[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Eagleswood 12-4-1974 by Ord. No. 13-74 (Ch. 77 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.]
This chapter and any subsequent supplements, amendments or additions thereto shall be referred to as the "Mobile Home Ordinance of the Township of Eagleswood."
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated below:
- Any person licensed to operate and maintain a mobile home park under the provisions of this chapter.
- MOBILE HOME
- Any vehicle or similar portable structure having no foundation other than wheels, jacks or skirtings and so designed or constructed as to permit occupancy for dwelling or sleeping purposes.
- MOBILE HOME PARK
- Any plot of ground upon which two or more mobile homes occupied for dwelling or sleeping purposes are located, regardless of whether or not a charge is made for such accommodation.
- MOBILE HOME SPACE
- A plot of ground within a mobile home park, designed for the accommodation of one mobile home.
- A mobile home park.
- Any individual, firm, partnership, association or corporation.
It shall be unlawful for any person to operate or maintain a mobile home park within the limits of the Township of Eagleswood unless such person shall first have obtained a license as required herein.
Licenses which have been previously granted shall not be transferable without the consent of the licensing authority.
Only one mobile home park license shall be issued in Eagleswood Township.
Application for a mobile home park license shall be made to the Township Clerk. The Township Clerk shall issue a license after having received approval from the Township Committee. The following information shall accompany all applications for a mobile home park license:
The name and address of the applicant.
A map indicating the location of the proposed park and all property within 200 feet of the site.
A complete set of plans of the park in conformity with the requirements of this chapter.
Plans, specifications and elevation views of all buildings or other improvements and facilities constructed or to be constructed within the park.
Such other information as may be requested by the Clerk or Township Committee in order to arrive at an informal decision.
The annual license fee for each mobile home park shall be as set forth in Chapter 135, Fees. In addition, there shall be paid a monthly fee, which shall be considered a part of the license fee, computed at the rate per month or part thereof for each mobile home located in such park, as set forth in Chapter 135, Fees. Such monthly fee shall be paid to the Township Clerk on the first day of each and every month and shall be based upon the number of mobile homes located in such park during the preceding month. The annual license fee shall be paid to the Township Clerk on February 1 of each and every year. For the purpose of this provision, the term "located" shall mean the placement or positioning of a mobile home on an occupiable site or mobile home pad, notwithstanding the absence of utility connections or actual occupancy of said mobile home.
All mobile home parks shall conform to the following requirements and standards:
The park shall be located on a well-drained site, properly graded to ensure rapid drainage and freedom from stagnant pools of water.
Mobile home spaces shall be provided consisting of a maximum of seven spaces for each acre of ground within the mobile home park.
Each mobile home space shall consist of a minimum of 3,200 square feet and shall be at least 40 feet wide. Mobile homes shall be so harbored on each space that there shall be at least a twenty-five-foot clearance between mobile homes; provided, however, that with respect to mobile homes parked end to end, the end-to-end clearance may be less than 25 feet but shall not be less than 20 feet. No mobile home shall be located closer than 50 feet to any building within the park or located within 150 feet of any boundary line of the park or within 100 feet of an existing street or roadway.
All mobile home spaces shall abut upon a driveway of not less than 30 feet in width, which shall have unobstructed access to a public street, alley or highway.
Walkways not less than three feet wide shall be provided from the mobile home spaces to the service buildings.
All driveways and walkways within the park shall be hard-surfaced and lighted at night with lights spaced at intervals so as to illuminate adequately all such driveways and walkways.
The number of off-street, parking spaces shall equal the number of mobile home spaces. Such parking shall be located either on the space allotted for the mobile home or in special parking areas.
All mobile home parks shall be designed to accommodate independent units with a full complement of utility hookups as required herein.
Where a mobile home park abuts a public street, a twenty-foot landscaping or buffer strip shall be provided.
All roads shown on the mobile home plan shall be the responsibility of the owner and shall include routine maintenance and snow removal. In the event that the owner fails to provide such maintenance, the Township shall have the right to effect such maintenance or snow removal as may be required for the health, safety and welfare of the occupants of said park, and the cost thereof shall be charged against the owner. Failure to pay such costs within 30 days shall be cause for revocation of the license of the park.
All mobile home parks shall provide adequate off-site drainage consistent with such rules and regulations of the Township, including off-site drainage assessments.
