[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Oneida 12-21-1982 as Ch. 4-15 of the 1982 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings assigned to them below:
- MOBILE HOME or HOUSE TRAILER
- A factory-fabricated dwelling consisting of a single structure transportable on its own chassis and wheels or removable wheel assembly, whether or not the wheels and towing hitch are removed when the unit is installed.
- MOBILE HOME PARK
- A parcel of land which is designed and improved for the placement of 10 or more mobile homes and which mobile homes are located on sites rented or leased to the occupants of the mobile homes.
- That portion of a mobile home park set apart for the use of an individual mobile home.
Any nonconforming use of house trailers or mobile homes in the restricted areas of the city may be continued subject to the following conditions:
Only those house trailers or mobile homes (exclusive of those under temporary six-month permits) listed as nonconforming uses with the City Clerk on or before August 19, 1980, shall be covered by this section. Those house trailers or mobile homes shall be surveyed and an updated list filed with the City Clerk, giving the following information, by October 1, 1980:
All said nonconforming uses shall be discontinued:
Upon the removal of the present house trailer or mobile home from said location or premises.
Vacancy or discontinuance of said house trailer or mobile home for a period of 12 months.
When any such trailer or mobile home is destroyed or damaged by fire, wind, explosion, structural failure or other natural causes to the extent of 50% or more of its assessed value at the time of such damage. Said house trailer or mobile home shall not be repaired or rebuilt or replaced.
A mobile home park shall be located on a well-drained site of adequate size, the land of which shall be free from heavy or dense growth of brush or weeds. The land shall be properly graded so as to ensure rapid drainage during and following rain and be free from stagnant pools of water.
All entrances and exits from any mobile home park shall be well marked and so arranged as not to constitute a traffic hazard. All driveways within the parks shall be hard surfaced, of adequate width, well marked in the daytime and lighted at night and so located that each unit in the park is readily accessible to a driveway.
A mobile home park shall be under the management of the licensee hereunder who must be of good reputation and character and who shall manage such park from an office located on or near the premises.
There shall be maintained in the office of a mobile home park a bound book containing a record of the names of any persons accommodated at the park; their home addresses; the license number and make of their automobile or other vehicle. Such record shall at all reasonable times be available for inspection by the City Engineer or police officer.
It shall be the duty of the licensee of any mobile home park:
To provide for the collection and removal of garbage and other waste material.
To prohibit the placing or storage of unsightly material or vehicles of any kind.
To provide for the cleaning, painting, repairing and disinfecting of all buildings.
To take such other measures which shall be deemed necessary by the Health Department and the City Engineer to preserve the health, comfort and safety of all persons accommodated in the park and of the general public.
To prevent any animal from running at large within or outside of the park.
To report to the Health Department all cases of communicable diseases or suspected cases of communicable diseases affecting any inhabitant of the park.
To prevent the committing of any nuisance on the park premises and to report immediately to the proper authorities all acts of a disorderly character committed by any person inside of the park, and to that end to maintain proper policing thereof.
The owner, lessee, licensee, occupant of or person accommodated in any mobile home park or camp who commits any act in violation of any of the provisions of this chapter shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
Required. It shall be unlawful for any person to establish, maintain, operate or conduct any mobile home park without a license issued by the City Clerk.
Application. An application for a mobile home park license shall be made to the City Clerk upon a form furnished by such official. Such application shall contain:
The name and address of the owner of the premises;
The name and address of the applicant and the nature and extent of his interest in the business for which a license is desired;
The location and plot plan of the park, and the number of units to be provided for therein;
Any other information required by the City Clerk.
Fee. An application for a mobile home park license shall be accompanied by a fee that shall be established by resolution of the Common Council. Such fee may thereafter be amended from time to time by like resolution.
[Amended 11-20-2012 by Ord. No. 12-06]
Term. A mobile home park license shall expire at the end of the calendar year.
Display. A mobile home park license shall be displayed in the park's office.
Restriction on issuance. No mobile home park license shall be issued for the construction or operation of a park in violation of the zoning or other ordinances of the city.
Revocation or suspension. After a hearing affording due process, the Mayor may suspend or revoke a mobile home park license if its holder has violated any of the provisions of this chapter or any laws, ordinances or regulations relating to such parks. A person whose license permit has been suspended or revoked may appeal such decision to the Common Council by requesting a hearing before the Council. Such requests shall be made within 10 days after receipt of notice of the action of the mayor. The Council shall then hear and decide the matter within a reasonable time.