Township of Buena Vista, NJ
Atlantic County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Buena Vista as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Construction code enforcement — See Ch. 104.
Development regulations — See Ch. 115.
Flood damage prevention — See Ch. 146.
Stormwater management — See Ch. 248.
[Adopted 6-27-1966 by Ord. No. 80-1966 (Ch. 72, Art. I, of the 1993 Code)]
Mobile home parks shall comply with the provisions of this article as well as the rules and regulations and policies of laws administered by an agency or a subdivision in this state having a legal jurisdiction.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Mobile home parks are also regulated under the State Sanitary Code and the building subcode of the State Uniform Construction Code; see also Ch. 115, Development Regulations.
For the purpose of this article, the terms listed below shall be defined and interpreted as follows:
MOBILE HOME
A vehicle used or so constructed as to permit its being used as a licensed conveyance upon public streets or highways and constructed in such a manner as will permit its occupancy as a place of long-term habitation for one or more persons. This term shall also include automobile trailers, house trailers and trailer coaches, excepting therefrom travel trailers.
[Amended 2-25-1991 by Ord. No. 222-1991]
MOBILE HOME PARK
Any plot of ground upon which two or more mobile homes or mobile units used for dwelling or sleeping purposes are located.
MOBILE HOME SPACE
A plot of ground within a mobile home park, designed for the accommodation of one mobile home.
PUBLIC POTABLE WATER SUPPLY
A municipally or privately owned water supply approved by the New Jersey State Department of Health under the provisions of N.J.S.A. 58:12A-1 et seq, which is distributed to customers through a public water supply system.[1]
PUBLIC WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM
A municipally or privately owned system comprising structures which, operating alone or with other structures, results in the derivation, conveyance or transmission or distribution of water for potable or domestic purposes to consumers in 20 or more dwellings or properties. This definition does not include a public water treatment plant.
REFUSE
Garbage, rubbish and trade waste.
SANITARY SEWAGE
Any liquid waste containing animal or vegetable matter in suspension or solution or the water-carried waste resulting from the discharge of water closets, laundry tubs, washing machines, sinks, dishwashers or any other source of water-carried waste of human origin or containing putrescible material.
SEMIPUBLIC WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM
A water supply system from which potable water is supplied to customers of more than one but fewer than 20 dwellings and from which potable water is used or made available for potable purposes to employees, tenants, members, guests or the public at large in commercial offices, industrial, multiple dwelling or semipublic buildings, such as apartments, rooming and boarding houses, trailer camps, hotels, motels, tourist cabins, mobile home parks, restaurants, camps of all types, day and boarding schools, clubhouses, hospitals and other institutions, or as used in connection with the manufacture or the handling of ice, dairy products, food or drink.
SERVICE BUILDING
A building housing toilet and bathing facilities for men and women and such other facilities as may be required.
TRADE WASTE
All material resulting from the prosecution of any business, trade or industry conducted for profit, and shall include paper, rags, leather, rubber, cartons, boxes, wood, excelsior, sawdust, garbage and other combustible solids except manure and not considered by the Township to be of a highly volatile or explosive nature, metals, metal shavings, wire, tin cans, cinders, earth and other materials, but not the wastes resulting from building construction or alteration work.[2]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
[2]
Editor's Note: Added at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
A. 
Location. The mobile home park shall be well drained and not adjacent to swamps, marshes, breeding places for insects or rodents.
B. 
Standard. Mobile home parks shall conform to municipal ordinances, statutes and applicable regulations governing the layout and design. In the absence of the same, they shall conform to Subsections C through J, inclusive, of this section, hereinafter more fully set forth.
C. 
Number of homes. The number of mobile homes permitted in a park shall not exceed the number of mobile home spaces. In no case shall the number of home spaces exceed 60 spaces.
[Amended 9-9-1968 by Ord. No. 94]
D. 
Minimum size of space.
[Amended 9-9-1968 by Ord. No. 94; 5-25-1970 by Ord. No. 100; 2-25-1991 by Ord. No. 222-1991]
(1) 
Each mobile home space shall be clearly marked and shall be adequate for the type of facility occupying the same. Mobile homes shall be parked on each space so that there will be at least 25 feet side-to-side spacing between homes, 15 feet end-to-end spacing between homes, 15 feet spacing from any mobile home to any adjoining or adjacent property line, 40 feet from the side line of any public street or highway and 25 feet from any building or structure. Each mobile home space shall be not less than 75 by 100 feet and shall contain no less than 7,500 square feet.
(2) 
Mobile or modular home parks, as regulated herein, shall be permitted pursuant to Chapter 115 of the Code.
(3) 
Any mobile or modular home parks permitted in PVR1 and PVR2 Districts shall comply with other applicable standards and requirements and the provisions of § 115-124.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
E. 
Road layouts and road widths. All roads shall provide convenient circulation, be at least 30 feet in bed width and have an unobstructed access road width of at least 36 feet to a public street or highway.
[Amended 5-25-1970 by Ord. No. 100[2]]
[2]
Editor's Note: Ord. No. 100 was amended 6-8-1970 by Ord. No. 108 to provide that Ord. No. 100 would take effect 1-1-1971.
F. 
Road and parking area construction. Roads and parking areas shall be constructed of concrete or macadam or of gravel, crushed stone, sand, clay, slag or other suitable materials, with a light bituminous surface treatment, oil coating or other dust-preventive material. Roads shall be properly drained.
G. 
Sidewalk layout and construction. Public walks, where provided, shall be constructed of concrete, macadam, gravel, fine stone, cinders or other materials providing a safe, stable footing. Stepping stones may be used from main walks to mobile homes.
H. 
Permanency of homes and additions. Skirting or other nonpermanent additions are permitted, provided they are so constructed and installed as to facilitate underneath inspection and do not constitute a harborage for rodents or create a fire hazard. Permanent additions shall not be built onto or made part of any mobile home in a mobile home park. Additions are permitted, however, which are not of a permanent nature and can be removed at any time.
I. 
Recreation areas. A minimum of 100 square feet per mobile home space shall be provided in one or more places for recreation areas, be restricted to such use and be free of traffic hazards.
J. 
Lighting. Public areas of a mobile home park shall be adequately lighted so as to permit safe movement of vehicles and pedestrians at night.
The plumbing of all buildings shall be installed in accordance with the local Plumbing Code.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: The Plumbing Code in effect in the Township is the plumbing subcode promulgated under the Uniform Construction Code Act. For additional information, see Ch. 104, Construction Code Enforcement.
A. 
General. An adequate supply of potable water complying with the "Potable Water Standards" established by the State Department of Health of the State of New Jersey shall be provided in each mobile home park. The water shall be obtained from an approved public potable water supply, if available. If an approved public potable water supply is not available, a water supply approved by the local Board of Health shall be developed in accordance with local requirements. In the absence of such local requirements, the "Standards for the Construction of Water Supply Systems for Realty Improvements," promulgated by the State Commissioner of Health pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 199, P.L. 1954, shall prevail, and if same is not a public water supply system as defined in this article, it shall be classified as a semipublic water supply. The source shall be capable of supplying at least 150 gallons per mobile home space per day.
B. 
