Village of Ravena, NY
Albany County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Ravena 9-9-1969. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Building construction — See Ch. 48.
Sewers — See Ch. 94.
Water — See Ch. 113.
Zoning — See Ch. 119.
For the purpose of this chapter, the following words and phrases shall have the meaning ascribed to them in this section:
BUILDING INSPECTOR
The Building Inspector duly appointed by the Ravena Village Board of Trustees.
MOBILE HOME
Manufactured housing bearing a seal issued by the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development.
[Amended 5-19-1992 by L.L. No. 1-1992]
MOBILE HOME PARK
A plot of ground on which two or more mobile homes occupied for dwelling or sleeping purposes are located.
MOBILE HOME SPACE
A plot of ground within a mobile home park designated for the accommodation of one mobile home.
PERMIT
A written permit issued by the Building Inspector permitting the mobile home park to operate under this chapter.
TRAILER
Any vehicle used or so constructed as to permit its being used as a conveyance on the public streets and highways and duly licensed as such and constructed in such a manner as will permit occupancy thereof as a dwelling or sleeping place for one or more persons and not provided with a toilet and bathtub or shower and which cannot readily be connected to a community sewer and water service. A "trailer" under this chapter shall also mean tent trailers, truck campers or other sleeping facilities other than a mobile home and/or what normally constitutes a permanent dwelling unit.
TRAILER PARK
A plot of ground on which two or more trailers occupied for sleeping purposes are located.
A. 
Permit required. It shall be unlawful for any person to construct, maintain or operate any mobile home park or trailer park within the limits of the village unless he or she or any firm holds a valid permit issued annually by the Building Inspector in the name of such person or persons or firm for the specific mobile home or trailer park. All initial applications for permits shall be made to the Zoning Board of Appeals/Planning Board. Upon approval of the Zoning Board of Appeals/Planning Board and the New York State Health Department, issuance of the permit shall be by the Building Inspector and shall be contingent upon compliance with all sanitary laws and regulations of the State of New York and approved by a majority vote of the Ravena Zoning Board of Appeals/Planning Board and upon compliance with this chapter.
[Amended 5-19-1992 by L.L. No. 1-1992; 4-21-2015 by L.L. No. 3-2015]
B. 
Method of application and requirements. Applications for permits shall be in writing, signed by the applicant, who shall file with the application proof of ownership of the premises or of a lease or written permission from the owner thereof, together with a complete set of plans, drawn to scale, showing the location of the proposed court and which shall include:
(1) 
The area and dimensions of the tract of land.
(2) 
The maximum number, location and size of all mobile home spaces.
(3) 
The location of any existing buildings and any proposed structures.
(4) 
The location and width of roadways.
(5) 
The location of water and sewer lines and the sewage disposal systems.
(6) 
Circulatory traffic flow or a turnaround with a diameter of 110 feet.
The Building Inspector is hereby authorized and directed to make inspections to determine the condition of mobile home and trailer parks located within the Village of Ravena in order that he may perform his duty of safeguarding the health and safety of occupants of mobile home parks and of the general public. The Building Inspector or his duly authorized representative shall have the power to enter at reasonable times upon any private or public property for the purpose of inspecting and investigating conditions relating to the enforcement of this chapter.
A. 
Location. Mobile home parks and trailer parks may be located in residential and farming areas, subject to the approval of the Village of Ravena Zoning Board of Appeals/Planning Board. No mobile home in a park may be located closer than 50 feet to any public right-of-way and no trailer in a park closer than 50 feet to any public right-of-way.
[Amended 4-21-2015 by L.L. No. 3-2015]
B. 
Area requirements. The area of a new mobile home park and trailer park shall be a least five acres and large enough to accommodate:
(1) 
The designated number of spaces.
(2) 
Necessary streets or roadways.
(3) 
A green strip to adjacent uses at least 25 feet deep, appropriately landscaped.
(4) 
Sewage disposal system.
C. 
Space requirements. Each mobile home space shall be at least 40 feet wide and 80 feet deep and each trailer space 30 feet wide and 60 feet deep, and each space shall abut on a driveway or other clear area with unobstructed access to a public street. Such spaces shall be clearly defined, and mobile homes shall be so located that a minimum of 20 feet clearance exists between any part of the mobile home and any adjacent trailer.
D. 
Mobile home or trailer space availability required. It shall be illegal to allow any occupied mobile home or trailer to remain in a mobile home or trailer park unless a mobile home or trailer space is available.
