Town of Coventry, RI
Kent County
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The licensing authority is hereby authorized to make and, after public hearing, to adopt such written regulations as may be necessary for the proper enforcement of the provisions of this chapter. Violation of such regulations shall have the same force as for violation of the provisions of this chapter, and the penalty for violation of the provisions of such regulations shall be the same as the penalty for violation of the provisions of this chapter.
A. 
The licensing authority shall have the power to enter the premises of a mobile home park at reasonable times for the purpose of inspection, investigating conditions, regulating the park, and enforcing this chapter, regulations issued under this chapter and the Zoning Ordinance of the Town.
B. 
The licensing authority shall have the power to inspect the register containing a record of all residents of the mobile home park.
A. 
Whenever the licensing authority determines that there are reasonable grounds to believe that there has been a violation of any provision of this chapter, the Zoning Ordinance or regulations issued under this chapter, the licensing authority shall give notice of such alleged violation to the person to whom the license was issued as provided in this section. Such notice shall:
(1) 
Be in writing.
(2) 
Include a statement of the reasons for its issuance.
(3) 
Allow a reasonable time for the performance of any act it requires.
(4) 
Be served upon the owner or his agent as the case may require, provided that such notice or order shall be deemed to have been properly served upon such owner or agent when a copy thereof has been sent by registered mail or when the owner or agent has been served with such notice by any method authorized by laws of this state.
(5) 
Contain an outline of remedial action which, if taken, will effect compliance with the provisions of this chapter and regulations issued under this chapter.
B. 
Any person affected by any notice which has been issued in connection with the enforcement of any provision of this chapter, the Zoning Ordinance, or regulations issued under this chapter may request and shall be granted a hearing on the matter before the licensing authority, provided that such person shall file in the office of the licensing authority a written petition requesting such hearing and setting forth a brief statement of the grounds therefor within 10 days after the day the notice was served. The filing of the request for a hearing shall operate as a stay of the notice and of the suspension, except in the case of an order issued under Subsection E of this section. Upon receipt of such petition, the licensing authority shall set a time and place for such hearing and shall send the petitioner written notice thereof. At such hearing the petitioner shall be given an opportunity to be heard and to show why such notice should be modified or withdrawn. The hearing shall be commenced not later than 10 days after the day on which the petition was filed, provided that, upon application of the petitioner, the licensing authority may postpone the date of the hearing for a reasonable time beyond such ten-day period when, in the judgment of the licensing authority, the petitioner has submitted good and sufficient reasons for such postponement.
C. 
After such hearing, the licensing authority shall make findings as to compliance with the provisions of this chapter, the Zoning Ordinance and regulations issued under this chapter, and shall issue an order in writing sustaining, modifying or withdrawing the notice, which shall be served as provided in Subsection A(4) of this section. Upon failure to comply with an order sustaining or modifying a notice, the license of the mobile home park affected by the order shall be revoked.
D. 
The proceedings at such a hearing, including the findings and decision of the licensing authority, together with a copy of every notice and order related thereto, shall be entered as a matter of public record in the office of the licensing authority, but the transcript of the proceedings need not be transcribed unless judicial review of the decision is sought as provided by this section. Any person aggrieved by the decision of the licensing authority may seek relief therefrom in any court of competent jurisdiction as provided by the laws of this state.
E. 
Whenever the licensing authority finds that an emergency exists which requires immediate action to protect the public health, he may, without notice or hearing, issue an order reciting the existence of such an emergency and requiring that such action be taken as he may deem necessary to meet the emergency, including the suspension of the license. Notwithstanding any other provisions of this chapter, such order shall be effective immediately. Any person to whom such an order is directed shall comply therewith immediately, but upon petition to the licensing authority shall be afforded a hearing as soon as possible. The provisions of Subsections C and D of this section shall be applicable to such hearing and the order issued thereafter.
Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, mobile home parks shall only be allowed in those areas that have been rezoned as residential mobile home districts in accordance with Article 18 of the Zoning Ordinance of the Town, and no mobile home park shall be created or expanded unless the required zoning has been received. Mobile home parks in existence before the adoption of this chapter shall be permitted to continue.
A mobile home in a mobile home park shall not be occupied for dwelling purposes unless it is properly placed on a mobile home stand and connected to water, sewer and electrical utilities.
A. 
The occupant of a mobile home park shall comply with all applicable requirements of this chapter, the Zoning Ordinance and regulations issued under this chapter, and shall maintain his mobile home lot, its facilities and equipment in good repair and in a clean and sanitary condition.
B. 
The park occupant shall be responsible for proper placement of his mobile home on its mobile home stand and proper installation of all utility connections in accordance with the instructions of the park management.
C. 
No owner or person in charge of a dog, cat or other pet animal shall permit it to run at large or to commit any nuisance within the limits of any mobile home lot.