Water supply system. The water supply system of each mobile home park shall be piped so as to provide service to all buildings and to each mobile home space. An individual connection shall be provided for each mobile home space and so installed that it will not be damaged by the parking of mobile homes. The connection shall consist of a riser terminating at least four inches above the ground surface, with a three-quarter-inch valved outlet threaded so that a flexible tubing with a screw connection may be attached between the riser and the home. If the mobile home is disconnected, the outlet shall be disinfected and capped. The water system piping shall deliver water to each mobile home space connection under adequate pressure.
C. 
Storage. Potable water shall be stored only in impervious tanks protected against surface drainage. All tanks shall be provided with watertight covers, and any overflow or ventilation openings shall be covered with a metallic screen of not less than No. 16 mesh to prevent the entrance of insects and vermin. No storage tank shall have a drainage connection direct to a sewer.
D. 
Physical connections. No physical connection shall be made between an approved public potable water supply and an unapproved water supply unless it satisfies the provisions of Chapter 308, P.L. 1942 (N.J.S.A. 58:11-9.1 et seq.). A semipublic water supply is considered as an unapproved water supply for the purpose of this regulation even though it may meet the "Potable Water Standards" established by the State Department of Health of the State of New Jersey.
E. 
Drinking fountains. Drinking fountains, if provided, shall be constructed of impervious material and have an angle jet with the nozzle above the overflow rim of the bowl. The nozzle shall be protected by a nonoxidizing guard. The bowl shall be of easily cleanable design, without corners, and the bowl opening shall be equipped with a strainer.
A. 
Building sewer outlet and hose connections. Each mobile home space shall be provided with a building sewer installed in accordance with the requirements of this article.
(1) 
The building sewer shall be at least four inches in diameter.
(2) 
The sewer inlet shall consist of a four-inch riser extending as a minimum four inches above the surface of the ground in order that a hose connection from the mobile home can be made. The riser shall be embedded firmly in the ground and be protected against heaving and shifting.
(3) 
The sewer riser shall be equipped with a 45° ell or quarter bend, fitted with a standard ferrule and close nipple provided with a screw cap. The screw cap shall be fastened by a durable chain to prevent its removal while the sewer riser is in use. When the sewer riser is not in use, it shall be capped.
(4) 
The sewer connection (hose) shall be provided with suitable fittings to permit a watertight junction. The connections between the mobile home drain and the sewer shall be watertight, self-draining and shall be effected by a noncollapsible, corrosion- and weather-resistant flexible hose of suitable diameter to fit the drain and the building sewer.
(5) 
The mobile home park owner shall maintain in good repair several spare connecting hoses, to be used when privately owned hoses do not meet the requirements of this regulation.
B. 
Sewer lines and appurtenances. Sewer lines and appurtenances in a mobile home park shall be laid in accordance with local requirements. In the absence of such requirements, the following shall apply:
(1) 
Minimum size: six inches (except building sewer).
(2) 
Grade:
Pipe Size
(inches)
Minimum Grade
(percent)
6
0.65%
8
0.40%
10
0.29%
12
0.22%
(3) 
Construction: all sewer line joints, sewer connections and manholes to be watertight.
(4) 
Manholes: At the upper end of each sewer line, at intersections, at changes in grade or alignment and at intervals of not more than 500 feet.
(5) 
Installation: preferably laid in trenches separated horizontally from any potable water line by at least five feet of undisturbed or well-compacted earth. If laid in a common trench with a potable water line, the potable water line shall be placed on firm foundation at the side of the trench at least 12 inches above the sewer.
C. 
Sanitary sewage disposal facilities.
(1) 
Individual sewage disposal systems or other means of private sewage disposal for mobile home parks shall not be approved where a sanitary sewer is available within 100 feet of the site of the mobile home park.
(2) 
Where the sewer lines of a mobile home park are not to be connected to a public sewer system, an approved sewage disposal system shall be installed in accordance with the rules and regulations of the State Department of Health, the local Board of Health and ordinances of this municipality.
D. 
Storm drainage. Drainage for stormwater shall be provided at all mobile home parks. Stormwater sewers shall be separate and apart from any sanitary sewerage system.
A. 
Storage and collection. The storage and collection of refuse shall be so managed as to prevent health hazards, rodent harborage, insect breeding, accident hazards or air pollution. These activities shall be performed in accordance with local requirements. In the absence of such requirements, the following shall apply:
(1) 
Refuse containers. All refuse shall be stored in durable, flytight, watertight and rodentproof containers. Where separation of refuse is required, separate marked containers shall be provided and be appropriately identified as "garbage" (food wastes) and "rubbish" (papers, cans, bottles, etc.).
(2) 
Storage capacity and location of refuse containers. At least six gallons of refuse storage capacity per day shall be provided for each mobile home space. Refuse containers necessary to supply that capacity shall be permanently located no farther than approximately 150 feet from any mobile home space. Racks or holders shall be provided at all container locations to minimize spillage and container deterioration. The racks or holders shall have 12 inches of clear space beneath them to facilitate cleaning and to prevent rodent harborage. Racks shall be constructed of a durable material and be easily cleanable.
(3) 
Collection. All refuse shall be collected at least once weekly. In the event collection service is not available from the municipality or a private contractor, the mobile home owner or operator shall arrange for all refuse to be collected and transported to the disposal site in covered vehicles or covered containers.
B. 
Disposal. Refuse disposal shall be effected in accordance with local requirements, or in the absence of such requirements, the provisions of Chapter VIII of the State Sanitary Code shall prevail.
A. 
General. Insect, rodent and weed control shall be performed in accordance with local or county requirements. In the absence of such requirements, the following shall apply:
(1) 
Insects. Mobile home parks shall be kept free of cans, jars, buckets, old tires and other articles which may hold water and provide temporary breeding places for mosquitoes. Permanent mosquito control measures such as draining and filling depressions in which water may collect shall be taken by the owner or operator of a mobile home park, and supplemental larvicidal measures shall be undertaken by him when the need is indicated.
(2) 
Fly breeding shall be controlled by eliminating the insanitary practices which provide breeding places. Garbage cans shall be repaired or replaced when so damaged that they leak or their lids do not fit in a flytight manner. The area surrounding the garbage can racks or holders shall not be permitted to become littered with garbage nor saturated with waste liquid from garbage. All garbage cans shall be washed frequently and fastened to racks or holders to prevent overturning.
(3) 
The growth of brush, weeds and grass shall be controlled as a means toward elimination of ticks and chiggers. Insecticidal measures shall be applied, if necessary.
B. 
Rodents.
(1) 
All buildings within the mobile home park shall be ratproofed, with special emphasis on those in which food is stored or served.
(2) 
Storage areas shall be maintained in such a manner a to eliminate the possibility of rodent harborage. The space beneath mobile homes shall not be used to store supplies. Lumber, pipe and other building material shall be stored at least 18 inches above the ground.
C. 
Ragweed, poison ivy and poison sumac. Mobile home parks shall be maintained in such a manner as to prevent the growth of ragweed, poison ivy and poison sumac.
A. 
Standard. Mobile home parks shall conform to municipal ordinances, statutes and applicable regulations governing electricity.[1] In the absence of the same, they shall conform to the provisions of this article as hereinbelow stated.
