Township of Eastampton, NJ
Burlington County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee (now Township Council) of the Township of Eastampton 9-11-1959 by Ord. No. 1959-9 (Ch. 92 of the 1974 Township Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 205.
Littering — See Ch. 330.
Sewers and sewage disposal — See Ch. 415.
Solid waste — See Ch. 444.
Towing and storage of vehicles — See Ch. 487.
Abandoned vehicles — See Ch. 505.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 510.
Unlicensed motor-driven vehicles — See Ch. 521.
Zoning — See Ch. 540.

§ 492-1 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
DEPENDENT TRAILER COACH
A trailer coach without toilet facilities and laundry facilities, or either of them.
TRAILER CAMP
Any plot of ground upon which one or more occupied trailer coaches are located.
TRAILER COACH
A vehicle without means of self-propulsion but licensable as a conveyance on public streets or highways and which is constructed to permit occupancy as a dwelling or sleeping bed place for one or more persons.
TRAILER COACH SPACE
That part of a trailer camp designed to be occupied by one trailer coach.

§ 492-2 Location of trailers; removal of wheels restricted.

No trailer coach intended to be occupied for dwelling purposes within the Township of Eastampton and hereafter entering said Township shall be located in any place within the Township except within the confines of a trailer camp. Wheels may not be removed from any trailer coach except for the purpose of repair and shall be replaced promptly after such repairs are made.

§ 492-3 License required.

Within the limits of the Township of Eastampton, no person, firm or corporation shall conduct the business of operating a trailer camp, or directly or indirectly in any manner whatsoever utilize any place for operating the business of a trailer camp, unless and until there shall be granted by the Township Council of the Township of Eastampton, in accordance with the terms of this chapter, as shall be in force and effect, a license to conduct said trailer camp.

§ 492-4 License provisions.

A. 
A license shall be applied for by written application, filed with the Township Council of the Township of Eastampton. The application shall set forth the full name and address of the applicant, the particular kind or character of business to be carried on or conducted or vehicles parked, the location or place of the premises in or at which the same is to be carried on, the total area of the ground space thereof and a diagram of the same. The application shall also be accompanied by a deposit to cover the license fee for the current year in the amount hereinafter provided, which said license fee as to the first license granted for any said place shall be proportionately prorated for the remainder of the year.
B. 
Every license shall expire on December 31 of the year in which issued. Applications for the renewal of licenses may be filed at any time prior to December 31 of each year and shall contain all of the information set forth in Subsection A, except that a diagram shall not be required unless the camp facilities are to be enlarged or otherwise changed.
C. 
No licensee shall be permitted to enlarge the camp facilities or otherwise change the physical facilities in the camp without first securing the approval therefor from the Township Council.

§ 492-5 Fees; registry required; nontransferability.

[Amended 4-24-1967]
A. 
There shall be charged and collected for said license an annual base fee of $200, plus the sum of $60 per year for each trailer space, whether occupied or not. These fees shall be payable in advance each year but may, at the option of the licensee, be made in equal installments in advance by quarters of the year.
[Amended 12-22-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-14]
B. 
Each licensee shall maintain a camp registry setting forth the license number of each trailer, the date of arrival, the date of departure and the age, name and last known address of the owner of each trailer and automobile. Such camp registry with all pertinent information shall be made available at all times to the Tax Collector and the Zoning Officer of the Township.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
C. 
No license shall be transferred without the permission of the Township Council.

§ 492-6 Additional information.

The Township Council may require any applicant for a license and any licensee to supply additional information concerning the applicant and the proposed trailer camp or the licensee to assure compliance with all the provisions of this chapter.

§ 492-7 Location to comply with zoning provisions.

No trailer camp shall be located in any area except that authorized to be so occupied by Chapter 540, Zoning, of the Code of the Township of Eastampton, as such chapter may provide at the time of any application made hereunder.

§ 492-8 Area and location of trailer coach spaces.

Each trailer coach space must be not less than 2,400 square feet in area and at least 35 feet wide. Each space shall abut on a driveway or other clear area with unobstructed access to a public street. Spaces shall be clearly defined with appropriate markers.

§ 492-9 Distance between trailers.

A. 
The minimum spacing between trailer coaches and between trailer coaches and trailer buildings shall be:
(1) 
Side-to-side spacing: 25 feet.
(2) 
End-to-end spacing: 15 feet.
B. 
No trailer shall be located closer than 50 feet to the right-of-way line of a main highway or 25 feet from the trailer court property line.
[Amended 5-28-1974 by Ord. No. 1974-5]

§ 492-10 Roads, walkways and parking areas.

