Township of Pittsgrove, NJ
Salem County
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[Adopted 6-13-1990 by Ord. No. 11-1990]
As used in this Part 3, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
MOBILE HOME, MOTOR HOME or TRAVEL TRAILER
A manufactured, transportable, year-round single-family dwelling built on one or more chassis, and containing a flush toilet, bath or shower and a kitchen sink; designed to be connected to a piped water supply, sewage facilities and electrical service; and either set upon a permanent foundation or mounted on wheels or otherwise, and including such objects as are commonly called “mobile homes,” “motor homes” and “travel trailers.”
Storage of any mobile home, motor home or travel trailer upon the premises of the owner of the same is permitted, provided that it is not used for living or sleeping accommodations.
A. 
Use of a mobile home, motor home or travel trailer is permitted in emergency situations such as the residence of the property owner being destroyed by fire or an act of God.
B. 
In such emergency situation, the property owner may place a mobile home, motor home or travel trailer on his land and reside therein pending reconstruction of the destroyed or damaged home. However, said occupancy shall only be permitted for a period not to exceed six months from the time its use is commenced pursuant to this Part 3.
C. 
Upon application for a permit from the Township Clerk for emergent occupation of a mobile home, motor home or travel trailer, a bond in the sum as indicated in Chapter A120, Fees, must be posted with said Clerk guaranteeing the removal of said mobile home, motor home or travel upon the expiration of the six-month period.
D. 
Failure to comply will constitute a forfeiture of the full amount of said performance bond.
A. 
Use of a mobile home, motor home or travel trailer as a temporary residence for the immediate family members and the owner or owners of a lot for which a building permit has been issued for the construction of a single-family detached dwelling shall be permitted, subject to the following provisions:
(1) 
In such a situation, the placing of a mobile home, motor home or travel trailer shall be restricted to the lot for which the building permit for construction of the single-family detached dwelling has been issued, and it shall not be occupied until it has been hooked up to the permanent water and sewer systems which have been constructed for the proposed dwelling and the Township Clerk has issued a permit as required by this Part 3.
(2) 
Said mobile home, motor home or travel trailer shall be vacated as living quarters within 12 months from the date the building permit for the single-family detached dwelling was issued, or upon issuance of a certificate of occupancy for the proposed dwelling, whichever comes first. The time period set forth herein may be extended for a period not to exceed 24 months from the date the building permit for the single-family detached dwelling was issued, only upon application to the Township Committee. The application must be submitted prior to the expiration of 12 months from the date the building permit for the single-family detached dwelling was issued, or prior to the issuance of a certificate of occupancy for the proposed dwelling, whichever comes first. The applicant must demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the Township Committee, good cause for the extension of the time period herein, and the extension shall only be granted upon a majority vote of the Township Committee. All applications for the extension must be received by the Clerk of the Township of Pittsgrove at least 14 days before any regularly scheduled meeting of the Township Committee.
[Amended 9-12-2004 by Ord. 2004-8]
(3) 
The owner or owners of said lot shall be required to post with the Township Clerk a bond in the amount as indicated in Chapter A120, Fees, to secure removal of the mobile home, motor home or travel trailer within the time required by this Part 3.
B. 
Application for a permit under this Part 3 shall be made to the Township Clerk, and it shall not be issued until the aforesaid bond has been posted and the Township Clerk has been presented with satisfactory proof that the applicant is in compliance with the provisions of this Part 3.