Village of Mount Pleasant, WI
Racine County
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[Code 1993, § 12.10(1)]
The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this chapter, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:
LICENSEE
Any person licensed to operate and maintain a mobile home park.
LICENSING AUTHORITY
The Village.
MOBILE HOME
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, and includes any addition, attachment, annex, foundation and appurtenance, except a house trailer is not deemed a mobile home if the assessable value of such addition, attachment, annex, foundation and appurtenance equals or exceeds 50% of the assessable value of the house trailer.
MOBILE HOME PARK
Any plot of ground upon which two or more units, occupied for dwelling and sleeping purposes, are located, regardless of whether or not a charge is made for such accommodation.
MOBILE HOME, DEPENDENT
A mobile home which does not have complete bathroom facilities.
MOBILE HOME, NONDEPENDENT
A mobile home equipped with complete bath and toilet facilities, all furniture, cooking and heating appliances, and complete year-round facilities.
PARK
A mobile home park.
PERSON
Any natural individual, firm, trust, partnership, association or corporation.
PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY
The highest degree of protection against infection, contagion, disease and fire that a trailer camp or mobile home park will reasonably permit.
SPACE
A plot of ground within a mobile home park which is designed for the accommodation of one mobile home unit.
TRAILER
Any vehicle, house car, camp car, or portable or mobile vehicle on wheels, skids, rollers or blocks, either self-propelled or propelled by any other means, which is used or designed to be used for residential, living or sleeping purposes.
TRAILER CAMP
Any area or premises on which space available for two or more trailers is rented or held for rent, or on which free occupancy or camping for such number of trailers is permitted to trailer owners, but not including automobile or trailer sales lots on which only unoccupied trailers are parked for purposes of inspection or sale.
TRAILER SITE
A tract or parcel of land on which one or more trailers are usually kept or parked.
UNIT
A mobile home unit.
[Code 1993, § 12.10(2)]
No person shall establish a permanent residence in a trailer or mobile home located in the Village unless the trailer or mobile home shall be located in a trailer camp or mobile home park or is wholly located at least 1,000 feet from the near side of any other structure, whether or not such other structure is used for human habitation. A person shall be deemed to be using a trailer or mobile home as a permanent residence within the meaning of this chapter if such person has used the trailer or mobile home for human habitation for a period of 60 days within a period of six continuous months.
[Code 1993, § 12.01(8), 12.10(3); Ord. No. 14-2009, § 25, 10-26, 2009]
(a) 
Required. No person shall construct, establish, place, operate, maintain or offer for public use, with or without compensation, any trailer camp or mobile home park in the Village without first obtaining a license to do so from the Village Board. The total number of units, trailers or mobile homes that may be parked or kept in any one trailer camp or mobile home park pursuant to such license is limited to 100 units, trailers or mobile homes.
(b) 
Application; fees. Application for such license shall be filed with the Clerk-Treasurer on a form prescribed by the Village Board and shall contain a statement of the name and address of the applicant; the location and legal description of the trailer camp or mobile home park, giving the address, exterior dimensions, maximum number of trailers or mobile homes to be accommodated, the actual or proposed sanitary facilities and fire prevention to be maintained and such other pertinent information as the Village Board may require. Such application shall be accompanied by a plat or plan of the trailer camp or mobile home park showing the actual or proposed location of all trailers or mobile homes, the location of streets, the location of toilets, showers or baths and all other sanitary facilities, the location of fire prevention apparatus, the location of lighting facilities and such other information as the Village Board may require. Such application shall be accompanied by a license fee computed according to the number of trailers or mobile homes located in such trailer camp or mobile home park on the date such application is filed with the Clerk-Treasurer, as follows:
(1) 
Fifty or less mobile homes, as set by the Village Board. (Also see Wis. Stats. § 66.0435.)
(2) 
Each additional 50 trailers or mobile homes, or fraction thereof, as set by the Village Board.
