Town of North Collins, NY
Erie County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of North Collins as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Joint Planning Board — See Ch. 42.
Recreation Commission — See Ch. 61.
Mobile homes — See Ch. 153.
Parks and recreation areas — See Ch. 173.
Subdivision of land — See Ch. 220.
Zoning — See Ch. 265.
[Adopted 6-2-1980 by L.L. No. 1-1980 (Ch. 169 of the 1991 Code)]

§ 251-1 Title.

This article shall be known and may be cited as the "Recreational Vehicle Park Law of the Town of North Collins, New York," or by short title as the "RV Park Law."

§ 251-2 Legislative intent.

The purpose of this article is to promote and protect the public health, welfare, safety, order, conduct, comfort, convenience, prosperity and well-being of persons and property in the Town of North Collins, including inhabitants and others temporarily residing in recreational vehicles on a seasonal basis for the purposes of recreation, camping or vacation, by the regulation of recreational vehicles in recreational vehicle parks and by requiring that all recreational vehicle parks in the Town of North Collins be duly licensed; by requiring that recreational vehicle parks be established, constructed, maintained and operated only in accordance with plans approved by the Town Board after review and recommendation by the Planning Board and by establishing standards and other regulations for the design, development and operation of recreational vehicle parks in the Town of North Collins.

§ 251-3 Word usage; definitions.

A. 
When not inconsistent with the context, words used in the present tense include the future tense. Plural and singular connotations are interchangeable. The word "person" includes a firm, partnership or corporation as well as an individual, whether tenant, owner, lessee, licensee, agent, heir or assignee. The word "shall" is always mandatory. The word "used" includes the term "designed or intended to be used."
B. 
For the purpose of this article, the following words shall have the following meanings:
ALL-WEATHER HARD SURFACE
Macadam, concrete or equivalent as approved by the Highway Superintendent.
CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER
The duly appointed Code Enforcement Officer of the Town of North Collins.
COUNTY
The County of Erie, New York.
ENFORCEMENT OFFICER
The person duly appointed by the Town Board to enforce the provisions of this article. Unless otherwise designated by the Town Board, the Code Enforcement Officer shall be the "enforcement officer."
FIRE COMPANY
The organization, public or private, authorized by the Town of North Collins or by state law to provide fire prevention and fire protection services to any or all areas of the Town of North Collins.
HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT
The duly elected Town Highway Superintendent of the Town of North Collins.
LICENSE
A written permit or certification issued by the Town of North Collins permitting the establishment, construction, operation and occupancy, alteration and extension of a recreational vehicle park under the provisions of this article.
PLANNING BOARD
The Town Planning Board of the Town of North Collins, New York.
RECREATIONAL VEHICLE
A vehicular-type unit primarily designed as temporary living quarters for recreational, camping or travel use which either has its own motive power or is mounted on or drawn by another vehicle. The basic entities are travel trailer, camping trailer and truck camper. This definition does not include mobile homes as defined in Chapter 153, Mobile Homes, the local law for mobile home courts in the Town of North Collins.
RECREATIONAL VEHICLE PARK
A lot of land upon which two or more recreational vehicle sites are located, established or maintained for occupancy by recreational vehicles of the general public as temporary living quarters for recreation or vacation purposes.
RECREATIONAL VEHICLE PARK PLOT PLAN
The plan required of an applicant for a license to establish, maintain and operate a recreational vehicle park in the Town of North Collins pursuant to the development standards for recreational vehicle parks as enumerated in this article. Said plan shall show in sufficient detail, as required by local reviewing authorities, all of the required information pertaining to the proposed layout of a premises for a recreational vehicle park in compliance with this article.
RECREATIONAL VEHICLE PARK STREET
A private way which affords the principal means of access to individual recreational vehicle sites, as defined in this article, or auxiliary buildings.
RECREATIONAL VEHICLE SITE
A plot of ground within a recreational vehicle park intended for the accommodation of a recreational vehicle and/or tent on a temporary basis.
SERVICE BUILDING
A structure housing sanitary, operational, office, recreational, maintenance or other facilities built to conform to required standards of this article.
STABILIZED TRAVEL WAY
A travel way constructed by use of shale, gravel, paving or other suitable material.
STABILIZED VEHICULAR PARKING PAD
A required vehicular parking pad on each recreational vehicle site, constructed of shale, gravel, paving or other suitable material.
TOWN
The Town of North Collins.
TOWN BOARD
The Town Board of the Town of North Collins, New York.
TOWN CLERK
The duly elected Town Clerk of the Town of North Collins.

§ 251-4 Location of parks; conflict with other provisions.

No recreational vehicle park shall be located on any land situate in the Town of North Collins, outside the incorporated limits of the Village of North Collins, except as permitted and allowed by Chapter 265, Zoning, of the Code of Town of North Collins, as amended. In any instance of apparent conflict between the provisions of said Zoning Ordinance and this article, those provisions that are more restrictive shall govern.

§ 251-5 License required.

All recreational vehicle parks hereafter located in the Town of North Collins, outside the incorporated limits of the Village of North Collins, shall be duly licensed as hereinafter provided.

§ 251-6 Development application, procedures and licensing.

