Borough of Sussex, NJ
Sussex County
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[Ord. 5/18/53, S1]
As used in this chapter:
Shall mean any vehicle used or intended for conveyance upon the public streets or highways, so designated or constructed as to permit occupancy of the vehicle as a dwelling or sleeping place for one or more persons or for other occupancy or use and capable of being transported either under its own power or by attachment to a motor vehicle or through other means of transportation.
Shall mean any site or tract of land occupied or used by one or more trailers, or available for such occupancy or use, with or without charge and shall include any building, structure, tent, camp cottage or enclosure used or intended for use as part of or in connection with such tourist camp.
[Ord. 5/18/53, S2]
No person shall operate or permit to be operated, or offer for public use within the borough a tourist camp without first obtaining a permit therefor from the mayor and council.
[Ord. 5/18/53, S2]
Application for such permit shall be in writing and shall be presented to the mayor and council, and shall state the following:
Name and address of owner of the premises.
Name and address of applicant.
A description of the premises whereon or wherein it is proposed to conduct the tourist camp.
An agreement signed by the applicant and the owner of the premises agreeing to comply with all of the provisions and regulations now or hereafter promulgated by any branch of the borough government or the laws and regulations of New Jersey.
Statement of the sewer, water and toilet facilities to be provided.
The maximum number of trailers or camp cars to be accommodated.
A statement from the borough health officer that all facilities required by the ordinances and regulations of the board of health are complied with and the plan of construction.
Each application shall be accompanied by an inspection fee of $5 which shall be paid into the borough treasury as revenue.
[Ord. 5/18/53, S2]
The mayor and council shall thereupon make or cause to be made a thorough investigation upon the information contained in the application and other information which the mayor and council may obtain, and shall determine whether or not such permit shall be granted and, if granted, may fix the terms under which the permit is granted.
[Ord. 5/18/53, S3]
The provisions of this chapter shall be applicable to every tourist camp in the borough, and to any person maintaining, operating, conducting or permitting any such tourist, trailer or car camp and shall be applicable to any person living or sleeping in any such tourist camp as well as the owner of the premises and other persons violating or contributing to the violation of any of the provisions of this chapter.
[Ord. 5/18/53, S4]
Every tourist camp shall be laid out, maintained and arranged to provide unoccupied space of not less than ten feet by ten feet for each trailer or camp car and the unoccupied area shall be in addition to the space directly underneath any portion of any trailer or camp car. The trailers or camp cars shall be arranged in rows abutting or facing on a driveway or clear unoccupied space of not less than ten feet in width, leaving and providing unobstructed access to a public street or alleyway connected with a public street.
[Ord. 5/18/53, S5]
Dogs shall not be permitted to run at large in any trailer camp at any time.
[Ord. 5/18/53, S6]
In the event that the license is granted, it shall be issued on condition that the licensee complies with all reasonable rules and regulations adopted by the borough board of health and all ordinances thereof and such licensee shall pay an annual license fee of $250 which license fee shall be for the purpose of revenue. The license first obtained shall be for the balance of the year ending December 31 and may be renewed thereafter upon proper application therefor in the discretion of the mayor and council on January 1 following, providing all the terms and conditions of all rules and regulations, laws and ordinances have been complied with.
[Ord. 5/18/53, S7]
It shall be unlawful for any person owning, operating or using any such camp or unit therein to remove or cause to have removed the wheels or similar transportation devices from any tourist trailer or camp car or to otherwise permanently affix to the ground in a manner that would prevent the ready removal of the cars without having first obtained a permit from the building inspector. Any such alterations to any tourist trailer or camp car shall be construed as subjecting the same to the requirements of the borough building code.
[Ord. 5/18/53, S8]
Any permit granted hereunder shall be subject to revocation or suspension by the mayor and council in the following manner:
A notice shall be served on the person holding such permit specifying wherein he has failed to comply with the rules and regulations, laws and ordinances of the borough, and requiring such licensee to appear before the mayor and council at the time and place therein specified, not less than five days after the service of such notice, requiring such licensee to show cause at that time and place why the permit should not be revoked or suspended. The licensee shall have the right to appear in person or by counsel, and introduce such evidence as he may desire and the mayor and council shall confront the licensee with the charges against him and produce proof thereof, subject to cross-examination and after the hearing the mayor and council may in its discretion dismiss the charges or revoke or suspend the permit.
[Ord. 5/8/53, S9, 10]
It shall be unlawful to park any trailer upon any public street in the borough except for the time customarily needed for shopping or to pay any necessary calls for business or other proper purposes.
It shall be unlawful to park any trailer in any public street or thoroughfare in a place at which such parking would cause congestion or impede the normal flow of traffic or public use of the thoroughfare.
It shall be unlawful to make use of any of the toilet facilities in any trailer while on any street within the borough limits and each such trailer, while on any street within the borough limits shall have its toilet facilities, lavatories, basins and any other contrivance from which any liquid or excreta may flow completely sealed.
In the event that the license shall be granted, no trailer shall be permitted to remain within the borough limits for a period aggregating more than 14 days during any one year. This provision shall not apply to trailers which are kept solely for the purposes of sale, display or storage, and not for sleeping or dwelling purposes.
It shall be unlawful to park, keep, house or maintain any trailer in or upon any street or in or upon any site, place or location in the borough unless in a licensed tourist camp, except that parking for a brief time for shopping and other appropriate purposes may be permitted, pursuant to the provisions of paragraph (a) hereof and except also that this chapter shall not affect or prohibit the keeping or storage of any trailer on the home premises of any owner, provided such trailer is not used for living or sleeping purposes.