[HISTORY: Adopted Malone Village Board 12-14-1953.]
The purpose of this ordinance is to regulate house trailers and trailer camps or parks within the corporate limits of the Village of Malone, New York.
To require trailer camps to be laid out in an approved manner according to this ordinance.
To prescribe regulations and issuance of permits for trailer camps.
To prescribe minimum standards in respect to sanitary equipment and water supply.
To regulate the locating, parking and duration of stay for trailers located outside of trailer camps and within the corporate limits of the Village of Malone, New York.
To prescribe penalties for violations of this ordinance.
HOUSE TRAILERA _"A As used in this ordinance shall be defined as any vehicle used for sleeping or living quarters, whether propelled by its own power or by the power of another vehicle to which it may be attached.
- TRAILER CAMPS
- As used in this ordinance shall be defined as any lot, piece or parcel of ground whereon one or more house trailers, tents or tent houses used as living quarters are parked or located.
- CAMP UNIT
- As used in this ordinance shall be defined as the lot or section in any trailer camp occupied by any house trailer, tent or tent house.
No person, firm or corporation, the owner of a lot or parcel of land within this village, shall use or allow to be used, such lot or parcel of land as a trailer camp until permit is obtained as hereinafter provided.
No permit will be granted for the operation of a trailer camp within the limits of a residential or restricted zone as defined by Chapter 66 of the ordinances of the Village of Malone, New York, as amended.
The application for each trailer camp permit shall be in writing and signed by the applicant. It must state the name and address of the applicant. If a partnership or corporation, names and addresses of all partners, officers and directors must be given. A complete description of the proposed trailer camp must be given in respect to its location, number of camp units to be provided, number of toilets, lavatories, showers and tubs for each sex, location of water service, fire hydrants and fire extinguishers.
Filing of application. The application shall be submitted to the Village Clerk who shall submit same to the Health Officer within 72 hours. The Health Officer shall, after investigating the location and plan of the trailer camp, submit the application to the Board of Trustees with written approval or disapproval thereof, or recommendations pertaining thereto. All such applications shall, after investigation, be approved or rejected by the Board of Trustees. The Village Clerk shall be authorized to notify applicant in writing of the action taken thereon.
Issuance of permit. The Village Clerk, upon the written application and upon the approval of the Health Officer and the Board of Trustees, and upon receipt of the fee hereinafter provided, shall issue a permit to become effective from the date of approval by the Board of Trustees and to continue in force until the 31st day of December next succeeding, for the use of the premises therein specified as a trailer camp. Such permit shall not be transferable or assignable.
Fee. The applicant shall at the time of issuance of any such permit pay to the Village Clerk a fee of $25.
Term of permit. Any permit so issued shall be effective from and after the date of issuance to and including the 31st day of December next succeeding the date of issuance, unless the permit shall sooner be revoked.
Prior to the issuance of a permit each trailer camp shall be divided into camp units. Each camp unit shall be at least 25 by 40 feet in dimension. Roadways within the trailer camp shall be at least 20 feet wide. No camp unit shall be nearer than 35 feet from any highway or street line. Each trailer camp shall be surrounded on all sides, with the exception of such portion as may abut upon a street or highway, by a woven wire or wooden fence or shrubbery forming a continuous border not less than three feet in height nor more than six feet in height.
Prior to the issuance of a permit, each such trailer camp shall be provided with proper sewer and water connections to existing public sanitary sewer and water system lines of the Village of Malone. No trailer camp shall be permitted in any area of the village where sanitary sewer and water service are not available.
Prior to the issuance of a permit, each such trailer camp shall be provided with suitable toilets, properly separated for each sex and in sufficient number consistent with the capacity of the trailer camp.
Prior to the issuance of a permit, each such trailer camp shall be provided with bathing facilities, properly separated for each sex and in a sufficient number consistent with the capacity of the trailer camp.
Prior to the issuance of a permit, each such trailer camp shall be provided with metal depositories for rubbish and refuse and metal depositories with flytight metal covers for garbage. These depositories shall be placed in conspicuous locations around the trailer camp. These depositories shall be emptied at least once every four days.
Such trailer camps shall be kept in a clean and sanitary condition at all times.
Adequate records pertaining to occupants of trailer camps shall be maintained in respect to names, addresses, licenses, dates of arrival and departure and any other data required of trailer camp operators by other authorities.
No house trailer shall remain parked in the streets or highways of the Village of Malone in excess of two hours.
No house trailer shall be permitted to park or remain on any lot or parcel of land in the Village of Malone outside of a trailer camp for sleeping or living purposes. However, one such house trailer and no more shall be permitted to park upon any one lot or parcel of land where the owner or lessee of such house trailer is the owner or lessee of the premises or where the owner of the house trailer is a guest of the owner or lessee of the premises. House trailers owned by such guests shall not be permitted to remain upon private property in excess of four weeks in every 12 months.
It shall be unlawful to remove the wheels from any house trailer (unless to repair same) or to otherwise permanently affix such house trailer to the ground.
The Police officers and Fire Department officers of the Village of Malone, the Health Officers, the Mayor and members of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Malone or any other duly authorized agent or employee of said village shall have the right at any time to enter any trailer camp or any other premises used for the parking and location of a house trailer and shall have the right at all times to inspect records pertaining to occupants of such trailer camp or premises as required.
If a Police officer, Health Officer, Mayor, Trustee or any other authorized representative of the Village of Malone shall find at any time that any trailer camp is not being maintained in a clean or sanitary condition, or it is not being conducted in accordance with the provisions of this ordinance, such facts shall be immediately brought before the Board of Trustees who shall instruct the Village Clerk to serve a written notice of such infractions to the owner or operator of such trailer camp, advising that such conditions must be remedied within five days after date of such order. If conditions are not corrected after the expiration of said five-day period, the Board of Trustees may revoke the permit for such trailer camp and may cause a notice in writing to be served upon the holder of said permit advising of the revocation of his permit to operate a trailer camp. Upon revocation of such permit, all house trailers, tents and tent houses shall immediately be removed therefrom.
This ordinance shall apply to all existing trailer camps located within the Village of Malone. The owner or operator of such existing trailer camps shall have a period of 30 days after effective date of this ordinance within which to file application for permit.
In respect to house trailers now located in the Village of Malone outside of a trailer camp, such house trailer shall be permitted to remain on private property until such time as the ownership of said house trailers changes. Should ownership of any such house trailer change, the new owner shall be bound by the provisions of this ordinance.
Any person, firm or corporation who violates any provision of this ordinance shall be subject to a fine of not less than $10 nor more than $50 for each offense and the person violating the same shall be a disorderly person, and such violation shall constitute disorderly conduct and the Board of Trustees of the said Village of Malone may enforce obedience to this ordinance by injunction proceedings. Each day's violation of this ordinance or any of its provisions shall constitute separate and distinct violations.
None of the provisions of this ordinance shall be applicable to any house trailers stored or garaged within a building where such house trailers are not being used or occupied as living or sleeping quarters.