[1]
Editor's Note: The electrical subcode of the State Uniform Construction Code is in effect in the Township. For additional information, see Ch. 104, Construction Code Enforcement.
B. 
Power. Every mobile home park shall be equipped with electric power.
C. 
General. Electrical systems and equipment installed in mobile home parks shall be of an approved type and installed in accordance with the provisions of the current National Electrical Code.
D. 
Outlet. A properly grounded electrical receptacle shall be provided for each mobile home space and each mobile home shall be suitably grounded. The electric outlet receptacle shall be waterproof and accessible to the parked mobile home. The receptacle shall supply 115/230 volts with a minimum rated capacity of 50 amperes. A properly sized overcurrent device shall be installed as an integral part of each outlet.
E. 
Power lines. Power lines may be installed underground or overhead, but in no instance shall any main power line be less than 18 feet above the mobile home park streets and roadways.
F. 
Supply cords. At each supply center there shall be provisions for preventing strain on or undue wearing of the supply cord. Similar provisions shall be made for connections between the plug of the supply cord and the receptacle. Supply cords shall be maintained in a good and safe working condition.
G. 
Service conductors. The service conductors, service equipment, feeders and feeder equipment shall have adequate current capacity to conduct safely the current for the loads supplied.
A. 
Standard. Mobile home parks shall conform to municipal ordinances, statutes and applicable regulations governing the handling and storage of gasoline, fuel oil or other flammable liquids or gases. In the absence of the same, they shall conform to the provisions of this article hereinbelow stated.
B. 
Storage and handling of fuel oil and flammable liquids. The handling and storage of fuel oil or other flammable liquids shall be in compliance with the applicable standards of the National Board of Fire Underwriters.
C. 
Storage and handling of liquefied petroleum gases. The handling and storage of liquefied petroleum gases shall be in compliance with the applicable rules and regulations adopted May 25, 1950, by the New Jersey State Department of Law and Public Safety, Division of State Police, with the following supplements:
(1) 
Container filling. Liquefied petroleum gas containers shall be filled at a properly equipped filling plant located in accordance with the provisions of this article or from a tank truck subject to the restrictions set forth in this article hereinbelow, provided that in either case the operations are in compliance with the applicable requirements of the standards prescribed in the rules and regulations for the storage and handling of liquefied petroleum gases aforementioned. During these operations no vapor or liquid shall be vented to the atmosphere, and container filling in either instance shall be performed only by qualified personnel during daylight hours.
(2) 
Location of filling plant. Filling plants may be located in the mobile home park, provided that the entire operation, including the storage container, is located not less than 50 feet from the nearest trailer, important buildings or group of buildings or line of adjoining property which may be built upon, and not less than 25 feet from any public street or highway. Such filling plant and storage containers shall be enclosed by manproof fencing or otherwise protected from tampering or physical damage. The access to the enclosed area shall be kept locked when unattended.
(3) 
Filling from tank truck. Containers installed at any mobile home may be filled at that location by tank truck, except that such filling shall be limited to three containers or 100 pounds at any one mobile home location, provided that such filling operation is conducted not closer than five feet to the mobile home exit. Filling operations in excess of this limitation shall be conducted at a filling plant conforming to this article.
(4) 
Empty containers. Empty liquefied petroleum gas containers for mobile homes shall be replaced with filled containers or removed.
A. 
Standard. Mobile home parks shall conform to municipal ordinances, statutes and applicable regulations governing fire protection. In the absence of the same, they shall conform to the provisions of this article hereinbelow stated.
B. 
Maintenance. Mobile home park areas shall be kept free of combustible refuse.
C. 
Fire hydrants and risers. Where the mobile home park is supplied by a public water supply system, standard fire hydrants shall be located within approximately 400 feet of each mobile home or building. In the event that the water supply system falls in the semipublic category, each mobile home or building shall be located within approximately 300 feet of two-inch frost-protected water risers with one-and-one-half-inch capped hose connections.
D. 
Hose. At least one hose reel or other supply with one-and-one-half-inch hose in sufficient length to reach any point of the mobile home park from a hydrant or hose connection shall be provided at suitable weather-protected locations.
E. 
First aid fire equipment. First aid fire equipment as prescribed below shall be provided, maintained and always available at each mobile home park. "Approved" as used in this article shall mean as defined by the National Fire Protection Association in the "Standards for Fire Prevention and Fire Protection Trailer Coaches and Trailer Courts," dated June 1952, or the most current editions thereof.
(1) 
Class A fires: at least one unit of approved first aid fire equipment for each mobile home. Such equipment includes approved pump tanks, extinguishers and water barrels with fire buckets.
(2) 
Class B fires (involving flammable liquids and grease): approved carbon dioxide, foam or dry chemical extinguishers. At least one unit for each 10 mobile homes and one unit for each restaurant kitchen shall be provided.
(3) 
Class C fires (involving electricity): approved carbon dioxide or dry chemical extinguishers. At least one unit for each mobile home park and one for each switchboard and maintenance shop shall be provided.
(4) 
Grass and woods fires: approved backpack extinguishers for mobile home parks subject to exposure to grass or woods fires. It is recommended that a fire break be provided around the perimeter of the park where such exposure may exist.
F. 
Fire alarm. Provision shall be made for giving a general alarm in case of a major fire. A bell, iron hoop or a similar manually operated device may be used for this purpose. Watchman service is strongly recommended.
A. 
General. Mobile home parks which accommodate mobile units used for dwelling or sleeping purposes, other than mobile homes as defined in § 178-2 of this article, shall be provided with a service building or buildings.
B. 
Location and maintenance. All service buildings shall be convenient to the unit which they serve and shall be maintained in a clean condition.
C. 
Construction. All service buildings shall be of permanent construction and in accordance with local requirements.
D. 
Fixture requirements. Facilities in service buildings shall be provided as follows:
(1) 
For 10 or less units:
Facilities
Male
Female
Toilets
1
2
Urinals
1
Lavatories
2
2
Shower or bathtubs
1
1
(2) 
For every additional 10 or less units:
Facilities
Male
Female
Toilets
1
1
Urinals
*
Lavatories
1
1
Showers or bathtubs
1
1
*
NOTE: Urinals may be partially substituted for total toilet requirements above, but not for more than 1/3 of the total toilet requirements.
(3) 
At least one slop water closet shall be provided.
E. 
Interior finish. The interior finish of a service building shall be moisture-resistant which will withstand frequent washing and cleaning. The floors shall be constructed of material impervious to water, easily cleanable and sloped to floor drains connected to the sewerage system.
F. 
Separation and marking of toilet rooms. Separate men's and women's toilet rooms shall be provided and distinctly marked and shall be isolated by a sound-resistant wall. The rooms shall be screened by means of a vestibule or wall to prevent direct view of the interior when the exterior doors are open.
G. 
Water closets. Water closets shall be located in separate compartments equipped with self-closing doors.
H. 
Hot-water facilities. A continuous supply of hot water shall be available in each service building.
I. 
Showers and bathtubs. Shower facilities or bathtubs shall be provided for both sexes. The shower stalls or bathtubs shall be of the individual type and screened from view. Dressing compartments shall be provided for women, which shall be screened from view and each equipped with a stool or bench. A shower stall of approximately three feet by three feet in area is suggested, with the dressing compartment for women of the same dimensions.
