Township of Egg Harbor, NJ
Atlantic County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Egg Harbor 8-11-1975.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Private campgrounds — See Ch. 86.
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 89.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 111.
Garbage, rubbish and refuse — See Ch. 118.
Licensing — See Ch. 142.
Zoning — See Ch. 225.
[1]
Editor's Note: This chapter is derived from Section 5-8 of Chapter V of the former Revised Ordinances, adopted 8-11-1975, as amended.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
MOBILE HOME
A one-family dwelling unit of vehicular, portable design built on a chassis and designed so as to be capable of being moved from one site to another.
NATURAL OR ARTIFICIAL BARRIER
Any river, pond, canal, railroad, levee, embankment, fence or hedge.
NONCONFORMING MOBILE HOME
Includes a mobile home, a trailer coach or the land upon which such are located, in a use that does not conform to the ordinances of the Township.
NONCONFORMING USE
Use of a mobile home, a building or land that does not conform to the regulations of the ordinances of the Township.
PARK
Trailer coach park.
SUITABLE FOR OCCUPANCY
Includes all mobile homes or trailer coaches whether located in licensed parks or in licensed nonconforming uses and connected or hooked up to power or water or approved sanitation facilities.
TRAILER COACH
Any portable structure or vehicle so constructed and designed as to permit occupancy thereof for dwelling or sleeping purposes.
TRAILER COACH PARK
Any 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 the accommodation.
TRAILER COACH SPACE
A plot of ground within a trailer coach park designed for the accommodation of one trailer coach.
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to park or permit to be parked any trailer coach, as herein defined, for living purposes, either temporarily or permanently, upon any lot or land in the Township or to maintain or operate within the limits of this Township any trailer coach park, unless such persons shall first obtain a license therefor.
B. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to park any trailer or camp car for any period exceeding two hours on any street in the Township or on any premises within the limits of the Township, unless said trailer or camp car displays current motor vehicle tags.
[Amended 6-9-1982 by Ord. No. 38-1982]
The base annual license fee for each trailer coach park or mobile home park shall be as follows:
A. 
Trailer coach parks or mobile home parks with the following number of trailer coach improved spaces or mobile home stands:
[Amended 4-8-1987 by Ord. No. 19-1987]
(1) 
Zero to 20: $125.
(2) 
Twenty-one to 40: $175.
(3) 
Forty-one to 60: $225.
(4) 
Sixty-one to 80: $275.
(5) 
Eighty-one to 100: $325.
(6) 
One hundred one to 120: $375.
(7) 
One hundred twenty-one to 140: $425.
(8) 
One hundred forty-one to 160: $475.
(9) 
One hundred sixty-one to 180: $525.
(10) 
One hundred eighty-one to 200: $575.
(11) 
Two hundred one to 220: $625.
(12) 
Two hundred twenty-one to 240: $675.
B. 
The aforesaid base annual license fees shall be paid at the time of the issuance of the license for the trailer coach or mobile home park.
[Amended 12-8-1982 by Ord. No. 70-1982; 4-8-1987 by Ord. No. 19-1987]
C. 
[1]The annual license fee for each trailer coach or mobile home now located on a private parcel or lot, prior to adoption of Ordinance No. 4-1959 on March 23, 1959, and which is considered a nonconforming mobile home or trailer coach, shall be $156 annually, payable quarterly in advance on the 10th day of January, April, July and October of each and every year.
[1]
Editor's Note: Former § 207-3C, regarding a weekly fee per unit, as amended, and former § 207-3D, regarding the payment of said weekly fee, as amended, were repealed 9-10-1997 by Ord. No. 36-1997. Said ordinance also provided for the redesignation of former §§ 207-3E through I as §§ 207-3C through G, respectively. See now § 207-20, Municipal service fee.
D. 
[2]The fee for the transfer of a license of a mobile home park or trailer coach park shall be $200.
[2]
Editor's Note: Former § 207-3C, regarding a weekly fee per unit, as amended, and former § 207-3D, regarding the payment of said weekly fee, as amended, were repealed 9-10-1997 by Ord. No. 36-1997. Said ordinance also provided for the redesignation of former §§ 207-3E through I as §§ 207-3C through G, respectively. See now § 207-20, Municipal service fee.
E. 
The license fees paid hereunder are imposed for the purpose of revenue.[3]
[3]
Editor's Note: Former § 207-3F and G, as amended, which immediately followed this subsection and pertained to payment of penalties, was repealed 9-23-1998 by Ord. No. 34-1998.
In addition to the information required by § 142-2 of Chapter 142, Licensing, the application shall indicate:
A. 
