Township of Galloway, NJ
Atlantic County
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Table of Contents
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee (now Council) of the Township of Galloway 1-18-1971 by Ord. No. 393 as Ch. 69 of the 1971 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Buildings unfit for human habitation — See Ch. 129.
Private campgrounds — See Ch. 137.
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 153.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 199.
Flood hazard areas — See Ch. 203.
Land management — See Ch. 233.
Recycling — See Ch. 273.
Solid waste — See Ch. 291.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 319.
Public health nuisances — See Ch. 353.
For the purpose of this chapter, the terms listed below shall be defined and interpreted as follows:
HOUSE TRAILER
A vehicle used or so constructed so as to permit its being used as a licensed conveyance upon the public streets or highways and constructed in such a manner as will permit its occupancy on a transient or temporary basis as a mobile dwelling or mobile sleeping place for zero or more persons. This term shall be substituted for the term "trailer coach" wherever the same shall appear in this chapter, where the chapter shall refer, actually or by implication, to temporary living quarters.
[Added 6-4-1979 by Ord. No. 587]
MOBILE HOME
A vehicle constructed so as to permit it to be used as a licensed conveyance upon the public streets or highways and constructed in such a manner as will permit its occupancy as a permanent dwelling for zero or more persons and which is actually being utilized as such. This term shall be substituted for the term "trailer coach" wherever the same shall appear in this chapter, where the chapter shall refer, actually or by implication, to permanent living quarters.
[Added 6-4-1979 by Ord. No. 587]
PATIO
An outdoor living space designed to supplement the trailer coach living area.
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TRAILER COACH SPACE
A plot of ground within a trailer court, designated for the accommodation of one mobile trailer coach.
TRAILER COURT
Land and premises upon which two or more mobile trailer coaches, occupied for dwelling or sleeping purposes, are located.
TRAILER STAND
That part of a trailer coach space which has been reserved for the placement of the mobile trailer coach.
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Editor's Note: The definition of "trailer coach," which previously followed this definition, was repealed 6-4-1979 by Ord. No. 587. See definitions of "house trailer" and "mobile home" in this section.
No person or corporation shall hereafter locate, park, keep, maintain or occupy any trailer coach upon any lot or tract of land within the Township of Galloway except upon an already existing trailer court for which a license shall have been issued and shall be outstanding and unrevoked pursuant to this chapter. This section shall not apply to any trailer coach occupied at the effective date of this chapter, provided such occupancy is not in violation of any law of the State of New Jersey or any other ordinance of the Township of Galloway or the Board of Health of the Township of Galloway.
The trailer court site shall provide facilities and amenities appropriate to the needs of the residents for safe, healthful and comfortable living areas. The trailer court site, including trailer stands, patios, buildings and all site improvements, shall be harmoniously and efficiently organized in relation to topography, the shape of the plot and the position of the buildings and common facilities and with full regard to use and public safety and appearance.
A. 
All trailers in trailer coach parks shall remain mobile and shall remain free of any addition thereto.
B. 
The maximum number of trailer coaches permitted per acre shall be 10.
C. 
All trailer coach spaces shall have a minimum size of 3,200 square feet with a minimum width of 35 feet and a minimum length of 60 feet.
D. 
Each trailer coach space shall be provided with a ten-by-fifty-foot trailer stand of compacted gravel or other pavement material.
E. 
Each trailer coach space shall provide a patio of 180 square feet to provide for outdoor living space.
F. 
All trailer coaches must be set back a minimum of five feet from all trailer coach space lines. All trailer coaches must be set back at least five feet from the hitch of the trailer coach to the nearest edge of a road pavement line.
G. 
The minimum accessway to each trailer stand shall be 12 feet and shall be kept free from trees and other immovable objects.
H. 
Car parking spaces shall be provided without interference with normal movement of traffic. At least one car parking space for each trailer coach space, plus an additional car parking space for each four trailer coach spaces, shall be provided either in conveniently located parking bays or on each trailer coach space.
I. 
In locations where common facilities are concentrated, common walkways of at least three feet in width shall be provided.
J. 
When laundry facilities and drying yards are provided, a minimum drying area of 1,200 square feet shall be provided for each 10 trailer coach spaces.
Every person holding a license for the operation of a trailer court shall keep and maintain or cause to be kept and maintained a register in which shall be inscribed the true name and address of each and every person parking a trailer coach at said trailer court or leasing a trailer coach or trailer coach space at said court; the license number of each automobile; the date of arrival; the date of departure; the age, name and last permanent address of the owner of the trailer coach and automobile and of each occupant thereof; and the numbered space in the trailer court occupied by said trailer coach. Said register shall at all times be open for inspection by any member of the Police Department of the Township of Galloway or by the Health Officer of the Board of Health.
