Borough of Tyrone, PA
Blair County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Tyrone 6-3-1963 by Ord. No. 629. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 71.
Mobile homes and mobile home parks — See Ch. 125.
Plumbing — See Ch. 143.
Sewers — See Ch. 162.
Solid waste — See Ch. 170.
Water — See Ch. 196.
Zoning — See Ch. 205.
[Amended 6-8-1998 by Ord. No. 1139; 2-11-2019 by Ord. No. 1427]
The following words and terms, as used in this chapter, shall have the meanings respectively ascribed to them in this section unless the context clearly indicates a different meaning:
BOX PANEL TRUCK
A windowless cargo van usually built on a truck chassis frequently used as a delivery vehicle and also often used by construction and maintenance contractors.
BUS
A motor vehicle designed to transport 16 or more passengers, including the driver; or a motor vehicle, other than a taxi cab or limousine, designed to transport not more than 15 passengers, including the driver, and used for the transportation of persons for or not for compensation.
FULL TRAILER
A trailer so constructed that no part of its weight rests upon the towing vehicle. A semi-trailer attached to a towing vehicle by means of an auxiliary front axle or dolly shall be deemed to be a full trailer.
HOUSE TRAILER
A vehicle, whether or not self-propelled, which is designed, constructed and equipped as a dwelling place, living abode or sleeping place (either permanently or temporarily) and is equipped for use as a conveyance on streets and highways; or a trailer containing a chassis and exterior shell designed and constructed for use as a house trailer but which is used permanently or temporarily for advertising sales, display or promotion of merchandise or services for any other commercial purposes except for the transportation of property.
LOW BOY TRUCK
A type of trailer for hauling construction equipment with reduced ground clearance that facilitates loading of machinery with or without an auxiliary ramp.
MOBILE HOME
A transportable, single-family dwelling intended for permanent occupancy, contained in one unit, or in two or more units designed to be joined into one integral until capable of again being separated for repeated towing, which arrives at a site complete and ready for occupancy except for minor and incidental unpacking and assembly operations, and constructed so that it may be used without a permanent foundation. Permanent parking of a mobile home and location of mobile home parks is regulated by other Borough ordinances including subdivision and zoning.
MOTOR HOME
A motor vehicle designed or adapted for use as a mobile dwelling or office.
PARKING
The halting of a vehicle, whether occupied or not, except momentarily for the purpose of and while actually engaged in the loading or unloading property or passengers.
PERSON
Any natural person, partnership, film, association or corporation.
SCHOOL BUS
A motor vehicle which:
A. 
Is designed to carry 11 passengers or more, including the driver; and
B. 
Is used for the transportation of preprimary, primary or secondary school students to or from public, private or parochial schools or events related to such schools or school-related activities.
SEMI-TRAILER
A trailer so construed that some part of its weight rests upon or is carried by the towing vehicle.
STAND
The halting of a vehicle, whether occupied or not, except momentarily for the purpose of and while actually engaged in receiving or discharging passengers.
TOW TRUCK
A motor vehicle equipped for towing away other wrecked or disabled motor vehicles. A tow truck shall include, but not be limited to, a truck having a flatbed tilt tray.
TRAILER
A vehicle designed to be towed by a motor vehicle.
TRAILER CAMP
Any premises designed or used as a parking space for more than one house trailer. "Trailer camp" shall not include an automobile or trailer showroom or any open spaces on the same lot therewith where less than three unused house trailers are displayed. Nor shall "trailer camp" mean any motor vehicle parking lot on which any trailer shall remain for 12 hours or less. The term "trailer camp" shall mean "trailer park" and "trailer court" interchanged as those terms are commonly used.
TRUCK TRAILER
A motor vehicle designed and used primarily for drawing other vehicles and not so constructed as to carry a load other than a part of the weight of the vehicle and load so drawn.
[Amended 6-8-1998 by Ord. No. 1139; 2-11-2019 by Ord. No. 1427]
No person shall park or locate any box panel truck, tow truck, low boy truck, bus, mobile home, house trailer, motor home, school bus, full trailer, trailer, semi-trailer or truck trailer, 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.
[Amended 6-8-1998 by Ord. No. 1139]
No person shall allow any house trailer, full trailer, semi-trailer or trailer to stand upon the streets or alleys of the Borough of Tyrone without being attached to a motor vehicle.
[Amended 6-8-1998 by Ord. No. 1139; 3-8-2010 by Ord. No. 1291; 8-16-2010 by Ord. No. 1301; 2-11-2019 by Ord. No. 1427]
No person shall park any box panel truck, tow truck, low boy truck, bus, motor home, school bus, full trailer, semi-trailer or house trailer attached to a motor vehicle, truck trailer or alone on any street or alley in the Borough of Tyrone at any time. 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. Exception: It shall not be a violation of this section for a contractor to park any of the aforementioned vehicles, whether connected to a towing vehicle or not, on the public street while actively engaged in construction or remodeling work at a property adjacent to the parking location provided that such vehicle is removed by them at the end of each day during the job.
[Amended 6-8-1998 by Ord. No. 1139; 2-11-2019 by Ord. No. 1427]
The parking and storing of no more than one unoccupied mobile home, bus, motor home, school bus, full trailer, semi-trailer or truck trailer in a private garage, or in a rear yard, shall be permitted, on the condition that no person uses such trailer for living or sleeping purposes while such trailer is so parked or stored and/or so long as the same is not causing a sight distance problem for the travelling public and/or so long as the same is not in violation of any other applicable law, including nuisance laws.
