Borough of Tyrone, PA
Blair County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Tyrone 11-12-1973 by Ord. No. 747 (part of Ch. 3 of the revised 1958 Code.) Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 71.
Open burning — See Ch. 70.
Fees — See Ch. 92.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 95.
Sewers — See Ch. 162.
Solid waste — See Ch. 170.
Subdivision and land development — See Ch. 174.
Trailers and motor homes — See Ch. 185.
Water — See Ch. 196.
Zoning — See Ch. 205.

§ 125-1 Definitions and word usage.

A. 
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
MOBILE HOME
A transportable, single-family dwelling which may be towed on its own running gear and which may be temporarily or permanently affixed to real estate, used for nontransient residential purposes and constructed with the same similar electrical, plumbing and sanitary facilities as immobile housing. A "mobile home" shall not be considered a building regardless of the manner in which it is placed on the lot.
MOBILE HOME PARK
Any premises designated or used as a parking space for more than one mobile home. "Mobile home park" shall not include an automobile or mobile home showroom or any open spaces on the same lot therewith where fewer than three unused mobile homes are displayed; nor shall "mobile home park" mean any motor vehicle parking lot on which any trailer shall remain for 12 hours or less.[1]
PERSON
Any natural person, partnership, firm, association or corporation.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
B. 
In this chapter, the singular shall include the plural and the masculine shall include the feminine and the neuter.

§ 125-2 Location restrictions.

No person shall park or locate any mobile home or allow it to stand upon any street, alley or other public place or upon any tract of land, occupied or unoccupied, within the Borough of Tyrone, except as provided in this chapter.

§ 125-3 Street parking restrictions.

No person shall allow any mobile home to stand upon any of the streets or alleys of the Borough of Tyrone without being attached to a motor vehicle.

§ 125-4 Parking time restrictions.

No person shall park any mobile home attached to a motor vehicle on any street or alley in the Borough of Tyrone for a period of time longer than that allowed for the parking of vehicles upon such street or alley by the applicable state laws and the ordinances of the Borough of Tyrone applicable to traffic and parking but, in any event, for no longer than 12 hours. Any person who shall violate this section shall be subject to the penalties specifically provided in such laws and ordinances as the case may be.

§ 125-5 Parking and storage on private premises.

The parking or storing of no more than one unoccupied mobile home in a private garage or in a rear yard shall be permitted on condition that no person uses such mobile home for living or sleeping purposes while such trailer is so parked or stored.

§ 125-6 Compliance required.

No person shall operate or occupy any mobile home park within the Borough of Tyrone, except as provided in this chapter.

§ 125-7 Permit required.

A. 
No person shall establish or operate any mobile home park within the Borough of Tyrone until the proposed location of said park has been approved by the Borough Council and a permit has been secured from the Mayor. Any person desiring to establish or to operate a mobile home park shall make application for a permit to the Mayor. With every application, there shall be submitted a plan of such mobile home park or proposed mobile home park showing the following:
(1) 
The name and the address of the applicant.
(2) 
The extent and area to be used for mobile home park purposes.
(3) 
The location of all roadways and driveways.
(4) 
The location of all lots intended for the parking of mobile homes, each lot to contain a concrete slab of sufficient size and strength to accommodate the homes anticipated.
(5) 
The method and plan of sewage disposal.
(6) 
The method and plan of garbage and refuse disposal.
(7) 
The plan for water supply.
(8) 
The plan for electric lighting facilities for the mobile home park and for trailers parked there.
(9) 
A statement that the premises proposed to be occupied by such mobile home park in the case of a mobile home park not established prior to the adoption of Chapter 205, Zoning, of the Code of the Borough of Tyrone are entirely located in a district in which the establishment of mobile home parks is permitted by Chapter 205, Zoning, such statements to bear the signature of the Zoning Officer of the Borough of Tyrone.
B. 
Such applications shall be accompanied by a fee as set forth in the current Fee Ordinance as contained in Chapter 92, Fees, to cover the cost of the services of Borough officers and employees in making the necessary studies and investigations in connection with such application.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

§ 125-8 Inspection.

