Village of Footville, WI
Rock County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Footville 8-31-1978 by Ord. No. 118 (Ch. 16 of the 1990 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Whenever used in this chapter, unless a different meaning appears from the context, the terms shall mean as follows:
A mobile home which does not have complete bathroom facilities.
A plot of ground in a planned mobile home development of not less than 3,000 square feet of space designed for the location of one nondependent mobile home, together with one parking space for at least one automobile.
That which is, or was as originally constructed, designed to be transported by any motor vehicle upon a public highway and designed, equipped and used primarily for sleeping, eating and living quarters, or is intended to be so used.
A mobile home equipped with complete bath and toilet facilities, all furniture, cooking, heating, appliances and complete year-round facilities.
Any plot or plots of ground upon which two or more nondependent mobile homes are located and occupied for dwelling or sleeping purposes, regardless of whether or not a charge is made for such accommodation.
It shall be unlawful, except as provided in this chapter, for any person to park, maintain or occupy any mobile home on any street, alley, or highway, or other public place, or on any tract of land owned by any person, within the Village of Footville.
Emergency or temporary stopping or parking is permitted on any street, alley or highway for not longer than one hour subject to any other and further prohibitions, regulations, or limitations imposed by the traffic and parking regulations or ordinances for that street, alley or highway.
No person shall park, maintain or occupy any nondependent mobile home on any premises unless the same is situated in an approved planned mobile home development which is licensed by the Village of Footville as provided for herein.
The parking, maintenance or occupation of a dependent mobile home is not permitted within the Village except the parking of only one occasional-use travel trailer or camper trailer of a type not required to be registered by the State of Wisconsin for regular operation upon the highways of the state (as contrasted to a mobile home with walls of rigid uncollapsible construction equipped and used, or intended to be used, primarily for human habitation) is permitted in an accessory private garage building, or in a rear yard, provided no living quarters shall be maintained or any business practiced in said trailer while such trailer is so parked or stored.
Mobile homes shall not be used as a permanent place of abode or as a permanent dwelling, or for indefinite periods of time, except in conformity with this chapter.
Any action toward the removal of wheels except for temporary purposes of repair or other action to attach the mobile home to the ground by means of posts, piers or foundations shall subject the mobile home to the requirements of the Building Code as well as this chapter.
It shall be unlawful for any person to establish, operate or maintain, or permit to be established, operated or maintained upon any property owned, leased or controlled by him, a planned mobile home development within the limits of the Village of Footville, without having first secured a license for each such development from the Village Board pursuant to this chapter. Such license shall expire one year from the date of issuance, but may be renewed under the provisions of this chapter for additional periods of one year.
The application for such license or the renewal thereof shall be filed with the Village Clerk and shall be accompanied by a fee of not less than $25 nor more than $100 for each 50 spaces or fraction of 50 spaces within each community within its limits, and a surety bond in the sum of $5,000. This bond shall guarantee the collection by the licensee of the monthly parking permit fee provided for in § 204-12 and the payment of such fees to the Village Treasurer, the payment by the licensee of any fine or forfeiture including legal costs imposed upon or levied against said licensee for a violation of the ordinances of the Village. Such license shall not be transferable.
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III)]
The application for a license or a renewal thereof shall be made on forms furnished by the Village Clerk and shall include the name and address of the owner in fee of the tract (if the fee is vested in some person other than the applicant, a duly verified statement by that person, that the applicant is authorized by him to construct or maintain the planned mobile home development and make the application), and such a legal description of the premises, upon which the development is or will be located as will readily identify and definitely locate the premises. The application shall be accompanied by two copies of the development plan showing the following, either existing or as proposed:
The extent and area used for planned mobile home development purposes;
Roadways and driveways;
Location of spaces for mobile homes;
The location of all sewer and water pipes and connections to each space, together with electrical hookups to each space, shall be clearly shown and set forth on the development plan.
No planned mobile home development license shall be issued until the Village Clerk shall notify the Chief of Police, Health Officer, Chief of the Fire Department, and Building Inspector or their authorized agents of such application, and these officials shall inspect or cause to be inspected each application and the premises to determine whether the applicant and the premises on which mobile homes will be located comply with the regulations, ordinances and laws applicable thereto. These officials shall furnish to the Village Board in writing the information derived from such investigation, and a statement as to whether the applicant and the premises meet the requirements of the department for whom the officer is certifying. No license shall be renewed without a reinspection of the premises. For the purpose of making inspections and securing enforcement, such officials or their authorized agents shall have the right and are hereby empowered to enter on any premise on which a mobile home is located, or about to be located, and to inspect the same and all accommodations connected therewith at any reasonable time.
