobile homes are parked for purposes of inspection and sale; also not included is a resident of the Borough of Chesilhurst who is hereinafter designated as being permitted to park one trailer owned by said resident his home site, provided said home site is a permanently located and established building occupied by said resident, and provided that said trailer is not used or occupied by anyone for living purposes while so parked.
PERSON
Includes persons, partnership, firm, company, corporation, tenant, owner, lessee or licensee, their agents, heirs or assigns.
UNIT
A section of ground in a mobile home park of not less than 3,825 square feet of unoccupied space in an area designated as the location for not exceeding two automobiles and one trailer.

§ 309-2 Board of Investigators.

A. 
A Board of Investigators is hereby created consisting of the Chief of Police, the Construction Code Official, the Chairman of the Planning Board, the Borough Engineer and the members of the Borough Council, with the Mayor designated as the Chairman. The Chairman shall, with the approval of the members of said Board, appoint a secretary for the Board from among the present employees of the Borough.
B. 
It is hereby made the duty of said Board to enforce all provisions of this chapter as prescribed herein or such provisions as may hereafter be enacted, and, for the purpose of securing such enforcement, any of the above members of the Board or their duly authorized representatives shall have the right and are hereby empowered to enter upon any premises on which any mobile home is located or is about to be located and inspect the same and all accommodations connected therewith at any reasonable time.

§ 309-3 Parking only in mobile home park; exception.

No person owning or having custody and control of any mobile home shall locate, park, keep or maintain same upon any lot or tract of land within the Borough of Chesilhurst, except in a mobile home park conducted and maintained and licensed in full and complete compliance with all the provisions of this chapter and a resident of the Borough of Chesilhurst who parks one mobile home owned by said resident at his home site, provided said home site is a permanently located and established building occupied by said resident, and provided, further, that said mobile home is not used or occupied by anyone for living purposes while so parked.

§ 309-4 Application to park on home site.

No person owning, leasing or having control of the use of any lot or tract of land within the Borough of Chesilhurst shall permit any mobile home to be located, parked, kept or maintained thereon unless said lot or tract is a mobile home park conducted, maintained and licensed in full and in complete compliance with all the provisions of this chapter, except in the case of a resident of the Borough of Chesilhurst who is permitted to park one trailer at his home site in accordance with the provisions of § 309-3 herein above, provided said resident shall file a duly completed application form with the Borough Clerk, establishing the right as a resident so to park a mobile home at his home site as herein permitted.

§ 309-5 Regulations.

A. 
The minimum mobile home size shall be 250 square feet of livable floor area per occupant above the age of two years. Not more than two occupants under the age of two years are permitted in one mobile home.
B. 
Mobile homes shall be arranged in rows abutting or facing on a driveway or roadway of clear, unoccupied space of not less than 25 feet in width; said driveways or roadways shall connect to a public street. Parking shall be permitted in said driveways or roadways only on one designated side, and these shall be kept clear for traffic at all times for a width of at least 16 feet.
C. 
Said driveways or roadways shall be constructed so as to contain six inches of compact gravel base and a surface course of two inches of bituminous concrete, type FABC. Materials used and methods of construction shall be in accordance with the current New Jersey State Highway Department Standard Specifications.
D. 
Every mobile home park shall be laid out, maintained and arranged so that there exists a clear, unoccupied strip of land 100 feet wide along any public highway or road and a clear, unoccupied strip of land 10 feet wide along any abutting property line.
E. 
The drainage of the entire site shall be in accordance with the state and local requirements and must be approved by the Borough Engineer and the Camden County Board of Health.
F. 
All sanitation shall be in accordance with the state, county and local requirements for sewage disposal.
G. 
The mobile home park license shall be issued only if, in the opinion of the Borough Engineer, county and state inspectors, the mobile home park conforms to all current requirements for sewage disposal and all other applicable codes.
H. 
No vehicle or combination of vehicles exceeding a gross vehicle weight (GVW) of 20,000 pounds shall be operated, parked, kept or maintained on any street or any tract of land within the mobile home park.
I. 
No vehicle or combination of vehicles having three or more axles shall be operated, parked, kept or maintained on any street or any tract of land within the mobile home park.
J. 
Nothing in this section shall prohibit or prevent the use of said vehicles from entering the mobile home park for the purposes of making deliveries, removals and or the loading and unloading of passengers.

§ 309-6 Water supply requirements.

An adequate supply of pure water for drinking and domestic purposes shall be supplied to meet the requirements of each trailer. Such water shall be supplied by direct connection to each trailer.

§ 309-7 Use for immoral purposes prohibited.

No person shall permit or suffer any mobile home park 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 Chesilhurst.

§ 309-8 Mobile home park license required.

No person shall conduct or maintain any mobile home park within the Borough of Chesilhurst, nor shall any person park, locate, keep, house or maintain any trailer in or upon any mobile home park premises within said Borough, unless said mobile home park is licensed as herein provided, except a trailer permanently located as provided for in § 309-3.