Following receipt of the application for a permit as provided above, the Mayor shall cause an investigation to be made of the premises to which such application relates in order to assure himself that all requirements of this chapter applicable to mobile home parks are complied with. In connection with such investigation, the Code Enforcement Officer, the Health Officer and any other Borough officer or employee requested to do so by the Mayor shall visit the premises in order to determine whether requirements as to which they have particular knowledge and understanding are adhered to.

§ 125-9 Issuance of permit.

Immediately following the investigation required under § 125-8 of this chapter, when the Mayor shall be satisfied that all of the applicable requirements of this chapter have been adhered to or are to be adhered to according to the plans for a proposed mobile home park, the Mayor shall so inform the Borough Council. Upon approval of the location of the proposed mobile home park by the Borough Council at its next regular meeting, the Mayor shall issue a permit to establish and operate such mobile home park for a period of one year after the issuance thereof. Such permit shall be subject to suspension whenever the holder thereof shall be convicted of any violation of this chapter. A suspended permit may be reinstated by the Mayor, for the balance of the year for which it was issued, upon compliance of the holder thereof with all of the provisions of this chapter. No person shall operate a mobile home park in the Borough of Tyrone during the time when the permit therefor shall have been suspended.

§ 125-10 Change of ownership.

Whenever ownership or management of any mobile home park shall have been changed, the new owner or manager thereof shall forthwith notify the Mayor, who shall amend the permit for such mobile home park, as well as the pertinent records of the Borough, to indicate such change.

§ 125-11 Nontransferability; modifications.

No permit issued under this chapter shall be transferable to a different location. No person holding a permit under this chapter shall extend or reduce the area of any mobile home park, add any new facility or structure or eliminate any existing facility or structure until notice of such proposed change shall have been given to the Mayor and the Mayor shall have ascertained, after investigation as in the case of an original application for a permit, that such proposed change is in accordance with all the requirements of this chapter and shall have signified that fact by his approval.

§ 125-12 Renewal; fee. [1]

Prior to this date of expiration of any permit issued under the authority of this chapter, the holder thereof may apply to the Mayor for renewal thereof, such application to be accompanied by a fee as set forth in the current Fee Ordinance as contained in Chapter 92, Fees. Following any investigation deemed necessary by the Mayor to ascertain whether all the requirements of this chapter continue to be adhered to, the Mayor shall renew such permit for a further period of one year.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

§ 125-13 Drainage and grading.

Every mobile home park shall be located in a well-drained area, and the premises shall be properly graded so as to prevent the accumulation of stormwater or other water. Streets are to have a bituminous surface within one year of final installation of any utilities in any one area.

§ 125-14 Lot requirements.

Lots for individual mobile homes in a mobile home park shall be indicated by corner markers, and no individual lot shall have an area of less than 1,800 square feet. Each lot shall abut upon a roadway or driveway not less than 40 feet wide. Every such roadway or driveway shall be well-drained, clearly marked, adequately lighted at night and easily accessible to a public street. In no case shall the lot for an individual mobile home be less than 45 feet wide by 40 feet long, and in the case of mobile homes more than 10 feet wide and 40 feet long, the lot must be enlarged to meet the minimum requirements herein prescribed. Lots for individual mobile homes shall be so located and arranged that, when mobile homes are located thereon, the setback will be 15 feet, and each lot is to have a concrete pad so arranged to leave space to park a car on a uniform side of the lot.

§ 125-15 Sewer and water facilities.

Each mobile home lot or location shall be served by Borough sewer and water facilities, the charges thereof to be paid by the owner of the mobile home park according to the current established rates for such service.

§ 125-16 Utilities and construction codes.

All plumbing, electrical, building and other work in the premises of any mobile home park located in the Borough of Tyrone shall be in accordance with any other ordinances of the Borough regulating such matters; provided, however, that if there is any conflict between any such ordinance and any of the provisions of this chapter, the provisions of this chapter shall control as to mobile home parks only.

§ 125-17 Garbage and refuse.

All ordinances of the Borough of Tyrone applicable to the accumulation, collection and disposal of garbage and refuse[1] shall be applicable to mobile home parks located in the Borough and shall be adhered to strictly by persons owning and operating mobile home parks and by persons occupying mobile homes therein.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 170, Solid Waste.