A. 
All trailer camps shall provide for suitable vehicular access for fire-fighting equipment, delivery of fuel, removal of garbage and refuse and for other necessary services.
B. 
Main access roads, excluding parking, shall be not less than 20 feet in width. If parking is to be permitted thereon, appropriate additional width shall be provided.
C. 
Motor vehicle parking spaces shall be provided in the same number as trailer coach spaces provided.
D. 
Each trailer camp shall have a public walk constructed of concrete or such other appropriate material as shall be satisfactory to the Township Engineer and shall be a minimum of three feet in width. Additional entrance walks, from the public walks to the trailer doors, shall be constructed of the same material as the public walks and shall be a minimum of two feet in width.

§ 492-11 Service buildings.

Each trailer camp shall be provided with one or more service buildings containing an appropriate number of plumbing fixtures and other service equipment. The service building shall conform to the following requirements:
A. 
Location. The building shall be located not more than 200 feet from any dependent trailer coach space.
B. 
Construction. The materials and methods used in the construction of service buildings shall conform to local building practices and shall comply with the Township Building Code.[1] The interior finish shall be moisture-resistant and easily cleaned. All rooms shall be ventilated and all exterior openings provided with screens.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 205, Construction Codes, Uniform.
C. 
Facilities. Separate men's and women's toilet rooms shall be provided and distinctly marked. These rooms shall be separated by a sound-resistant wall. A vestibule or screen wall shall be provided to prevent direct view into the toilet rooms when exterior doors are open.
D. 
Plumbing fixtures.
(1) 
Every trailer court shall provide adequate toilet and laundry facilities. In no instance shall there be less than one laundry unit (laundry tray or washing machine); one water closet, one lavatory and one bathtub or shower for women; and one water closet, one lavatory and one bathtub or shower for men. A slop water closet (water closet with seat removed) shall be provided in each service building. Slop water closets shall have hot and cold water faucets located over the bowl and shall be provided with a flush mechanism, preferably a flushometer valve for the complete cleansing of the bowl. The slop water closet shall be in a separate room of the service building, with a single direct opening to the outside.
(2) 
One water closet shall be provided for each sex for every 10 dependent trailer coach spaces. Urinals for men may be substituted for 1/3 of these water closets.
(3) 
One lavatory shall be provided for each sex for every 10 dependent coach spaces and one shower or bathtub for each sex for every 20 dependent coach spaces. A laundry unit shall be provided for every 20 coach spaces.
(4) 
All water closets and bathtubs or showers for women and all water closets and bathtubs for men shall be located in separate compartments, with self-closing doors. Gang-type shower compartments may be used for men. Individual shower stalls shall be approximately three feet by three feet. Showers for women shall have a dressing compartment with a stool or bench. The room containing laundry units shall be separated from the toilet rooms and have an exterior entrance only.
E. 
Electrical. Wiring for lights shall be based on a demand of three watts per square foot of gross floor area. Lighting outlets shall be located over mirrors, work spaces and equipment. A general illumination level of not less than five footcandles shall be maintained, with 20 to 40 footcandles being available at specific work surfaces, such as lavatories, laundry trays and ironing boards. Separate circuits shall be provided for lighting and power. Power circuits shall be not less than 20 amperes' capacity. Lighting circuits may be 15 amperes' capacity.
F. 
Heating. Heating facilities capable of maintaining a temperature of 70° F. in cold weather shall be provided.
G. 
Hot water. Facilities shall provide for the continuous supply of three to five gallons of hot water per trailer coach space. Hot water at a temperature of 180° F. shall be provided for clothes-washing equipment.

§ 492-12 Laundry-drying facilities.

Mechanical laundry-drying equipment shall be provided and shall be located in service buildings.

§ 492-13 Refuse storage facilities.

Refuse shall be stored in flytight and rodentproof containers. Refuse container stations shall be provided so that refuse containers shall not be visible from the streets and walks in the camps. These stations shall be located 150 feet from any trailer coach space.

§ 492-14 Recreation areas.

[Amended 5-28-1974 by Ord. No. 1974-5]
Not less than 10% of the total area of the camp shall be available in one or more areas for recreational uses. These areas shall be so located that they are free of traffic hazards.

§ 492-15 Grading and drainage.

Grading and drainage shall be provided to the satisfaction of the Township Engineer.

§ 492-16 Construction specifications.

All roads, parking areas, walks and service areas shall be constructed to Township specifications where such specifications are available and, in any event, shall be constructed to the satisfaction of the Township Engineer.

§ 492-17 Water supply.