The location and legal description of the trailer coach park or the trailer coach, together with the land upon which it is proposed to be parked.
B. 
If for a trailer coach park, a complete plan of the park showing compliance with § 207-5.
C. 
If for a trailer coach park, plans and specifications of all buildings and other improvements constructed or to be constructed within the trailer coach park.
D. 
Further information as may be requested by the Township Committee to enable it to determine if the proposed park shall comply with the legal requirements.
E. 
Statement that applicant is not in default, indebted or obligated to the Township for fees, taxes, assessments or real estate taxes.
[Added 9-22-1982 by Ord. No. 54-1982]
A. 
The application for a trailer coach park and all accompanying plans and specifications shall be filed in triplicate. The Township Committee, the Licensing Officer, the Building Inspector and the Plumbing Inspector or any other person designated by the Township Committee shall investigate the applicant for a trailer coach park or for parking a trailer coach and the location proposed therefor and inspect the proposed plans and specifications, if the application is for a trailer coach park. If the applicant is found to be of good moral character and the application be for a trailer coach park and the proposed trailer coach park shall be in compliance with all provisions of this section and all other applicable ordinances or statutes or the location of the trailer coach park and the trailer coach are not objectionable, the Township Committee may in its discretion approve the application, and upon completion of the park according to the plans, if the application be for a trailer coach park, may issue the license or may approve the issuing of a license for parking the trailer coach.
[Amended 12-8-1982 by Ord. No. 70-1982; 7-9-1986 by Ord. No. 28-1986]
B. 
A license shall not be issued, renewed or transferred if the licensee is in default, indebted and obligated, or either, to the Township for fees, real estate taxes, assessments or other taxes.
[Added 9-22-1982 by Ord. No. 54-1982]
[Amended 9-22-1982 by Ord. No. 54-1982]
Upon application for a transfer of the license, the Township Committee shall issue a transfer if it is found that the transferee is of good moral character. A license shall not be issued, renewed or transferred if the licensee, be it the transferor or the transferee, is in default, indebted and obligated, or either, to the Township for fees, real estate taxes, assessments or real estate taxes.
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 750 square feet for each space which shall be at least 25 feet wide and clearly defined. Trailer coaches shall be so harbored on each space that there shall be at least a fifteen-foot clearance between trailer coaches. No trailer coach shall be located closer than 10 feet to any property line bounding the park.
C. 
All trailer coach spaces shall abut upon a driveway of not less than 20 feet in width which shall have unobstructed access to a public street, alley or highway. All driveways shall be kept in good condition, well marked in the daytime and lighted at night with twenty-five-watt lamps 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 kept in good condition, well marked in the daytime and lighted at night with twenty-five-watt lamps at intervals of 100 feet located approximately 15 feet from the ground.
E. 
Each park shall provide service buildings to house toilet facilities, bathing facilities, laundry facilities and other sanitary facilities as hereinafter more particularly described.
F. 
An electrical outlet supplying at least 110 volts shall be provided for each trailer coach space.
G. 
No existing lawfully licensed trailer park in this Township shall be enlarged, expanded and increased so that its present metes and bounds and boundaries, or its present units or confines as lawfully licensed, shall extend or be enlarged above or beyond its presently existing lawfully licensed boundaries or perimeter.
Trailer coach parks may be permitted in such location or locations within the limits as are approved by the Township Committee.
An adequate supply of pure water for drinking and domestic purposes shall be supplied to meet the requirements of the park. No common drinking cups shall be permitted. An adequate supply of hot water shall be provided at all times in the service building for bathing, washing and laundry facilities.
Each park shall be provided with toilets, baths or showers, slop sinks and other sanitation facilities which shall conform to the following requirements:
A. 
Toilet facilities for men and women shall be either in separate buildings at least 20 feet apart or shall be separated, if in the same building, by a soundproof wall.
B. 
Toilet facilities for women shall consist of not less than one flush toilet for every 10 trailer coach spaces, one shower or bathtub for every 10 trailer coach spaces and one lavatory for every 20 trailer coach spaces. Each toilet, shower and bathtub shall be in a private compartment.
C. 
Toilet facilities for men shall consist of not less than one flush toilet for every 10 trailer coach spaces, one shower or bathtub for every 10 trailer coach spaces, one lavatory for every 10 trailer coach spaces and one urinal for every 15 trailer coach spaces. Each toilet, shower and bathtub shall be in a private compartment.
[Amended 7-9-1986 by Ord. No. 28-1986]
D. 
