[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Eagleswood 7-19-1967 (Ch. 51 of the 1977 Township Code); amended in its entirety at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I). Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
Within the limits of the Township of Eagleswood, in the County of Ocean, no person, firm or corporation shall conduct or carry on the business of the operation of a campground or work in, occupy or, directly or indirectly in any manner whatsoever, utilize any place or premises in which is conducted or carried on a campground, unless and until there shall be granted by the governing body of said Township, in accordance with the terms of this chapter, and shall be in force and effect a license to conduct said campground for the place and premises in or at which the same shall be conducted and carried on.
An application for a license shall be made to the Township Clerk on a form provided for such application by the Township Clerk. An application must be accompanied by payment to the Township Clerk of an application fee as set forth in Chapter 135, Fees, except as otherwise provided, which fee is nonreturnable unless application is not accepted. If applicant has not been granted a license as provided for hereinafter within one year of the date of its application, then said application will be deemed to be abandoned and of no further force and effect.
An application for a license shall only be considered by the Township Committee after the applicant has received the following approvals and permits.
Applicant has complied with all other applicable ordinances of the Township of Eagleswood, the State of New Jersey and the County of Ocean.
Applicant, if a corporation, has submitted to the Township Committee the following: names and addresses for the preceding five years of all officers and directors of such corporation; corporate status report and franchise tax report; or
Applicant, if not a corporation but trading under a trade name, has submitted a list of all principals, together with their addresses for the preceding five years.
When the requirements of § 105-3 herein have been complied with, the applicant shall so notify the Township Committee in writing and shall be granted a hearing by the Township Committee within 60 days of such notification. The Township Committee shall base its decision on the application on whether or not applicant has complied with the applicable provisions of this chapter. Approval by the Township Committee shall entitle the applicant to a permit, said permit to be issued by the Township Clerk. Such approval shall be given at an open meeting and shall be by resolution.
No permit for a campground shall be issued unless the area in question is zoned to permit such a use.
All licenses for campgrounds shall expire on the 31st day of December next following the date of issuance.
A renewal of a campground license shall and may be obtained from the Township Clerk for each succeeding year in which the operation of the existing campground is sought to be continued, upon the payment to said Clerk of the operating license fees as provided hereinafter; provided, however, that no such renewal shall be issued if, in respect to said campground:
There is any notice of an alleged violation issued pursuant to this chapter outstanding and unresolved.
The licensee has not paid to the Township any sum due to the Township under this chapter.
The licensee has failed or refused to correct a condition that would constitute a violation of this chapter.
The licensee has failed to pay or cause to be paid any taxes upon the lands covered by such license.
The licensee is in violation of any federal, state, county or municipal law or ordinance or health regulation as a result of any activity or operation of the campground.
Any operation of the licensee under this chapter endangers the person or property of adjoining landowners or other persons in the Township.
A license or permit shall not be transferable without the permission of the Township Committee. Any party so desiring to transfer a license or permit shall notify the Township Committee, whereupon a hearing shall be held to determine the qualifications of the transferee.
It is unlawful for any person, firm or corporation owning or operating a camping vehicle/trailer located in a campground to remove or cause to have removed the wheels or any similar transporting device from said vehicle or to otherwise permanently fix any camping vehicle to the ground in a manner which would prevent ready removal of such vehicle. In addition, it shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation owning or operating a campground to locate or permit the location in said campground a permanent home or trailer; provided, however, that in the event there is presently located within any campground a single mobile home or trailer occupied by the owner, operator, manager or other employee of the campground for the purpose of providing security and supervision of said campground, such mobile home or trailer shall be permitted to remain in the campground for a period not to exceed five years from the date of adoption of this provision, provided that all utility connections conform to state, county and local regulations.
Upon application to the Zoning Officer of the Township of Eagleswood and upon a showing of good cause thereof, the said Officer may issue a permit for the temporary residential use and occupancy of a trailer to be located on private property within the Township. This permit may be issued for a maximum of 364 days and shall be valid only during the construction of a residence upon the premises for which the application is submitted. No permit shall be issued pursuant to this section until a valid permit has been obtained for the construction or reconstruction of a residential dwelling upon the premises. The permit shall expire on the date set forth therein or upon the issuance of the certificate of occupancy for the dwelling, whichever occurs first. The permit shall authorize the residential use of the trailer only to the person named in the said permit and for the said premises listed on the said application, and only the owner or contract purchaser of the property shall be eligible to apply. Applications for such permits shall be submitted to the Zoning Officer in writing at least 14 days prior to the proposed occupancy. The application shall contain the premises to be covered by the permit, the date of the expiration of the permit, the name or names of the individuals to occupy the trailer and the statement that no other permit has been applied for upon these premises or by these individuals during the past three years. The application shall include a statement indicating the good cause for the application. The following shall presumptively constitute good cause:
Fire or other destruction of an existing premises which the applicant intends to rebuild.
If the applicant has reasonable basis for the concern over the loss of construction materials during construction and proposes to reside there for the protection of the premises.
The applicant is constructing the premises as a principal or primary dwelling home and has no other place to live during the construction of that home.
The licensee shall at all times comply with all requirements of the State of New Jersey, County of Ocean, and the Township of Eagleswood with regards to inspections and operation of the said campgrounds.
Occupancy of any campsites in a campground shall be from January 1 to December 31 of each year.
Occupancy of any campsites in a campground by the same person or persons shall not be permitted for more than 180 days in any calendar year.
All persons utilizing the campground shall provide to the campground manager their address where they reside on a permanent basis.
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be punished by a fine not to exceed $500 or by imprisonment in the County Jail for a period not to exceed 90 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment; and each violation of any of the provisions of this chapter, and each day the same is violated, shall be deemed and taken to be a separate and distinct offense. The Township of Eagleswood may, at its discretion, seek injunctive relief from a court of competent jurisdiction of the State of New Jersey.