[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Henrietta 11-19-1952. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Zoning — See Ch. 295.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- HOUSE TRAILER
- Any vehicle used or capable of being used as sleeping or living quarters, mounted on wheels and propelled either by its own power or a power-driven vehicle to which it may be attached, and includes an automobile trailer equipped with living quarters or sleeping facilities and a house car.
- MOVABLE/PORTABLE STORAGE UNITS
- A storage unit that is temporary and is a transportable unit
designed and used primarily for temporary storage of building materials
(before they are utilized for building purposes), household goods,
and other such materials for use on a limited basis on residential
property. Sometimes referred to as "PODS" and "roll-offs."[Added 2-18-2015 by L.L. No. 1-2015]
- OFFICE TRAILER
- Any vehicle used or capable of being used as an office or
classroom (with or without wheels) and propelled either by its own
power or a power-driven vehicle to which it may be attached, and includes
but is not limited to construction offices, temporary classrooms and
temporary offices.[Added 4-3-1991]
- STORAGE TRAILER
- Any vehicle used or capable of being used as storage and
propelled either by its own power or a power-driven vehicle to which
it may be attached, and includes but is not limited to an automobile
trailer, truck trailer or a semi-truck trailer.[Added 4-3-1991]
- TOURIST CAMP
- Any lot, piece or parcel of ground whereon are located or placed two or more camp cottages, tent houses, cabins or other buildings, designed for living quarters or sleeping facilities, other than houses and buildings regulated under Chapter 295, Zoning.
- TRAILER CAMP
- Any lot, piece or parcel of ground whereon two or more house trailers, house cars or automobile trailers, equipped with sleeping or living quarters, are located or parked otherwise than for the purpose of loading or unloading or discharge of or entrance of passengers.
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to establish, maintain, operate or conduct any trailer camp, tourist camp or similar establishment in any part of the Town of Henrietta without obtaining a permit from the Town Board of the Town of Henrietta.
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to store, park or otherwise locate any house trailer to exceed 72 hours when used or occupied as living or sleeping accommodations in any part of the Town of Henrietta without obtaining a permit from the Town Board of the Town of Henrietta.
A building permit shall be required for any person, firm or corporation to park, store or otherwise locate a storage trailer or office trailer within the Town. A building permit shall be required for storage trailers to be used as temporary construction site offices, temporary construction site storage, real estate sales and other emergency temporary office space that may be required due to the event of a fire or disastrous act of nature. Fees for such permits shall be established by the Town Board as prescribed by law.
[Added 4-3-1991; amended 2-18-2015 by L.L. No. 1-2015]
Storage trailer or container permits shall be valid for six months.
Storage trailer or container locations shall be approved by the Fire Marshal/Building Inspector prior to placement of the storage trailer or container.
Storage trailers or containers shall not be used to store any hazardous materials or chemicals.
Storage trailers or containers shall not be used as a means to advertise business activities of any kind.
[Added 2-18-2015 by L.L. No. 1-2015]
This section applies to movable/portable storage units on nonconstruction sites and all residential properties.
Movable/Portable storage units may be on the property for no more than 30 consecutive calendar days for the purpose of loading or unloading the storage unit.
After 30 days, a permit must be obtained from the Town of Henrietta Building Department allowing the portable unit to remain for no longer than 90 days.
Removal of the wheels of a house trailer, house car or automobile trailer, except temporarily for repairs, or the permanent blocking up or the enclosure of the space beneath a trailer, house car or automobile trailer shall be construed to automatically convert the same into a permanent building or structure subject to the requirements of all laws and ordinances of the Town of Henrietta applicable to dwellings and shall automatically revoke any permit issued by the Town Board of the Town of Henrietta.
[Amended 6-20-2001 by L.L. No. 3-2001]
Any person, firm or corporation who or which violates any provision of this chapter shall be guilty of an offense and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined a minimum of $100 up to a maximum fine of $250 or imprisoned for not more than 15 days, or both, and, in addition, the violation of this chapter or any of the provisions thereof shall subject the person, firm or corporation violating the same to a civil penalty in the sum of $50, and when a violation of this chapter or any of the provisions thereof is continuous, each 24 hours thereof shall constitute a separate and distinct violation. Said penalty shall be recovered by the Town of Henrietta in civil action. The application of the above penalty or penalties or the prosecution for the violation of the provisions of this chapter shall not be deemed to prevent the revocation of any permit issued pursuant thereto or the enforced removal of conditions prohibited by this chapter.