Service buildings housing the toilet facilities shall be permanent structures complying with all applicable ordinances and statutes regulating buildings, electrical installations and plumbing and sanitation systems and shall be located not closer than 10 feet to, nor farther than 200 feet from, any trailer coach space.
E. 
Each service building shall contain at least one slop sink for each sex located in a separate compartment.
F. 
The service buildings shall be well-lighted at all times of the day or night, shall be well-ventilated with screened openings, shall be constructed of such moistureproof material, including painted woodwork as shall permit repeated cleaning and washing, and shall be maintained at a temperature of at least 68º F. during the period from October 1 to May 1. The floors of the service buildings shall be of water-impervious material and shall slope to a floor drain connected with the sewage system of the Township or other approved sewage disposal system.
G. 
All service buildings and the grounds of the park shall be maintained in a clean, sightly condition and kept free of any condition that will menace the health of any occupant or the public or constitute a nuisance.
The laundry facilities shall be provided in the ratio of one double laundry tub and ironing board for every 20 trailer coach spaces. An electrical outlet supplying current sufficient to operate an iron shall be located conveniently near the ironing board. Drying spaces shall be provided sufficient to accommodate the laundry of the trailer coach occupants. The service building housing the laundry facilities shall be a permanent structure complying with all applicable ordinances and statutes regulating buildings, electrical installations and plumbing and sanitation systems.
Waste from showers, bathtubs, toilets, slop sinks and laundries 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 will present no health hazard. All kitchen sinks, washbasins, bath or shower tubs in any trailer coach harbored in any park may empty into a sanitary sink drain located on the trailer coach space.
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 200 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 ensure 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 200 feet from each trailer coach space. No open fires shall be permitted at any place which would endanger life or property. No fires shall be left unattended at any time.
No owner or person in charge of any dog, cat or other pet animal shall permit it to run at large or commit any nuisance within the limits of any trailer coach park.
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 licenses.
(5) 
The dates of arrival and departure of each trailer coach.
B. 
The park shall keep the register available for inspection at all times, 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. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to place or permit to be placed any trailer, bus, bus body, truck, truck body, trailer van, railroad car, temporary building or movable vehicle on a permanent foundation or piers in the Township.
B. 
No trailer, bus, bus body, truck, truck body, van, railroad car, tractor or trailer body shall be used or permitted to be used for dwelling purposes in the Township.
C. 
No person shall park or permit to be parked any trailer as herein defined for dwelling purposes, either temporarily or permanently upon any street or plot of land within the Township, except in a licensed trailer camp.
D. 
Any such trailer or camp car undergoing repairs, or being stored, shall not, during such period of repair or storage, be used by any persons as a dwelling or sleeping place.
A. 
The Township Committee may revoke any license to maintain and operate a park when the licensee has been found guilty by a court of competent jurisdiction of violating any provision of this section. After such conviction, the license may be reissued if the circumstances leading to conviction have been remedied and the park is being maintained and operated in full compliance with the law.
B. 
The license certificate shall be conspicuously posted in the office of or on the premises of the trailer coach park at all times.
The operator or developer of the business who sells lots to be occupied by trailer coaches on the development shall notify the Township Committee in writing, within 10 days after a lot is sold for the placing of a trailer on the lot for living purposes, which notice shall contain the name and address of the owner of the lot or trailer.
[Added 9-10-1997 by Ord. No. 36-1997[1]]
A. 
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 54:4-1.2 et seq., there shall be an annual municipal service fee charged to each owner of a manufactured home installed in mobile home parks. The owner of the mobile home park shall collect 1/12 of the municipal service fee from each manufactured home owner on a monthly basis, due on the first day of each month. The Tax Collector shall collect and maintain records of the municipal service fees paid by the mobile home park owners.
B. 
If the manufactured home owner does not pay the municipal service fee to the mobile home park owner, the mobile home park owner shall assess an interest penalty in an amount fixed by the Township pursuant to N.J.S.A. 54:4-67 on the unpaid balance of the municipal service fee. The mobile home park owner shall remit the municipal service fee and penalty to the Township upon receipt of payment.
C. 
The owner of the mobile home park shall remit the municipal service fee quarterly to the Tax Collector on or before the 10th day of January, April, July and October. The mobile home park owner shall provide a list of manufactured home owners who have failed to pay the monthly municipal service fee.
D. 
If the mobile home park owner does not remit the municipal service fees by the close of business on the 10th day of January, April, July and October, the payment due shall then become delinquent and subject to an interest penalty charge as fixed by the Township pursuant to N.J.S.A. 54:4-67.
E. 
The municipal service fee shall be computed by November 1 and shall contain the most current figures available as of that date. The new municipal service fee shall go into effect January 1 of each succeeding calendar year.