No planned mobile home development shall be located in any fire district.
Every planned mobile home development shall be located on a well-drained area, and the premises shall be properly graded so as to prevent the accumulation of storm or other waters. No planned mobile home development shall be located in any area that is situated so that drainage from any back yard, outdoor toilet or other source of filth can be deposited in its location.
Mobile home spaces shall be clearly defined and consist of a minimum of 3,000 square feet and a width of not less than 40 feet. The development shall be so arranged that all spaces shall face or abut on a driveway of not less than 20 feet in width, giving easy access from all units to a public street. Such driveway shall be graveled or paved and maintained in good condition, having natural drainage, be well lighted at night, and shall not be obstructed.
Every mobile home space shall be furnished with an electric service outlet. Such outlet shall be equipped with an externally operated switch or fuse of not less than thirty-ampere capacity, and a heavy-duty outlet receptacle. Electrical outlets shall be weatherproof and no power lines shall be less than 15 feet above ground.
No mobile home unit shall be parked in a development outside of a designated space.
Individual water service connections provided for direct use by the nondependent mobile homes shall be so constructed that they will be not damaged by the parking and placement of such mobile home and shall be adequate to provide 20 pounds pressure per square inch and capable of furnishing a minimum of 125 gallons per day per space.
Every space shall be provided with sewer connections which shall comply with the State Plumbing Code. The sewer connections shall be provided with suitable fittings so that watertight connections can be made. Such connections shall be so constructed so that they can be closed when not connected and trapped in such a manner as to be maintained in an odor-free condition.
All liquid waste from showers, toilets, laundries, faucets, lavatories, etc., shall be discharged into the sewer connection provided each space. All sanitary facilities in any unit which are not connected with the public sewer facility by approved pipe connection shall be sealed and their use is hereby declared unlawful.
In every planned mobile home development, there shall be located the office of the attendant or person in charge of the development. The license and the regulations of this chapter shall be posted therein and shall at all times be kept in the office for public view.
It is hereby made the duty of the attendant or person in charge, together with the licensee, to:
Keep a register of all guests, to be open at all times to inspection by state and federal officers and the mobile home committee, which shall show for all guests:
Names and addresses;
Number of children of school age;
State of legal residence;
Dates of entrance and departure;
License numbers of all mobile homes and towing or other vehicles;
States issuing such licenses;
Purpose of stay in development;
Place of last location and length of stay;
Place of employment of each occupant.
Maintain the development in a clean, orderly and sanitary condition at all times.
Insure that the provisions of this chapter are complied with and enforced and report promptly to the proper authorities any violations of this chapter or any other violations of law which may come to his attention.
Report to the Health Officer all cases of persons or animals affected or diseased.
Maintain in convenient places fire extinguishers in the ratio of one to each eight units.
Collect the monthly parking permit fee provided for in § 204-12. A book shall be kept showing the names of the persons paying said service charges and the amounts paid.
Prohibit the lighting of open fires on the premises.
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III)]
All plumbing, electrical, building and other work on or at any development licensed under this chapter shall be in accordance with the ordinances of the Village of Footville and the requirements of the state plumbing, electrical and building codes and the regulations of the Department of Safety and Professional Services. Licenses and permits granted under this chapter grant no right to erect or repair any structure, to do any plumbing work, or to do any electrical work.
There is hereby imposed on each owner or operator of a planned mobile home development licensed herein a monthly parking permit fee as determined in accordance with the Wisconsin Statutes on each occupied nonexempt mobile home which shall have been parked in such development at any time during the month. It shall be the full and complete responsibility of the licensee to collect the proper amount from each mobile home and to pay to the Village Treasurer such parking permit fees on or before the 10th of the month following the month for which such fees are due, in accordance with the terms of this chapter and such regulations as the Treasurer may reasonably promulgate.
The Village Board is hereby authorized to revoke any license or permit issued pursuant to the terms of this chapter in accordance with the Wisconsin Statutes.