[Amended 5-19-1992 by L.L. No. 1-1992]
For fire prevention and protection, every mobile home and trailer park shall have access to a public street by means of a private entrance not less than 24 feet wide. For all roads within a mobile home park, a minimum width of 18 feet shall be finished with hard-surfaced pavement. In all mobile home and/or trailer parks, roadways shall be well drained, adequately graveled, hard-surfaced or paved and maintained in good condition. All roadways shall be lighted at night and shall have a light intensity at the center of the roadway of no less than two footcandles. All mobile home and trailer spaces shall abut upon a roadway 24 feet or more in width if off-street parking areas are provided. If on-street parking is permitted, said roadways shall be a minimum of 30 feet in width, and roadways shall be unobstructed at all times to allow passage of emergency vehicles.
[Amended 5-19-1992 by L.L. No. 1-1992]
A. 
Water supply requirements. An accessible, adequate, safe and potable supply of water shall be provided in each mobile home or trailer park. A minimum of 125 gallons per day shall be available for each mobile home space. The development of an independent water supply to serve the mobile home or trailer park shall be made only after express approval has been granted by the County Health Department.
B. 
Plumbing. All plumbing in the mobile home or trailer park shall comply with state and village plumbing laws and regulations and shall be maintained in good operating condition.
C. 
Sewage disposal. Mobile home or trailer parks shall be served by a public sewerage system or by a private disposal system which meets the sewer requirements of the state, county and village. Each mobile home space shall be provided with a satisfactory sewer connection. All sewage disposal apparatus, including appurtenances thereto, shall be provided, maintained and operated so as not to create a nuisance or health hazard.
D. 
Refuse and garbage disposal. The storage, collection and disposal of refuse in a mobile home or trailer park shall not create health hazards, rodent harborage, insect breeding areas, accident hazards or air pollution. All refuse and garbage shall be stored in flytight, rodentproof containers, which shall be provided in sufficient number and capacity to prevent any refuse from overflowing.
An electrical outlet supplying at least 60 amperes, 220 volts shall be provided for each mobile home space, and each trailer space shall be serviced with 110 volts. The installation shall comply with all state and electrical codes. Such electrical outlets shall be weatherproof. No mobile home park power line shall be permitted to lie on the ground or to be suspended less than 14 feet above the ground, except use of underground utility installations may be permitted.
Alterations and additions must comply with the effective village and state codes and ordinances.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 48, Building Construction.
Each mobile home park or trailer park which accommodates trailers shall provide one or more service buildings in accordance with the following specifications:
A. 
Flush-type toilets: minimum distance from mobile home. Flush-type toilets shall be placed in buildings which are not more than a maximum distance of 250 feet from any mobile home or trailer nor less than 15 feet from any trailer or mobile home or any other structure. No service building shall be located within 75 feet of any public street or highway.
B. 
Light requirements. The building shall be lighted with a light intensity of two footcandles (lumens) measured at the darkest corner of the room.
C. 
Construction requirements. The building shall be a permanent structure of impervious material, adequately ventilated and with all openings to the outside effectively screened and be supplied with a floor drain and comply with the village and state requirements.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 48, Building Construction.
D. 
Toilet requirements. Separate toilets shall be provided in the ratio of one toilet for four females and one toilet for every six males. In addition, every male toilet room shall have one urinal for each 16 males, but in no case shall any male toilet room be without one urinal.
E. 
Lavatory requirements. Toilet rooms shall contain one lavatory with hot and cold running water for each two toilets, but in no case shall any toilet room be without one lavatory with hot and cold running water.
F. 
Heat requirements. Each service building shall have heating facilities to maintain a minimum temperature of 68° F.
[Amended 5-19-1992 by L.L. No. 1-1992]
G. 
Shower requirements. Each service building shall have shower facilities in the ratio of one shower with hot and cold running water for each eight persons, but in no case shall any service building be without one shower.
[Amended 5-19-1992 by L.L. No. 1-1992]
This chapter shall apply to all existing mobile home parks and trailer parks in the Village of Ravena on the date of its adoption, except that mobile home parks and trailer parks in existence on or before said date shall not be required to comply with the provisions of §§ 78-4, 78-5, 78-7 and 78-9 hereof. The owner or operator of any existing park shall have 60 days after this chapter becomes effective to make an application for a permit to operate such park. Such application shall contain the information required by § 78-2, and the Village Building Inspector shall therewith issue a permit to operate such park. Any additions, extensions or enlargements of existing parks shall comply with all the provisions of this chapter. Applications for permits to construct such additions, extensions or enlargements shall be made as provided in § 78-2. A park operating under such temporary permit shall be maintained and operated in compliance with all the provisions of this chapter except as it has been heretofore excused.
[Amended 5-19-1992 by L.L. No. 1-1992]
Any person committing an offense against any of the provisions of this chapter shall be guilty of a violation and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punishable for each offense by a fine of not more than $250 or by imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or both.
In any case where a provision of this chapter is found to be in conflict with a provision of any ordinance or code of the Village of Ravena existing on the effective date of this chapter, the provision which establishes the higher standard for the promotion and protection of the health and safety of the people shall prevail.