Every application for the construction, establishment, maintenance and operation of a recreational vehicle park in the Town of North Collins shall be subject to the requirements, procedures and licensing provisions hereinafter provided:
A. 
Plot plan required.
(1) 
Every application for the establishment, construction, maintenance and operation of a recreational vehicle park shall be accompanied by a plan and specifications for the development of such land use, including, as a minimum, the information required as specified in this article. Said plan shall be known as the "plot plan." The plot plan shall be clearly and legibly drawn at a scale of 100 feet or less to one inch. The plot plan shall be on uniform-sized sheets not larger than 36 inches by 48 inches. Whenever any proposed recreational vehicle park development is of such size that more than one sheet is required, then an index map on the same size sheet, relating to the entire plot plan, shall accompany these sheets. The Town Board may impose special conditions for the establishment, construction, maintenance, operation and occupancy of a proposed recreational vehicle park prior to and as a condition for the approval of any plot plan of a proposed recreational vehicle park.
(2) 
Where a recreational vehicle park development is proposed for construction in a series of stages, a master plan for the development of the entire tract of land shall be submitted along with the detailed plans and specifications for the initial stage as well as any subsequent stages.
B. 
Plot plan preparation requirements. The applicant may choose to present the following required information on a single plot plan map or on a series of maps supplemental and integral to the plot plan:
(1) 
A key map or sketch showing the location and boundaries of the tract proposed to be developed for recreational vehicle park purposes as related to existing roadways in the Town of North Collins within one square mile of the development site. This can be done by a small insert at a reduced scale on the plot plan or on one of the aforementioned supplemental maps.
(2) 
The name, address and telephone number of the registered property owner.
(3) 
The name, address and telephone number of the applicant.
(4) 
The interest of the applicant in the proposed recreational vehicle park.
(5) 
The name, address and telephone number of the engineer, architect, landscape architect, surveyor or other qualified person responsible for the plot plan map and any maps prepared as supplemental thereto.
(6) 
The North point, scale and date.
(7) 
The location, address and legal description of the entire proposed recreational vehicle park site.
(8) 
The existing zoning of the subject property and all adjacent properties.
(9) 
The names and addresses of all adjoining property owners of record and those within 500 feet of the proposed recreational vehicle park site.
(10) 
The approximate location of watercourses, tree masses, rock outcrops and existing buildings and the actual location of sewers, water mains, easements, fire hydrants and existing or platted streets of record within the proposed recreational vehicle park site and within 500 feet of the applicant's property.
(11) 
The topography (United States Geological Survey datum recommended) on the proposed recreational vehicle park site, showing contours at vertical intervals of five feet.
(12) 
Complete engineering plans and specifications of the proposed recreational vehicle park, including the name and seal of the registered professional engineer or surveyor or other qualified person who prepared such plans and specifications, showing:
(a) 
The area and dimensions of the entire tract of land.
(b) 
The land uses occupying the adjacent properties.
(c) 
The number, size and location of proposed recreational vehicle sites and other parking areas.
(d) 
The location, right-of-way and surfaced roadway width and surfacing material of all roadways and walkways.
(e) 
The proposed interior vehicular and pedestrian circulation patterns.
(f) 
The location of sites, if any, to be reserved for outdoor park, recreation or other such purposes, including the calculated acreage thereof.
(g) 
The location of service buildings, sanitary stations and any other existing or proposed structures.
(h) 
The location of water- and sewer lines and riser pipes.
(i) 
Plans and specifications of the water supply, sewage disposal and refuse facilities and, when required by the Town Board or the Planning Board, data on subsoil conditions, including the location and results of tests made to ascertain subsurface soil, rock and groundwater conditions.
(j) 
Plans and specifications of all buildings to be constructed within the recreational vehicle park.
(k) 
The locations and details of lighting, electric and gas systems.
(l) 
The location of all drainage easements and a plan for collecting and discharging storm drainage, to comply with Town and county drainage plans, if any.
C. 
Referral to Planning Board.
(1) 
Every applicant for the construction, establishment, maintenance and operation of a recreational vehicle park shall file with the Town Clerk the following data.
(a) 
A written application to the Town Board for a license for the occupancy and operation of a recreational vehicle park in the Town of North Collins and the Town Board's approval of a recreational vehicle park plot plan for the construction, establishment and maintenance of a recreational vehicle park in the Town of North Collins, subject to the provisions of this article and all applicable county and/or state laws.
(b) 
Two copies of any applicant-requested variance from the provisions of this article, pursuant to the variance power of the Town Board as stated herein.
(c) 
Two copies of the original proposed plot plan, as described in this section, for such a recreational vehicle park, together with all information and supporting documentation as stipulated in this article and all applicable county and/or state laws.
(d) 
Two copies of all required written approvals by County and/or State Health Departments concerning all health and sanitation facilities to be provided in the applicant's proposed recreational vehicle park.
(2) 
Upon receipt of the application for a license and the request for Town Board approval of the plot plan, together with all documentation as indicated above, the Town Clerk shall immediately make the following referrals.
(a) 
To the Town Board. One copy of all data submitted as stipulated in Subsection C(1)(a), (b), (c) and (d) above.
(b) 
To the Planning Board. One copy of all data submitted as stipulated in Subsection C(1)(a), (b), (c) and (d) above.
D. 
Review procedures of Planning Board.
(1) 
