City of Bridgeton, MO
St. Louis County
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[Ord. No. 343 §2, 2-11-1959]
As used in this Chapter, the following terms shall have the respective meanings ascribed to them:
BARRIER, NATURAL OR ARTIFICIAL
Any river, pond, canal, railroad, levee, embankment, fence or hedge.
MULTIPLE DWELLING
Any structure designed and intended to accommodate more than one (1) family and shall include but is not limited to duplex buildings, group houses and apartment buildings.
PARK
Trailer coach park.
TRAILER COACH
Any portable structure or vehicle so constructed and designed as to permit human occupancy thereof for dwelling or sleeping purposes.
TRAILER COACH PARK
Any plot of ground upon which two (2) or more trailer coaches, occupied for dwelling or sleeping purposes, are located, regardless of whether a charge is made for such accommodation.
TRAILER COACH SPACE
A plot of ground within a trailer coach park designed for the accommodation of one (1) trailer coach.
[Ord. No. 343 §3, 2-11-1959]
It shall be unlawful for any person to maintain or operate within the City any trailer coach park unless such person shall first obtain a license therefor.
[Ord. No. 343 §§4, 5, 2-11-1959]
The annual license tax for each trailer coach park shall be five dollars ($5.00) for each trailer coach space in said park, whether said space is occupied or not. The fee for the transfer of such license shall be five dollars ($5.00).
[Ord. No. 343 §4, 2-11-1959]
The license provided for in this Section shall be due and payable on January first (1st) of each year and shall be delinquent if not paid before February fifteenth (15th) of such year.
[Ord. No. 343 §5, 2-11-1959]
A. 
Application for a trailer coach park license shall be filed with and issued by the City Council. Applications shall be in writing, signed by the applicant and shall contain the following information:
1. 
The name and address of the applicant.
2. 
The location and legal description of the trailer coach park.
3. 
A complete plan of the park showing compliance with Section 670.080.
4. 
Plans and specifications of all buildings and other improvements constructed or to be constructed within the trailer coach park.
5. 
Such further information as may be requested by the City Council to enable it to determine whether the proposed park will comply with legal requirements.
B. 
The application and all accompanying plans and specifications shall be filed in triplicate. The City Council shall investigate the applicant and inspect the proposed plans and specifications. If the applicant is found to be of good moral character, and the proposed trailer coach park will be in compliance with all provisions of this Chapter and all other applicable ordinances and Statutes, the Council shall approve the application and upon completion of the park according to the plans shall issue the license.
C. 
Upon application for a transfer of the license, the City Council shall issue a transfer provided the transferee is of good moral character.
[Ord. No. 343 §16, 2-11-1959]
The City Council may revoke any license to maintain and operate a trailer coach park when the licensee has been found guilty by a court of competent jurisdiction of violating any provision of this Chapter. After such conviction, the license may be reissued if the circumstances leading to conviction have been remedied and evidence given that the park will be maintained and operated in full compliance with law.
[Ord. No. 343 §17, 2-11-1959]
The license certificate shall be conspicuously posted in the office of or on the premises of the trailer coach park at all times.
[Ord. No. 343 §6, 2-11-1959]
A. 
The trailer coach park shall conform to the following requirements:
1. 
Drainage. The park shall be located on a well-drained site, properly graded to ensure rapid drainage and freedom from stagnant pools of water.
2. 
Space sizes, trailer location. Trailer coach spaces shall be provided consisting of a minimum area of thirty by fifty (30 x 50) feet for each space which shall be at least thirty (30) feet wide and clearly defined. Trailer coaches shall be so harbored on each space that there shall be at least a fifteen (15) foot clearance between trailer coaches. No trailer coach shall be located closer than ten (10) feet from any property line bounding the park.
3. 
Access to streets; driveways. All trailer coach spaces shall abut upon a driveway of not less than twenty-five (25) feet in width which shall have unobstructed access to a public street, alley or highway. All driveways shall be hard surfaced, well marked in the daytime and lighted at night with twenty-five (25) watt lamps at intervals of one hundred (100) feet located approximately fifteen (15) feet from the ground.
4. 
Walkways. Walkways not less than two (2) feet wide shall be provided from the trailer coach spaces to the service buildings. The walkways shall be hard surfaced, well-marked in the daytime and lighted at night with twenty-five (25) watt lamps at intervals of one hundred (100) feet located approximately fifteen (15) feet from the ground.
5. 
Service building. Each park may provide service buildings to house toilet, bathing, laundry and other sanitary facilities as herein more particularly prescribed.
6. 
Electrical outlets. A waterproof electrical outlet supplying at least one hundred ten (110) volts shall be provided for each trailer coach space.
7. 
Patios. Each trailer coach space shall have a concrete patio of at least seven (7) feet width by twenty-two (22) feet long adjacent to the parked trailer coach.
8. 
Buildings attached to trailers. There shall be no building attached to the trailer coach with the exception of aluminum cabanas or porches.
9. 
