Township of Union, NJ
Hunterdon County
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[Ord. No. 5-2-56 § 1]
As used in this chapter:
DEPENDENT TRAILER COACH
Shall mean a trailer coach which does not have a flush toilet and a bath or shower.
INDEPENDENT TRAILER COACH
Shall mean a trailer which has a flush toilet and a bath or shower.
PARK
Shall mean a trailer coach park.
PERSON
Shall mean any individual, firm, partnership, association or corporation.
TRAILER COACH
Shall mean any vehicle or similar portable vehicle or similar portable structure having no foundation other than wheels, jacks or skirtings and so designed or constructed as to permit occupancy for dwelling or sleeping purposes.
TRAILER COACH PARK
Shall mean any plot of ground upon which two or more trailer coaches, occupied for dwelling or sleeping purposes, are located, regardless of whether or not a charge is made for such accommodation.
TRAILER COACH SPACE
Shall mean a plot of ground within a trailer coach park designed for the accommodation of one trailer coach.
[Ord. No. 5-2-56 § 2]
It shall be unlawful for any person to maintain or operate any trailer coach park within the limits of the Township unless such person shall first obtain a license therefor. All trailer coach parks in existence upon the effective date of this chapter shall, within 30 days after, obtain such license and in all other respects comply fully with the requirements of this chapter.
[Ord. No. 10-5-60 § 1]
No person shall occupy any trailer coach for dwelling purposes upon any lot or tract of land within the Township, except upon a Trailer Coach Park conducted, maintained and licensed in compliance with this chapter. This section shall not apply to any trailer coach so occupied within the Township on the date this section of this chapter became effective provided the trailer remains on the same site.
Applications for a trailer coach park license shall be filed with and issued by the Municipal Clerk.
The application and all the accompanying plans and specifications shall be filed in duplicate.
Applications shall be in writing, shall be signed by the applicant and shall contain the following:
a. 
The name and address of the applicant.
b. 
The location and legal description of the trailer coach park.
c. 
A complete plan of the park.
d. 
Plans and specifications of all buildings and other improvements constructed or to be constructed within the trailer coach park.
e. 
Such information, such as percolation tests, as may be requested by the Township Committee to enable it to determine if the proposed park will comply with legal requirements.
The Municipal Clerk shall present the application and the accompanying documents to the Township Committee at the next regular meeting of the Committee. The Township Committee shall inspect the proposed plans and specifications and, if the proposed trailer park will be in compliance with all provisions of this chapter and all other applicable ordinances or statutes, the Township Committee shall approve the application and, upon completion of the park according to the plans, shall direct the Municipal Clerk to issue the license.
[Ord. No. 5-2-56 § 3]
Licenses may be transferred by making application to the Township Committee.
[Ord. No. 2010-9]
The license fee for a trailer camp or camp site shall be $800 per annum, and the sum of $16 per calendar month per trailer and $16 per trailer for any part thereof. Licenses shall expire on December 31 of each year, and the fee is here expressly declared to be imposed for revenue. The sum of $800 shall be payable in advance for each year.
[Ord. No. 5-2-56 § 4; Ord. No. 4-3-63 § 1]
Each licensee shall maintain a camp registry and each month shall submit two copies of same so far as it pertains to the previous month, setting forth the date of arrival of each trailer, the type of trailer, whether it is still in camp, and if not, the date of departure, the name and last permanent address of the owner of each trailer and the number of occupants housed therein. A copy shall be delivered to the Municipal Clerk and a copy to the Tax Collector together with payment to the Tax Collector of any and all fees due the Township as provided herein.
The camp registry shall be available for inspection at all times by law enforcement officers, public health officials, and other officials whose duties necessitate acquisition of the information contained in the registry. Registry records shall not be destroyed for a period of three years following the date of registry.
[Ord. No. 5-2-56 § 5; Ord. No. 10-5-60 § 2]
Immediately upon the effective date of this chapter every trailer coach occupied as a dwelling within the Township and not required to be located within a trailer coach park by virtue of the exemption granted by Section 15-3 shall be required to pay a weekly trailer fee of $2 for every week or part thereof during which such trailer is so occupied within the Township. The fee shall be paid to the Tax Collector of the Township semi-annually on the first Monday of January and July or on departure, whichever is earlier.
