Township of Harrison, NJ
Gloucester County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Harrison 1-26-1959 by Ord. No. 1-1959. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Sewers — See Ch. 170.
Solid waste — See Ch. 185.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
DEPENDENT TRAILER COACH
A trailer coach which does not have a flush toilet and a bath or shower.
INDEPENDENT TRAILER COACH
A trailer coach which has a flush toilet and a bath or shower.
PARK
A trailer coach park, camp, court or other area intended to be used for the parking of trailer coaches.
PERSON
Any individual, individuals, firm, trust, partnership, association, corporation or other business entity.
TRAILER COACH
Any vehicle or similar portable structure having no foundation other than wheels, jacks or skirtings and so designed or constructed as to be movable and to permit occupancy for dwelling or sleeping purposes.
TRAILER COACH PARK
Any trailer park, trailer camp, trailer court or other 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
A plot of ground within a trailer coach park designed for the accommodation of one trailer coach.
It shall be unlawful for any person to maintain or operate within the limits of the Township of Harrison in the County of Gloucester any trailer coach park unless such person shall first obtain a license therefor. Each license shall be valid for the period of one calendar year and shall expire on December 31 of each year and shall be renewed prior to January 1 of the following year. All trailer coach parks in existence upon the effective date of this chapter shall within 60 days thereafter obtain such license and in all other respects comply fully with the requirements of this chapter.
A. 
The annual license fee for each year or part of a year for each trailer coach park with not more than 10 trailer coach spaces shall be $100 and shall be increased at the rate of $5 for each additional trailer coach space in excess of said 10 spaces.
B. 
The fee for the transfer of a license as provided in this chapter shall be $10.
A. 
Applications for a trailer coach park license shall be filed with and issued by the Board of Health. Applications shall be in writing and signed by the applicant and shall contain the following:
(1) 
The name and address of the applicant.
(2) 
The location and legal description of the trailer coach park.
(3) 
A complete plan of the park showing compliance with § 207-5 of this chapter.
(4) 
Plans and specifications of all buildings and other improvements constructed or to be constructed within the trailer coach park.
(5) 
Such further information as may be requested by the Board of Health to enable it to determine if the proposed park will comply with legal requirements.
B. 
The application and all accompanying plans and specifications shall be filed in triplicate. The Board of Health, the Building Inspector and the Township Police Officer shall investigate the applicant and inspect the proposed plans and specifications. The Board of Health shall not approve any such application until it has found the applicant to be of good moral character, and found that the proposed trailer coach park will be in compliance with all provisions of this chapter and all other applicable ordinances and statutes. The Board of Health shall, upon finding that all said requirements are satisfied, approve the application and shall issue the license upon completion of the park according to the plans and specifications.
C. 
The Board of Health shall not approve any application for a transfer of any such license until it shall have found that the trailer coach park has continued to meet all such requirements and found the transferee to be of good moral character.
The trailer coach park shall conform to the following requirements:
A. 
The park shall be located on a well-drained site, properly graded to ensure rapid drainage and freedom from stagnant pools of water.
B. 
Trailer coach spaces shall be provided consisting of a minimum of 1,800 square feet for each space, which shall be at least 30 feet wide and 60 feet long and clearly defined. Trailer coaches shall be so stationed on each space that there shall be at least a fifteen-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 less than 15 feet, but shall be not less than 10 feet. No trailer coach shall be located closer than 15 to any building within the park or to any property line bounding the park.
C. 
All trailer coach spaces shall abut upon a driveway of not less than 30 feet in width which shall have unobstructed access to a public street, alley or highway. All driveways shall be hard surfaced, well marked in the daytime and lighted at night with lamps of not less than 25 watts at intervals of 100 feet located approximately 15 feet from the ground.
D. 
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 lamps of not less than 25 watts at intervals of 100 feet located approximately 15 feet from the ground.
E. 
Each park shall have service buildings to house toilet facilities, bathing facilities, laundry facilities and other sanitary facilities as hereinafter more particularly prescribed.
F. 
An electrical outlet supplying at least 110 volts shall be provided for each trailer coach space.
No trailer coach park shall be located as follows:
A. 
No trailer coach park shall be located within any area defined or designated as R-20 Residence District as defined or designated or shown in the Harrison Township Zoning Ordinance[1] and the Zoning Map referred to therein.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 225, Zoning.
B. 
No trailer coach park shall be located closer than 200 feet to any dwelling house, measured from the nearest boundary of the park to the nearest side of said dwelling house; unless the owners of every dwelling house within 200 feet of said trailer park, measured as aforesaid, consent in writing to the establishment of the park.
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. Each trailer coach space shall be provided with a cold water tap at least four inches above the ground. An adequate supply of hot water shall be provided at all times in the service buildings for all bathing, washing, cleaning and laundry facilities.
Each park shall be provided with toilets, baths, 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 either in separate buildings or shall be separated, if in the same building, by a soundproof wall.
B. 
Toilet facilities for males shall consist of not less than one flush toilet for every 10 dependent trailer coaches, one urinal for every five dependent trailer coaches, one shower and bathtub with individual dressing accommodations for every 10 dependent trailer coaches, and one lavatory for every dependent trailer coach.
C. 
Toilet facilities for females shall consist of not less than one flush toilet for every five dependent trailer coaches, one shower and bathtub with individual dressing accommodations for every 10 dependent trailer coaches, and one lavatory for every 10 dependent trailer coaches.
D. 
Anything in Subsections B and C to the contrary notwithstanding, each trailer coach park shall provide for each sex not less than two flush toilets, two showers and two bathtubs 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 Subsections 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 cleansing such bed pans or containers.
Waste from showers, bathtubs, flush toilets, urinals, lavatories, slop sinks and laundries in service and other buildings within the park 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 not to present any health hazard. Each trailer coach 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 stationed 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 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 not to present any health hazard.
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 150 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.
Every park shall be equipped at all times with one fire extinguisher in good working order for every 10 trailer coach spaces, located not farther than 150 feet from each trailer coach space. No open fires shall be permitted at any place which would endanger life or property. No fires shall at any time be left unattended.
A. 
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:
(1) 
Name and address of each occupant.
(2) 
The make, model and year of all automobiles and trailer coaches.
(3) 
License number and owner of each trailer coach and automobile by which it is towed.
(4) 
The state issuing the license.
(5) 
The date of arrival and of departure of each trailer coach.
(6) 
Whether or not each trailer coach is a dependent or an independent trailer coach.
B. 
The licensee shall keep the register available at all times for inspection by law enforcement officers, public health officials and other officials whose duties necessitate acquisition of the information contained in the register. The register records shall not be destroyed for a period of three years following the date of registration.
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, and such person shall be answerable, with the licensee, for any violation of the provisions of this chapter.
The license certificate shall be conspicuously posted at all times in the office of or on the premises of the trailer coach park.
[Amended 12-6-2004 by Ord. No. 40-2004]
Any person who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall be subject to a fine not exceeding $1,250, imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days, and such person shall be deemed guilty of a separate violation for each and every day during which such violation is continued. In addition thereto, the Board of Health may revoke any license for any trailer coach park where the licensee, owners, operator, attendant or caretaker in charge thereof has been found guilty of a violation of any section, subsection or other provision of this chapter. The Board of Health may, in its discretion, reissue a license after revocation, if the circumstances leading to the revocation have been remedied and it appears that the park will thereafter be maintained and operated in compliance with this chapter and all applicable statutes.