[R.O. 2003 § 605.010; Ord. No. 17.102 § 1, 8-20-1973]
When used in this Chapter, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise, the following words and phrases shall have the meaning herein given.
- ACCESSORY STRUCTURES
- Any structure erected and contained within the mobile home lot either attached or unattached to the mobile home. Accessory structures require building permits.
- CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY
- That section of the building permit provided for authorized signature after all conditions of a one-time final inspection are satisfied.
- The City of Marceline, Missouri.
- JURISDICTION LIMITS
- The territorial area over which the City may exercise planning and zoning control.
- MOBILE HOME
- A travel trailer permanently affixed to the land. A travel trailer becomes a mobile home and shall be deemed to be permanently affixed to the land when its wheels, or other transporting device have been removed therefrom, or otherwise fixed so as to prevent ready removal and ready mobility of such travel trailer.
- MOBILE HOME COURTS
- An area of land upon which two (2) or more mobile homes are harbored either free of charge or for revenue purposes, and shall include any building structures, tent, vehicle, or enclosure used or intended for use as a part of the equipment of such court.
- MOBILE HOME LOT
- Each lot contained within the limits of a mobile home court for the purpose of accommodating one (1) only mobile home unit, and its related accessory structures.
- NOTICE OF COMPLETION
- That when permit holder has completed the construction and periodic inspection requirements, and desires to occupy the premises, he/she will then submit the same to final inspection.
- This Chapter and all other City ordinances regulating the housing authority of the City.
- TRAVEL TRAILER
- Any vehicle or similar portable structure used or so constructed as to permit its being used as a conveyance upon the public streets and to permit the occupancy thereof as a dwelling place for one (1) or more persons.
[R.O. 2003 § 605.020; Ord. No. 17.102 § 2, 8-20-1973]
Except as otherwise provided herein, it shall be unlawful to occupy for sleeping or other residence purposes any travel trailer unless such travel trailer is located within designated areas established by City ordinances. Unoccupied travel trailers may be indefinitely parked, off street and in accordance with police regulations. Parked travel trailers for resale purposes must meet City ordinances. Not more than two (2) trailers held for sale shall be parked on any mobile home court and such trailers must be parked on a trailer lot as defined by Section 605.110 herein. No sales office shall be maintained on any mobile home court and no advertising of trailers for sale shall be displayed on a mobile home court.
[R.O. 2003 § 605.030; Ord. No. 17.102 § 3, 8-20-1973]
No person shall locate, maintain, or permit to be located or maintained upon real estate owned by them any mobile home unless and until a permit for such mobile home shall have been issued by the City Manager, except within the bounds of an approved mobile home court. Applications for such mobile home permits shall be made to the City Manager with a one dollar ($1.00) fee to the City Clerk. After all requirements of the application have been met and all fees paid to the City Clerk and the City Manager's decision indicated there is nothing detrimental to the ordinances, a permit shall be issued. The City Manager may cause inspection to be made as necessary, and may revoke the permit due to non-compliance of any of the regulations contained in the application. The permit holder shall file a notice of completion, and shall receive a certificate of occupancy after all conditions of a one-time final inspection are met. Permit holders aggrieved at the decision of the Inspector may proceed according to ordinance regulations.
Mobile Home Locations. Double-wide or larger, in Residential Zone A shall meet all requirements of Residential Zone A single-family dwellings. Applications for permit will be made to the City Manager and after the decision of the City Manager indicates that all conditions have been met as stated in the application and all fees required paid to the City Clerk, then a permit will be issued. Inspections to be made in accordance with ordinances regulating the codes. Permit holder will file a notice of completion and shall receive a certificate of occupancy after all conditions of a one-time final inspection have been met. The City Manager may revoke the permit at any time due to permit holder's non-compliance to City inspection codes. Permit holders aggrieved at the decision of the Inspector may proceed according to ordinance regulations.
[R.O. 2003 § 605.040; Ord. No. 17.102 § 4, 8-20-1973]
Mobile home courts zoning for residential purposes may be established in such portions of the City as may be approved by the zoning ordinances.
[R.O. 2003 § 605.050; Ord. No. 17.102 § 5, 8-20-1973]
No persons, firm, or corporation shall establish, maintain, conduct, or operate a mobile home court without first obtaining a license therefor from the City Clerk. Such license shall expire at Midnight on the last day of each year. So long as said court is operated in conformity with the requirements of this Chapter, said license may be renewed from year to year upon payment of the annual license fee herein provided.
[R.O. 2003 § 605.060; Ord. No. 17.102 § 6, 8-20-1973]
In order to obtain a permit to construct or an original license to operate a mobile home court, the applicant shall file with the City Manager written application setting forth:
The full name and address of the applicant or applicants, or names and addresses of the officers if the application is a partnership, or the names and addresses of the officers if the applicant is a corporation, and the present or last occupation of the applicant at the time of filing of the application.