J. 
Slop water closets. The slop water closet required in accordance with other provisions of this article shall be installed in a separate room with a single direct opening to the outside. The slop water closet shall be provided with flushing mechanism and have hot- and cold-water faucets located over the bowl. A water closet with seat removed shall be considered acceptable.
K. 
Heating facilities. Service buildings shall be maintained at the temperature required by local authorities. In the absence of such requirements, service buildings shall be maintained at a temperature of at least 70° F. during use.
L. 
Window areas. Window areas in a service building shall be equal to at least 12% of the floor area. Windows shall be located as high as practicable and along more than one wall wherever possible.
M. 
Ventilation and screening. All rooms of service buildings shall be well ventilated and all exterior openings shall be covered with No. 16 mesh screen.
N. 
Lighting. Service building rooms shall be well lighted at all times. The following illuminated levels are suggested:
(1) 
General seeing tasks: five footcandles.
(2) 
Laundry room work area: 40 footcandles.
(3) 
Toilet room, in front of mirrors: 40 footcandles.
O. 
Eating places. Mobile home park buildings, including restaurants and dining rooms used for the preparation of food and drink, shall be constructed and operated in accordance with the laws and regulations of this state as well as local requirements applicable to public places offering food and drink for sale to the public.
P. 
Auxiliary buildings. Auxiliary buildings, such as an office building, filling station or other building not specifically covered in this article, shall be constructed in accordance with local requirements.
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to maintain or operate within the limits of the Township of Buena Vista any mobile home park for hire or without charge unless such person shall first obtain a license therefor. All mobile home camps in existence upon the effective date of this article shall within 90 days thereafter obtain such license and in all other respects comply with the requirements of this article.
B. 
Said license shall be applied for in writing, filed with the Township Clerk. The application shall set forth or include the following information:
(1) 
The name and address of the applicant and the name and address of the owner of the property if the applicant does not own the premises.
(2) 
A plot plan showing the extent of the area to be used for park purposes; adjoining streets and driveways within the proposed premises; location of sites for mobile homes; location and number of sanitary conveniences, including plans and specifications therefor; method and plan of sewage disposal; method and plan of garbage removal; and plans and specifications for electrical lighting or furnishing of electrical supply.
(3) 
The application shall be accompanied by the license fee, which is hereby fixed at $100 per annum for each mobile home park containing five mobile home spaces or less; and for each additional mobile home space in addition to five mobile home spaces, there shall be an additional fee of $10 for each such space. In no event shall a mobile home park contain more than 60 such spaces. Said licensing fee shall be paid on January 1 of each year but shall be prorated during the year when any applicant first makes application for a license. There shall be no more than four licensed mobile home parks in the Township of Buena Vista, except that in determining the number thereof senior citizen mobile home parks shall not be included.[1]
[Amended 5-25-1970 by Ord. No. 100[2]]
(a) 
Pad fees, non-senior citizens.
[Added 11-6-2006 by Ord. No. 11-2006; amended 6-13-2011 by Ord. No. 4-2011; 12-27-2016 by Ord. No. 37-2016]
Year
Fee
(per month)
2012
$26
2013
$27
2014
$28
2015
$29
2016
$30
2017
$31
2018
$32
2019
$33
2020
$34
2021
$35
[1]
Editor's Note: For provisions as to senior citizen mobile home parks, see Article II of this chapter.
[2]
Editor's Note: Ord. No. 100 was amended 6-8-1970 by Ord. No. 103 to provide that Ord. No. 100 would take effect 1-1-1971.
C. 
Where a license is applied for, the applicant shall be required to publish a notice of such application once a week for two weeks prior to the time the license is granted; and where the application is for premises upon which the required facilities have not as yet been constructed, the granting of the license shall be upon the condition that the construction of the park follows the plans and specifications filed with the licensed application.
D. 
Before any license is issued, the premises shall be inspected by at least one member of the Township Committee and the Health Officer of the Township of Buena Vista.
E. 
Applicants for licenses must comply with all other ordinances or valid rules and regulations of the Township Committee or the Board of Health of the Township of Buena Vista before a license will be issued.
F. 
Each year after a license is originally issued and on January 1, the licensee shall file application for a renewal of any license heretofore issued. In the event at any time a licensee enlarges the area licensed or changes the facilities available at his camp, he shall first make application for permission to do so, furnishing revised plans or specifications where necessary. The Township Committee may prescribe forms for original or renewal application.
G. 
Each applicant for a license shall be required to deposit with the Township Committee a bond to secure his compliance with the terms of this article, which bond shall be in the sum of $5,000. In the event an application for a license is denied, the Township will refund 1/2 of the license fee deposited unless the amount of the license fee prorated is less than $50, in which event the entire deposit shall be retained by the Township Committee.
H. 
All owners of all mobile homes, camp cars or trailers shall be required to register in any mobile home park, but no license shall be required for such camp cars or mobile home trailers which shall remain not more than six days in said mobile home park in any calendar year. Any mobile home, camp car or trailer which shall remain in any mobile home park for more than six days shall be required to be licensed and pay the fee for the same as hereinafter provided. Such license shall be secured from the Township Clerk; upon application for the same, by the mobile home park management, who shall be responsible for the fees for the same and the penalties provided by this article for the failure to secure such license. The license fee for mobile homes, trailers or camp cars shall be $20 per month or any part of a calendar month, said time to commence after the first six days of occupancy of any calendar year. Such licenses shall not be transferable.
[Amended 7-11-1966 by Ord. No. 83-1966; 5-25-1970 by Ord. No. 100[3]]
[3]
Editor's Note: Ord. No. 100 was amended 6-8-1970 by Ord. No. 103 to provide that Ord. No. 100 would take effect 1-1-1971.
After notice and hearing, the Township Committee may revoke or suspend the license of any licensee who shall violate the provisions of this article or who shall refuse to permit the inspection of a mobile home by the Health Department of the Township of Buena Vista upon request made for such inspection, and the premises licensed hereby shall be open to such inspection at all times.
[Amended 5-10-1993 by Ord. No. 258-1993; 1-24-1994 by Ord. No. 270-1994[1]]
Any person who violates any provision of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable as provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions, § 1-15. A fine so provided shall not prevent the imposition of revocation or suspension in accordance with § 178-14.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
[Adopted 5-11-1970 by Ord. No. 101 (Ch. 72, Art. II, of the 1993 Code)]
Senior citizen mobile home parks shall comply with the provisions of this article as well as the rules and regulations and policies of laws administered by any agency or a subdivision in this state having a legal jurisdiction, including but not limited to the Township Committee of the Township of Buena Vista, the Planning Board of the Township of Buena Vista, the Zoning Boards and the Board of Adjustment and the New Jersey State Department of Health.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Mobile home parks are also regulated under the State Sanitary Code and the building subcode of the State Uniform Construction Code; see also Ch. 115, Development Regulations.
For the purpose of this article, the terms listed below shall be defined and interpreted as follows:
ELDERLY FAMILIES
Families, the heads of which, or their spouses, are 55 years of age or over. "Elderly families" shall also mean families, the heads of which, or their spouses, are less than 55 years of age but 45 years of age or over on June 1, 1988, and who have resided in the mobile home park on June 1, 1988.
