[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Wolcott 7-18-1967. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The regulations set forth herein are made to insure the development of suitable plans for mobile home courts or house trailer camps, including the provision for sewage disposal, water supply, garbage removal, registration of occupants, inspection of facilities and other actions deemed necessary to protect the public health, safety and welfare of the Village of Wolcott, New York.
No mobile home, house trailer, camp or travel trailer shall hereafter be used, located or moved, except as expressly permitted by and in conformity with the regulations herein specified.
A presently located trailer may be replaced by a newer or better trailer by the present owner. Such transition must take place within a period of 30 days.
The present tense shall include the future, the singular shall include the plural and the plural the singular. The word "shall" is always mandatory.
Certain words and terms used in this chapter are defined for the purposes thereof as follows:
- MOBILE HOME or HOUSE TRAILER
- A portable structure for which the State of New York Department of Motor Vehicles will issue a license to move on any public way, having a usable floor area of not more than 1,100 square feet nor less than 400 square feet, with or without its own motive power, equipped for or used for living purposes, provided with complete sanitary facilities, and mounted on wheels or designed to be mounted and transported, or transported on a flatbed trailer.
- MOBILE HOME PARK or HOUSE TRAILER CAMP
- Any lot on which two or more mobile homes or house trailers are located, regardless of whether or not a charge is made for such accommodations.
- STREET LINE
- The right-of-way line of a street, as indicated by dedication or by deed of record.
- TRAILER, CAMP or TRAVEL
- A vehicle or portable structure less than 400 square feet in floor area, equipped but not regularly used for sleeping, and which may not have sanitary facilities.
No mobile home shall be occupied in the Village of Wolcott outside of an approved mobile home park for more than 48 hours, except upon a special permit issued by the Village Board. Such permit shall be issued for a period not to exceed 30 days and shall not be renewable within the same calendar year.
As an exception to Subsection A, above, a permit may be issued for parking and occupying a mobile home on land owned by the occupant or occupants during the construction of a house thereon for a period not exceeding 180 days. However, if material progress with house construction is not made within 45 days from the issuance of a permit, or if construction work ceases for a consecutive period of 45 days, such permit shall become void.
No mobile home without complete sanitary facilities nor a camp or travel trailer, as defined herein, shall be occupied within the Village of Wolcott.
It shall be unlawful within the village for any person or persons to construct or operate a mobile home park without first securing a written license from the Village Board, and complying with the regulations of this chapter.
The application for such annual license, or the renewal thereof, shall be filed with the Village Clerk and shall be accompanied by a fee of $25. Thereafter, each mobile home shall be assessed on the tax rolls of the Village against the mobile home park owners in accordance with § 102 of the New York Real Property Tax Law. No other fees shall be charged against the mobile home owner; provided, however, that each mobile home is assessed and placed on the tax rolls, and that the school, county, town, Village and state taxes have been paid for the current year. In the event that each mobile home is not on the tax rolls and the tax not paid for the current year, the mobile home park owner shall pay a monthly fee for each month or any portion thereof that each mobile home occupied a mobile home space, and the monthly fee therefor shall be $5, which shall be paid at the commencement of each month.
The application for a license, or renewal thereof, shall be made on forms prescribed by the Village and shall include the name and address of the owner in fee of the tract. (If fee is vested in some person other than the applicant, a duly verified statement by the person that the applicant is authorized by him to construct or maintain the mobile home park shall accompany the application.) Each license or renewal thereof shall expire on the 31st day of December following the issuance thereof.
Any applicant for a mobile home park license shall state that he, as agent or owner, shall be responsible for the proper maintenance and upkeep of the proposed park, and shall furnish the following information:
A mobile home park or house trailer camp shall have an area of not less than 10 acres, and no mobile home or office or service building shall be closer to the street line or other property line than 100 feet.
A mobile home park or house trailer camp shall be located on a well-drained site suitable for the purpose with an adequate entrance road at least 20 feet wide.
Individual mobile home lots shall have an area of not less than 6,000 square feet.
No mobile home or portion thereof shall be placed closer to any other mobile home or a portion thereof than 30 feet.
The total number of mobile home lots shall not exceed six per gross acre.
Margins along the side and rear property line of the mobile home park shall be densely planted with trees and shrubs for a depth of not less than 25 feet.
Each mobile home shall have an entrance platform of concrete or equivalent construction to conform to the overall plan.
Each mobile home park shall provide sanitary conveniences, services and utilities, including water supply, sewage disposal and garbage disposal, commensurate with the following:
Water supply. A sufficient supply of water obtained from the Village of Wolcott water system shall be provided to each mobile home lot.
Sewage disposal. Waste from each mobile home shall be wasted into the Village of Wolcott sewer system in a manner approved by the Village Board.
Storage. A uniform building shall be provided of at least 300 cubic feet and not more than 700 cubic feet for each mobile lot in the mobile home park.
The licensee shall keep a record of all occupants of the park, noting name and address of each occupant, license numbers of all units and the state issuing such license.
The licensee shall keep a copy of the register available for inspection at any time by any authorized person and shall not destroy such a registry until the expiration of 12 months from the date of the registration.
Health. It shall be the duty of the licensee to immediately notify the Village Board of any communicable disease in the park.
Inspection. Before any park commences operation, the Chief of Police shall make an inspection of the premises to determine that all requirements of this chapter shall have been complied with and issue a certificate of occupancy. No use shall be permitted until such certificate has been issued.
Revocation or suspension of license.
The Board of Trustees shall have the authority to enter and inspect for health, sanitary and other provisions of this chapter any facility licensed hereunder, at any reasonable time.
If, upon inspection, it is found that the licensee has violated any provision of this chapter, the Board of Trustees shall have the power to suspend such license and order this mobile home removed or the mobile home park closed after notice and an opportunity to be heard.
Nonconforming mobile homes. Any mobile home which is situated so as not to conform to the terms of this chapter shall not be replaced on its site by any other mobile home.
Any person, firm or corporation who violates, disobeys, neglects or refuses to comply with any of the provisions of this chapter shall be guilty of an offense and disorderly conduct and, upon conviction thereof, shall be subject to a fine of not more than $100 for each offense in accordance with the provisions of § 93 of the Village Law.
Each week a violation is continued shall be deemed a separate offense.