The location and legal description of the tract of land upon which it is supposed to operate and maintain a mobile home court.
The proposed and existing facilities in a mobile home court for water supply, sewage, garbage and waste disposal, fire protection and for a sanitary community building which will include a description of toilets, urinals, sinks, wash basins, slop sinks, showers, drains and laundry facilities as may be required by City or State regulations, the proposed alterations therein and the maintenance thereof.
The proposed method of lighting and the structures and land upon which the mobile home court is to be located.
The calendar months of the year which applicant will operate said mobile home court.
Layout plans should show:
The area and dimensions of the site;
The number, location, and dimensions of all mobile home lots;
The location and width of roadways, automobile parking facilities, and walkways;
The location of service buildings and any other proposed structures;
Plans and specifications of the water supply, sewage and refuse disposal facilities, including the location of water and sewer lines and riser pipes;
Plans and specifications of all buildings constructed within the parks; and
The location and details of lighting and electrical systems.
An affidavit of the applicant as to the truth of the matters contained in the application shall be attached thereto. Where a permit to construct as well as an original license to operate is sought by the applicant, request therefor shall be made in the same application. Each application shall be accompanied by a deposit in the amount of fifty dollars ($50.00), to the City Clerk. If application is refused by the City Manager deposit will be refunded by the City Clerk.
[R.O. 2003 § 605.070; Ord. No. 17.102 § 7, 8-20-1973]
Upon receipt by the City Manager, an application for a permit to construct a mobile home court, the application will be reviewed by the City Manager, the City Clerk, and Building Inspector. When it has been determined that there is nothing detrimental to the ordinances, codes, Department of Public Health of the State of Missouri relative to mobile home courts, and conditions set forth, then a permit to construct will be issued by the City Manager. If the application for a permit is declined, the City Manager shall give the reason in writing to the applicant and if the objection can be corrected, the applicant may amend his/her application and resubmit it for approval.
If a permit to construct a mobile home court is approved, the City Manager will request periodic inspections of all construction operations. The permit holder will file a notice of completion for any part of the mobile home court ready for occupancy. After final inspection for any part of the mobile home court, the Inspector may sign the certificate of occupancy for the completed mobile home court. At such time, the City Clerk will issue an initial operating license. The City Manager may demand inspection of the mobile home court as often as necessary. Consistent non-compliance may result in revoking the license at the next renewal period.
[R.O. 2003 § 605.080; Ord. No. 17.102 § 8, 8-20-1973]
The rules and regulations of the Department of Public Health of the State of Missouri relative to the conduct, operation and maintenance of mobile home courts are hereby adopted by reference as the rules and regulations of the City of Marceline for conduct, operation and maintenance of mobile home courts.
[R.O. 2003 § 605.090; Ord. No. 17.102 § 9, 8-20-1973]
The licensee shall pay to the City Clerk on or before January first of each year an annual license fee of ten dollars ($10.00) for each mobile home lot location provided for in such mobile home court but not to exceed an annual license fee of fifty dollars ($50.00). When a license fee is applied for during the license year, the fee shall be prorated on the basis of the number of months remaining in a license year. Upon approval of the application by the City Council, the deposit herein provided shall apply to the cost of the initial license.
[R.O. 2003 § 605.100; Ord. No. 17.102 § 10, 8-20-1973]
The Licensee shall be responsible at all times for the conduct and maintenance of the entire mobile home court and at all times be available for contact by the City Manager. The licensee shall be responsible for the control of each tenant and their compliance to the Building Codes set forth in the ordinances. A list of rules containing the Code requirements of the ordinances shall be conspicuously displayed for the benefit of all tenants. The licensee shall abide by the civil rights regulations established by Federal, State and local authorities.
[R.O. 2003 § 605.110; Ord. No. 17.102 § 11, 8-20-1973]
Each lot shall contain no less than two thousand five hundred (2,500) square feet, and be no less than thirty (30) feet in width. A line established from any overhang of the mobile home and perpendicular to the ground shall be no closer than five (5) feet to any interior lot lines of the mobile home court or closer than fifteen (15) feet to any street or alley. There shall be a clearance of at least fifteen (15) feet between adjacent mobile homes, and ten (10) feet from any vehicular travel area. The mobile home shall be at least twenty-five (25) feet from any municipal park property line abutting upon a public street or highway and separated from such park by a six-foot high masonry wall constructed by the mobile home licensee. The mobile homes shall be fifteen (15) feet from any other municipal park property. Sidewalks shall be no less than three and one-half (3 1/2) feet wide. All walkway steps and mobile home steps shall be concrete or other approved material.