[Ord. No. 5-2-56 § 6]
The trailer coach park shall conform to the following requirements:
a. 
The park shall be located on a well-drained site, properly graded to insure rapid drainage and freedom from stagnant pools of water.
b. 
All trailer coach spaces shall abut upon a driveway of not less than 40 feet in width and shall have unobstructed access to a public street or highway. All driveways shall be hard surfaced, well marked in the daytime, and lighted at night with 100 watt lamps so as to provide adequate illumination at all times.
c. 
Walkways not less than two feet wide shall be provided from the trailer coach spaces to the service buildings. The walkways shall be hard surfaced, well marked in the daytime, and lighted at night with 100 watt lamps so as to provide adequate illumination at all times.
d. 
Each park shall provide service buildings to house toilet facilities, bathing facilities, laundry facilities and other sanitary facilities as hereinafter more particularly prescribed.
e. 
An electrical outlet supplying at least 110 volts shall be provided for each trailer coach space.
f. 
Trailer coach spaces shall be provided, consisting of a minimum of 1,500 feet for each space, which shall be at least 30 feet wide and clearly defined. Trailer coaches shall be so harbored on each space that there shall be at least a twenty-foot clearance between trailer coaches; provided, however, that with respect to trailer coaches parked end-to-end, the end-to-end clearance between trailer coaches may be not less than 20 feet. No trailer coach shall be located closer than 20 feet from any building within the park or from any property line bounding the park.
[Ord. No. 5-2-56 § 7]
An adequate supply of pure water for drinking and domestic purposes shall be supplied from faucet to meet the requirements of the park. Each trailer coach space shall be provided with a serviceable cold water tap. An adequate supply of hot water shall be provided at all times in the service building for bathing, washing, cleansing, and laundry facilities.
[Ord. No. 5-2-56 § 8]
Each park shall be provided with toilets, bath or showers, slop sinks and other sanitation facilities, which shall conform to the following requirements:
a. 
The toilet and other sanitation facilities for males and females shall be in separate buildings.
b. 
Toilet facilities for males shall consist of not less than one flush toilet for every 10 dependent trailer coaches, one urinal for every 10 dependent trailer coaches, one shower or bathtub with individual dressing accommodations for every 10 dependent trailer coaches, and one lavatory for every 10 dependent trailer coaches.
c. 
Toilet facilities for females shall consist of not less than one flush toilet for every 10 dependent trailer coaches, one shower or bathtub with individual dressing accommodations for every 10 dependent trailer coaches, and one lavatory for every 10 dependent trailer coaches.
d. 
Anything in paragraphs b and c to the contrary notwithstanding, each trailer coach park shall provide for each sex not less than two flush toilets, two showers or baths with individual dressing accommodations and two lavatories and, in addition thereto, for males not less than two urinals.
e. 
Each toilet and each shower or bathtub with individual dressing accommodations, for which provision is made in paragraphs b, c, and d shall be in a private compartment.
f. 
There shall be provided in a separate compartment for each sex not less than one flush toilet bowl receptacle for emptying bed pans or other containers of human excreta and not less than one slop sink or other like facility, with an adequate supply of hot running water for cleaning such pans or containers.
g. 
Service buildings housing the toilet facilities shall be permanent structures complying with all applicable ordinances and statutes regulating buildings, electrical installations and plumbing and sanitation systems, and shall be located not closer than 20 feet nor further than 250 feet from any trailer coach space.
h. 
All service buildings shall be well lighted at all times of the day and night, shall be well ventilated and have screened openings, and shall be constructed of such moisture-proof materials including painted woodwork, as shall permit repeated cleaning and washing. Service buildings shall be maintained at a temperature of at least 68° F. during the period from October 1 to May 1. The floors of the service buildings shall be of water impervious materials.
i. 
All service buildings and the grounds of the park shall be maintained in a clean, sightly condition and kept free of any condition that will menace the health of any occupant or the public or constitute a nuisance.