Every trailer coach space shall be provided with water connections. Safe and adequate supply of potable water shall be provided in each trailer court. Wells shall be located not closer than 150 feet to the septic tank system. No pit privies shall be permitted in any trailer camp. Water shall be provided in a quantity not less than 125 gallons per day per trailer coach space, and the quality thereof shall conform to that required by the 1946 Public Health Drinking Water Standards, Reprint No. 2697. The piping material and the method of installation of water distribution in connection with any water and sewerage systems shall conform to the Township Building Code[1] and, in all respects, to good building practice.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 205, Construction Codes, Uniform.

§ 492-18 Drinking fountains.

Not less than one drinking fountain shall be provided for every 20 trailer coach spaces.

§ 492-19 Sanitary sewers.

Every trailer coach space shall be provided with sewer connections. A system of sanitary sewerage shall be provided in all trailer courts, and all waste and soil lines discharging from buildings and trailer coaches shall be connected thereto. The proposed system shall meet the requirements of the Township Engineer. The materials used and the method of construction shall be in accordance with the Township Building Code. Service water shall not be discharged into sanitary sewers.

§ 492-20 Size requirements for sewers.

A. 
Sanitary sewers shall be sized to maintain a flow velocity of not less than two feet per second when flowing half-full.
B. 
Laterals to and terminals for connecting individual coaches shall be not less than three inches in diameter, trapped below the frost line, and extended from four to six inches above the surface of the ground. The sewer terminal shall be provided with suitable fittings to permit a watertight junction to be made with the trailer outlet.
C. 
Sizes of sewer mains shall be based on a maximum rate flow of approximately 600 gallons per trailer coach per day.

§ 492-21 Sewer appurtenances.

A. 
Sufficient cleanouts, handholes and manholes shall be installed in sewer systems to maintain serviceable conditions. For small systems, cleanouts and handholes may suffice, whereas in large systems, manholes should be installed at all changes in direction over 45° at intersections of main sewers and at intervals not exceeding 400 feet in straight sewers.
B. 
Coach terminals shall be provided with a cap or plug for closure when not in use.

§ 492-22 Electrical requirements; lighting.

A. 
Every trailer court shall be provided with electric power. An electric outlet supplying 110 to 115 volts shall be provided for each coach space. The outlets shall be weatherproof and in easy reach of the parked trailer. In no instance shall any power line crossing the trailer court be less than 15 feet above the ground. All electric wiring in the court shall be in compliance with applicable state and local codes or, where none exist, with the National Electric Code published by the National Board of Fire Underwriters, 85 John Street, New York, New York.
B. 
Adequate overcurrent protection shall be provided on all circuits. Service drops to each coach space shall be weatherproof, insulated and not smaller than two No. 8 wires.
C. 
Street and yard lights, sufficient in number and intensity to permit the safe movement of vehicles and pedestrians at night, shall be provided. Outdoor lighting shall be effectively related to buildings, trees, walks, steps and ramps.

§ 492-23 Fuel storage and use facilities.

Cylinders containing liquefied petroleum gas or oil to be used as fuel by trailer occupants shall be connected to the stoves or heaters of the trailer by copper or other metallic tubing to provide leakproof connections. The cylinders shall be securely fastened in place, not less than five feet from any coach exit. State and local regulations applicable to the handling of bottled gas and fuel oil must be followed.

§ 492-24 Examination and inspection.

All trailer camps shall be subject to examination and inspection by day or night by the Township Council, or any member thereof, of the Township of Eastampton or by any person delegated by the Township Council to make such inspection and by the police, fire and health authorities of the Township.

§ 492-25 Landscaping.

Appropriate landscaping shall be provided for every trailer camp. Trees shall be planted to provide shade for every trailer space. Trees or hedges shall be planted around the outside boundaries of every trailer camp so that the camp will be screened from the view of public highways and sidewalks and will be in all respects attractive to the occupants of the camp. All unpaved areas shall be planted in grass, and all lawns, shrubbery and trees shall be maintained in a neat and orderly fashion and shall be replaced when necessary. Every applicant for a license for a trailer camp shall submit complete landscaping data to the Township Council at the time the application is presented.

§ 492-26 Failure to comply.

In case of the failure or refusal to comply with any of the terms and provisions of this chapter, the Township Council, after notice and hearing, may refuse or revoke any license applied for or granted hereunder.

§ 492-27 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 5-28-1974 by Ord. No. 1974-5[1]]
Any person violating or failing to comply with any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to the penalty set forth in Chapter 1, Article II, Penalties for Violations, of the Township Code. The continuation of such violation for each successive day shall constitute a separate offense, and the person or persons allowing or permitting the continuation of the violation may be punished as provided above for each separate offense.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).