This article shall be known as "The 1957 House Trailer Ordinance of the Village of Oakfield."
It is the purpose of this ordinance to regulate house trailers and house trailer camps within the Village of Oakfield to require that such camps shall be laid out and established in accordance with approved plans, to prescribe regulations for such camps, to require the registration of the occupants thereof and prescribe a time limit on the duration of a stay of persons and house trailers outside of such camps.
The Village Board does hereby declare that this ordinance is adopted in the interest of public health and safety of the inhabitants of the Village of Oakfield to prevent nuisances and generally protect the welfare of the people of the Village of Oakfield.
As used in this ordinance, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- CALENDAR MONTH
- A calendar month or any part of a calendar month.
- CAMP UNIT
- A lot or space which shall be assigned to, used and occupied by one house trailer or by one tent or by any one house tent.
- HOUSE TRAILERS
- Any vehicle used, designated for use, or capable of being used as sleeping and living quarters whether propelled by its own power or by the power of another vehicle to which it may be attached.
- TRAILER CAMP
- Any lot, piece or parcel of land whereon two or more house trailers, tents or tent houses used, designed for use, or capable of being used as living or sleeping quarters are placed, parked or located.
This ordinance shall apply to all house trailers and house trailer camps which in the future may be located in the Village of Oakfield and shall apply equally to all existing house trailer camps located in said Village on the date of the enactment of this ordinance, except that the operator or owner of any house camps shall have a period of 60 days after the effective date of this ordinance in which to comply with the provisions of this ordinance.
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to store, park or otherwise locate house trailers for a longer period than 10 days in every twelve-month period when used or occupied as living quarters in any part of said Village of Oakfield.
It shall be unlawful within the Village of Oakfield for any person, corporation or association to establish, construct, maintain or operate a trailer camp without securing annually a license from the Village Board of the Village of Oakfield. The application for a license or the renewal of a license shall be accompanied by a fee as set from time to time by resolution of the Board of Trustees for each trailer unit or plot in the existing or in a proposed trailer camp and shall be filed with the Village Clerk-Treasurer.
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I)]
Licenses and permits.
Licenses and permits for trailer camps shall be issued for a period of a calendar year and shall expire at 12:00 midnight on December 31 of the calendar year for which they had been issued.
Applications for the renewal of a license and of a permit shall be in the same manner as for the initial license and initial permit. The applicant shall provide the Village Board with such information, facts and plans as may be required by the Village Board. The form and contents of the application shall be as determined by a resolution of the Village Board.
For each trailer located or placed in a licensed trailer camp, there shall be charged a fee of $6 for a permit for each calendar month or portion thereof for the period for which the house trailer, tent, or tent house is located in the camp.
The fees for permits shall be paid by the person to whom the license was issued, to the Village Clerk-Treasurer, on or before the fifth day of each month for each of the trailers, tents or tent houses located or placed in the camp during the preceding calendar month.
Except that for each trailer, tent or house tent on which the owner or lessee of the premises has paid state, county and town taxes and assessments, the permit fees for the months of March, April, May, June, July, August and September shall not be charged and the permit issued without payment of the fee. Also except that for each trailer, tent or tent house on which the owner or lessee of the premises has paid local school taxes, the permit fees for the months of October, November, and December of the current calendar year and of January and February of the following year shall not be charged and the permit issued without charge.
In making an application for a trailer camp license, there shall be submitted a layout of the premises, drawn to scale, showing areas designated for playground and recreation; streets for the circulation of vehicles within the camp; streetlighting; fire protection; size and arrangement of individual sites; that the land is of such character that it can be safely used for camp purposes without danger to health, or peril from fire, flood or other menace; that the streets will be adequately graded, surfaced and drained; that a potable water supply and the method of disposal or treatment of household and human wastes has received the approval of the state or county health and sanitation agency having jurisdiction relative to such installations; and that an adequate fence will be placed on each property boundary line so as to prevent trespass upon adjacent lands.
The plot plan shall be subject to review by the Village Board. The Village Board shall not issue a license for the operation of a trailer camp until the provisions of this ordinance have been met.
The plots for each camp unit shall have an area not less than 7,500 square feet, a width of not less than 50 feet and a depth of not less than 150 feet.
In making application for such license for a trailer camp, the applicant shall state the facilities to be provided for garbage receptacles, collections and disposal, the method of keeping records and registration of persons, vehicles and trailers using or occupying the facilities of the camp. It shall be the duty of the licensee to keep the premises in clean and sanitary condition at all times and to report the occurrence of any communicable disease to the Health Officer of the Village of Oakfield.
Wheels shall not be removed from any trailer, and the exterior of a trailer shall not be altered so as to extend the floor area of the trailer by the addition of other structures.
No trailer shall be located or placed nearer than 15 feet to the boundary line of the plot on which it is located. No trailer shall be located or placed nearer than 25 feet to any property boundary.
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I)]
Any person, firm or corporation who violates any provision of this article shall be subject to a fine of not more than $250 or to imprisonment for a period of not less than 15 days, or both such fine and imprisonment, and, in addition, the violation of this article or any of the provisions thereof shall subject the person, firm or corporation violating the same to a civil penalty in the sum of $50, and when the violation of this article is continuous, each 24 hours thereof shall constitute a separate and distinct violation; said penalty to be recovered by the Village of Oakfield in a civil action. The application of the above penalty or penalties or the prosecution for the violation of the provisions of this article shall not be deemed to prevent the revocation of any license or permit issued pursuant thereto or the enforced removal of conditions prohibited by this article.
None of the provisions of this ordinance shall be applicable to any house trailers stored or garaged within a building where such trailers are not being used or occupied as living or sleeping quarters.
The issuance of a trailer camp license pursuant to this ordinance shall not be deemed to waive compliance of the holder thereof, by the property owner, or by any occupant of said camp with any law, ordinance or health regulation applicable to said trailer camp.
Any police officer or health officer having jurisdiction, any member of the Village Board and any other duly authorized agent or employee of the Village of Oakfield shall have the right at any time to enter any trailer camp or other premises used for the parking or location of a house trailer and shall have the right at all times to inspect any part of said premises and to inspect the records required to be kept in any trailer camp.
If any officer, agent or employee authorized to make an inspection as provided in this section finds that the premises of a trailer camp is not being maintained in a clean and sanitary condition, or is not being conducted in accordance with the provisions of this ordinance, such facts shall be reported to the Village Board and the Village Board may direct the Village Clerk-Treasurer to serve an order, in writing, upon the holder of the license or the person in charge of the camp directing that the conditions specified therein be remedied within five days of the date of service of such order. If such conditions are not corrected after the expiration of said five-day period, the Village Board may cause a notice, in writing, to be served upon the holder of the license or the person in charge of the camp requiring such person to appear before the Village Board at a time to be specified in the notice not less than 24 hours after service thereof and show cause why such trailer camp license should not be revoked. The Village Board may, after hearing at which testimony of witnesses may be taken and the holder of the license shall be heard, revoke such license if said Village Board shall find that the camp is not being maintained in a clean and sanitary condition, or if they find that any provisions of this ordinance have been violated, or for other sufficient cause. Upon the revocation of a license, the premises shall cease to be used for the purpose of a trailer camp, and all house trailers, tents and tent houses shall be removed therefrom.