[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Mount Hope 8-1-1960. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- HOUSE TRAILER
- Any vehicle, house car, camp car or other type of portable vehicle, whether on wheels, skids, rollers or blocks, to be used for living or sleeping purposes.
- TRAILER COURT
- Any premises on which are parked two or more trailers or any premises used or held out for the purpose of supplying to the public a parking space for two or more such trailers.
- TRAILER SALES LOT
- Any premises in which unoccupied trailers, new or used, are parked for the purpose of inspection or sale.
No person, firm or corporation shall construct, maintain or operate a trailer court within the Town of Mount Hope without first applying for a permit from the Town Board.
A trailer court shall be permitted by the Town Board, provided it finds that such use will not create a traffic hazard or otherwise impair the value, health, welfare or convenience of the surrounding neighborhood or the prospective occupants.
The Town Board shall refer all applications for a trailer court permit to the Town Planning Board for study and recommendation before granting or denying such applications.
Applications for a trailer court permit shall be accompanied by a site plan indicating the following information:
Location of proposed trailer court and house trailer sites therein.
Means of egress and ingress to all public roads.
Watercourses, if any.
Internal roads and off-street parking facilities.
Fences and screening.
Location of all outdoor lights and signs and other structures including buildings.
No permit shall be issued until the sewage disposal and water supply systems have been approved by the New York State Department of Health.
Each trailer court shall comply with the following conditions:
The lot area for such use shall be not less than three acres and contain at least 3,000 square feet per house trailer accommodated.
The area shall be well drained and have such grades and soil as to make it suitable for the purpose intended.
Each house trailer site shall be provided with a four-inch concrete slab on a stable surface at least 10 feet by 18 feet in size for use as a terrace and so located to be adjacent and parallel to the house trailer. Such slab shall contain an electrical outlet to which the electrical system of the house trailer can be connected.
No house trailer shall be less than 30 feet from any other house trailer.
Each house trailer site shall provide suitable connections to an approved sewage disposal and water supply system.
Garbage shall be collected once every day and a waste collection station shall be provided for every 12 house trailer sites. No such collection station shall be further than 150 feet from the site so served.
One fire alarm box or public telephone shall be provided for each trailer court. Fire extinguishers on wheels shall also be provided and so located that no house trailer is more than 150 feet distant.
All house trailers shall be set back at least 50 feet, measured from the right-of-way line, from any street or highway, and at least 30 feet from all other property lines.
Access to a trailer court and circulation within shall be by roads at least 20 feet wide provided with a dustless surface. Where a trailer court contains more than 20 house trailers, two exits must be provided, at least 100 feet apart.
Where internal access roads are less than 30 feet wide, off-street parking bays must be provided. Such bays shall contain not less than 180 square feet per car space and three off-street spaces shall be provided for every two house trailers.
All means of egress and ingress, drives, lanes and public spaces shall be adequately lighted. Exits, entrances, drives and lanes shall have at least one fifty-watt bulb for each 50 feet of drive.
Screening or fencing may be required adjacent to a developed residential area.
One nonflashing, indirectly illuminated sign shall be permitted. Such sign shall not be greater in area than 50 square feet or extend more than 10 feet above ground level.
Signs and other structures such as an office building shall be located at least 20 feet from any property line or street right-of-way line.
Trailer court permits shall be granted for a period of one year from the date of approval of such permit and renewable annually. The Town Board or their duly authorized representative shall inspect each trailer court prior to granting an annual permit for conformance with the provisions of this chapter.
The annual fee for a trailer court permit shall be $3 for each house trailer site provided therein, payable at the time of issuance of the permit.
No person, firm or corporation shall place, keep, or maintain a trailer sales lot within the Town of Mount Hope without first applying for a permit from the Town Board.
Trailer sales lot permits shall be granted for a period of one year from the date of such approval and renewable annually.
Each trailer sales lot shall comply with the following conditions:
The lot for such use shall be not less than one acre.
Trailers exhibited for purposes of sale shall be set back at least 50 feet, measured from the right-of-way line, from any street or highway and at least 30 feet from all other property lines.
One off-street parking space shall be provided for each two trailers exhibited for sale. Each parking space so provided shall contain at least 180 square feet of area.
All such off-street parking areas shall be set back at least 20 feet from any street right-of-way line or property line.
One nonflashing, indirectly illuminated sign shall be permitted. Such sign shall not be greater in area than 50 square feet or extend more than 10 feet from ground level.
Signs and other structures such as sales offices shall be located at least 20 feet from any property line or street right-of-way line.
A trailer sales lot maintained in conjunction with a trailer court must provide the above conditions in addition to the provisions for a trailer court.
The annual fee for a trailer sales lot permit shall be $100, payable at the time of issuance of the permit.
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to construct, alter, repair, move, use, occupy or maintain any trailer, trailer court or trailer sales lot in violation of any provision of this chapter.
Any person, having been served with a notice of violation, who shall fail to comply with such notice within 30 days of such service shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $250 or not more than 15 days in jail, or both. Each day that a violation continues shall be deemed a separate offense.
This chapter shall take effect upon publication and posting as provided in Article 9 of the Town Law of the State of New York, or upon service personally as provided in the Town Law.
The standards contained herein shall not apply to trailers, trailer courts or trailer sales lots in existence prior to the effective date of this chapter. However, enlargement of any such use or facility shall conform to the applicable provisions of this chapter.
All nonconforming trailers, trailer courts or trailer sales lots shall comply with the provisions of this chapter within one year of the effective date of this chapter.