[Code 1971, § 29-1; Res. No. 4-93, 1-26-1993; Res. No. 87-95, 10-24-1995; Res. No. 57-97, 5-27-1997; Res. No. 95-02, 9-10-2002)]
The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this chapter, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:
- AUTOMOBILE TRAILER, TRAILER COACH OR TRAILER
- Any vehicle not propelled by its own power drawn on the public highways by a motor vehicle as defined in Section 120-5 of the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law operated thereon, except motorcycle sidecars, vehicles being towed by non-rigid support and vehicles designed and primarily used for other purposes and occasionally drawn by such motor vehicle, including any vehicle or structure so designed and constructed in such a manner as will permit occupancy thereof as sleeping quarters for one or more persons and so designed that it is or may be mounted on wheels and used or drawn by its own or other motive power. Specifically, excluded from this definition shall be dwellings referred to as "manufactured housing" provided such dwelling comply with U.S. Housing and Urban Development Regulations (24 CFR, Part 36) and further provided any such dwelling shall also meet the following criterion:
- (1) The dwelling shall be built on a permanent foundation with a cellar or basement.
- (2) The dwelling shall be minimum body width of 24 feet.
- (3) The dwelling shall have a roof pitch of not less than four in 12.
- (4) The dwelling shall have an overhang of at least eight inches.
- (5) The dwelling shall have a shingled roof with vinyl or aluminum siding. Wood siding shall be permitted with the consent of the common council and mayor by resolution.
- (6) The dwelling shall comply with all structural and thermal components for this zone.
- (7) The dwelling, its construction, and required municipal approvals shall be otherwise as provided or required by the local, state and federal law and regulation.
- CABIN PLOT
- A section of ground not less than 30 feet by 40 feet in area upon which only one camp cottage or cabin is located.
- RECREATIONAL VEHICLE
- A self-propelled or towed vehicle containing a living unit not intended for permanent occupancy.
- TOURIST CAMP
- Any park, tourist park, tourist court, camp, court, site, lot, parcel, or tract of land upon which one or more camp cottages or cabins are located and maintained for the accommodation of transients by the day, week, or month, whether a charge is made or not.
- TRAILER CAMP
- Any park, trailer park, trailer court, court, camp, site, lot, parcel, or tract of land designed, maintained, or intended for the purpose of supplying a location or accommodations for any trailer coach and upon which any trailer coach is parked and shall include all buildings used or intended for use as part of the equipment thereof, whether a charge is made for the use of the trailer camp and its facilities or not. "Trailer camp" shall not include automobile or trailer sales lots on which unoccupied trailers are parked for purposes of inspection and sale.
- A section of ground of not less than 800 square feet of unoccupied space in an area designated as the location for only one automobile and one trailer.
[Code 1971, § 29-3; Res. No. 91-90, § II, 3-12-1991]
It is hereby made the duty of the code enforcement office to enforce all provisions of this chapter or such provisions as may hereinafter be enacted. For the purpose of securing such enforcement, the code enforcement office shall have the right and hereby is empowered to enter upon any premises upon which any automobile trailers, camp cottages, or cabins are located or about to be located and to inspect such trailers, cottages, or cabins and all accommodations connected therewith at any reasonable time.
The code enforcement office is further empowered to issue orders granting, renewing, and revoking such permits, as are provided for in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.
(Code 1971, § 29-4; Res. No. 91-90, § III, 3-12-1991; Res. No. 87-95, 10-24-1995)
It shall be unlawful, within the limits of the city for any person to park any trailer, automobile trailer, trailer coach or recreational vehicle on any street, alley, or highway or other public place or on any tract of land owned by any person, occupied or unoccupied, within the city, except as provided in this chapter.
Emergency or temporary parking of any trailer, automobile trailer, trailer coach or recreational vehicle is permitted on any street, alley, or highway for not longer than one hour, subject to any other and further prohibitions, regulations, or limitations imposed by the traffic and parking regulations or ordinances for street, alley or highway.
Notwithstanding any provision of this chapter to the contrary, parking of one unoccupied trailer or recreational vehicle in an accessory private garage building or in a rear yard or side yard, in any district is permitted subject to the set back requirements of the zoning code. Furthermore, an unoccupied trailer or recreational vehicle may be parked on a private driveway on any residential lot provided the trailer or recreational vehicle is registered to the owner or actual occupant of the property and does not interfere with the exists from the dwelling or otherwise protrude into the street or sidewalk.
Notwithstanding any provision of this chapter to the contrary, parking and/or occupancy of a trailer or recreational vehicle in the driveway, side yard, or rear yard of a dwelling by a bonafide guest of the property is permitted for 72 hours provided that the registered owners of the trailer or recreational vehicle do not maintain a residence within 50 miles of the city.
Notwithstanding any provision of this chapter to the contrary, parking and overnight occupancy of trailers when in connection with an activity sponsored by a property owner in areas zoned by the zoning code of the city as B-1 (Business-1), B-2 (Business-2), and industrial districts shall be permitted when the landowner obtains a permit from the code enforcement office for the use of the property for temporary trailer parking and occupancy, providing:
Fifty feet is maintained between the trailer and any occupied building.
Twenty feet is maintained between any two or more trailers on the same premises.
Fifty feet is maintained between the trailer and the public right-of-way.
Trailers shall be self-contained (water and sanitary) and meet all department of transportation and health department requirements or shall be connected to city services.
The property owner sponsoring or authorizing the temporary parking, as provided in this section, shall be responsible for all activities within the permit area.
There shall be an application fee of $50 for authority to permit parking of one or more trailers for any seven-day period. Permit shall be issued by the code enforcement office upon inspection of the property to ensure compliance and shall be for a seven calendar day period, and shall not be renewable for the same activity for a period of 80 days.
Notwithstanding any provision of this chapter to the contrary, the code enforcement office may issue a permit to park construction trailers on parcels of land owned or leased by applicant for a period not in excess of six months with no more than one renewal to be authorized. A fee in the amount of $25 per month shall be paid upon the issuance of any permit, and an additional fee of $25 shall be paid upon any renewal to the permit. Permits issued by the code enforcement office in connection with this provision shall specifically prohibit any applicant or agency or its employee or any person to dwell in such trailer or to occupy the trailer overnight. Permits will specifically prohibit the permittee to connect the trailer with the city water supply and/or sanitary sewer systems.
[Code 1971, § 29-6]
All plumbing, electrical, building, and other work on, or at any camp licensed under this chapter shall be in accordance with the ordinances of the city regulating such work, unless such ordinances are specifically made inapplicable under the terms of this chapter.
No person shall own, operate, or maintain any trailer or tourist camp in the city.