[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Cortlandt 6-16-1998 by L.L. No. 6-1998. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Zoning — See Ch. 307.
From time to time, tragic fires occur within the town which destroy residential dwellings. The occupants of the dwelling are then forced to obtain temporary living quarters while the structure is being repaired and/or rebuilt. In order to ease the disruption of the family's life, it is sometimes appropriate for a trailer home to be brought in and placed on the subject residential lot to serve as the temporary living quarters for the residents of a dwelling which has been destroyed by fire. In order to facilitate this need, and also to ensure that the trailer will be removed in an appropriate time period, the Town Board does hereby enact this chapter.
Whenever a single-family residential dwelling is destroyed by fire within the Town of Cortlandt, which is occupied by the owner of said property, it shall be lawful for a temporary residential facility in the form of a mobile home to be placed upon the residential lot during the reconstruction period to restore the principal dwelling to its original state.
In order for a trailer facility to be installed on the residential lot the following standards must be met:
The dwelling which has been destroyed by fire or other catastrophe must have been occupied as the principal residence of the owners of said property.
Said trailer facility must be able to be connected to the existing sanitary sewerage disposal system existing on the subject property.
Said trailer must be able to be erected solely within the boundaries of the premises destroyed by fire and shall not be erected closer than five feet from any property lines.
All electrical connections must be made in accordance with the applicable codes.
The mobile home must be in the type and meet the standards as required under the manufactured home provisions of law of the State of New York and/or mobile home standards as set forth by the State of New York.
No temporary living facilities will be allowed beyond nine months from the date upon which they are erected.
The property owner must execute and file with the Town a written consent consenting to the removal by the Town of said trailer should said trailer remain beyond the period of time set forth herein or beyond more than 20 days after the issuance of a certificate of occupancy for the subject rebuilt premises, whichever is sooner.
Said temporary living facility may not eliminate off-street parking on the subject premises.
Prior to granting permission for the utilization of temporary housing facilities, the property owner, in addition to the aforesaid written agreement and consent, must deposit with the Town, in the form of cash, performance bond or letter of credit, security in the sum of at least $10,000 to ensure the proper removal and clean-up of the mobile home from the subject premises within the time periods set forth above. Said performance collateral shall be in the type and form as approved by the Department of Law.
All permits for the use of temporary living facilities to be issued hereunder shall be issued by the Department of Technical Services, Code Enforcement Division, and said application shall be in the form to be accepted by the director of said department and the approval of said department shall be delivered in writing to the property owner clearly setting forth the date upon which the temporary living facilities may be brought to the premises and the date upon which it must be removed.
If the provisions of this chapter conflict with the provisions of any other local laws, ordinances, rules or regulations of the Town of Cortlandt, said local laws, ordinances, rules or regulations of the Town of Cortlandt shall be interpreted in such a way so as the intent and provisions of this chapter shall prevail, and so variances shall be required with respect to the provisions of any other Local Law, provided that the temporary residential use meets the standards and requirements of this chapter.