[Added 3-13-1989 by Ord. No. 203-1989]
MOBILE HOME
A vehicle used or so constructed as to permit its being used as a licensed conveyance upon public streets or highways and constructed in such a manner as will permit its occupancy as a place of long-term habitation for one or more persons. This term shall also include automobile trailers, house trailers and trailer coaches, excepting therefrom travel trailer.
[Amended 2-25-1991 by Ord. No. 222-1991]
MOBILE HOME PARK
Any plot of ground upon which two or more mobile homes or mobile units used for dwelling or sleeping purposes are located.
MOBILE HOME SPACE
A plot of ground within a mobile home park, designed for the accommodation of one mobile home.
PUBLIC POTABLE WATER SUPPLY
A municipally or privately owned water supply approved by the New Jersey State Department of Health under the provisions of Article I, Chapter 10, of Title 58 and Article I, Chapter 11, of Title 58 of the Revised Statutes,[1] which is distributed to customers through a public water supply system.
PUBLIC WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM
A municipally or privately owned system comprising structures which, operating alone or with other structures, results in the derivation, conveyance or transmission or distribution of water for potable or domestic purposes to consumers in 20 or more dwellings or properties. This definition does not include a public water treatment plant.
REFUSE
Garbage, rubbish and trade waste.
SANITARY SEWAGE
Any liquid waste containing animal or vegetable matter in suspension or solution or the water-carried waste resulting from the discharge of water closets, laundry tubs, washing machines, sinks, dishwashers or any other source of water-carried waste of human origin or containing putrescible material.
SEMIPUBLIC WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM
A water supply system from which potable water is supplied to customers of more than one but fewer than 20 dwellings and from which potable water is used or made available for potable purposes to employees, tenants, members, guests or the public at large in commercial offices, industrial, multiple dwelling or semipublic buildings, such as apartments, rooming and boarding houses, trailer camps, hotels, motels, tourist cabins, mobile home parks, restaurants, camps of all types, day and boarding schools, clubhouses, hospitals and other institutions, or as used in connection with the manufacture or the handling of ice, dairy products, food or drink.
SENIOR CITIZEN/ELDERLY PERSONS
Persons who are 55 years of age or over. A "senior citizen/elderly person" shall also mean a person who is less than 55 years of age or 45 years of age or over on June 1, 1988, and who has resided in the mobile home park on June 1, 1988.
[Amended 4-23-1973 by Ord. No. 123-1973; 3-13-1989 by Ord. No. 203-1989]
SERVICE BUILDING
A building housing toilet and bathing facilities for men and women and such other facilities as may be required.
[1]
Editor's Note: Article I, Chapter 10, of Title 58 and Article I, Chapter 11, of Title 58 were repealed 9-17-1977 by P.L. 1977, c. 224, § 14. See now N.J.S.A. 58:12A-1 et seq.
A. 
Location. The mobile home park shall be well drained and not adjacent to swamps, marshes, breeding places for insects or rodents.
B. 
Standard. Mobile home parks shall conform to municipal ordinances, statutes and applicable regulations governing the layout and design. In the absence of the same, they shall conform to Subsections C through J, inclusive, of this section, hereinafter more fully set forth.
C. 
Number of homes. The number of mobile homes permitted in a park shall not exceed the number of mobile home spaces. In no case shall the number of home spaces exceed 300 spaces.
D. 
Minimum size of space.
[Amended 2-25-1991 by Ord. No. 222-1991]
(1) 
Each mobile home space shall be clearly marked and shall be adequate for the type of facility occupying the same. Mobile homes shall be parked on each space so that there will be at least 25 feet spacing between homes, 15 feet end-to-end spacing between homes, 15 feet spacing from any mobile home to any adjoining or adjacent property line, 40 feet from the side line of any public street or highway and 25 feet from any building or structure. Each mobile home space shall not be less than 75 feet by 100 feet and shall contain no less than 7,500 square feet.
(2) 
Mobile or modular home parks, as regulated herein, shall be permitted pursuant to Chapter 115 of the Code.
(3) 
Any mobile or modular home parks permitted in PVR1 and PVR2 Districts shall comply with other applicable standards and requirements and the following:
Minimum Lot Size*
District
Maximum Density
With Sewer
(square feet)
Without Sewer
(acres)
PVR1
1 unit per 2.5 acres
7,500
1
PVR2
1 unit per 5.0 acres
7,500
1
NOTES:
*
Cluster development is required to achieve minimum lot size.
E. 
Road layouts and road widths. All roads shall provide convenient circulation, be at least 30 feet in bed width and have an unobstructed access road width of at least 36 feet to a public street or highway.
F. 
Road and parking area construction. Roads and parking areas shall be constructed of concrete or macadam or of gravel, crushed stone, sand, clay, slag or other suitable materials, with a light bituminous surface treatment, oil coating or other dust-preventive material. Roads shall be properly drained.
G. 
Sidewalk layout and construction. Public walks, where provided, shall be constructed of concrete, macadam, gravel, fine stone, cinders or other materials providing a safe, stable footing. Stepping stones may be used from main walks to mobile homes.
H. 
Permanency of homes and additions. Skirting or other nonpermanent additions are permitted, provided they are so constructed and installed as to facilitate underneath inspection and do not constitute a harborage for rodents or create a fire hazard. Permanent additions shall not be built onto or made part of any mobile home in a mobile home park. Additions are permitted, however, which are not of a permanent nature and can be removed at any time.
I. 
Recreation areas. A minimum of 100 square feet per mobile home space shall be provided in one or more places for recreation areas, be restricted to such use and be free of traffic hazards.
J. 
Lighting. Public areas of a mobile home park shall be adequately lighted so as to permit safe movement of vehicles and pedestrians at night.
The plumbing of all buildings shall be installed in accordance with the local Plumbing Code.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: The Plumbing Code in effect in the Township is the plumbing subcode promulgated under the Uniform Construction Code Act. For additional information, see Ch. 104, Construction Code Enforcement.
A. 
General. An adequate supply of potable water complying with the "Potable Water Standards" established by the State Department of Health of the State of New Jersey shall be provided in each mobile home park. The water shall be obtained from an approved public potable water supply, if available. If an approved public potable water supply is not available, a water supply approved by the local Board of Health shall be developed in accordance with local requirements. In the absence of such local requirements, the "Standards for the Construction of Water Supply Systems for Realty Improvements," promulgated by the State Commissioner of Health pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 199, P.L. 1954, shall prevail, and if same is not a public water supply system as defined in this article, it shall be classified as a semipublic water supply. The source shall be capable of supplying at least 150 gallons per mobile home space per day.
B. 
Water supply system. The water supply system of each mobile home park shall be piped so as to provide service to all buildings and to each mobile home space. An individual connection shall be provided for each mobile home space and so installed that it will not be damaged by the parking of mobile homes. The connection shall consist of a riser terminating at least four inches above the ground surface, with a three-quarter-inch valved outlet threaded so that a flexible tubing with a screw connection may be attached between the riser and the home. If the mobile home is disconnected, the outlet shall be disinfected and capped. The water system piping shall deliver water to each mobile home space connection under adequate pressure.
C. 