Sewer line connecting. Main sewer lines at least eight (8) inches in diameter shall be constructed from the public sewer or septic tank along the trailer park roads to a point opposite each trailer coach space and a six (6) inch pipe shall be installed from main sewer line to a convenient place in each trailer coach space at which point shall be installed a four (4) inch P trap so as to permit connection to the trailer coach.
[Ord. No. 343 §7, 2-11-1959]
Trailer coach parks may be located as provided in the zoning ordinances. Each boundary of the park must be at least two hundred (200) feet from any permanent residential building located outside the park unless separated therefrom by a natural or artificial barrier, or unless a majority of the property owners according to area within said two hundred (200) feet, consent in writing to the establishment of the park.
[Ord. No. 343 §8, 2-11-1959]
A two (2) inch water line supplying pure water for drinking and domestic purposes shall be installed to meet the requirements of the park. The water supply shall be obtained from faucets only. No common drinking cups shall be permitted. Cold water supply faucets shall be located on each trailer coach space.
[Ord. No. 343 §9(a-e), 2-11-1959]
A. 
At the direction of the owner or operator each park may be provided with toilets, baths or showers and other sanitation facilities; but where provided, such facilities shall conform to the following requirements:
1. 
Toilet facilities for men and women shall be either in separate buildings at least twenty (20) feet apart or shall be separated, if in the same building, by a soundproof wall.
2. 
Toilet facilities for women shall consist of not less than one (1) flush toilet for every ten (10) trailer coach spaces, one (1) shower or bathtub for every ten (10) trailer coach spaces and one (1) lavatory for every twenty (20) trailer coach spaces. Each toilet, shower and bathtub shall be in a private compartment.
3. 
Toilet facilities for men shall consist of not less than one (1) flush toilet for every fifteen (15) trailer spaces, one (1) shower or bathtub for every ten (10) trailer coach spaces, one (1) lavatory for every ten (10) trailer coach spaces and one (1) urinal for every fifteen (15) trailer coach spaces. Each toilet, shower and bathtub shall be in a private compartment.
4. 
Service buildings housing the toilet facilities shall be permanent fire-resistant structures complying with all applicable ordinances and Statutes regulating buildings, electrical installations and plumbing and sanitation systems, and shall be located not closer than ten (10) feet nor farther than two hundred (200) feet from any trailer coach space.
5. 
The service buildings shall be well-lighted at all times of the day and night, shall be well-ventilated with screened openings, shall be fire-resistant and constructed of such moisture-proof material, including painted woodwork, as shall permit repeated cleaning and washing, and shall be maintained at a temperature of at least sixty-eight degrees Fahrenheit (68° F) during the period from October first (1st) to May first (1st). The floors of the service buildings shall be of water impervious material and shall slope to a floor drain connected with the sewage system.
[Ord. No. 343 §9 (f), 2-11-1959]
All service buildings and the grounds of the park shall be maintained in a clean, sightly condition and kept free of any condition that will menace the health of any occupant or the public or constitute a nuisance.
[Ord. No. 343 §10, 2-11-1959]
Where service buildings are maintained, the waste from the sanitary facilities therein shall be discharged into a public sewer system in compliance with applicable ordinances or into a private sewer and disposal plant or septic tank system of such construction and in such manner as will present no health hazard.
[Ord. No. 343 §11, 2-11-1959]
Tightly covered metal garbage cans shall be provided in quantities adequate to permit disposal of all garbage and rubbish. Garbage cans shall be located not farther than two hundred (200) feet from any trailer coach space. The cans shall be kept in sanitary condition at all times. Garbage and rubbish shall be collected and disposed of as frequently as may be necessary to ensure that the garbage cans shall not overflow.
[Ord. No. 343 §12, 2-11-1959]
Every park shall be equipped at all times with adequate fire control facilities. No open fires shall be permitted at any place which would endanger life or property. No fires shall be left unattended at any time.
[Ord. No. 343 §13, 2-11-1959]
No owner or person in charge of any dog, cat or other pet animal shall permit it to run at large or commit any nuisance within the limits of any trailer coach park.
[Ord. No. 343 §14, 2-11-1959]
A. 
It shall be the duty of the licensee to keep a register containing a record of all trailer coach owners and occupants located within the park. The register shall contain the following information:
1. 
Name and address of each occupant.
2. 
The make, model and year of all automobiles and trailer coaches.
3. 
License number and owner of each trailer coach and automobile by which it is towed.
4. 
The State issuing such licenses.
5. 
The dates of arrival and departure of each trailer coach.
B. 
The park shall keep the register available for inspection, at all times, by Law Enforcement Officers, Public Health Officials and other officials whose duties necessitate acquisition of the information contained in the register. The register records shall not be destroyed for a period of three (3) years following the date of registration.
[Ord. No. 343 §15, 2-11-1959]
It shall be the duty of the licensee to report, on forms provided by the City, which forms shall be signed, by both the licensee and occupant, within ten (10) days of registration, the name and make of any automobile, and the name, make, length and width of any trailer occupying any space in said trailer coach park. If within thirty (30) days of occupancy, any occupant has failed to abide by the ordinances of the City pertaining to automobile and trailer coach license fees it shall be the duty of the licensee to refuse further occupancy.