The operator of every trailer court shall cause each space authorized for the parking of trailer coaches to be numbered consecutively.
Every person, firm or corporation holding a license for the operation and maintenance of a trailer court or applying for renewal of such a license shall pay to the Township Clerk a deposit of $20 for every trailer coach then registered in said trailer court; provided, however, that all applicants shall pay a minimum of $100. Said deposit fee shall be held by the Township Clerk to ensure compliance with the terms of this chapter, which deposit fee shall be returned to the licensee upon expiration of the license less such sums as may be found to be due the Township of Galloway under the terms of § 313-7 of this chapter.
[Amended 6-4-1979 by Ord. No. 587]
Every person, firm or corporation obtaining a license or renewal of such license as hereinafter provided shall pay to the Township of Galloway a fee of $3 per calendar week or any portion thereof for each house trailer registered in said trailer court at any time during said week. A "calendar week" is hereby defined as a week commencing at 12:01 a.m. on Sunday and ending at 11:59 p.m. on the following Saturday. Said fees shall be paid quarterly as hereinafter provided.
Every person, firm or corporation desiring to renew an existing license as hereinabove provided shall renew such license on or before January 1 of each and every year, with proper application to the Township of Galloway.
A. 
Every person, firm or corporation holding a license for the operation of a trailer court shall pay the fee provided for in § 313-7 of this chapter, quarterly, on or before the 10th day of the next succeeding month, namely January, April, July and October of each and every year, and, if not paid at the end of the said 10th day, the payment then due shall become delinquent and shall be subject to a penalty equal to 10% of the amount of the delinquent payment. Said payment shall be accompanied by a quarterly report form, signed and sworn to by said licensee or by his or her duly authorized agent. Copies of said quarterly report form shall be made available by the Township Clerk and shall contain the following information:
(1) 
Name and address of the licensee and address of the trailer court.
(2) 
Quarter for which the report is made.
(3) 
Total number of trailer coaches registered at the court in said quarter, with dates of arrival and departure, and the number of spaces occupied by said trailer coaches.
(4) 
Such other information as the Township Council of the Township of Galloway may from time to time require.
[Amended 6-28-2005 by Ord. No. 1609]
B. 
The quarterly report shall be filed with the Township Clerk of the Township of Galloway, and the fees accompanying the same shall be paid into the general treasury of the Township of Galloway.
The license and registration fees herein imposed are imposed partly to cover the costs of regulation and partly for the purpose of raising revenue.
[Added 6-4-1979 by Ord. No. 587]
The owner and/or operator of a trailer court in the Township of Galloway shall reduce the individual rents of each mobile home of an owner who shall qualify, as hereinafter set forth, by the annual sum of $156, retroactive to January 1, 1979.
[Added 6-4-1979 by Ord. No. 587]
This chapter shall be retroactive to January 1, 1979, and the Township Treasurer is hereby authorized to return to any trailer court licensee, to the extent required as determined by the number of mobile home owners who qualify and who live within the particular trailer court in question, any quarterly payment or portion thereof heretofore received by the township as required by § 313-7 as it existed prior to this amendment.
[Added 6-4-1979 by Ord. No. 587; amended 9-17-1979 by Ord. No. 597]
A. 
Any owner of a mobile home who is a resident of the Township of Galloway residing in said mobile home in a trailer park located within the geographic areas of the Township of Galloway and who is a senior citizen who would otherwise qualify for the senior citizen real estate tax deduction as provided for in N.J.S.A. 54:4-8.40 et seq., as amended, may apply to the Tax Assessor no later than November 30 of each year, on forms provided by the Tax Assessor, for a rebate of the license fee established by Ordinance No. 365 of 1969 (§ 313-7).
B. 
The Tax Assessor shall certify a list of eligible names and the amount of rebate due and owing, for the calendar year, to the Township Treasurer no later than December 31 of each year.
C. 
Upon receipt of the certified list of names and amounts due and owing, the Township Treasurer shall remit payment from the general fund, no later than January 31 of the year following certification.
D. 
From the effective date of this Subsection D, the provisions of § 313-13A, B and C above shall only be applicable to those persons who qualified thereunder for the year 1989 and for so long as those persons continue in ownership of a mobile home at their present location in the Township of Galloway.
[Added 10-23-1990 by Ord. No. 1027]
[Amended 1-18-1971 by Ord. No. 393; 6-28-2005 by Ord. No. 1609; 12-13-2016 by Ord. No. 1951-2016]
Any person who shall violate any provision of this chapter or participate or assist in such violation shall, upon conviction before the Judge of the Municipal Court, be subject to a fine of not more than $2,000, imprisonment for not more than 90 days and/or a period of community service for not more than 90 days.
This chapter shall be enforced by the Zoning Officer of the Township of Galloway, County of Atlantic, State of New Jersey.