Storage. Potable water shall be stored only in impervious tanks protected against surface drainage. All tanks shall be provided with watertight covers and any overflow or ventilation openings shall be covered with a metallic screen of not less than No. 16 mesh to prevent the entrance of insects and vermin. No storage tank shall have a drainage direct to a sewer.
D. 
Physical connections. No physical connection shall be made between an approved public potable water supply and an unapproved water supply unless it satisfies the provisions of Chapter 308, P.L. 1942 (N.J.S.A. 58:11-9.1 et seq.). A semipublic water supply is considered as an unapproved water supply for the purpose of this regulation even though it may meet the "Potable Water Standards" established by the State Department of Health of the State of New Jersey.
E. 
Drinking fountains. Drinking fountains, if provided, shall be constructed of impervious material and have an angle jet with the nozzle above the overflow rim of the bowl. The nozzle shall be protected by a nonoxidizing guard. The bowl shall be easily cleanable design, without corners, and the bowl opening equipped with a strainer.
A. 
Building sewer outlet and hose connections. Each mobile home space shall be provided with a building sewer installed in accordance with the requirements of this article.
(1) 
The building sewer shall be at least four inches in diameter.
(2) 
The sewer inlet shall consist of a four-inch riser extending as a minimum four inches above the surface of the ground in order that a hose connection from the mobile home can be made. The riser shall be embedded firmly in the ground and be protected against heaving and shifting.
(3) 
The sewer riser shall be equipped with a forty-five-degree ell or quarter bend, fitted with a standard ferrule and close nipple provided with a screw cap. The screw cap shall be fastened by a durable chain to prevent its removal while the sewer riser is in use. When the sewer riser is not in use, it shall be capped.
(4) 
The sewer connection (hose) shall be provided with suitable fittings to permit a watertight junction. The connections between the mobile home drain and the sewer shall be watertight, self-draining and shall be effected by a noncollapsible, corrosion- and weather-resistant flexible hose of suitable diameter to fit the drain and the building sewer.
(5) 
The mobile home park owner shall maintain in good repair several spare connecting hoses, to be used when privately owned hoses do not meet the requirements of this regulation.
B. 
Sewer lines and appurtenances. Sewer lines and appurtenances in a mobile home park shall be laid in accordance with local requirements. In the absence of such requirements, the following shall apply:
(1) 
Minimum size: six inches (except building sewer).
(2) 
Grade:
Pipe Size
(inches)
Minimum Grade
(percent)
6
0.65%
8
0.40%
10
0.29%
12
0.22%
(a) 
Construction: all sewer line joints, sewer connections and manholes to be watertight.
(3) 
Manholes: at the upper end of each sewer line, at intersections, at changes in grade or alignment and at intervals of not more than 500 feet.
(4) 
Installation: preferably laid in trenches separated horizontally from any potable water line by at least five feet of undisturbed or well-compacted earth. If laid in a common trench with a potable water line, the potable water line shall be placed on firm foundation at the side of the trench at least 12 inches above the sewer.
C. 
Sanitary sewage disposal facilities.
(1) 
Individual sewage disposal systems or other means of private sewage disposal for mobile home parks shall not be approved where a sanitary sewer is available within 100 feet of the site of the mobile home park.
(2) 
Where the sewer lines of a mobile home park are not to be connected to a public sewer system, an approved sewage disposal system shall be installed in accordance with the rules and regulations of the State Department of Health, the local Board of Health and ordinances of this municipality.
D. 
Storm drainage. Drainage for stormwater shall be provided at all mobile home parks. Stormwater sewers shall be separate and apart from any sanitary sewerage system.
A. 
General. The storage and collection of refuse shall be so managed as to prevent health hazards, rodent harborage, insect breeding, accident hazards or air pollution. These activities shall be performed in accordance with local requirements. In the absence of such requirements, the following shall apply:
(1) 
Refuse containers. All refuse shall be stored in durable, flytight, watertight and rodentproof containers. Where separation of refuse is required, separate marked containers shall be provided and be appropriately identified as "garbage" (food wastes) and "rubbish" (papers, cans, bottles, etc.).
(2) 
Storage capacity and location of refuse containers. At least six gallons of refuse storage capacity per day shall be provided for each mobile home space. Refuse containers necessary to supply that capacity shall be permanently located no farther than approximately 150 feet from any mobile home space. Racks or holders shall have 12 inches of clear space beneath them to facilitate cleaning and to prevent rodent harborage. Racks shall be constructed of a durable material and be easily cleanable.
(3) 
Collection. All refuse shall be collected at least once weekly. In the event that collection service is not available from the municipality or a private contractor, the mobile home owner or operator shall arrange for all refuse to be collected and transported to the disposal site in covered vehicles or covered containers.
B. 
Refuse disposal. Refuse disposal shall be effected in accordance with local requirements, or in the absence of such requirements, the provisions of Chapter VIII of the State Sanitary Code shall prevail.
A. 
General. Insect, rodent and weed control shall be performed in accordance with local or county requirements. In the absence of such requirements, the following shall apply:
(1) 
Insects. Mobile home parks shall be kept free of cans, jars, buckets, old tires and other articles which may hold water and provide temporary breeding places for mosquitoes. Permanent mosquito control measures such as draining and filling depressions in which water may collect shall be taken by the owner or operator of a mobile home park, and supplemental larvicidal measures shall be undertaken by him when the need is indicated.
(2) 
Fly breeding shall be controlled by eliminating the insanitary practices which provide breeding places. Garbage cans shall be repaired or replaced when so damaged that they leak or their lids do not fit in a flytight manner. The area surrounding the garbage can racks or holders shall not be permitted to become littered with garbage nor saturated with waste liquids from garbage. All garbage cans shall be washed frequently and fastened to racks or holders to prevent overturning.
(3) 
The growth of brush, weeds and grass shall be controlled as a means toward elimination of ticks and chiggers. Insecticidal measures shall be applied, if necessary.
B. 
Rodents.
(1) 
All buildings within the mobile home park shall be ratproofed, with special emphasis on those in which food is stored or served.
(2) 
Storage areas shall be maintained in such a manner as to eliminate the possibility of rodent harborage. The space beneath mobile homes shall not be used to store supplies. Lumber, pipe and other building material must be stored at least 18 inches above the ground.
C. 
Ragweed, poison ivy and poison sumac. Mobile home parks shall be maintained in such a manner as to prevent the growth of ragweed, poison ivy and poison sumac.
A. 
Standard. Mobile home parks shall conform to municipal ordinances, statutes and applicable regulations governing electricity.[1] In the absence of the same, they shall conform to the provisions of this article as hereinbelow stated.
[1]
Editor's Note: The electrical subcode of the State Uniform Construction Code is In effect in the Township. For additional information, see Ch. 104, Construction Code Enforcement.
B. 
Power. Every mobile home park shall be equipped with electric power.
C. 
General. Electrical systems and equipment installed in mobile home parks shall be of an approved type and installed in accordance with the provisions of the current National Electrical Code.
D. 
Outlet. A properly grounded electrical receptacle shall be provided for each mobile home space, and each mobile home shall be suitably grounded. The electric outlet receptacle shall be waterproof and accessible to the parked mobile home. The receptacle shall supply 115/230 volts with a minimum rated capacity of 50 amperes. A properly sized overcurrent device shall be installed as an integral part of each outlet.
