[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Port Republic 5-13-1969 by Ord. No. 02-1969; amended in its entirety 8-14-1984 by Ord. No. 40-1984 (Ch. 26 of the 1982 Code). Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
The Code Enforcement Officer of the City of Port Republic is hereby designated as the officer to exercise the powers prescribed by this chapter, and he shall serve in such capacity without any additional salary.
The provisions of N.J.A.C. 8:22-1.1 et seq. of the general sanitation regulations (Chapter 22) of the State of New Jersey Department of Health, Subchapter 1 (Campgrounds), are hereby accepted, adopted and established as a standard to be used as a guide in determining whether campground dwellings, as well as their facilities, located in the City of Port Republic are safe, sanitary and fit for human habitation and rental.
The Code Enforcement Officer is hereby authorized as directed to make inspections of campgrounds to determine the condition of the campground, as well as their facilities, located within the City of Port Republic in order that he may perform his duty of safeguarding the health and safety of the occupants of the campground, as well as their facilities, and of the general public.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Every vehicle with or without motive power, other than a pole trailer, designed for carrying persons or property and for being drawn by a motor vehicle.
No person shall park any trailer on any street, highway or thoroughfare in the City of Port Republic, except for the purpose of repair, and then not more than for three hours. Any trailer requiring repairs which will take longer than three hours shall be placed upon the premises of a person duly authorized to conduct the business of repairing trailers, and said trailer shall not, during the period of such repairs and storage, be used by any person as a dwelling or sleeping place.
Except as provided in Subsection A, no person shall park or locate any trailer within the limits of the City of Port Republic, except at a duly authorized campground or on the property of the owner of the trailer. In the case of an owner storing a trailer on his property, no person shall use the trailer as a dwelling or a sleeping place.
Each campground shall have a caretaker whose name shall be registered with the City Clerk. The caretaker shall keep and maintain or cause to be kept and maintained a register, in which shall be inscribed the true name and address of every person renting a campsite in said camp. The register shall be signed by the person renting or occupying the campsite. The caretaker shall also keep records of the license number of all trailers occupying the campsites. All records maintained pursuant to this section shall be maintained for a period of at least 12 months. The caretaker shall give the person renting or occupying the campsite a copy of the camp rules, and a copy of this chapter shall be conspicuously posted at the registration area in the campground.
It shall be unlawful for any person operating any campground or occupying any campsite to remove or cause to have removed the wheels of any trailer or to otherwise permanently affix the trailer to the ground or to a foundation in any manner which would prevent the removal of the trailer by a vehicle.
No person shall occupy, as an owner or occupant, or rent to another for occupancy, any camp dwelling, as well as its facilities, for the purpose of living therein which does not conform to the provisions of N.J.A.C. 8:22-1.1 et seq. and this chapter.
Any person, firm or corporation who violates any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be punished by a fine not to exceed $500 and/or by imprisonment in the county jail for a period not to exceed 90 days. Each violation of any provision of this chapter and each day that the provision is violated shall be deemed and taken to be a separate and distinct offense.