Township of Mullica, NJ
Atlantic County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Mullica 6-4-1958. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Uniform Construction Codes — See Ch. 102.
Land development — See Ch. 144.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 177.
[Amended 10-8-1991 by Ord. No. 14-91]
No person, persons, partnership, firm, corporation or association shall conduct or carry on the business of the operation of a trailer camp or campsite or work in, occupy or directly or indirectly in any manner whatsoever utilize any place or premises in which is conducted or carried on a trailer camp or campsite unless and until there shall be granted by the Township Council of the Township of Mullica, in accordance with the terms of this chapter, and shall be in full force and effect a license to conduct said trailer camp and campsite for the place and premises at which the same shall be carried on.
[Amended 10-8-1991 by Ord. No. 14-91]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
CAMPSITE
Any place where a person is permitted to sleep or dwell other than in a permanent dwelling.
TRAILER
Any vehicle used or constructed to be used as a conveyance upon public streets, whether self-propelled or otherwise, and so designed as to permit the occupancy thereof as a dwelling or sleeping place; and non-self-propelled vehicles of any kind or character constructed or intended to be moved under fuel power. This shall also include vehicles known as "recreational vehicles," "rec-vees," "motor homes," "caravans" or "trailers."
TRAILER CAMP
Any place where a trailer may be parked for longer than three hours, other than in a closed building or when stored, out of service, at the owner's residence.
No bus, bus body, truck, truck body, van, railroad car or tractor trailer body shall be used or be permitted to be used for dwelling purposes in said Township of Mullica.
Said license shall be applied for by written application filed with the Township Clerk. Such application shall set forth the full name and address of the applicant, the particular kind or character of business to be carried on or conducted, vehicles parked, the location or place of the premises in or at which the same is to be carried on, the total area of the ground space thereof and a diagram of the same. Said application shall also be accompanied by a deposit to cover the license fee for the current year in the amount hereinafter provided, which said license fee, after the beginning of the year, as to any said place, shall be proportionately prorated for the remainder of the year.
[Amended 8-29-1962; 11-13-1974; 10-8-1991 by Ord. No. 14-91]
It shall be unlawful for any person to park any trailer for any period exceeding three hours on any street in the Township of Mullica. It shall further be unlawful to park any trailer on any premises within the limits of the Township other than at a trailer camp except for the purpose of repair or storage of said vehicle. If any person desires to repair or store a trailer in other than a licensed location, he shall store it in the side or rear yard of such premises. Any trailer undergoing repairs or being stored shall not, at any time, be used by any person as a dwelling or sleeping place and shall not be connected to utilities except for the purpose of battery charging. No trailer shall be parked, set on and/or used as a dwelling or for habitation on any property (private or public) in said Township unless in conformance with this Chapter 221, Trailer Camps, of the Code of Ordinances of the Township of Mullica.
[Amended 10-8-1991 by Ord. No. 14-91]
The license fee for a trailer camp or campsite shall be $500 per year and the sum of $4 per calendar week per trailer; but for any trailer parked in a camp three days or less, the license fee shall be $2. Said license shall expire on December 31 of each year, and said fee is hereby expressly declared to be imposed for revenue. Said sum of $500 shall be payable in advance for each year. Each licensee shall maintain a camp registry and each month submit one copy of the same, so far as it pertains to the previous month, setting forth the license number of each trailer, the serial number, body type and license number of each automobile, the date of arrival, whether still at camp and, if out, the date of departure, and the age, name and last permanent address of the owner of each car and trailer and of each occupant thereof. A copy shall be delivered to the Township Clerk, together with payment of any and all fees due the Township as provided herein. No license shall be transferable without permission of the Township Council.
No license shall be issued for more than 25 trailers in any trailer camp.
The licensee shall provide an adequate supply of pure drinking water. Said water supply shall be obtained from faucets only, conveniently located in said campground; and no dipping vessels or common cups shall be permitted.
