[The power to regulate trailers and trailer camps is part of the general police power granted by R.S. 40:4.8-1, 2.]
As used in this chapter:
- DEPENDENT TRADER COACH
- Shall mean a trailer coach space which is designed to accommodate a dependent, having a toilet or a bath or a shower.
- DEPENDENT TRADER COACH SPACE
- Shall mean a trader coach which is designed to accommodate a dependent trailer and does not have sewer and water connections to accommodate a toilet and a bath or shower in a trailer coach.
- INDEPENDENT TRAILER COACH
- Shall mean a trailer that has a toilet and a bath or shower.
- INDEPENDENT TRAILER COACH SPACE
- Shall mean a trailer coach space which has sewer and water connections designed to accommodate the toilet and bath or shower contained in an independent trader coach.
- TRADER COACH SPACE
- Shall mean a plot of ground within a trailer coach park designed for the accommodation of one trailer coach.
- TRAILER CAMP
- Shall mean trailer coach park.
- TRAILER COACH
- Shall mean any portable structure or vehicle so constructed and designed as to permit occupancy thereof for dwelling or sleeping purposes.
- TRAILER CAMP
- 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 camps in the borough shall be limited to two in number. The parking of a trailer coach or coaches in other than a licensed trailer camp is hereby prohibited.
It shall be unlawful for any person to maintain or operate a trailer camp within the borough limits without obtaining a license therefor from the mayor and council.
The annual license fee for each trailer camp shall be fifty ($50.00) dollars and license fee shall cover the period January 1 to December 31, beginning January 1, 1953.
In addition to the foregoing annual license fee, the licensee shall pay to the borough a monthly license fee of three ($3.00) dollars for each trailer occupying a space in the trailer camp, regardless of the length of time that space is occupied in a month.
Annually, on or before the first day of April, July, October and January, the licensee shall file a statement under oath with the borough clerk stating the number of trailer coach spaces occupied during each of the preceding three calendar months, the name and address of the owner of each trailer and the state which issued license plates to the trailer and shall pay to the borough clerk the monthly license fees fixed in paragraph b.
Application for a trailer camp shall be in writing and shall contain the following information:
The name and address of the applicant.
The location and legal description of the trailer coach camp.
A complete plan of the camp showing compliance with subsection 12-5.1.
Plans and specifications of all buildings and other improvements constructed or to be constructed within the trailer coach camp.
Such further information as may be requested by the mayor and council.
Editor's Note: All provisions contained herein shall be applicable to mobile homes and mobile home parks.
The trailer coach camp shall conform to the following requirements:
The camp shall be located on a well-drained site, properly graded to insure rapid drainage and freedom from stagnant pools of waste.
Trailer coach spaces shall be provided consisting of a minimum of 1,000 square feet for each space which shall be at least 25 feet wide and clearly defined and numbered. Trailer coaches shall be so harbored on each space that there shall be at least a 12 foot clearance between trailer coaches. No trailer coach shall be located closer than ten feet from any property line bounding the park.
All trailer coach spaces shall abut upon a driveway of not less than 20 feet in width, shall have unobstructed access to a public street, alley or highway and well marked in the daytime and lighted at night with 25 watt lamps at intervals of 100 feet located approximately 15 feet from the ground.
Walkways not less than two feet wide shall be provided from the trailer coach space to the service buildings. The walkways shall be hard surfaced, well marked in the daytime and lighted at night with 25 watt lamps at intervals of 100 feet located approximately 15 feet above the ground.
Each camp shall provide service buildings to house toilet facilities, laundry facilities and other sanitary facilities as hereinafter more particularly prescribed.
An adequate supply of pure water for drinking and domestic purposes shall be supplied to meet the requirements of the park. The water supply shall be obtained from faucets only. No common drinking cups shall be permitted. Cold water supply faucets shall be located on each trailer coach space. An adequate supply of hot water shall be provided at all times in the service building for bathing, washing and laundry facilities.
Each park shall be provided with toilets, baths or showers, slop sinks and other sanitation facilities which shall conform to the following requirements:
Toilet facilities for men and women shall be either in separate buildings at least 20 feet apart or shall be separated, if in the same building, by a soundproof wall.
Toilet facilities for women shall consist of not less than one flush toilet for every ten dependent trailer coach spaces, one shower or bath tub for every ten dependent trailer coach spaces and one lavatory for every 20 dependent trailer coach spaces. Each toilet, shower and bathtub shall be in a private compartment.
Toilet facilities for men shall consist of not less than one flush toilet for every 15 dependent trailer coach spaces, one shower or bathtub for every ten dependent trailer coach spaces, one lavatory for every ten dependent trailer coach spaces and one urinal for every 15 dependent trailer coach spaces. Each toilet, shower and bathtub shall be in a private compartment.
An independent trailer coach may be parked on a dependent trailer coach space but the requirements of paragraphs b and c immediately hereinabove specified shall not thereby be affected.
A dependent trailer coach may be parked on an independent trailer coach space, but in such event such space shall be regarded as being a dependent trailer coach space during the period of such occupancy by a dependent trailer coach for the purpose of determining compliance with the provisions of paragraphs b and c.
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 ten feet nor farther than 300 feet from any dependent trailer coach space.
Each service building shall contain at least one slop sink for each sex located in a separate compartment.
The service buildings shall be well lighted at all times of the day and night, shall be well ventilated with screened openings, shall be constructed of such moisture-proof material, including painted woodwork, as shall permit repeated cleaning and washing and shall be maintained at a temperature of at least 68 degrees Fahrenheit during October 1 to May 1. The floors of the service building shall be of water impervious material and shall slope to a floor drain connected with the sewage system.
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.
The laundry facilities shall be provided in the ratio of one double laundry tub and ironing board for every 20 trailer coach spaces. An electrical outlet supplying current sufficient to operate an iron shall be located conveniently near the ironing board. Drying spaces shall be provided sufficient to accommodate the laundry of the trailer coach occupants. The service building housing the laundry facilities shall be permanent structure complying with all applicable ordinances and statutes regulating buildings, electrical installations and plumbing and sanitation systems.
Waste from showers, bathtubs, toilets, slop sinks and laundries shall be discharged into a public sewer system in compliance with applicable ordinances or into a private sewer and disposal plant or septic tank system of such construction and in such manner as will present no health hazard. All kitchen sinks, wash basins, bath or shower tubs in any trailer coach harbored in any park may empty into a sanitary sink drain located on the trailer coach space.
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 further than 200 feet from any trailer coach space. The cans shall be kept in sanitary condition at all times.
Every park shall be equipped at all times with one fire extinguisher in good working order for every ten trailer coach spaces located not farther than 200 feet from each trailer coach space. No open fires shall be permitted at any place which would endanger life or property. No fires shall be left unattended at any time.
No owner or person in charge of any dog, cat or other pet animal shall permit it to run at large or commit any nuisance within the limits of any trailer coach park.
It shall be the duty of the licensee to keep a register containing a record of all trailer coach owners and occupants located within the park. The register shall contain the following information:
The mayor and council may revoke any license to operate and maintain a trailer coach park upon the violation of this chapter. Such revocation can be made only after a hearing is given to the licensee. The licensee shall be given at least ten days notice of the hearing, together with specifications of such violations or revocations and when the same occurred.
The license certificate shall be conspicuously posted in the office of or on the premises of the trailer coach park at all times.