Upon receipt of the recreational vehicle park data from the Town Clerk, the Planning Board, at its first regular meeting thereafter, shall consider and begin a complete review of said referral data in terms of the requirements of this article for the construction, establishment, maintenance and operation of a recreational vehicle park in the Town.
(2) 
For the purpose of its review, the Planning Board may request a meeting or meetings with the applicant and/or his representative for the purpose of discussing any portion of the submitted plot plan, the supporting documentation or any section of this article.
(3) 
The Planning Board may make suggestions to the applicant and/or his representative concerning any revision to the original plot plan the Planning Board deems desirable.
E. 
Report and recommendation to Town Board.
(1) 
Within 90 days from the date of first consideration of a recreational vehicle park application by the Planning Board, at a regular monthly meeting thereof, the Planning Board shall submit a written report to the Town Board together with its recommendations on a referred recreational vehicle park application.
(2) 
Said report shall include:
(a) 
References, point by point, to any omissions or any other deficiencies in the original plot plan and/or supporting documentation revealed during the Planning Board's review thereof and comparison with the requirements of this article.
(b) 
Any Planning Board suggestions made to the applicant and/or his representative during said review process for revision of the original plot plan.
(c) 
Any Planning Board recommendations concerning the approval, approval with modifications or conditions attached or disapproval with reasons therefor of the original or revised plot plan and supporting documentation.
(3) 
The aforementioned ninety-day period of maximum Planning Board review time, or any approved extension thereof by the Town Board, for the consideration of a recreational vehicle park plot plan and supporting documentation shall not include any time during the months of July and August in any given year.
(4) 
The applicant, by simultaneous written communication to the Town Board and Planning Board, may request a time extension beyond the aforementioned ninety-day period of Planning Board review, report and recommendation on a referred recreational vehicle park plot plan to permit the applicant an opportunity to submit any revised plot plan or supporting documentation to the Planning Board for its further review and consideration. If such time extension is requested by the applicant and subsequently approved by the Town Board, said extension shall be for no less than an additional thirty-day period.
F. 
Public hearing by Town Board.
(1) 
Before any final action is taken by the Town Board on the application for a license and approval of a plot plan for the construction, establishment, maintenance, operation and occupancy of a recreational vehicle park, the Town Board shall hold a public hearing thereon. Unless a delay is approved by the Town Board, said public hearing shall be scheduled within 120 days of the date of the Town Board's receipt of the applicant's written application on referral from the Town Clerk.
(2) 
The public hearing shall be concerned with the application for the license, the plot plan and supporting documentation as originally submitted by the applicant to the Town Clerk, unless revised copies of the same have been received by the Town Board, have been reviewed by the Planning Board and are filed with the Town Clerk in advance of the filing date for legal advertisement of the public hearing. The cost to the Town for said legal advertisement shall be borne in its entirety by the applicant. The applicant shall pay to the Town Clerk, in full amount, said advertising cost at the time of the public hearing.
G. 
Variance power of Town Board.
(1) 
Upon written request by an applicant for the establishment construction, maintenance, operation and occupancy of a recreational vehicle park, the Town Board may grant a variance to the provisions of this article, with exception of § 251-4 herein pertaining to the location of a recreational vehicle park, where said Board finds that, because of unusual circumstances of shape of premises, topography of premises or other existing conditions, extraordinary hardship would result from strict compliance with the provisions set forth herein so that substantial justice may be done and the public interest served.
(2) 
No variance shall be granted which will have the effect of nullifying the intent or purpose of this article, applicable county and/or state health requirements or applicable public safety standards.
(3) 
The Town Board shall act to approve or disapprove any such applicant request for a variance, as set forth above, prior to the scheduling of any public hearing for the consideration of a proposed recreational vehicle park in the Town of North Collins.
H. 
Approval of plot plan by Town Board.
(1) 
Within 60 days of the date of the public hearing held thereon, the Town Board shall take action to approve, to approve with modifications or conditions attached or to disapprove with reasons therefor the plot plan of a recreational vehicle park for which a license has been applied for.
(2) 
Action to approve said plot plan or to approve subject to modifications and/or conditions attached shall be construed as Town Board authorization for the establishment and construction of a recreational vehicle park in the Town of North Collins by the applicant pursuant to the requirements of this article and applicable county and/or state health and safety laws and subject to such modifications, attached conditions and variances, if any, as stipulated in the Town Board action on said plot plan.
(3) 
Said action by the Town Board for unrestricted or restricted approval of a plot plan shall also be construed as a preliminary indication of the Town Board's intent to formally authorize a license for the operation and occupancy of a recreational vehicle park, subsequent to the actual establishment and construction of said recreational vehicle park, in accordance with the standards set forth herein and in consideration of any variances therefrom and/or any conditions attached thereto.
I. 
Licensing.
(1) 
No area of the Town of North Collins shall be permitted to be used, operated or maintained as a recreational vehicle park nor shall any recreational vehicles be permitted occupancy of the premises therein unless said premises is duly licensed as a recreational vehicle park by action of and in such manner as prescribed by the Town Board, and further provided that such license shall be valid at all times.
(2) 