(c) 
Determination of fees in excess of $100. In determining the amount of such license fee in excess of $100, trailers or mobile homes located in any trailer camp or mobile home park solely for storage purposes or sale, or both, and which are not used or offered for use for residential, living or sleeping purposes, shall not be counted in determining the number of trailers or mobile homes located in any such trailer camp or mobile home park.
(d) 
Consent to inspections. By filing such application, the applicant shall be deemed to have consented to an inspection, prior to the issuance of the license, by the Village Board and any appropriate Village official for the purpose of determining whether or not such license should be granted.
(e) 
Issuance or denial. The Village Board may issue or deny a license in the exercise of its discretion, having due regard to the effect of the establishment of such trailer camp or mobile home park upon the public health, safety and welfare. Not more than one license shall be issued for the location of a trailer camp or mobile home park in any one common school district of the Village as such common school district is defined by statute, if such development would cause the school costs to increase above the state average or if an exceedingly difficult or impossible situation exists with regard to providing adequate and proper sewage disposal therein, provided that such prohibition as to the number of licenses that may be issued for trailer camps or mobile home parks located in a common school district shall not apply to trailer camps or mobile home parks located in the Village on the date the ordinance from which this subsection is derived becomes effective.
(f) 
Applications for renewal; transferability; posting. Application for a license renewal shall be filed in the same manner as an application for an original license and upon payment of the applicable fee as provided in Subsection (b) of this section. Such license shall not be transferable either as to the applicant or as to the licensed premises. Such license, when issued, shall be and remain posted in a conspicuous place at the licensed premises at all times that the license remains in force.
[Code 1993, § 12.10(4); Ord. No. 14-2009, § 26, 10-26, 2009]
(a) 
Conditions of license. Every trailer camp or mobile home park for which a license is issued under the provisions of this chapter shall be established, maintained and operated in strict conformity with the provisions of this chapter and, by acceptance of such license, the licensee shall be deemed to have agreed with the Village Board to comply with all of the provisions of this chapter and to consent to the entry on the licensed premises by any Village official at all reasonable times for the purpose of inspecting the premises.
(b) 
Drainage and sewage. Every trailer camp or mobile home park shall be located on a well drained site and shall be graded or adequately drained to eliminate the collection of surface waters at any point therein. Adequate provision shall be made for the disposal of all sewage by means of duly constructed and maintained septic tanks or other lawful sewage disposal equipment. All provisions for sewage disposal shall be installed and maintained in accordance with the applicable provisions of the Village and state plumbing codes.
(c) 
Water supply. A supply of pure water for drinking and domestic purposes shall be provided in an amount sufficient to care for the needs of the maximum number of persons capable of being accommodated therein. All wells supplying water for such camp shall be constructed and maintained in accordance with the applicable provisions of the state well construction code.
(d) 
Toilets, showers, baths and laundry tubs. There shall be established and maintained in every trailer camp or mobile home park a separate toilet and shower or bath for each sex per each 10 trailers or mobile homes, and a two-compartment laundry tub, with running water, for each of 10 units. All such toilets, showers, baths, laundry tubs and water facilities shall be connected to the sewage disposal system or have separate and adequate disposal facilities therein for each waste product, as the circumstances require, and all of the facilities shall be maintained in good working order. All toilets, showers, baths and laundry tubs shall have concrete floors and every room in which a toilet is located shall have at least one window. Toilets shall be water flushed.
(e) 
Garbage and refuse receptacles. Every trailer camp or mobile home park shall be provided with a sufficient number of light metal receptacles, with close-fitting metal covers, for garbage and refuse, and such receptacles shall be emptied at least once each week.