§ 309-9 Application requirements.

A. 
Application for license to conduct or operate a mobile home park shall be made to the Borough Clerk and shall be accompanied by written statement setting forth the following:
(1) 
Name and address of the owner of the premises.
(2) 
The person intending to manage and operate the mobile home park.
(3) 
A description of the premises to be used.
(4) 
Provisions made for an adequate water supply.
(5) 
The provisions made for the disposal of trash, garbage and other waste materials.
B. 
The application for license shall be accompanied by a map or plan of the land and premises to be used as a mobile home park, setting forth the proposed trailer sites and roadways and a plan or diagram of the sewage system and fresh water supply.

§ 309-10 Review of application.

Upon receipt of said application in proper form, the Borough Clerk shall refer the same to the Health Officer, Construction Code Official, Borough Engineer and Fire Chief. Each such officer shall forthwith review the said application and view the proposed site and either approve or disapprove the application, setting forth in writing his reasons therefor. The application shall then be referred to the Borough Council of the Borough of Chesilhurst for final determination as to whether the application shall be granted for refused.

§ 309-11 Fees; taxes.

A. 
There shall be charged and collected for said license an annual fee of $250 for a mobile home park having not more than 50 spaces. Those parks having more than 50 spaces shall be charged $2 per space in excess of 50 spaces. Said license shall expire on December 31 at 12:00 midnight of each year. Said license shall be due and payable on January 1 of each year.
B. 
Mobile home parks are to be assessed for real estate tax purposes as to land and permanent improvements and structures contained thereon.
C. 
There shall be charged and collected by the Borough a fee for service and inspection of $3 per week for a space occupied by a mobile home for a week or part thereof.
D. 
There shall be charged and collected by the Borough a fee for service and inspection of $10 per month for a space occupied for a full month. Any space not occupied for a full month shall be paid for on the weekly basis.
E. 
Fees are to be collected by the operator of the park and paid to the Borough Clerk on a monthly basis.
F. 
A mobile home permanently located as provided in § 309-3 shall be considered a single-family dwelling, and the only fees payable therefor shall be under and in accordance with the fee schedule for single-family dwellings under the Building Code or Building Ordinance of the Borough.

§ 309-12 Mobile home park office required; park register.

A. 
In every mobile home park there shall be an office building in which shall be located the office of the person in charge of said park. A copy of the park license and of this chapter shall be posted therein and the park register shall at all times be kept in said office.
B. 
It is hereby made the duty of the attendant or person in charge, together with the licensee, to keep at all times a register of all residents (which shall be open at all times to inspection by state and federal officers and the Board of Inspectors), showing for all residents:
(1) 
Names and addresses.
(2) 
Dates of entrance and departure.
(3) 
License numbers of all mobile homes and towing or other automobiles.
(4) 
States issuing such licenses.
(5) 
Place of last location and length of stay.
C. 
The licensee shall be required to each month submit two copies of park registry, so far as it pertains to the preceding month, and shall deliver one copy to the Borough Clerk, together with payment to the Borough Clerk of any and all sums which may be due to the Borough as herein provided. No such license shall be transferable without the permission of the Borough Council.
D. 
Failure to keep a park registry or to falsify same, and failure to submit the monthly report, shall be deemed a violation of this chapter.

§ 309-13 Number of mobile home parks restricted.

The number of mobile home parks permitted in the Borough of Chesilhurst shall be limited to one.

§ 309-14 Refusal or revocation of license.

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 licensed applied for or granted hereunder.

§ 309-15 Appeals.

Any person aggrieved by an order of the Board of Investigators granting, denying, renewing or revoking a license for a mobile home park under this chapter may file a written request for a hearing before the Board within then 10 days after issuance of such order. The Board shall give notice of a public hearing upon this request, to be held in not less than five days after service of the notice, on the person requesting the hearing. The Board may also give notice of the hearing to other persons directly interested in the order in question. At such hearing the Board shall determine whether the granting, denial, renewal or revocation of the license was in accordance with the provisions of this chapter and shall issue written findings of fact, conclusions of law and an order to carry out its findings and conclusions. These findings of fact, conclusions of law, and order shall be filed with the Secretary of the Board and served by the Board upon all parties appearing or represented at said hearing.

§ 309-16 Only mobile homes permitted.

Only mobile homes as herein defined are and shall be permitted in the Borough of Chesilhurst, and they shall be placed or located only in accordance with the provisions hereof. Any such vehicles or structures not falling within the definition of "mobile home" are or shall not be permitted in the Borough of Chesilhurst.

§ 309-17 Violations and penalties.

Any person who shall violate any terms or provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days or to a fine not exceeding $200, or both. Each day that a violation of any of the terms or provisions of this chapter shall continue shall constitute a separate offense.