Town of Corinth, NY
Saratoga County
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[Amended 4-8-2004 by L.L. No. 4-2004]
Mobile homes outside mobile home parks are permitted in designated land use districts by right as described in Article III of the Town Land Use Law.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 89, Land use.
Each application for a permit to establish a mobile home outside a mobile home park shall be filed with the Town Clerk.
Each mobile home permit application shall be in writing, in triplicate, and signed by the applicant. All applications shall contain the following information:
A. 
The name and address of the applicant.
B. 
The location and description of the land and Tax Map number, if available or appropriate.
C. 
Evidence that the water and sewage systems have been approved by the authority having jurisdiction and/or any other.
D. 
A plan drawn to the scale of one inch equals 20 feet. This plan must show the following:
(1) 
Boundaries of the land.
(2) 
Lot dimensions.
(3) 
The location of the mobile home on the lot.
(4) 
Setbacks.
(5) 
The location of all other structures on the premises.
(6) 
The location of and plan for the proposed water supply and sewage disposal systems.
(7) 
The location of structures and wells of adjacent properties, if within 100 feet of the property line.
(8) 
A certified or photostatic copy of the deed to the land which indicates that the applicant is the owner of such land.
E. 
A description of the foundation.
A. 
All mobile homes placed on individual lots shall be constructed and installed in compliance with the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code and shall have approved smoke and heat detectors.
[Amended 12-5-1996 by L.L. No. 2-1996]
B. 
The gross floor area of such mobile home shall not be less than 400 square feet.
C. 
Any mobile home parked or placed outside a mobile home park shall have an adequate supply of pure water for drinking and domestic purposes and a sewage disposal system. Both systems shall satisfy the requirements of the New York State Department of Health.
D. 
No occupied mobile home outside a mobile home park shall be parked or placed nearer than:
(1) 
A distance of at least 40 feet from the nearest right-of-way line of any public highway or street.
(2) 
A distance of at least 30 feet from an adjacent property line.
E. 
Not more than one occupied mobile home shall be placed or parked on any parcel of land which is located outside a licensed mobile home park.
F. 
Mobile homes to be installed in the Town of Corinth shall bear a seal issued by H.U.D. (Department of Housing and Urban Development). No building permit or certificate of occupancy for a mobile home shall be issued unless said mobile home bears said H.U.D. seal.
[Amended 6-4-1998 by L.L. No. 1-1998]
Each mobile home shall be set upon a foundation constructed as follows:
A. 
Material: masonry.
B. 
Type of construction: perimeter foundation; or lateral runners; or longitudinal runners; or pillars; or Alaskan slab.
C. 
Manner of construction:
(1) 
The foundation shall extend 36 inches below ground level.
(2) 
The foundation shall contact and support the mobile home structural frame in a sufficient number of places to adequately support said mobile home.
(3) 
The structural frame of said mobile home shall be attached to the foundation in not less than six places, located in accordance with good engineering practice. Each attaching device shall be capable of withstanding a tension force of at least 2,800 pounds.
(4) 
The mobile home foundation shall not exceed a height of 48 inches above ground level.
The mobile home foundation shall be enclosed by a skirt securely fastened and extending from the outside wall of the mobile home to ground level around the entire perimeter of the mobile home. The skirt shall be constructed of sturdy wood, plastic, vinyl, masonry or metal material capable of withstanding extreme weather conditions over extended periods of time. No skirt shall be required where a perimeter foundation fully encloses the area between the unit and the ground level.
A. 
General. The condition of soil, groundwater levels, drainage and topography shall not create hazards to the property or the health and safety of the occupants. The site shall not be exposed to objectionable smoke, noise, odors or other adverse influences, and no portion subject to unpredictable and/or sudden flooding, subsidence or erosion shall be used for any purpose which would expose persons or property to hazards.
B. 
Soil and ground cover. Exposed ground surfaces shall be protected with a vegetative growth or other substance that is capable of preventing soil erosion and of eliminating objectionable just.
C. 
Site drainage requirements. The ground surface in all parts shall be graded and equipped to drain all surface water in a safe, efficient manner.
A. 