E. 
Power lines. Power lines may be installed underground or overhead, but in no instance shall any main power line be less than 18 feet above the mobile home park streets and roadways.
F. 
Supply cords. At each supply center there shall be provisions for preventing strain on or undue wearing of the supply cord. Similar provisions shall be made for connections between the plug of the supply cord and the receptacle. Supply cords shall be maintained in a good and safe working condition.
G. 
Service conductors. The service conductors, service equipment, feeders and feeder equipment shall have adequate current capacity to conduct safely the current for the loads supplied.
A. 
Standard. Mobile home parks shall conform to municipal ordinances, statutes and applicable regulations governing the handling and storage of gasoline, fuel oil or other flammable liquids or gases. In the absence of the same, they shall conform to the provisions of this article hereinbelow stated.
B. 
Storage and handling of fuel oil and flammable liquids. The handling and storage of fuel oil or other flammable liquids shall be in compliance with the applicable standards of the National Board of Fire Underwriters.
C. 
Storage and handling of liquefied petroleum gases. The handling and storage of liquefied petroleum gases shall be in compliance with the applicable rules and regulations adopted May 25, 1950, by the New Jersey State Department of Law and Public Safety, Division of State Police, with the following supplements:
(1) 
Container filling. Liquefied petroleum gas containers shall be filled at a properly equipped filling plant located in accordance with the provisions of this article or from a tank truck subject to the restrictions set forth in this article hereinbelow, provided that in either case the operations are in compliance with the applicable requirements of the standards prescribed in the rules and regulations for the storage and handling of liquefied petroleum gases aforementioned. During these operations, no vapor or liquid shall be vented to the atmosphere, and container filling in either instance shall be performed only by qualified personnel during daylight hours.
(2) 
Location of filling plant. Filling plants may be located in the mobile home park, provided that the entire operation, including the storage container, is located not less than 50 feet from the nearest trailer, important buildings or group of buildings or line of adjoining property which may be built upon, and not less than 25 feet from any public street or highway. Such filling plant and storage containers shall be enclosed by manproof fencing or otherwise protected from tampering or physical damage. The access to the enclosed area shall be kept locked when unattended.
(3) 
Filling from tank truck. Containers installed at any mobile home may be filled at that location by tank truck, except that such filling shall be limited to three containers or 100 pounds at any one mobile home location, provided that such filling operation is conducted not closer than five feet to the mobile home exit. Filling operations in excess of this limitation shall be conducted at a filling plant conforming to this article.
(4) 
Empty containers. Empty liquefied petroleum gas containers for mobile homes shall be replaced with filled containers or removed.
A. 
Standard. Mobile home parks shall conform to municipal ordinances, statutes and applicable regulations governing fire protection. In the absence of the same, they shall conform to the provisions of this article hereinbelow stated.
B. 
Maintenance. Mobile home park areas shall be kept free of combustible refuse.
C. 
Fire hydrants and risers. Where the mobile home park is supplied by a public water supply system, standard fire hydrants shall be located within approximately 400 feet of each mobile home or building. In the event the water supply system falls in the semipublic category, each mobile home or building shall be located within approximately 300 feet of two-inch frost-protected water risers with one-and-one-half-inch capped hose connections.
D. 
Hose. At least one hose reel or other supply with one-and-one-half-inch hose in sufficient length to reach any point of the mobile home park from a hydrant or hose connection shall be provided at suitable weather-protected locations.
E. 
First aid fire equipment. First aid fire equipment as prescribed below shall be provided, maintained and always available at each mobile home park. "Approved" as used in this article shall mean as defined by the National Fire Protection Association in the "Standards for Fire Prevention and Fire Protection Trailer Coaches and Trailer Courts," dated June 1952, or the most current editions thereof.
(1) 
Class A fires: at least one unit of approved first aid equipment for each mobile home. Such equipment includes approved pump tanks, extinguishers and water barrels with fire buckets.
(2) 
Class B fires (involving flammable liquids and grease): approved carbon dioxide, foam or dry chemical extinguishers. At least one unit for each 10 mobile homes and one unit for each restaurant kitchen shall be provided.
(3) 
Class C fires (involving electricity): approved carbon dioxide or dry chemical extinguishers. At least one unit for each mobile home park and one for each switchboard and maintenance shop shall be provided.
(4) 
Grass and woods fires: approved backpack extinguishers for mobile home parks subject to exposure to grass or woods fires. It is recommended that a fire break be provided around the perimeter of the park where such exposure may exist.
F. 
Fire alarm. Provision shall be made for giving a general alarm in case of a major fire. A bell, iron hoop or a similar manually operated device may be used for this purpose. Watchman service is strongly recommended.
A. 
General. Mobile home parks which accommodate mobile units used for dwelling or sleeping purposes, other than mobile homes as defined in § 178-17 of this article, shall be provided with a service building or buildings.
B. 
Location and maintenance. All service buildings shall be convenient to the units which they serve and shall be maintained in a clean condition.
C. 
Construction. All service buildings shall be of permanent construction and in accordance with local requirements.
D. 
Fixture requirements. Facilities in service buildings shall be provided as follows:
(1) 
For 10 or less units:
Facilities
Male
Female
Toilets
1
2
Urinals
1
Lavatories
2
2
Showers or bathtubs
1
1
(2) 
For every additional 10 or less units:
Facilities
Male
Female
Toilets
1
1
Urinals
*
Lavatories
1
1
Showers or bathtubs
1
1
*
NOTE: Urinals may be partially substituted for total toilet requirements above, but not for more than 1/3 of the total requirements.
(3) 
At least one slop water closet shall be provided.
E. 
Interior finish. The interior finish of a service building shall be moisture-resistant which will withstand frequent washing and cleaning. The floors shall be constructed of material impervious to water, easily cleanable and sloped to floor drains connected to the sewerage system.
F. 
Separation and marking of toilet rooms. Separate men's and women's toilet rooms shall be provided and distinctly marked and shall be isolated by a sound-resistant wall. The rooms shall be screened by means of a vestibule or wall to prevent direct view of the interior when the exterior doors are open.
G. 
Water closets. Water closets shall be located in separate compartments equipped with self-closing doors.
H. 
Hot-water facilities. A continuous supply of hot water shall be available in each service building.
I. 
Showers and bathtubs. Shower facilities or bathtubs shall be provided for both sexes. The shower stalls or bathtubs shall be of the individual type and screened from view. Dressing compartments shall be provided for women, which shall be screened from view and each equipped with a stool or bench. A shower stall of approximately three feet by three feet in area is suggested, with the dressing compartment for women of the same dimensions.
J. 
Slop water closets. The slop water closet required in accordance with other provisions of this article shall be installed in a separate room with a single direct opening to the outside. The slop water closet shall be provided with flushing mechanism and have hot- and cold-water faucets located over the bowl. A water closet with seat removed shall be considered acceptable.
K. 
Heating facilities. Service buildings shall be maintained at the temperature required by local authorities. In the absence of such requirements, service buildings shall be maintained at a temperature of at least 70° F. during use.
L. 
Window areas. Window areas in service buildings shall be equal to at least 12% of the floor area. Windows shall be located as high as practicable and along more than one wall wherever possible.