No initial license for the operation, maintenance and occupancy of a recreational vehicle park shall be approved by the Town Board until all of the following procedures have been completed to the satisfaction of the Town Board:
(a) 
Pursuant to the Town Board's unrestricted or restricted approval of a recreational vehicle park plot plan, the premises proposed for a recreational vehicle park is constructed and established in accordance with the provisions of this article, except for any variances therefrom as approved by the Town Board, all modifications and/or conditions attached to the approval of the plot plan by the Town Board and all applicable county and/or state health and safety laws.
(b) 
Subsequent to and in consideration of the procedure outlined in Subsection I(2)(a) above, the enforcement officer shall make an on-site inspection of the premises to determine that all of the requirements for construction, establishment, maintenance, operation and occupancy of a recreational vehicle park have been complied with.
(c) 
Subsequent to said inspection as indicated in Subsection I(2)(b) above, the enforcement officer shall file with the Town Board a written report attesting to his inspectional findings. If such inspection uncovers the fact that not all requirements have been complied with, the report shall cite all such deficiencies. If such inspection indicates that all of the requirements have been complied with, the report shall reflect such finding.
(3) 
After the procedures as outlined in Subsection I(2)(c) above have been completed, the Town Board shall act to formally approve or to disapprove an application for a license for the operation, maintenance and occupancy of a recreational vehicle park. There shall be no conditional approval for such license. If a license application is disapproved by the Town Board, the reasons for such action shall be stated and communicated in writing to the applicant. Such communication shall indicate what the applicant must accomplish to correct any remaining deficiencies in the establishment, construction and maintenance of a recreational vehicle park prior to any Town Board reconsideration of a recreational vehicle park application for license for approval. Any such Town Board reconsideration of a license application initially disapproved by said Board shall be subsequent to the enforcement officer's reinspection of the premises and the rendering of a favorable report thereon to the Town Board.
(4) 
The action of approval of a license application by the Town Board shall mandate the issuance of a license by the Town Clerk for the operation, maintenance and occupancy of a recreational vehicle park in such form as determined by the Town Board.
(5) 
The initial license authorized by the Town Board for the operation, maintenance and occupancy of a recreational vehicle park shall be for one year from the date of the Town Board's license approval. Upon the written request of the owner of a licensed recreational vehicle park, the periodic renewal of the initial license shall be permitted and shall be of such duration as determined by the Town Board. Any transfer of ownership of the premises of a licensed recreational vehicle park shall not affect the status of any valid recreational vehicle park license nor any subsequent request for license renewal nor be the basis for any action for license revocation.
(6) 
Action by the Town Board for the renewal of a recreational vehicle park license shall be taken only after a reinspection of the premises of a licensed recreational vehicle park, at the request of the Town Board, by the enforcement officer has been completed and said officer has filed a written report with the Town Board that there are no violations of this article or applicable county and/or state health or safety laws at the time of the requested license renewal.
J. 
License fees.
[Amended 12-4-1991 by L.L. No. 2-1991]
(1) 
The annual license fees applying to licensed recreational vehicle parks in the Town of North Collins shall be as set forth from time to time by resolution of the Town Board.
(2) 
The Town Board shall determine the total annual license fee for a licensed recreational vehicle park at the time of its initial license approval, at the time of any subsequent amendment or revision to the initial plot plan as approved by the Town Board or at the time of any approval of a recreational vehicle park license renewal. The Town Board shall inform the Town Clerk of the total amount of each annual license fee.
(3) 
Before any initial license for a recreational vehicle park is issued, amended or renewed by action of the Town Clerk pursuant to directive by the Town Board, the owner, or his representative, of the premises of a recreational vehicle park shall pay, in total amount, the license fee due and payable therefor, as determined by the Town Board, to the Town Clerk.
K. 
License revocation.
(1) 
Under the conditions and/or findings set forth below, the Town Board shall have the authority to revoke the license of a licensed recreational vehicle park in the Town of North Collins. Said action to revoke the license of a licensed recreational vehicle park shall be communicated to the owner, or his representative, of a recreational vehicle park so affected by such action in writing. Upon the revocation of such license, the premises affected shall forthwith cease to be used for the purpose of a recreational vehicle park, and all recreational vehicles shall be removed therefrom within a period of time as indicated by the revocation action of the Town Board.
(2) 
The Town Board may revoke the license of a licensed recreational vehicle park for the following reasons:
(a) 
Without a hearing, based on a written communication from the Town Clerk filed with the Town Board indicating the failure of the owner of a recreational vehicle park, or his representative, to pay the applicable annual license fee in the proper amount and manner or at any time of payment as stipulated in this article.
(b) 
After a hearing, based on the written notice and show-cause order to a recreational vehicle park licensee as served by the enforcement officer requiring the licensee to appear before the Town Board at a time to be specified in such notice and show cause why such license should not be revoked. The Town Board may, after such hearing, at which time the testimony and witnesses of the enforcement officer and the licensee shall be heard, revoke said license if the conditions described in the original order of the enforcement officer have not been corrected or if the licensee has violated or caused to have violated any of the other provisions of this article not so cited in said original order.