[Amended 10-8-1991 by Ord. No. 14-91]
The licensee shall provide adequate sanitary facilities, which shall include one men's toilet and one women's toilet for each 10 trailers. Adequate cesspools or septic tank systems shall be provided for use in connection with said sanitary facilities. The licensee shall comply with all regulations of the Atlantic County Board of Health.
There shall be no dumping of waste material on the ground. The same must go into garbage and ash cans provided by the licensee and which shall be properly disposed of by said licensee. Such receptacles shall be maintained in a clean and sanitary condition at all times.
[Amended 10-8-1991 by Ord. No. 14-91]
It shall be unlawful to permit any wastewater or matter from sinks, baths, cesspools, septic tanks or other plumbing fixtures or means of disposal in camp cars and/or trailers to be deposited upon the surface of the ground, and all such fixtures and devices, when in use, must be connected to the camp disposal system or the drainage therefrom must be disposed of in a manner satisfactory to the Atlantic County Board of Health.
[Amended 10-8-1991 by Ord. No. 14-91]
Any water faucet, toilet, garbage receptacle or other equipment required by the provisions of this chapter in campgrounds or which may hereafter be required by any rules and regulations of the Atlantic County Board of Health pertaining to campgrounds shall be in addition to and shall not be construed to mean water faucets, toilets, garbage receptacles or other equipment now or hereafter located in or adjacent to said campground and which may already or hereinafter be required under provision of other laws or ordinances.
The lice shall provide adequate illumination in the campgrounds and toilets. Such lights shall be illuminated from 1/2 hour after sunset to 1/2 hour before sunrise.
[Amended 10-8-1991 by Ord. No. 14-91]
Every campground hereafter established shall provide for a minimum of 690 square feet of space per trailer. Trailers shall be arranged with 15 feet of clearance between each trailer and in rows abutting or facing on a driveway or clear unoccupied space not less than 20 feet in width, which space shall have unobstructed access to a public street or alley. No trailer shall be located closer than 20 feet to any property line abutting said trailer camp.
Every campground hereafter established shall be located on a well-drained area, and the premises of every such campground or any existing campground shall be properly graded and surfaced so as to prevent the accumulation of storm- or wastewater.
No license to conduct a trailer camp, campsite or sleeping quarters intended to be provided as described in the application shall be issued if any of the sleeping quarters or any of the outside sanitary conveniences intended to be provided are within 20 feet of any property line abutting said trailer camp.
[Amended 11-13-1974; 10-8-1991 by Ord. No. 14-91]
It shall be unlawful for the licensee operating any trailer camp or for any tenant in any trailer camp to remove or cause to have removed or permit the removal of the wheels of any trailer or to otherwise permanently fix it to the ground in a manner that would prevent the ready removal of said trailer. Any alteration to any trailer, as set forth above, shall be deemed in violation of Ch. 144, Land Development and Chapter 156, Mobile Homes and House Trailers, of the Code of Ordinances of Mullica Township.
No person shall permit any such licensed premises to be used for immoral purposes or suffer the violation thereon or therein of any penal law or of any ordinance of the Township.
[Amended 10-8-1991 by Ord. No. 14-91]
Such licensed place or premises shall at all times comply with all proper police, health and fire regulations imposed by the Township Council or the Atlantic County Board of Health. Said business and the place and premises where conducted shall be subject to examination and inspection by day or night by the Township Council, or a committee thereof, and by the fire and health authorities of the Township.
[Amended 10-8-1991 by Ord. No. 14-91]
In case of failure or refusal to comply with any of the terms or provisions of this chapter, the Township Council may, on notice and hearing, refuse or revoke any license applied for or granted hereunder.
[Amended 7-10-1990 by Ord. No. 10-90; 10-8-1991 by Ord. No. 14-91]
Violation of any provision of this chapter shall make the party guilty thereof liable to a penalty of imprisonment not to exceed 90 days or by a fine not to exceed $1,000 or up to 30 days' community service, or any combination thereof. Each day of said violation shall be deemed to be a separate offense and punishable as aforesaid by said penalty.