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 shall be developed in accordance with 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, and approved by the Eagleswood Township Board of Health prior to its use.
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 58:11-23 et seq.
The water supply system 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-fourths-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 at six gallons per minute at 20 pounds per square inch.
No physical (cross) 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 an unapproved water supply for the purpose of this chapter, even though it may meet the Portable Water Standards established by the Department of Health of the State of New Jersey.
Each mobile home space shall be provided with electricity by means of an underground cable, which shall be approved by the Ocean County Electrical Bureau.
Electrical connections shall be easily accessible to parked mobile homes, shall be waterproof and shall supply as a minimum 115/230 volts, with a rated capacity of 100 amperes.
A system of sanitary sewerage shall be provided in mobile home parks, and all waste and soil lines discharging from buildings and mobile homes shall be connected thereto. Each mobile home space shall be provided with a trapped sewer below frost lines at least four inches in diameter and sloped so as to provide a minimum flow velocity of not less than two feet per second when flowing half full. The sewer shall be provided with suitable fittings, so that a watertight and gastight connection can be made between the mobile home drain and the sewer connection. Such individual home connections shall be so constructed that they can be closed when not linked to a mobile home and shall be trapped in such a manner as to maintain them in an odor-free condition.
Sufficient cleanouts, handholes and manholes shall be installed in sewer systems so as to maintain serviceable conditions. Sewer lines shall be located in a trench separate from water mains.
Where sewer lines are not to be connected to a public sewer system, an individual sewage disposal system shall be constructed and installed in accordance with the Standards for the Construction of Sewerage Facilities for Realty Improvements promulgated by the New Jersey State Commissioner of Health, and shall be approved by the State Department of Health and the Eagleswood Township Board prior to use.
Cylinders containing liquefied petroleum gas or oils to be used as fuel by mobile home occupants shall be connected to the stove or heaters of the mobile home by copper or other metallic tubing, to provide leakproof connections. The cylinders should be securely fastened in place not less than five feet from any coach exit. Applicable state and local codes shall be followed.
Oil burning for heating purposes may provide for attachment to fuel tanks located outside and separate from the mobile home. Auxiliary oil storage tanks, when provided, shall be so located as to require filling and drainage on the outside of the mobile home and shall be securely fastened in position in a place readily available for inspection. When such a tank is installed in a closed compartment outside the mobile home, such compartment shall be ventilated.
No permanent additions of any kind shall be built onto or become part of any mobile home, except, however, a similar protective cover over doorways, patios and skirting.
Jacks or other forms of stabilizers may be placed under the frame of the mobile home to prevent movement on the springs. However, when such jacks or other stabilizers are employed, skirting shall be required to prevent their exposure to public view.
All mobile homes shall be anchored to the ground so as to prevent them being upset by high winds or other external natural forces.
Requirements for recreation facilities shall be as follows:
At least 100 square feet for each mobile home space shall be set aside for mobile home park residents for recreation purposes.
Such space shall be seeded and planted in areas where no vegetation exists or shall be cleared and made usable where natural vegetation is dense.
Recreation may be available in one or more areas but shall be conveniently located to all units.
Recreation areas may include, but shall not be limited to, swimming pools, picnic areas, playgrounds or buildings designed for recreational use.
It shall be the duty of each licensee to keep a register containing a record of all mobile home owners and occupants located within the park. The register shall contain the following information:
The name and address of each mobile home occupant.
The name and address of the owner of each mobile home.
The make, model, year and license number of each mobile home and motor vehicle.
The state, territory or country issuing said licenses.
The date of arrival and departure of each mobile home.
Whether or not each mobile home is a dependent or an independent mobile home.
The park shall keep the register available for inspection at all time by law enforcement officers, public health officials, the Township Clerk and other officials whose duties necessitate acquisition of the information contained in the register.
The licensee or a duly authorized attendant or caretaker shall be in charge at all times to keep the park and its facilities and equipment in a clean, orderly and sanitary condition. The attendant or caretaker shall be answerable, with the licensee, for the violation of any provision of this chapter to which the license is subject.
The license certificate shall be conspicuously posted in the office of or on the premises of the park at all times.
The Township Clerk may revoke any license to maintain and operate a park when the licensee has been found guilty of violating any provision of this chapter by a court of competent jurisdiction. After such conviction, the license may be reissued if the circumstances leading to conviction have been remedied and the park is being maintained and operated in full compliance with law.