§ 251-7 Development standards.

The following considerations and design standards shall be observed in the preparation of a plot plan for the development of a recreational vehicle park in the Town of North Collins as required by this article and subject to review, recommendations and approval by the Town Board and the Planning Board:
A. 
Site restrictions. In the interest of site suitability for recreational vehicle park development, the following conditions or circumstances should be considered in the location and design of a recreational vehicle park:
(1) 
Site conditions. The condition of soil, groundwater level, drainage and topography shall not create hazards to the property or the health and safety of the occupants. The site shall not be exposed to objectionable smoke, noise, odors or other adverse influences, and no portion subject to unpredictable and/or sudden flooding, subsidence or erosion shall be used for any purpose which would expose persons or property to hazards.
(2) 
Soil and ground cover. Exposed ground surfaces in all parts of the recreational vehicle park shall be paved or covered with stone screenings or other solid materials or protected with a vegetative growth that is capable of preventing soil erosion and of eliminating objectionable dust.
(3) 
Drainage requirements. Surface drainage plans for the entire recreational vehicle park shall be reviewed by the appropriate county public works or engineering department or drainage agency, which shall determine whether the proposed plan is compatible with the surrounding existing drainage pattern and the county drainage plan, if any, prior to the approval of any plot plan and the issuance of any recreational vehicle park license. No plot plan shall be approved nor any license issued by action of the Town Board where the appropriate county review body, as referred to above, finds such drainage plan to be incompatible with surrounding areas.
B. 
Park size and density.
(1) 
The minimum recreational vehicle park area shall be four acres.
(2) 
The maximum number of recreational vehicle sites shall be 15 per acre, not to exceed 60 within a minimum recreational vehicle park area.
(3) 
The minimum area within a recreational vehicle site shall be 1,500 square feet.
C. 
Vehicular circulation. Streets in recreational vehicle parks shall be private. They shall be constructed with a stabilized travel way, as approved by the Highway Superintendent, and shall meet the following minimum stabilized travel-way width requirements:
(1) 
One-way with no parking: 11 feet.
(2) 
One-way with parking on one side or two-way with no parking: 18 feet.
(3) 
Two-way with parking on one side: 27 feet.
(4) 
Two-way with parking on both sides: 34 feet.
D. 
Parking.
(1) 
Parking may be permitted on any street in a recreational vehicle park as long as no hazardous or unsafe conditions are created thereby to interior traffic circulation in the park or to the temporary occupants of the park premises.
(2) 
No parking, loading or maneuvering incidental to parking or loading shall be permitted on any public street, sidewalk, right-of-way or any public grounds or on any private grounds not part of the recreational vehicle park unless the owner has received written permission for such use. Each recreational vehicle park shall provide off-street parking, loading and maneuvering space located and scaled so that the prohibitions above may be observed.
(3) 
At least 1 1/2 parking spaces shall be provided in a recreational vehicle park per recreational vehicle site. At least one parking space shall be provided at each such site. Off-street parking may be provided in common parking areas or on individual recreational vehicle sites.
E. 
Entrances and exits.
(1) 
No entrance to or exit from a recreational vehicle park shall be permitted through a residential district, as defined on the Zoning Map portion of Chapter 265, Zoning, of the Town of North Collins, nor require movement of traffic from said park through a residential district.
(2) 
Entrances and exits to recreational vehicle parks shall be designed for safe and convenient movement of traffic into and out of the park and to minimize marginal friction with free movement of traffic on adjacent streets. All traffic into or out of the park shall be through such entrances and exits. Entrance or exit driveways shall be located not closer than 150 feet to the intersection of public streets or roads.
(3) 
No entrance or exit shall require a turn at an acute angle for vehicles moving in the direction intended, and radii of curbs and pavements at intersections shall be such as to facilitate easy turning movements for any type of recreational vehicle. No material impediment to visibility shall be created or maintained which obscures the view of an approaching driver in the right lane of the street or road within 100 feet where the speed limit is less than 45 miles per hour or 150 feet where the speed limit is 45 miles per hour or more on any portion of the approach lane of the accessway within 25 feet of its intersection with the right-hand lane of the street or road.
(4) 
It shall be the responsibility of the applicant for a license to construct, develop, maintain and operate a recreational vehicle park to provide the necessary access in all cases where there is no existing improved street or road connecting the recreational vehicle park with an improved existing public street or road. All recreational vehicle parks shall be provided with safe and convenient vehicular access from an improved public street or road. Any street or road improvement required on or beyond the boundary of the recreational vehicle park shall be improved in accordance with standards approved by the Highway Superintendent. The Highway Superintendent shall approve all access and entrance locations and improvements before the approval and issuance of any license for a recreational vehicle park by the Town Board.
F. 
Accessory uses and service buildings. Management headquarters, recreational facilities, toilets, dumping stations, showers, coin-operated laundry facilities and other uses and structures customarily incidental to the operation of a recreational vehicle park are permitted as accessory uses to the park. In addition, stores, restaurants, beauty parlors, barbershops and other convenience establishments shall be permitted as accessory uses in recreational vehicle parks in districts where such uses are not allowed as principal uses under Chapter 265, Zoning, of the Town of North Collins, subject to the following restrictions:
(1) 
Such establishments and the parking area primarily related to their operations shall not occupy more than 5% of the area of the recreational vehicle park.
(2) 
Such establishments shall be restricted in their use to occupants of the recreational vehicle park.
(3) 
Such establishments shall present no visible evidence from any street or road outside the recreational vehicle park of their commercial character which would attract customers other than occupants of the park.
(4) 
The structures housing such facilities shall not be located closer than 100 feet to any public street or road and shall not be directly accessible from any public street or road but shall be accessible only from a street or road within a recreational vehicle park.
G. 
Open space and recreational areas. A minimum of 8% of all areas within the boundaries of a recreational vehicle park shall be set aside and developed as common use areas for open recreational facilities. No recreational vehicle site, required buffer strip, street or road right-of-way, storage area or utility site shall be counted as meeting open area recreational purposes. No building or permanent structure shall be counted as meeting the open area recreational requirement except a building or structure that is enclosed and used exclusively for recreational purposes.
H. 
Buffering: setbacks, screening and landscaping.
(1) 
Each recreational vehicle park site shall contain a stabilized vehicular pad. No part of a recreational vehicle placed on a recreational vehicle park site shall be closer than five feet to any recreational vehicle park site boundary line. Recreational vehicles shall be separated from each other and from other structures by at least 10 feet.
(2) 
No permanent external appurtenances, such as carports, cabanas or patios, may be attached to any recreational vehicle parked in a licensed recreational vehicle park. Such described appurtenances as temporary, unattached accessory structures may be permitted. When permitted, such structures shall be considered as part of the recreational vehicle for the purposes of the separation requirements above.
(3) 
Recreational vehicle sites and off-street parking spaces shall not be located within the yard and setback areas required for main buildings in the zoning district of Chapter 265, Zoning, of the Town of North Collins, in which recreational vehicle parks are permitted as a special use, except that no recreational vehicle site shall be located nearer than 25 feet to a recreational vehicle park property line abutting upon a public street or road or closer than 12 feet to any other recreational vehicle park property line.
(4) 
Each recreational vehicle park shall set aside along the perimeter of the park the following areas, which shall be landscaped and used for no other purpose:
(a) 
Minimum recreational vehicle park front setback: 100 feet.
[Amended 12-4-1991 by L.L. No. 2-1991]
(b) 
Minimum recreational vehicle park side setback:
[1] 
When abutting residential zoning districts, the side setback shall be 50 feet.
[2] 
When abutting a dedicated public right-of-way, the side setback shall be 25 feet on the side street.
[3] 
When abutting any other zoning district, the side setback shall be 25 feet along the interior lot line.
(c) 
Minimum recreational vehicle park rear setback: 25 feet, except that when the rear yard abuts a residential zoned district, the minimum rear setback shall be 50 feet.
(5) 
Where needed to enhance aesthetics or to ensure public safety, the recreational vehicle park may be enclosed by a fence, wall, hedge, landscape screening, earth mounds or by other designs as required and approved by the Town Board which will complement the landscape and assure compatibility with the adjacent environment.

