Township of Hazlet, NJ
Monmouth County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Hazlet 6-18-2002 by Ord. No. 1227-02. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 305.

§ 424-1 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
CONSTRUCTION TRAILERS
A box car or mobile trailer used at a construction site where a residential or commercial building is being undertaken and utilized for storage, occupancy or warehousing purposes.
TOXIC OR HAZARDOUS MATERIALS
Any substance, solution or mixture which, because of its quality, quantity, concentration, physical, chemical or infectious characteristics, or any combination of the foregoing, presents, or may present an actual or potential hazard to human health or to the drinking water supply if such substance, solution, mixture, or combination thereof is discharged to the land or waters of the Township of Hazlet. "Toxic or hazardous materials" shall include:
A. 
Each and every substance, material or waste found listed in either or both of Parts 116 and 261, Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations, or the New Jersey statutes or the New Jersey Administrative Code, or the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection rules and regulations.
B. 
Acids and alkalies beyond the pH range of 4 to 10.
C. 
Heavy metal sludges, mixtures and solutions in excess of standards.
D. 
Petroleum products include fuels and waste oils.
E. 
Organic solvents, including petroleum solvents, halogenated and non-halogenated hydrocarbons;
F. 
Any material listed in the State of New Jersey regulations, in excess of the concentration standards thereof, unless otherwise provided elsewhere in this chapter;
G. 
Any substance not included within Subsections A through F above subsequently declared to be a toxic or hazardous material by the State of New Jersey;
H. 
Any solid or semisolid material which, if left to stand or if exposed to water, will leach out or wholly or partially dissolve, forming a toxic or hazardous material.
TRAILERS
Any vehicle or structure so designed and constructed in such manner as will permit occupancy thereof as sleeping quarters for one or more persons or the conduct of any business or profession, occupation or trade or which is designed for transportation and/or storage of goods, equipment and/or materials, and so designated that it is or may be mounted on wheels and used as a conveyance on highways or streets, propelled or drawn by other motive power.

§ 424-2 Location of trailers.

No trailers shall be allowed to exist at any location within the Township of Hazlet, except as set forth herein.

§ 424-3 Trailers exempted from article. [1]

The following are exempt from the provisions of this chapter:
A. 
Trailers located inside mobile home parks or trailer camps conducted, maintained and licensed in full and complete compliance with the Code of the Township of Hazlet.
B. 
Trailers which are in the process of being loaded or unloaded and which are registered with the New Jersey Division of Motor Vehicles or the equivalent agency of any other state and which are capable of traveling over a road or highway.
C. 
Recreational vehicles.
D. 
Trailers offered for sale or rent or awaiting servicing which are located on premises owned or leased by a person in the business of trailer sales, rental or servicing.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

§ 424-4 Permitted temporary uses.

A trailer shall be permitted to be used temporarily in the following circumstances:
A. 
A trailer utilized for storage may be allowed upon a site wherein there is active construction of a nonresidential building, provided that prior Township Zoning Officer approval has been obtained and that such trailer shall be used only in connection with such construction and shall not remain upon the premises for longer than two weeks past the completion of said construction. In no event will any trailer used in connection with nonresidential development remain on said premises for more than two years from the date of initial construction.
B. 
A trailer utilized for storage shall be permitted to be used for a period of no longer than 30 days in connection with a commercial sale being undertaken by a commercial enterprise, provided that such trailer is located upon the premises of such commercial enterprise operating the sale. The provision, however, shall not be used by a single commercial enterprise more frequently than two times per calendar year but not more than once in any ninety-day period with a maximum of one trailer per premises.
C. 
A trailer utilized for storage may be allowed upon a site wherein there is active construction of a residential development, provided that prior Township Zoning Officer approval has been obtained and that such trailer shall be used only in connection with such building and shall not remain upon the premises for longer than two weeks past the completion of the last residential unit. In no event will any trailer used in connection with a residential development remain on said premises for more than two years from the date of construction of the first residential unit.
D. 
A trailer or trailers may be allowed upon a premises as a sale and/or construction office when said trailer is part of the equipment of any person, persons, corporation or partnership that is in the business of construction residential and nonresidential buildings, provided that the use of the trailer meets the requirements of the zoning provisions of the Development Review Ordinance and Construction Codes of the Township of Hazlet and that said trailer is not used for storing materials and that prior Township Zoning Officer approval has been obtained.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
E. 
A trailer may be allowed upon a business site wherein there is an emergency defined as the loss or destruction of a building which would require the use of a trailer on the site for purposes of storage of goods, equipment, materials and/or sales. In an emergency wherein use of a trailer is requested, the Township Zoning Officer, upon application, shall determine whether approval is granted to use the trailer. This approval will be granted for a period of 90 days and is renewable at the discretion of the Township Zoning Officer for additional ninety-day periods.
F. 
A trailer may be allowed upon the premises of a one- or two-family residential dwelling for temporary residential occupancy in the event of a total or partial destruction of the residential dwelling. Under the aforementioned circumstances, the Township Zoning Officer and Bureau of Fire Prevention of the Hazlet Fire District No. 1, upon application by the affected resident, shall determine whether approval is granted to use the trailer. This approval will be granted for a period of 90 days and is renewable at the discretion of the Township Zoning Officer and Bureau of Fire Prevention for additional ninety-day periods.

§ 424-5 Permits.

Applications for the permitted use of a trailer may be obtained from the Fire Official and the application shall be submitted when completed by the party requesting use of a trailer on that form provided by the Township Zoning Officer to the Township Zoning Officer with a sketch showing the location of the trailer on the site, and detailing the distance of trailers from other buildings, fire hydrants, fire department connections and/or utilities and side and rear yard setbacks. In the instance of construction trailers, the Township Zoning Officer shall approve the location of trailers. Separate applications shall be submitted for each trailer requested to be used by the applicant. The Bureau of Fire Prevention of the fire district will approve or reject the request for a trailer within 48 hours of submission of a complete application and location sketch. If the application is approved by the Bureau of Fire Prevention, the permit will be issued allowing for the use of the trailer. In addition, the applicant shall place on each approved trailer a placard supplied by the Bureau of Fire Prevention which shall designate the contents of the trailer. The fee for the application shall be $25, nonrefundable, per trailer payable to the Bureau of Fire Prevention of District No. 1 and the fee for the permit shall be $75 per trailer payable to the Bureau of Fire Prevention of Fire District No. 1.

§ 424-6 Trailers and storage of toxic or hazardous materials.

No trailer located within the Township shall contain toxic or hazardous materials as defined hereinabove.

§ 424-7 Inspections.

All trailers shall be inspected by the Fire Official/Inspector if the Bureau of Fire Prevention on an intermittent basis to insure compliance.

§ 424-8 Enforcement.

A. 
Any trailer located within the Township of Hazlet without approval pursuant to this chapter shall be subject to the penalties as set forth below.
B. 
The Bureau of Fire Prevention of the Fire District shall have jurisdiction to enforce the provisions of this chapter and the Bureau of Fire Prevention shall undertake all trailer inspections.

§ 424-9 Violations and penalties. [1]

Any person, persons, corporation or partnership which violates any provisions of this ordinance shall be subject to a penalty as set forth in Chapter 1, Article III, General Penalty, or any subsequent amendments thereto; a fine shall be not less than $100.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).