Borough of Tyrone, PA
Blair County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Tyrone 6-3-1963 by Ord. No. 629. Amendments noted where applicable.]
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]
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:
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.
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.
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.
A motor vehicle designed or adapted for use as a mobile dwelling or office.
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.
Any natural person, partnership, firm, association or corporation.
A motor vehicle which:
Is designed to carry 11 passengers or more, including the driver; and
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.
A semi-trailer is a trailer so construed that some part of its weight rests upon or is carried by the towing vehicle.
The halting of a vehicle, whether occupied or not, except momentarily for the purpose of and while actually engaged in receiving or discharging passengers.
A vehicle designed to be towed by a motor vehicle.
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.
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]
No person shall park or locate any bus, 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]
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.
[Amended 6-8-1998 by Ord. No. 1139]
The parking and storing of no more than one unoccupied house trailer, 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.
No person shall operate or occupy any trailer camp within the Borough of Tyrone except as provided in this chapter.
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 and a permit secured by the Mayor. Any person desiring to establish or to operate a trailer camp shall make application for a permit to the Mayor. With every application there shall be submitted a plan of such trailer camp or proposed trailer camp showing the following:
The name and address of the applicant.
The extent and area to be used for trailer camp purposes.
The location of all roadways and driveways.
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.
The method and plan of sewage disposal.
The method and plan of garbage and refuse disposal.
The plan for water supply.
The plan for electric lighting facilities for the trailer camp and for trailers parked there.
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.
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.
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 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 Mayor shall visit the premises in order to determine whether requirements as to which they have particular knowledge and understanding are adhered to.
Immediately following the investigation required under § 185-8 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 trailer camp, the Mayor 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 Mayor 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 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 trailer camp in the Borough of Tyrone during the time when the permit therefor shall have been suspended.
Whenever ownership or management of any trailer camp shall have been changed, the new owner or manager thereof shall forthwith notify the Mayor, who shall amend the permit for such trailer camp, as well as the pertinent records of the Borough, to indicate such change.
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 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.
Prior to the 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 of $5. 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.
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.
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:
The lot number upon which such trailer is parked or located.
The names and addresses of all persons using such trailer for living or sleeping purposes.
The state license number of such trailer and of the vehicle towing the same.
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:
He shall maintain such trailer camp in a clean, orderly and sanitary condition.
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.
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.
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 trailer camp continues to operate strictly under the provisions of this chapter.
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 $100 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.