No person shall operate or occupy any trailer camp within the Borough of Tyrone except as provided in this chapter.
[Amended 2-11-2019 by Ord. No. 1427]
A. 
No person shall establish or operate any trailer camp within the Borough of Tyrone until the proposed location of said camp has been approved by Borough Council. Any person desiring to establish or to operate a trailer camp shall make application for a permit to the Code Enforcement Officer. With every application there shall be submitted a plan of such trailer camp or proposed trailer camp showing the following:
(1) 
The name and address of the applicant.
(2) 
The extent and area to be used for trailer camp purposes.
(3) 
The location of all roadways and driveways.
(4) 
The location of all lots intended for the parking of trailers, each lot to contain a concrete slab of sufficient size and strength to accommodate the trailers 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 trailer camp and for trailers parked there.
(9) 
A statement that the premises proposed to be occupied by such trailer camp, in the case of a trailer camp 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 trailer camps is permitted by such Chapter 205, Zoning, such statements to bear the signature of the Zoning Officer of the Borough of Tyrone.
B. 
Such application shall be accompanied by a fee of $20 to cover the cost of the services of Borough officers and employees in making the necessary studies and investigations in connection with such application.
[Amended 2-11-2019 by Ord. No. 1427]
Following receipt of the application for a permit as provided above, the Borough Council shall cause an investigation to be made of the premises to which such application relates in order to assure that all requirements of this chapter applicable to trailer camps 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 Borough Council shall visit the premises in order to determine whether requirements as to which they have particular knowledge and understanding are adhered to.
[Amended 2-11-2019 by Ord. No. 1427]
Immediately following the investigation required under § 185-8 of this chapter, when the Borough Council 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 trailer camp, the Code Enforcement Officer shall so inform the Borough Council. Upon approval of the location of the proposed trailer camp by the Borough Council at its next regular meeting, the Code Enforcement Officer shall issue a permit to establish and operate such trailer camp 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 Code Enforcement Officer, 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 trailer camp in the Borough of Tyrone during the time when the permit therefor shall have been suspended.
[Amended 2-11-2019 by Ord. No. 1427]
Whenever ownership or management of any trailer camp shall have been changed, the new owner or manager thereof shall forthwith notify the Code Enforcement Officer, who shall amend the permit for such trailer camp, as well as the pertinent records of the Borough, to indicate such change.
[Amended 2-11-2019 by Ord. No. 1427]
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 trailer camp, 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 Code Enforcement Officer, and the Code Enforcement Officer 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 approval of the permit.
[Amended 2-11-2019 by Ord. No. 1427]
Prior to the date of expiration of any permit issued under the authority of this chapter, the holder thereof may apply to the Code Enforcement Officer for renewal thereof, such application to be accompanied by a fee of $5. Following any investigation deemed necessary by the Borough Council to ascertain whether all the requirements of this chapter continue to be adhered to, the Code Enforcement Officer shall renew such permit for a further period of one year.
Every trailer camp shall be located in a well drained area, and the premises shall be properly graded so as to prevent the accumulation of storm or other water.
Lots for individual trailers in a trailer camp shall be indicated by corner markers, and no individual lot shall have an area of less than 1800 square feet. Each lot shall abut upon a roadway or driveway not less than 20 feet wide. Every such roadway or driveway shall be well drained, shall be clearly marked, adequately lighted at night, and easily accessible to a public street. In no case shall the lot for an individual trailer be less than 30 feet wide by 60 feet long, and, in the case of trailers more than 10 feet wide and 40 feet long, the lot must be enlarged to meet the minimum requirements herein prescribed. Lots for individual trailers shall be so located and arranged that when trailers are located thereon, the setback regulations of Chapter 205, Zoning, are adhered to.
Each trailer lot or location shall be served by Borough sewer and water facilities, the charges thereof to be paid by the owner of the trailer camp, according to the current established rates for such service.
All plumbing, electrical, building and other work in the premises of any trailer camp located in the Borough of Tyrone shall be in accordance with any other ordinances of the Borough regulating such matters; provided, however, 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 trailer camps only.
All ordinances of the Borough of Tyrone applicable to the accumulation, collection and disposal of garbage and refuse[1] shall be applicable to trailer camps located in the Borough and shall be adhered to strictly by persons owning and operating trailer camps and by persons occupying trailers therein.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 170, Solid waste.
The owner or operator of each trailer camp shall maintain an office or residence within the Borough of Tyrone where records and other pertinent information is available to the Borough officers at all times.
Every person holding a permit under this chapter shall keep, or cause to be kept, a register, which shall at all times be open for the inspection of any official of the Borough. Such register shall show, for each trailer accommodated in such trailer camp, the following information:
A. 
The lot number upon which such trailer is parked or located.
B. 
The names and addresses of all persons using such trailer for living or sleeping purposes.
C. 
The state license number of such trailer and of the vehicle towing the same.
D. 
The date of arrival of such trailer at such trailer camp and the date of departure therefrom.
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 trailer camp 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.
[Amended 2-11-2019 by Ord. No. 1427]
It shall be the duty of the Code Enforcement Officer, Tyrone Police Department or other authorized person to enforce the provisions of this chapter, and, to that end, the Code Enforcement Officer 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 trailer camp continues to operate strictly under the provisions of this chapter.
[Amended 2-11-2019 by Ord. No. 1427]
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of at least $100 and 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; provided, that each day's continuance of a violation shall constitute a separate offense.