General. An accessible, adequate, safe and potable supply of water shall be provided for each mobile home. Where a public supply of water of satisfactory quantity, quality and pressure is available, connection shall be made thereto and its supply used exclusively. When a satisfactory public water supply is not available, a private water supply system may be developed and used of a type approved by the New York State Department of Health.
B. 
Source of supply.
(1) 
The water supply system shall be developed and used of a type approved by the New York State Department of Health.
(2) 
Every well or suction line of the water supply system shall be located and constructed in such a manner that neither underground nor surface contamination will reach the water supply from any source. The following minimum distances between wells and various sources of contamination shall be required.
Contamination Sources
Well or Suction Line Distance
(feet)
Building sewer
100
Septic tank
100
Disposal field
150
A. 
General. Every mobile home shall contain an electrical wiring system consisting of wiring, fixtures, equipment and appurtenances which shall be installed and maintained in accordance with applicable codes and regulations governing such systems.
B. 
Power distribution lines.
(1) 
Main power lines not located underground shall be suspended at least 18 feet above the ground. There shall be a minimum horizontal clearance of three feet between overhead wiring and any mobile home.
(2) 
All direct-burial conductors or cable shall be buried at least 18 inches below the ground surface and shall be insulated and specially designed for the purpose. Such conductors shall be located not less than one foot radial distance from water, sewer, gas or communication lines.
C. 
Electrical connections.
(1) 
Each mobile home shall be provided with an approved disconnecting device and overcurrent protective equipment. The minimum service per outlet shall be one hundred twenty/two hundred forty (120/240) volts AC, 100 amperes.
(2) 
Outlet receptacles for the mobile home shall be located not more than 25 feet from the overcurrent protective devices in the mobile home, and a three-pole, four-wire grounding type shall be used. Receptacle shall be of weatherproof construction and of a type approved by the New York State Board of Fire Underwriters or other qualified inspection agency approved by the town.
[Amended 12-5-1996 by L.L. No. 2-1996]
(3) 
The mobile home shall be wired directly to the service disconnect.
(4) 
Where the calculated load of the mobile home is more than 100 amperes, either a second outlet receptacle shall be installed or electrical service shall be provided by permanently installed conductors.
D. 
Grounding. All exposed non-current-carrying metal parts of mobile homes and all other equipment shall be grounded by means of an approved grounding conductor with branch circuit conductors or other approved methods of grounded metallic wiring. The neutral conductor shall not be used as an equipment ground for mobile homes or other equipment.
No occupied mobile home or travel trailer shall be parked or allowed to remain upon any street, highway or other public place, except that emergency stopping or parking, when caused by mechanical failure, shall be permitted upon the shoulder of any street or highway for a period of not more than 72 hours, subject, however, to any prohibition or limitation imposed by other regulations or laws.
Any permit for a mobile home outside of a mobile home park may be revoked when it is found to be in violation of this Part 1. The Building Inspector or Code Enforcement Officer shall inspect the mobile home site within two weeks after the permittee occupies the mobile home.
A. 
Should the Building Inspector or Code Enforcement Officer find that conditions exist which are in violation of any provision of this Part 1, he shall give notice, in writing, to the permittee that unless such conditions or practices are corrected within 30 days, the permit will be revoked.
B. 
If at the end of 30 days a further inspection reveals that the conditions or practices have not been corrected, the Building Inspector or Code Enforcement Officer shall then remove the permit and give notice of such, in writing, to the permittee and the Town Board. Upon revocation of the permit, the water supply and sewage disposal system shall be disconnected and the mobile home shall not be occupied.
C. 
Any person affected by any notice which has been issued in connection with the enforcement of any provision of this Part 1 may request and shall be granted a hearing on the matter before the Town Board (see § 91-18).
D. 
It shall be the responsibility of the applicant to make an appointment with the Building Inspector or Code Enforcement Officer to have the site inspected.
A mobile home which is lawfully in existence prior to the enactment of this Part 1, but not located in a mobile home park, may continue to be used as living quarters by its occupants, and an existing permit will be issued, provided that the water and sewage systems meet the minimum requirements of the New York State Department of Health. If the owner of the land desires to remove an existing mobile home and substitute a different mobile home, such owner shall file an application for a permit.