[R.O. 2003 § 605.120; Ord. No. 17.102 § 12, 8-20-1973]
An adequate supply of pure water for drinking and domestic purposes from the City water supply system shall be supplied to meet the requirements of a mobile home court. Said water shall be obtained from faucets conveniently located in said park, or from separate connections made directly to each mobile home. No common drinking cups shall be permitted. A water meter shall be installed in each court.
[R.O. 2003 § 605.130; Ord. No. 17.102 § 13, 8-20-1973]
Each mobile home court shall contain a service building containing at least one (1) flush type water closet, one (1) lavatory with hot and cold water for each sex up to one hundred (100) mobile home lots and one (1) urinal for the male sex up to one hundred (100) lots. The building shall provide private accommodations for each sex, adequately lighted, adequately heated, properly ventilated and maintained in a sanitary condition at all times. The building shall meet all other codes and ordinances. Baths and/or showers may be required by the City and by the rules and regulations herein adopted. Building location shall be not more than two hundred (200) feet from the farthest dwelling units, in all directions.
[R.O. 2003 § 605.140; Ord. No. 17.102 § 14, 8-20-1973]
It shall be the duty of the owner, his/her agent or caretaker to maintain the court in a clean and sanitary condition and to provide for the collection and removal of garbage, refuse, and other waste material. Service charges for City pickup will be in accordance with City schedules at all times. All collection areas shall be enclosed and fireproof.
[R.O. 2003 § 605.150; Ord. No. 17.102 § 15, 8-20-1973]
Mobile home courts shall be kept adequately lighted at all times so that the court grounds shall be safe for occupants and visitors.
[R.O. 2003 § 605.160; Ord. No. 17.102 § 16, 8-20-1973]
Internal roadways in mobile home courts shall be no less than thirty-five (35) feet wide plus drainage gutters where parking is allowed. All street grades shall not exceed ten percent (10%) grade. All roadways shall provide adequate access to all mobile home lots. Road surfaces shall be smooth and hard and constructed in such a manner as required by standards adopted by the City Street Department, including curbs and gutters. Streets where no parking is permitted, and one-way streets will be considered for approval at time of permit application where adequate parking is provided.
[R.O. 2003 § 605.170; Ord. No. 17.102 § 17, 8-20-1973]
Each lot within a mobile home court shall be provided with separate and individual water, sewer, and electrical connections. All electrical connections shall be individually metered. All water, sewer and electrical installations shall conform to the requirements of the most current plumbing and electrical codes adopted by the City. All sewer connections to any lot within a mobile home court shall be so constructed as to be closed and sealed when a mobile home is not connected therewith. Where the municipal sanitary sewer system is available, all mobile trailer courts shall connect all sewage outlets to such system. If sewer system is not available, a sewer system approved by the Missouri Clean Water Commission may be utilized, provided that if the municipal sanitary sewer system becomes available thereafter, connection with such system shall be effected within one (1) year after availability.
[R.O. 2003 § 605.180; Ord. No. 17.102 § 18, 8-20-1973]
Utility gas systems and installations shall be regulated by City ordinances. Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and fuel oil storage and usage will meet the most current fire prevention code adopted by the City.
[R.O. 2003 § 605.190; Ord. No. 17.102 § 19, 8-20-1973]
Fire protection and safety within mobile home courts shall meet the City regulations and Codes.
[R.O. 2003 § 605.200; Ord. No. 17.102 § 20, 8-20-1973]
Storage outside the mobile home unit shall be in approved type buildings only. Storage is not permitted beneath the mobile home unit at any time.
[R.O. 2003 § 605.210; Ord. No. 17.102 § 21, 8-20-1973]
The stand must support the mobile home and its accessories. The stand shall not heave, shift, or settle unevenly. Each mobile home unit within a mobile home court will have a ventilated skirt from the bottom of the mobile home unit to the ground extending around the entire perimeter of the mobile home and its accessory buildings where required. The skirting must be tight, neatly installed, and rodent and insect free.
[R.O. 2003 § 605.220; Ord. No. 17.102 § 22, 8-20-1973]
All trailers permanently affixed to the land, situated within a mobile home court and all mobile home courts, except as herein specifically modified, shall conform and comply with all existing requirements, ordinances, and codes of the City.
[R.O. 2003 § 605.230; Ord. No. 17.102 § 23, 8-20-1973]
Nothing in this Chapter shall be construed to prohibit the storage of any travel trailers for any length of time when said trailer is not used for living or sleeping purposes.
[R.O. 2003 § 605.240; Ord. No. 17.102 § 24, 8-20-1973]
All travel trailers permanently affixed to the land shall be considered and taxed as real estate rather than as personal property.