§ 251-8 Health, sanitary and safety regulations.

The following regulations relating to water supply, sewage disposal, sewage collection, refuse disposal, insect and rodent control, fires, sanitary facilities, service buildings, privies and safety shall be in effect in all recreational vehicle parks at all times in the Town of North Collins:
A. 
Water supply.
(1) 
The water supply shall be designed, constructed and maintained in compliance with all regulations and recommendations of the County Health Department to provide a safe, potable and adequate supply of water.
(2) 
The water supply shall not be connected to any nonpotable water supply nor be subject to any backflow or backsiphonage.
(3) 
No surface or stored water supply shall be used unless approved by the County Health Department. When approved for use, transported water shall be obtained from an acceptable source, stored and dispensed in an approved manner and shall contain a free chlorine residual of at least zero and 0.2 part per million at all points in the water system.
(4) 
Wells equipped with a hand pump shall be of the enclosed self-priming or sealed interior type pump with a closed downward directed spout. The well casing shall be protected by extending the casing at least one inch above the face of the pump flange and by a concrete apron graded to drain wastewater away from the well. Open pitcher pumps are not permitted.
(5) 
Where water is distributed under pressure, the water supply system shall deliver water at a minimum pressure of at least 20 pounds per square inch and a minimum flow of at least one gallon per minute at all outlets.
(6) 
The water supply shall deliver the following minimum volumes:
(a) 
One hundred gallons per day per recreational vehicle site (RV site) with individual water connections and where flush toilets are used in the recreational vehicle or in the service building.
(b) 
Seventy-five gallons per day per recreational vehicle site where faucets are provided in common and centralized flush toilets in a service building are used.
(c) 
Fifty gallons per day per recreational vehicle site where faucets are provided in common and privies are used.
(d) 
Twenty-five gallons per day per picnic site or five gallons per person per day in recreational areas with common faucets and flush toilets.
(e) 
Three gallons of water per person per day in a picnic or recreational area with common faucets and privies.
(7) 
Water service lines, riser pipes and valves shall be installed and protected from damage by freezing, ground movement, vehicles or other damage sources. Shutoff valves and drain valves installed for draining the system and the water service distribution lines shall be so arranged that water will be available to those recreational vehicle sites being occupied during low-temperature winter periods. Underground stop and waste valves are not permitted and shall not be installed on any water service.
(8) 
Where water connections are provided at each recreational vehicle site and there are individual sewer connections, the riser pipe shall be at least 1/2 inch in size and shall extend at least four inches vertically above the ground elevation. It shall be equipped with a one-half-inch valve outlet with a threaded male spigot for attaching a standard garden hose.
(9) 
Where individual water connections are not provided, common-use water faucets shall be conveniently accessible and located not more than 150 feet from any recreational vehicle site.
(10) 
Drinking fountains, if provided, shall be approved angle-jet types with adequate water pressures.
(11) 
Spillage, overflow, drainage or wastewater from faucets and drinking fountains shall be discharged to approved drains to prevent impoundment of water, creation of mud holes or other nuisance conditions.
(12) 
A water station for filling recreational vehicle water storage tanks shall be provided at the rate of one station for every 100 recreational vehicle sites or part thereof. These shall be located not less than 50 feet from a sanitary station. The station shall be posted with signs of durable material, not less than two feet, which state: "Potable Water — Do Not Use to Flush RV Waste Tanks." Such water stations shall consist of at least a three-fourths-inch pipe and valve outlet and shall be protected against the hazards of backflow and backsiphonage by an approved vacuum breaker located downstream from the shutoff valve. The fill hose shall be suspended so that no part of the hose and its appurtenances will come into contact with the ground. A sign shall be posted at the entrance indicating the provision of a sanitary station and water station.
B. 
Sewage disposal.
(1) 
Facilities shall be provided and properly maintained for the collection and disposal or treatment and disposal of sewage.
(2) 
Where a public sewer system is available, all plumbing fixtures, building sewers and recreational vehicle park sewers shall be connected thereto. If a public sewer system is not available, a private sewage collection and disposal facility meeting the requirements of the County Health Department and other applicable local government sewage disposal requirements shall be installed, and all building sewers and recreational vehicle park sewers shall be connected thereto.
(3) 
Solid and liquid wastes shall not be discharged or otherwise disposed of on the surface of the ground or into any well, cave, open ditch, stream, lake or reservoir.
C. 
Sewage collection.
(1) 
Sewage collection lines shall be laid in trenches of sufficient depth to be free of breakage from traffic, ground movement, agricultural activity or other sources of damage and shall be separated from the water supply system by a horizontal distance of 10 feet and a vertical elevation of two feet below waterlines at crossing points, unless pressure sewers are used.
(2) 
The sewer lines shall be connected with approved materials with adequate vents, watertight joints and sufficient cleanouts. All sewer lines shall have a minimum diameter of six inches, except that a sewer lateral which serves no more than 25 individual sewer connections for individual recreational vehicle sites or no more than five toilet connections may be four inches in diameter.
(3) 
Sewers shall be installed at a grade of at least 1/8 inch per foot to ensure a velocity of two feet per second when flowing full. Horizontal drainage lines connecting with other horizontal drainage lines shall enter through forty-five-degree Y-branches or other combinations of equivalent sweep.
(4) 
Cleanouts or manholes shall be provided at the upper end of each main sewer line, at intersections of two or more sewer lines, at changes in grade or alignment of more than 45° and at intervals of not more than 400 feet.