[Ord. No. 5-2-56 § 9]
Laundry facilities shall be provided in the ratio of one double laundry tub and one conventional wringer type washing machine for every six trailer coach spaces or one single laundry tub and one automatic or semi-automatic type washing machine for every six trailer coach spaces. An electrical outlet shall be provided, supplying current sufficient to operate such washing machine. Drying space shall be provided sufficient to accommodate the laundry of the trailer coach occupants. The service building housing the laundry facilities shall be a permanent structure complying with all applicable ordinances and statutes regulating buildings, electrical installations and plumbing and sanitation systems.
[Ord. No. 5-2-56 § 10]
a. 
It shall be unlawful to permit any waste water or matter from sinks, baths, cesspools, septic tanks, or other plumbing fixtures, or means of disposal, in camp cars and/or trailers to be deposited on the surface of the ground.
b. 
Water from showers, bathtubs, flush toilets, urinals, lavatories, slop sinks and laundries in service and other buildings within the park shall be discharged into a private sewer and disposal plant or septic tank system of such construction and in such manner as will present no health hazard. Each trailer space shall be provided with a trapped sewer at least four inches in diameter, which shall be connected to receive the waste from the shower, bathtub, flush toilet, lavatory and kitchen sink of the trailer coach harbored in such space and having any or all of such facilities. The trapped sewer in each space shall be connected to discharge the trailer coach waste into a private sewer and disposal plant or septic tank system of such construction and in such manner as will present no health hazard.
[Ord. No. 5-2-56 § 11]
Tightly covered metal garbage cans shall be provided in quantities adequate to permit disposal of all garbage and rubbish. Garbage cans shall be located not farther than 100 feet from any trailer coach space. The cans shall be kept in sanitary condition at all times. Garbage and rubbish shall be collected and disposed of as frequently as may be necessary to insure that the garbage cans shall not overflow.
[Ord. No. 5-2-56 § 12]
Every park shall be equipped at all times with one fire extinguisher in good working order for every six trailer coach spaces. No open fire shall be permitted at any place which would endanger life or property. No fires shall be left unattended at any time.
[Ord. No. 5-2-56 § 13]
No owner or person in charge of any dog, cat or other pet shall permit it to run at large or commit any nuisance within the limits of any trailer coach park, nor in the Township.
[Ord. No. 5-2-56 § 14]
A responsible attendant or caretaker, owner or operator shall be in charge at all times to keep the trailer coach park, its facilities and equipment in a clean, orderly and sanitary condition.
[Ord. No. 5-2-56 § 15]
The Township Committee may revoke any license to maintain and operate a park when the licensee has been found guilty of violating any provision of this chapter. After such conviction the license may be reissued if the circumstances leading to a conviction have been remedied and the park is being maintained and operated in full compliance with the law.
[Ord. No. 5-2-56 § 16]
No person shall permit such licensed premises to be used for immoral purposes or suffer the violation therein or thereof any penal law or of any ordinance of the Township.
[Ord. No. 5-2-56 § 17]
Said business and the place and premises conducted shall be subject to examination by day or night by the Township Committee.
[Ord. No. 5-2-56 § 18]
The license certificate shall be conspicuously posted in the office of or on the premises of the trailer coach park at all times.
[Ord. No. 10-5-60 § 3; Ord. No. 5-3-61 § 1]
The number of licenses which may be issued for Trailer Parks within the Township shall not exceed the ratio of one per 5,000 persons as determined by the last official census; applications for license renewals shall be given priority over applications for new licenses for the purpose of effectuating the intention of this section.
[Ord. No. 5-3-61 § 1]
No trailer coach park shall be located nearer than two miles from any State, County or Municipal penal, correctional, health or similar institution, nor within two miles of any hospital.
[Ord. No. 5-3-61 § 3]
No new license shall be issued for any Trailer Park in this Township which is within the drainage area encompassed by the New Jersey Water Supply Act, 1958 (N.J.S.A. 58:22-1 et seq.) without the prior approval of the plans and location in writing by the Commissioner of Conservation and Economic Development of the State of New Jersey.
[Ord. No. 5-3-61 § 4]
No trailer coach park shall contain more than 20 trailers.
[Ord. No. 5-2-56 § 20; New]
Any person who shall violate any term or provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to the penalty stated in Chapter 1, Section 1-5.