§ 125-18 Records availability.

The owner or operator of each mobile home park shall maintain an office or residence within the Borough of Tyrone where records and other pertinent information, as follows, are available to the Borough Officers at all times:
A. 
The lot number upon which such mobile home is parked or located.
B. 
The names and the addresses of all persons using such mobile home for living or sleeping purposes.
C. 
The state license number of such mobile home and of the vehicle towing the same.
D. 
The date of arrival of such mobile home at such mobile home park and the date of departure therefrom.

§ 125-19 Responsibility of permit holder.

Each person holding a permit under the provisions of this chapter shall adhere to the following additional regulations at all times:
A. 
He shall maintain such mobile home park in a clean, orderly and sanitary condition.
B. 
He shall see that no disorderly conduct or violation of any law or ordinance is committed upon the premises and shall immediately report to the proper authorities any violation which may come to his attention.
C. 
He shall report to the Board of Health all cases of persons or animals affected or suspected of being affected with any communicable disease, where he shall have reason to believe that medical attention has not been sought.

§ 125-20 Portable fire extinguishers to be available.

Portable fire extinguishers of a type approved by the fire prevention authority (fire code or Fire Marshal) shall be kept in public service buildings under park control, and a sufficient number shall be maintained throughout the park in readily accessible and well-marked positions.

§ 125-21 Fire hydrants.

Fire hydrants are to be placed and maintained by the operator of the mobile home park to meet all requirements of the middle department of the fire underwriters so that all homes can be protected for insurance purposes and general safety.

§ 125-22 Base enclosure.

An enclosure of compatible design and material shall be erected around the entire base of each mobile home. Such enclosure shall provide sufficient ventilation to inhibit decay and deterioration of the structure.

§ 125-23 Construction standards.

Any garage, utility shed or other outbuilding constructed on the lot shall conform to the standards applicable to such structure as contained in the Tyrone Building Code[1] or Chapter 205, Zoning.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 71, Construction Code, Uniform.

§ 125-24 Open fires prohibited.

The operator of any mobile home park or any tenant or their respective agents or employees shall not be permitted to maintain open fires upon said premises, and any fires upon said premises shall be in accordance with the ordinances of the Borough of Tyrone pertaining to the same.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 70, Burning, Open.

§ 125-25 Removal permit required. [1]

No mobile home installed in the mobile home park shall be removed from the Tyrone Borough without first obtaining a permit from the Tyrone Borough Tax Collector, as required by Act No. 54, 1969, of the Pennsylvania General Assembly. Such permit shall be issued upon payment of a fee as set forth in the current Fee Ordinance as contained in Chapter 92, Fees, and any real estate taxes due against the mobile home and unpaid at the time the permit is requested.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

§ 125-26 Minimum stay required.

The minimum stay in any mobile home park shall be 30 days. Any person violating this section shall be subject to the penalties as set forth in § 125-28 of this chapter.

§ 125-27 Enforcement.

It shall be the duty of the Mayor to enforce the provisions of this chapter and to that end, he shall, from time to time, make or cause to be made, by the police or any other Borough officer or employee, an inspection to ascertain whether any mobile home park continues to operate strictly under the provisions of this chapter.

§ 125-28 Violations and penalties. [1]

Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $600 and costs of prosecution and, in default of payment of such fine and costs, to imprisonment for not more than 30 days. Each day's continuance of a violation shall constitute a separate offense.[2]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
[2]
Editor's Note: Original Sec. 3.81, Tie down, which immediately followed this section, was repealed at time of adoption of Code (see Chapter 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

§ 125-29 Recreation area.

[Added 6-10-1974 by Ord. No. 758]
There shall be a recreation area consisting of one trailer lot for each 40 trailers with a minimum of two lots, and the lots are to be adjacent with proper drainage, grade and other characteristics comparable to average play areas. Each lot shall be developed to contain ample play lot equipment.

§ 125-30 Access roads.

[Added 6-10-1974 by Ord. No. 758]
There are to be adequate well-drained access roads for each mobile home park.