(5) 
Individual sewer connections shall have a four-inch inside diameter sewer lateral and riser pipe with the surrounding ground graded to drain from the rim of the riser pipe. The sewer lateral shall be properly trapped and vented if recreational vehicles without individually trapped and vented plumbing fixtures are accommodated.
(6) 
Dependent recreational vehicles with a drain hose less than three inches in diameter shall be connected with reducers and a screw or clamp-type fittings.
(7) 
Drain outlets from independent recreational vehicles shall be capped or connected with a durable, readily cleanable, nonabsorbent, corrosion-resistant drain hose having an inside diameter of not less than three inches. The sewer service connection shall be installed and maintained with a grade not less than 1/4 inch per foot.
(8) 
When the recreational vehicle site is not occupied, the sewer riser pipe shall be adequately covered.
(9) 
A flushing sink or other means of disposal shall be provided for disposal of liquid wastes from dependent recreational vehicles, unless a sanitary waste station is provided and is conveniently located. The flushing sink shall be easily accessible and located at a distance of not more than 300 feet from any recreational vehicle site. The sinks shall not be located in a room containing toilet, lavatory or bathing facilities, and toilets shall not be used for cleaning fish and food and washing dishes, utensils, clothing or other articles of household use.
(10) 
A sanitary waste station shall be provided for each 100 recreational vehicle sites or part thereof not equipped with individual sewer connections. Unless other approved means are used, the sanitary station shall be designed and constructed to include the following:
(a) 
Easy ingress and egress from a service road for recreational vehicles and a location not less than 50 feet from a recreational vehicle site.
(b) 
Connection to the sewer system by a trapped four-inch sewer riser pipe vented not more than 10 feet downstream from the trap by a four-inch vent, adequately supported and extending at least eight feet above the ground surface.
(c) 
The sewage inlet surrounded by a curbed concrete apron or trough of at least three by three feet, sloped to the inlet, and provided with a suitable hinged cover milled to fit tight.
(d) 
A means for flushing the immediate area and a recreational vehicle holding tank consisting of a properly supported water riser pipe terminating two feet above the ground with a 3/4 inch valved outlet and attached hose. The water outlet shall be protected against backsiphonage and backflow by an approved vacuum breaker installation located downstream from the shutoff valve.
(e) 
A sign, constructed of durable material and not less than two feet square, posted adjacent to the water flushing outlet and inscribed with the warning: "Unsafe Water Facility."
(11) 
The plumbing shall be installed in accordance with county and/or Town plumbing codes.
D. 
Refuse disposal.
(1) 
The storage, collection and disposal of refuse shall be performed so as to minimize accidents, fire hazards, air pollution, odors, insects, rodents or other nuisance conditions.
(2) 
Durable, watertight, easily cleanable refuse containers sufficient to contain all the refuse shall be provided at each service building and sanitary waste station or at a central storage area readily accessible and located not more than 300 feet from a recreational vehicle or picnic site unless provided at the recreational vehicle site. Refuse containers shall be provided at the rate of eight cubic feet (60 gallons) for each five recreational vehicle sites or the equivalent thereof if containers are provided at individual sites.
(3) 
Unless refuse is collected daily, the containers shall be covered with close-fitting flytight covers.
(4) 
Refuse shall be collected and removed from the premises as often as necessary, but not less than once weekly during the recreational vehicle park occupancy, and disposed of at a lawful disposal site.
(5) 
Where burning is permitted, combustible refuse can be burned in approved fireplaces.
(6) 
Refuse incinerators, where permitted, shall be isolated from vehicular and pedestrian traffic, and construction shall be reviewed by the appropriate county department and/or agency.
E. 
Insect and rodent control. Insects and domestic rodents shall be controlled by elimination of breeding and harborage sources, proper sanitary practices, extermination, verminproofing of buildings and other approved control methods.
F. 
Fires; cooking and eating facilities.
(1) 
Fires.
(a) 
Fires will be permitted only in facilities which have been provided for such purposes or where open fires are allowed.
(b) 
Fireplaces, fire pits, charcoal braziers, wood-burning stoves or other cooking facilities shall be located, constructed, maintained and used to minimize fire hazard and smoke nuisance in the recreational vehicle park and the neighboring properties.
(c) 
No fire shall be abandoned, left unattended or allowed to become a hazard to trees, vegetation, camping equipment or adjacent recreational vehicle sites.
(d) 
Fires shall be completely extinguished before the recreational vehicle site is vacated.
(e) 
No fuel shall be used and no material burned which emits dense smoke or objectionable odors.
(f) 
Flammable liquids shall be stored in metal containers approved by the appropriate fire underwriters agency.
(2) 
Tables shall be of durable, nontip construction and finished with a smooth, readily cleanable, weather-resistant material.
G. 
Sanitary facilities.
(1) 
Where water under pressure is available, sanitary facilities shall be provided and installed in accordance with applicable county plumbing codes.
(2) 
Where water under pressure is not available equivalent facilities, including privies, where not prohibited by state, county or Town regulations, shall be provided and installed in accordance with requirements of the County Health Department.
(3) 
Required toilet, lavatory and bathing facilities shall be provided in the following minimum numbers:
(a) 
In every recreational vehicle park, there shall be at least one toilet for each sex, except as permitted in Subsection I herein.
(b) 
A water supply shall be provided by a hand pump or water spigot approved by the County Health Department.
(c) 
Where a recreational vehicle park is designed and operated for exclusive use by independent or self-contained recreational vehicles only, at least one toilet and one lavatory shall be provided for each sex at the rate of one for every 100 recreational vehicle sites or fractional part thereof.
(d) 
