[R.O. 2006 §640.010; Ord. No. 01-040 §1, 6-4-2001]
The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this Chapter, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this Section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:
- Standards relating to travel trailers as adopted by the State Public Service Commission pursuant to Chapter 700, RSMo.
- SEAL OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
- A device or insignia authorized or recognized by the State Public Service Commission and displayed on the exterior of the travel trailer pursuant to Chapter 700, RSMo.
- TRAVEL TRAILER
- A portable vehicular unit mounted on wheels designed to provide temporary living quarters for recreational, camping or travel use, and of such size or weight as not to require special highway movement permits when drawn by a motorized vehicle, and with a living area of less than two hundred twenty (220) square feet, excluding built-in equipment (such as wardrobes, closets, kitchen units or fixtures) and bath and toilet rooms. Such units commonly described as travel trailers, campers, motor homes, recreational vehicles, converted buses or other similar units, whether they are self-propelled, pulled or can be hauled without a special permit, would be considered examples of travel trailers.
- TRAVEL TRAILER PARK
- Any development, site, parcel or tract of land designed, maintained or intended to be used for the purpose of providing short-term accommodation up to and including thirty (30) days or less for placement of two (2) or more travel trailer units and shall include all buildings used or maintained for use of the occupants in the trailer camp.
- TRAVEL TRAILER SPACE
- An area of ground on which an individual unit is placed and reserved for the use of the occupant of that unit.
[R.O. 2006 §640.020; Ord. No. 01-040 §1, 6-4-2001]
Permit Required — Authorized Locations For Travel Trailers. No travel trailer park except a City owned park shall be maintained or operated within the City except as provided in this Chapter and without first securing a permit from the Building Department/Code Enforcement Officer, and no travel trailer shall be used or occupied as living accommodations except in a mobile home development or travel trailer camp or when used as temporary quarters for a watchman or guard or when used as a field office for a construction project. In case of such temporary use, a temporary permit shall be issued by the Building Department/Code Enforcement Officer for the duration of time the permit would be effective shall be specified. Travel trailer developments/parks operating at the time of the enactment of this Chapter shall have sixty (60) days from the date of enactment to procure the permit as described in this Section.
Duration Of Permit — Renewal — Fee — Display. The permit/City business license for a travel trailer camp shall be obtained from the Administration Department for a period of twelve (12) months for which a fee shall be paid at the rate of four dollars ($4.00) for each new motor home space or travel trailer space in the development. Application for renewal of permits for an additional twelve (12) months may be made within thirty (30) days prior to the expiration of a permit and a fee of two dollars ($2.00) for each travel trailer space shall be paid. The permit must be displayed at all times.
Compliance Agreement — Manager. The applicant for a permit to maintain or operate a travel trailer camp shall, in his/her application, agree to observe all ordinances of the City relating to travel trailers and their respective development. The applicant shall have an individual who shall be in charge of the development at all times. Such individual or group of individuals, together with the holder of the permits, shall be responsible for any violation of the provisions of this Chapter which may occur in the operation of such development.
Right Of Entry — Revocation Or Suspension Of Permit. The Building Inspector/Code Enforcement Officer shall have the authority at any reasonable time to enter upon and inspect for health and sanitation purposes any facility authorized under this Chapter. If after inspection it shall be found that the holder of a permit has violated any provision of this Chapter relating to travel trailer development, the Building Inspector shall have the power to revoke or suspend any permit and order the violation to be corrected or the development or camp to be closed after public notice and hearing.
Prerequisites For Issuance Of Permit. Before any issuance or renewal of a permit, an inspection shall be made by the Building Department to determine that all requirements of this Chapter have been complied with. The Building Department shall issue no permit until all the provisions of this Chapter and the zoning ordinance have been complied with.
[R.O. 2006 §640.030; Ord. No. 01-040 §1, 6-4-2001]
Travel trailer developments/camps shall be permitted only in places as allowed by the zoning ordinance.
[R.O. 2006 §640.040; Ord. No. 01-040 §1, 6-4-2001]
Any travel trailers manufactured after January 1, 1974, shall bear the seal of the Public Service Commission. All travel trailers manufactured prior to January 1, 1974, shall either bear the seal of the Public Service Commission or comply with the Property Maintenance code of the City. No person shall alter or cause to be altered any travel trailer to which a seal has been affixed without certification that such alteration or conversion is in compliance with the code adopted by the Public Service Commission. All water supplied to the development or camp shall be from the City water supply. All developments or camps shall be connected to the sanitary sewerage system.
[R.O. 2006 §640.050; Ord. No. 01-040 §1, 6-4-2001]
A travel trailer camp shall provide supervision and equipment sufficient to remove refuse from the development and to prevent littering the ground with rubbish and debris. Fly-tight metal containers with tight-fitting covers shall be provided and be located out of sight of the travel trailer units. Containers shall be kept in a sanitary condition, shall be kept covered at all times and shall be emptied of refuse and rubbish at least once a week.
[R.O. 2006 §640.055; Ord. No. 01-040 §1, 6-4-2001]
Filing Of Plan. It shall be the duty of the owner of any travel trailer park to file a disaster plan with the City Fire Department. Filing of the plan shall be a condition precedent to issuance of an annual permit required in this Chapter. A disaster plan shall be in writing and provide for a method of early warning for such natural disasters as flooding or tornado.
Contents. The plan shall provide the following information:
A system of providing effective and initial disaster warning to occupants of a travel trailer camp;
Protection or shelter from the disaster by specific identification of sites where such protection or shelter is available;
An evacuation route which is reasonable and provides safe and expeditious method of access to the protection or shelter; and
Special assistance to those occupants over the age of sixty-five (65) or handicapped.
Distribution Of Copies To New Occupants. At the time a new occupant registers with the travel trailer camp, the owner or responsible attendant shall provide a copy of the disaster plan required in this Section to the new occupant in addition to a copy of the rules and regulations of the travel trailer park.
[R.O. 2006 §640.060; Ord. No. 01-040 §1, 6-4-2001]
Required. The owners and operators of travel trailer parks shall be required to obtain and maintain the minimum information relating to each resident or occupant within their respective development as indicated in this Subsection:
Inspection And Preservation Of Records. The owner or operator shall keep a copy of this information and a registry of the development occupants available for inspection at any time by any authorized person and shall not destroy such information and registry until the expiration of twelve (12) months following the date of departure of each occupant.
[R.O. 2006 §640.080; Ord. No. 01-040 §1, 6-4-2001]
Any person found guilty of violating any provisions of this Chapter, whether or not such violation shall be found sufficient by the Building Inspector for revocation of any permit, shall be subject to punishment as provided in Section 100.220 of the Municipal Code.