M. 
Ventilation and screening. All rooms of service buildings shall be well ventilated and all exterior openings shall be covered with No. 16 mesh screen.
N. 
Lighting. Service building rooms shall be well lighted at all times. The following illumination levels are suggested:
(1) 
General seeing tasks: five footcandles.
(2) 
Laundry room work area: 40 footcandles.
(3) 
Toilet room, in front of mirrors: 40 footcandles.
O. 
Eating places. Mobile home park buildings, including restaurants and dining rooms used for the preparation of food and drink, shall be constructed and operated in accordance with the laws and regulations of this state as well as local requirements applicable to public places offering food and drink for sale to the public.
P. 
Auxiliary building. Auxiliary buildings, such as an office building, filling station or other building not specifically covered in this article, shall be constructed in accordance with local requirements.
[Amended 5-10-1993 by Ord. No. 258-1993; 1-24-1994 by Ord. No. 270-1994]
The occupancy of any senior citizen mobile home park shall be limited to persons who are 45 years of age or over, with the following exceptions:
A. 
A husband or wife under the age of 45 years who is residing with his or her spouse who is of the age of 45 years or over.
B. 
Children over the age of 18 years residing with their parent or parents where one of said parents with whom said child or children reside is 45 years of age or over.
C. 
Adults under the age of 45 years if it is established that the presence of such person or persons is essential for the physical care or economic care of other occupants of the age of 45 years or older.
A. 
It shall be the duty of each licensee to keep a register containing a record of all mobile home owners and the occupants of each of said mobile homes located within the park. Said register shall contain the following information:
(1) 
The name and address of each mobile home occupant.
(2) 
The name and address of the owner of each mobile home.
(3) 
The make, model, year, license number and serial number of each mobile home and the make, model, year, license number and serial number of each motor vehicle owned or operated by the occupants of said mobile home.
(4) 
The date of arrival and departure of each mobile home.
(5) 
The age of each occupant of every mobile home.
B. 
The park shall keep such register available for inspection at all times by law enforcement officers, public health officials, the Township Clerk and other officials, whether local, state or federal, whose duties necessitate acquisition of the information contained in the register.
C. 
It shall be the further duty of each licensee to be caused to be executed by the owner of each mobile home situated in said mobile home park a lease or occupancy agreement which shall set forth the information above referred to in this section and shall likewise clearly state the sum of money that shall be paid by the owner of said mobile home to the park by way of rent or charges for the privilege of occupying said mobile home park. Said lease or occupancy agreement shall also provide therein that no mobile home may be occupied, except on a temporary basis, by any person or persons who have not yet attained the age of 18 years, and also provide that if a mobile home does have an occupant on a permanent basis in that age bracket, it shall be the obligation of the owner of the mobile home to remove from the park forthwith. It is further the duty and obligation of the licensee to enforce said provision in the lease, it being the intention of this article to provide adequate and permanent residences at a moderate cost for senior citizens.
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to maintain or operate within the limits of the Township of Buena Vista any mobile home park for hire or without charge unless such person shall first obtain a license therefor. All mobile home camps in existence upon the effective date of this article shall within 90 days thereafter obtain such license and in all other respects comply with the requirements of this article.
B. 
Said license shall be applied for in writing, filed with the Township Clerk. The application shall set forth or include the following information:
(1) 
The name and address of the applicant and the name and address of the owner of the property if the applicant does not own the premises.
(2) 
A plot plan showing the extent of the area to be used for park purposes; adjoining streets and driveways within the proposed premises; location of sites for mobile homes; location and number of sanitary conveniences, including plans and specifications therefor; method and plan of sewage disposal; method and plan of garbage removal; and plans and specifications for electrical lighting or furnishing of electrical supply.
(3) 
The application shall be accompanied by the license fee, which is hereby fixed at $100 per annum for each mobile home park containing five mobile home spaces or less; and for each additional mobile home space in addition to five mobile home spaces, there shall be an additional fee of $10 for each such space. In no event shall a mobile home park contain more than 300 such spaces. Said license fee shall be paid on January 1 of each year but shall be prorated during the year when any applicant first makes application for a license. There shall be no more than one senior citizen licensed mobile home park in the Township of Buena Vista.
[Added 5-25-1970 by Ord. No. 102]
(a) 
Pad fees, senior citizens.
[Added 11-6-2006 by Ord. No. 11-2006; amended 6-13-2011 by Ord. No. 4-2011; 12-27-2016 by Ord. No. 37-2016]
Year
Fee
(per month)
2012
$16
2013
$17
2014
$18
2015
$19
2016
$20
2017
$21
2018
$22
2019
$23
2020
$24
2021
$25
C. 
Where a license is applied for, the applicant shall be required to publish a notice of such application once a week for two weeks prior to the time the license is granted; and where the application is for premises upon which the required facilities have not as yet been constructed, the granting of the license shall be upon the condition that the construction of the park follows the plans and specifications filed with the license application.
D. 
Before any license is issued, the premises shall be inspected by at least one member of the Township Committee and the Health Officer of the Township of Buena Vista.
E. 
Applicants for licenses must comply with all other ordinances or valid rules and regulations of the Township Committee or the Board of Health of the Township of Buena Vista before a license will be issued.
F. 
Each year after a license is originally issued and on January 1, the licensee shall file application for a renewal of any license heretofore issued. In the event that at any time a licensee enlarges the area licensed or changes the facilities available at his camp, he shall first make application for permission to do so, furnishing revised plans or specifications where necessary. The Township Committee may prescribe forms for original or renewal application.
G. 
Each applicant for a license shall be required to deposit with the Township Committee a bond to secure his compliance with the terms of this article, which bond shall be in the sum of $5,000. In the event an application for a license is denied, the Township will refund 1/2 of the license fee deposited unless the amount of the license fee prorated is less than $50, in which event the entire deposit shall be retained by the Township Committee.
H. 
All owners of all mobile homes, camp cars or trailers shall be required to register in any mobile home park, but no license shall be required for such camp cars or mobile home trailers which shall remain not more than six days in said mobile home park in any calendar year. Any mobile home, camp car or trailer which shall remain in any mobile home park for more than six days shall be required to be licensed and pay the fee for the same as hereinafter provided. Such license shall be secured from the Township Clerk, upon application for the same, by the mobile home park management, who shall be responsible for the fees for the same and the penalties provided by this article for the failure to secure such license. The license fee for mobile homes, trailers or camp cars shall be $10 per month or any part of a calendar month, said time to commence after the first six days of occupancy of any calendar year. Such license shall not be transferable.
[Amended 5-25-1970 by Ord. No. 102; 9-28-1970 by Ord. No. 106]
After notice and hearing, the Township Committee may revoke or suspend the license of any licensee who shall violate the provisions of this article or who shall refuse to permit the inspection of a mobile home by the Health Department of the Township of Buena Vista upon request made for such inspection, and the premises licensed hereby shall be open to such inspection at all times.
[Amended 5-10-1993 by Ord. No. 258-1993; 1-24-1994 by Ord. No. 270-1994; 10-9-2012 by Ord. No. 4-2012]
Any person who violates any provision of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable as provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions, § 1-15. A fine so provided shall not prevent the imposition of revocation or suspension in accordance with § 178-31.