(f) 
Spacing. Every trailer or mobile home in a trailer camp or mobile home park shall be located on a space not less than 1,000 square feet in area, and all such spaces shall be arranged in rows, facing on a continuous driveway which is at least 25 feet in width, and each space shall have a frontage on such driveway of at least 30 feet. No structure shall be located closer than 10 feet to the exterior boundary line of any space. No lean-to, shack, tent, room or similar structure of a detachable nature shall be attached to any trailer or mobile home located in a trailer camp or mobile home park, other than as may be required for the housing of equipment for the furnishing of power, light, water, gas or similar service to such trailer or mobile home. Any and all extensions in the area of a trailer camp or mobile home park existing on the date the ordinance from which this chapter is derived takes effect, made after such date, as well as all trailer camps or mobile home parks constructed after such date, shall be laid out and maintained with regard to the spacing of trailers or mobile homes located, or to be located, therein, so as to meet the requirements of this subsection or the requirements of the county zoning ordinance, as applicable thereto, whichever requires the greater area of such spacing.
(g) 
Lighting. Every trailer camp or mobile home park and every toilet, shower, bath and laundry shall be provided with adequate lighting facilities to make them safe for use at all times. All lights for the lighting of the trailer camp or mobile home park, in general, and the driveways therein, shall be kept lighted from one-half hour after sunset until sunrise of the following day.
(h) 
Foundations. All trailer sites and mobile home spaces shall be of concrete or an equivalent material.
(i) 
Registration. A person to whom a license is granted for the operation of any trailer camp or mobile home park shall maintain a register in which shall be registered the name and permanent address of every person using the trailer camp or mobile home park, a description of every trailer or mobile home located in the trailer camp or mobile home park, together with the license number of the automobile or other vehicle and the trailer or mobile home. Such register shall be open at all times for inspection by any official of the Village.
(j) 
Health and safety. The person to whom a license is issued under the provisions of § 50-3 shall promptly report to the Building Inspector of the Village the name of every person located upon the licensed premises whom such licensee knows, or has reason to believe, is infected with a contagious disease. Every trailer or mobile home shall have at least one fire extinguisher, which shall at all times be maintained in good working order. The person to whom a license is granted under this chapter shall at all times maintain and operate the trailer camp or mobile home park for the protection of the public health and safety. All regulations of the state department of health in effect relating to the establishment and maintenance of trailer camps or mobile home parks and which are not in conflict with the provisions of this chapter shall be deemed a part of this subsection with the same force and effect as though set forth in full in this subsection, and the person to whom a license is issued under this chapter shall be responsible for the enforcement of all such regulations of the state department of health in the trailer camp or mobile home park for which such license is issued.
(k) 
Residence. No person, except the licensee to whom a license is issued for the operation of a trailer camp under the provisions of this chapter and the members of his immediate family, shall reside in any trailer camp so licensed for a period of more than six months in any one year, whether such residence shall be continuous or at intermittent periods. Every person to whom such a license is issued shall enforce the provisions of this chapter, and shall promptly report to the Village Board the name of any person residing in such trailer camp in violation of the provisions of this chapter, together with all information concerning such person and his property as is included in the register required to be maintained by such licensee under the provisions of Subsection (i) of this section.
[Code 1993, § 12.10(5)]
Any person to whom a license has been issued under this chapter who is found to be in violation of any of the provisions of §§ 50-3 and 50-4, or fails to pay, or cause to be paid, any special assessment levied against the trailer camp or mobile home park within a period of 10 days after such special assessment is required to be paid, may be subject to revocation of his license under the provisions of this chapter. Upon revocation of any license issued under this chapter, no refund of the license fee shall be made and the Village Board may refuse to grant to such person any further license under the provisions of this chapter.
[Code 1993, § 12.10(6)]
There is imposed on each occupied, nonexempt mobile home located in the Village, a monthly parking fee as determined in Wis. Stats. § 66.0435. Such fees shall be paid to the Clerk-Treasurer on or before the 10th day of the month following the month for which such fees are due.
[Code 1993, § 12.10(7)]
Whenever there is any conflict between the provisions of this chapter and the provisions of any applicable zoning ordinance, the provision which is the most restrictive shall apply with respect to the establishment and operation of any trailer camp or mobile home park in the Village.
[Code 1993, § 12.10(8)]
A mobile home park harboring only nondependent mobile homes shall not be subject to the provisions of § 50-4(d).