[Amended 2-11-1998 by Ord. No. 7-1998]
F. 
The Tax Collector shall notify the mobile home park owner of the new municipal service fee no later than November 15. The mobile home park owner shall provide written notice of the new fee to the tenants no later than November 30.
[Amended 2-11-1998 by Ord. No. 7-1998]
G. 
The municipal service fee shall be computed pursuant to the following formulas:
(1) 
Formula 1: Establish tax rate percentage for each portion of government.
(a) 
List all tax rates for each taxing entity and percentage distribution of each as a proportion of the general rate as certified by the Atlantic County Board of Taxation.
(b) 
Determine the percentage of educational taxing entities as a proportion of the general tax rate.
(c) 
Determine the percentage of all other taxing entities as a proportion of the general tax rate.
(2) 
Formula 2: Determine the service costs for education and other taxing entities.
(a) 
Determine the local taxes raised for school district purposes as certified by the Atlantic County Board of Taxation.
(b) 
Determine the total student enrollment of the Egg Harbor Township School District as of November 1 which shall contain the most current figures available as of that date.
[Amended 2-11-1998 by Ord. No. 7-1998]
(c) 
Determine the total student enrollment from mobile home parks in the Egg Harbor Township School District as of November 1 which shall contain the most current figures available as of that date.
[Amended 2-11-1998 by Ord. No. 7-1998]
(d) 
Divide Subsection G(2)(c) by Subsection G(2)(d) to derive percentage of students from mobile home parks in the Egg Harbor Township School District.
(e) 
Multiply Subsection G(2)(a) by Subsection G(2)(d) to determine the cost of education for students from mobile home parks.
(f) 
Divide Subsection G(1)(c) by Subsection G(1)(b) to create multiplier to determine cost of noneducational services in relation to the cost of education for students residing in mobile home parks.
(g) 
Multiply Subsection G(2)(e) by Subsection G(2)(f) to determine service costs of all noneducational taxing entities to mobile home parks.
(h) 
Add Subsection G(2)(e) and Subsection G(2)(g) to derive the total revenue required from mobile home parks before deductions and adjustments.
(3) 
Formula 3: Formula to determine revenue required by all other taxing entities and deductions for services not received by manufactured homes.
(a) 
List individual percentages of noneducational taxing entities as a proportion of the overall general tax rate.
(b) 
Express percentages of individual noneducational taxing entities as a proportion of the total percentage of the noneducational portion of the general tax rate. Divide individual percentages listed in Subsection G(3)(a) by the total percentage of noneducational taxing entities in Subsection G(3)(c).
(c) 
Multiply Subsection G(2)(g) by the percentages in Subsection G(3)(b) to determine the value of service costs for each noneducational taxing entity.
(d) 
Determine percentage of local purpose budget not benefitting mobile home parks. Add current year budget appropriations for streetlighting, fire hydrants, solid waste and road department and divide the sum by the total general appropriations. Round the percentage arrived at to the nearest whole number percentage. Multiply that percentage by the local purpose amount in Subsection G(3)(c) to determine the deduction from local purpose service costs.
(e) 
Add all revenue less deductions to derive a total service cost of all other taxing entities for services provided to mobile home parks.
(4) 
Formula 4: Formula to determine total educational and service costs of mobile home parks.
(a) 
Add Subsection G(2)(e) and Subsection G(3)(c) to determine total service costs of educational and all other government services provided to mobile home parks.
(5) 
Formula 5: Formula to determine total revenue required from municipal service fees less deductions for property taxes and license fees.
(a) 
List total educational and noneducational costs from Subsection G(4)(a).
(b) 
Deduct annual property taxes from mobile home parks.
(c) 
Deduct annual license fees from mobile home parks.
(d) 
Subtract Subsection G(5)(b) and Subsection G(5)(c) from Subsection G(5)(a) to determine total revenue required from municipal service fees before adjustments.
(e) 
Determine total number of occupied manufactured homes in Township mobile home parks.
(f) 
Divide Subsection G(5)(d) by Subsection G(5)(e) to determine total annual service fee revenue required per manufactured home.
(g) 
Divide Subsection G(5)(f) by 12 to determine the unadjusted monthly municipal service fee.
(6) 
Formula 6: Formula to determine value ratio between manufactured homes and site-built single-family dwellings.
(a) 
Divide average sales price of a new manufactured home for the Northeast Region by the average sales price of new one-family houses in the Northeast Region as determined by the Manufacturing and Construction Division, United States Bureau of the Census for each of the five full calendar years preceding the November 15 computation of each year.
