Town of Forestburgh, NY
Sullivan County
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A. 
No persons shall own or operate a mobile home court without a permit, obtained as herein provided, and failure to have such a permit shall constitute a violation of this chapter.
B. 
A mobile home court shall be allowed only by authorization of the Planning Board in those zoning districts where such use is permitted.
C. 
Applications for a mobile home permit shall be filed with the Planning Board for approval. Upon authorization of the Planning Board, the Building Inspector shall, upon receipt of the proper annual fee, issue a permit.
D. 
Permits shall not be transferable or assignable.
E. 
After issuance of the permit, same shall be valid until the end of the calendar year and shall be renewable annually.
F. 
Renewal applications shall be filed with the Building Inspector before the first day of December next preceding the expiration of the original permit. Prior to the issuance of a renewal permit, the Building Inspector shall inspect the mobile home court premises for compliance with these regulations. Any deviation from the application as originally approved by the Planning Board shall require a new application before the Planning Board and shall be in conformance with these regulations. Upon approval of the Building Inspector or Planning Board, as the case may be, and payment of the proper annual fee, a renewal permit shall be issued.
G. 
Applications for a mobile home court permit shall be in writing, signed by the applicant and shall state the name and address of the applicant or applicants of a partnership or the name and address of each officer and director, if a corporation; the interest of the applicant in the property if not the owner of record; and the name and address of the property owner. Each application shall be accompanied by a site plan indicating the following information:
(1) 
Location of the proposed mobile home court, showing the boundaries and measurement of the premises, and location and number of mobile homes to be situated therein.
(2) 
Means of egress and ingress to all public roads.
(3) 
Watercourses and drainage ditches.
(4) 
Internal roads and off-street parking facilities.
(5) 
Water supply and sewage disposal facilities.
(6) 
Fire extinguishers.
(7) 
Fences and screening.
(8) 
Location of outdoor lights, signs and other structures.
(9) 
Names of owners adjoining properties.
A. 
The minimum lot area for a mobile home court shall be 10 acres and contain at least 40,000 square feet per mobile home site. The least dimension of such sites shall be 100 feet.
B. 
Sewage disposal and water supply systems shall have the approval of the New York State Department of Health and/or any such similar ordinance in effect by the town, whichever is the more restrictive.
C. 
The area shall be well-drained and have such grades and soil as to make it suitable for the purpose for which it is intended.
D. 
No mobile home shall be less than 60 feet from any other mobile home.
E. 
Each mobile home site shall provide suitable connections to the approved sewage disposal and water supply systems and an underground electrical service approved by the Board of Fire Underwriters.
F. 
Garbage and refuse shall be collected and removed from the premises at least once a week. All refuse shall be stored in flytight, watertight, rodentproof containers.
G. 
The outside burning of garbage, trash or rubbish is prohibited.
H. 
All mobile homes and other structures shall be set back at least 100 feet from the right-of-way line of any public street.
I. 
All internal access streets shall be at least 30 feet wide and provided with a dustless surface.
J. 
All entrances and exits, internal access streets and other public spaces shall be adequately illuminated.
K. 
One nonflashing illuminating sign containing an area of not more than 50 square feet and not more than 10 feet above ground level at its highest point may be displayed. Such signs shall be set back at least 20 feet from any public road and at least 50 feet from any property line.
L. 
Mobile home courts adjacent to an existing developed residential area shall be landscaped in accordance with the following specifications:
(1) 
A side or rear yard adjacent to an existing developed residential area shall be a minimum depth or width of 100 feet. The 50 feet nearest to the residential area shall be used as a planting strip, on which shall be planted hedges, evergreens, shrubbery; the remaining 50 feet may be used for off-street parking.
(2) 
All open portions of any lot shall have adequate grading and drainage and shall be continuously maintained in a dust-free condition, by suitable landscaping with trees, shrubs or planted ground cover or by other suitable material as shall be approved by the Planning Board.
(3) 
Required front yard areas shall be planned and maintained in such a manner as to provide a parklike setting for all buildings.
A. 
The annual fee for a mobile home court permit shall be $10 for each mobile home site provided therein.
B. 
There shall be no apportionment of the fee for a permit of less than 12 months duration.