Borough of Moosic, PA
Lackawanna County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Moosic 6-12-2012 by Ord. No. 9-2012. Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 119-1 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
BOROUGH
The Borough of Moosic.
CAMPING
To spend one or several nights outdoors in a tent, primitive structure, cabin, recreational vehicle or no shelter at all.
COMMERCIAL CAMPING
Any camping in which any type of fee or remuneration is paid to the person who is the owner, lessor, lessee or any agent of the owner of the property where camping is to occur.
PERSON
Any individual, partnership, association, firm or corporation.
RECREATIONAL VEHICLE
Any vehicle not designed as a permanent dwelling, but as temporary living quarters for recreational, camping, travel or seasonal use.

§ 119-2 Restrictions.

A. 
Commercial camping shall only be allowed within the Borough in C-N Zones.
B. 
All persons shall be prohibited from allowing commercial camping unless a permit has been received from the Borough.

§ 119-3 Permit required; application; fee.

A. 
Any person seeking to provide commercial camping within the Borough shall first obtain a permit from the Borough.
B. 
Any person applying for a permit shall provide to the Borough the following:
(1) 
A site diagram depicting in detail all campsites.
(2) 
The location of all utilities servicing each campsite.
(3) 
A diagram describing all roadways into and out of the area where commercial camping is allowed.
(4) 
Details on when garbage will be collected, providing for at least twice-a-week pickup of garbage.
C. 
A yearly permit fee is hereby imposed as follows:
Number of Campsites
Fee
1 to 10
$100
11 to 50
$500
Over 50
$1,000

§ 119-4 Campsite provider requirements.

All commercial camping within the Borough shall be subject to the following requirements:
A. 
All commercial camping shall only occur in areas properly zoned for such.
B. 
All commercial camping shall comply with the Borough's Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 268, Subdivision and Land Development.
C. 
All commercial camping areas allowing recreational vehicles shall provide adequate means for disposal of human waste from said vehicles.
D. 
All persons providing commercial camping shall maintain their property in a clean manner and comply with all Borough ordinances.
E. 
Any commercial campsite shall provide for permanent restrooms which will be available to the individuals using the campsite on a twenty-four-hour-a-day basis.
F. 
Each campsite shall be a minimum of 200 square feet.

§ 119-5 Inspections; fee.

A. 
All persons providing commercial camping shall be subject to a yearly inspection by the Borough's Code Enforcement Officer.
B. 
All persons providing commercial camping shall pay a yearly inspection fee of $50.
C. 
The Borough's Code Enforcement Officer shall inspect said commercial camping area to determine if it complies with this chapter and all other Borough ordinances.

§ 119-6 Violations and penalties.

Any person violating any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof in a summary proceeding, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $600 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 30 days. Each day any sale is conducted in violation of this chapter shall be a separate violation of this chapter. The right to appeal from such conviction shall exist as in other cases of summary proceedings.