(b) 
Add sales figures for each category of housing in Subsection G(6)(a) and divide total by five to determine an average value ratio of manufactured homes to single-family homes.
(7) 
Formula 7: Formula to determine monthly municipal service fee after comparing manufactured home to residential home value ratio adjustment.
(a) 
List unadjusted monthly municipal service fee from Subsection G(5)(g).
(b) 
List percentage ratio of manufactured home to residential home from Subsection G(6)(b).
(c) 
Multiply Subsection G(7)(a) by Subsection G(7)(b) to determine the monthly municipal service fee.
(d) 
Round Subsection G(7)(c) to the nearest whole dollar figure.
H. 
Example of how Formulas 1 through 7 are calculated (using 1996 calculations as illustrations):
(1) 
Formula 1:
(a) 
General tax rate breakdown:
Taxing Entity
Rate
Percent of Total
County tax
0.507
23.22%
County Library tax
0.041
1.88%
Local health service tax
0.028
1.28%
Open space tax
0.003
0.14%
Local School District tax
1.343
61.52%
Local purpose tax
0.261
11.96%
General tax rate
2.183
100.00%
(b) 
School District: 61.52%.
(c) 
All other taxing entities: 38.48%.
(2) 
Formula 2, cost calculation of School District and other government services:
(a) 
School budget (current local tax levy): $18,543,761.
(b) 
School District enrollment: 4,930.
(c) 
Enrollment from mobile home parks: 411.
(d) 
Percent of mobile home students in School District: 8.33%.
(e) 
Educational costs for mobile home parks: $1,544,695.
(f) 
Divide Subsection H(1)(c) by Subsection H(1)(b) for ratio of other entities-schools: 62.54%.
(g) 
Multiply Subsection H(2)(e) by Subsection H(2)(f), service costs other taxing entities: $966,052.
(h) 
Total revenue required Subsection H(2)(e) plus Subsection H(2)(g): $2,510,747.
(3) 
Formula 3, revenues required by all other taxing entities less deductions for services not received by mobile homes:
(a) Total
(b) Other
(c) Amount
(d) Deduct 12%
(e) Total
County tax
23.22%
60.34%
582,916
0
582,916
Library
1.88%
4.89%
47,240
0
47,240
Health
1.28%
3.33%
32,169
0
32,169
Open space
0.14%
0.36%
3,478
0
3,478
Local purpose
11.96%
31.08%
300,249
36,029
264,220
Total revenues
38.48%
100.00%
966,052
36,029
930,023
(4) 
Formula 4, total educational and service costs for mobile home parks:
School District
$1,544,695
Other taxing entities
 930,023
Total revenue (all entities)
$2,474,718
(5) 
Formula 5, monthly municipal service fee before value ratio adjustment:
Type
Amount
(a)
Balance of revenue required
$2,474,718
(b)
Less: property taxes
-329,077
(c)
Less mercantile fees
-7,250
(d)
Total revenue required from municipal service fees
2,138,391
(e)
Number of occupied manufactured homes
1,952
(f)
Annual municipal service fee
1,095
(g)
Divided by 12 months
91.25
(6) 
Formula 6, manufactured home-residential home value ratio:
(a) 
Year.
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1991 through 1995
Mobile homes
30,400
30,900
32,000
33,900
37,600
32,960
Site-built homes
188,800
194,900
183,600
200,500
216,600
196,880
Percent of mobile- residential value
16.10%
15.85%
17.43%
16.91%
17.36%
16.74%
(b) 
Value ratio mobile home-residential home: 16.74%.
(7) 
Formula 7, multiply unadjusted monthly municipal service fee by value ratio to derive current year monthly municipal service fee:
(a) 
Value ratio: 16.74%.
(b) 
Municipal service fee: $91.25.
(c) 
Municipal service fee (after value adjustment): $15.27.
(d) 
Municipal service fee to be charged (rounded): $15.00.
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also renumbered former § 207-20 as § 207-21.
[Amended 12-9-1987 by Ord. No. 60-1987; 4-12-2006 by Ord. No. 20-2006]
Violation of any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a minimum fine of $100 or a maximum of $2,000 or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days or by a period of community service not exceeding 90 days. Each and every violation shall be considered a separate violation. Any person who is convicted of violating the provisions of this chapter within one year of the date of a previous violation and who was fined for the previous violation may be sentenced by the Court to an additional fine as a repeat offender. The additional fine imposed as a repeat offender shall not be less than the minimum or exceed the maximum fine provided herein, and same shall be calculated separately from the fine imposed for the violation of this chapter.