Where a recreational vehicle park accepts or accommodates dependent camping vehicles and camping equipment campers, at least one toilet and one lavatory shall be provided for each sex at the rate of one each for every 15 recreational vehicle sites or fractional part thereof, and one shower shall be provided for each sex for every 30 recreational vehicle sites or fractional part thereof. Lavatories shall be provided at each building containing toilet facilities.
(e) 
Toilets and lavatories shall be provided for each sex at the rate of one for every 30 picnic spaces and one for each 100 persons in a recreational area having concentrated numbers of people.
(4) 
Urinals may be substituted for up to 1/3 of the required number of toilets. Men's toilet rooms shall include urinals where more than two toilets are required. Twenty-four inches of trough urinals shall be considered the equivalent of one urinal.
(5) 
Twenty-four inches of a wash sink shall be considered the equivalent of one lavatory. Laundry tubs and service sinks will not be acceptable substitutes for lavatories.
H. 
Service buildings.
(1) 
Service buildings shall be constructed of easily cleanable, nonabsorbent materials, maintained in good repair and in a clean and sanitary condition. They shall be conveniently located at a distance of not less than 10 nor more than 400 feet from any dependent camping vehicle site or persons served in a recreational area.
(2) 
Separate rooms containing required plumbing fixtures shall be provided for each sex and clearly marked "men" and "women." If located in the same building, they shall be separated by a solid, sound-resistant wall extending from floor to ceiling. The entrances shall be so designed so that the plumbing fixtures are not visible from the outside. A landing shall be provided beyond each exterior door opening and shall have a width and length not less than the door opening.
(3) 
The floors of service buildings shall have a smooth, impermeable and easily cleaned surface sloped to drain. Floor drains, properly trapped, shall be provided in all shower baths and shower rooms to remove wastewater and to facilitate cleaning. The walls and ceilings of such buildings shall be finished, and the walls shall have a smooth, nonabsorbent, easily cleanable surface extending to a height of four feet in toilet rooms and six feet in shower rooms.
(4) 
Every service building shall have a minimum ceiling height of 7 1/2 feet.
(5) 
Every service building shall have at least one window with a direct and unobstructed opening to the outside for natural light and ventilation, unless other approved means of light and ventilation to the outside air are provided.
(6) 
When necessary for exclusion of flies, mosquitoes and other insects, all exterior openings of service buildings shall be protected with fly screening of not less than 16 mesh per square inch, unless other approved protective devices are provided.
(7) 
Every service building shall be provided with at least one ceiling-type light fixture, at least one separate double convenience outlet adjacent to the lavatories and a light fixture at the outside entrance of the service building. All lights shall have wall switches; no pull cords shall be allowed.
(8) 
Illumination levels of at least 30 footcandles shall be maintained at lavatory mirrors and laundry-room work areas and at least five footcandles shall be maintained for general seeing tasks and at the service building entrance area.
(9) 
Where climatic conditions require artificial heating, service buildings shall be provided with approved heating facilities which are properly installed, maintained in a safe working condition and capable of maintaining a room temperature of 68° F.
(10) 
Toilets and showers shall be separately installed to be individually accessible and to permit simultaneous use.
(11) 
Each toilet shall be individually partitioned with a door to ensure privacy. The compartment shall be at least 30 inches in width, and there shall be at least 24 inches of clear space in front of a toilet. The dividing partitions shall be at least five feet in height with not less than six inches nor more than 12 inches separating the partition bottom and the floor. Toilets shall be provided with open-front seats.
(12) 
Each shower shall be individually partitioned with a curtain, screen or door to afford privacy.
(13) 
Shower floors shall be skid-resistant or provided with disposable or with nonslip impervious mats. Wooden racks (dust boards) over shower floors are prohibited. Where impervious mats are used, they must be cleaned, dried and kept off the shower floor when not in use.
(14) 
Shower stalls shall not be less then 30 inches by 30 inches in area and shall be constructed to prevent water flow into the dressing room space.
(15) 
Dressing room space, screened from view and equivalent to the size of the shower floor area, shall be provided adjacent to the bathing facilities and shall be equipped with a bench and clothes hook.
(16) 
Hot and cold water under pressure shall be supplied to all required plumbing fixtures, except that cold water only shall be supplied to toilets. Tempered water may be delivered to showers and sinks to conserve heated water and heating equipment. The system shall be designed to prevent discharge of water in excess of 120° F. at shower heads.
(17) 
Hot-water heating facilities shall have the capacity to provide a minimum of three gallons of hot water at 100° F. rise per hour per each recreational vehicle site during times of peak demand.
(18) 
Required plumbing fixtures shall be maintained in good working order and in a clean and sanitary condition. Every service room containing sanitary fixtures shall be provided with a wastebasket.
(19) 
Toilets shall be provided with a toilet paper holder or dispenser and a supply of toilet paper and a covered receptacle, and lavatory areas shall be provided with clothes hooks, shelves and trash receptacles.
(20) 
Service building construction shall conform to existing Town building codes and/or county or state building regulations and such specifications therein for making buildings and facilities accessible to and usable by the physically handicapped.
I. 
Privies. Regulations regarding privies, where permitted in semiprimitive and semideveloped recreational vehicle parks, shall be as follows:
(1) 
Privies shall be located not less than 50 feet nor more than 400 feet from any recreational vehicle site or building where food is prepared or served and shall be so constructed and maintained as to meet the requirements of applicable Town regulations and the requirements of the County Health Department.
(2) 
Vault privies shall not be located less than 50 feet from any well or spring nor less than 25 feet from any lake, stream or watercourse. Earth or pit privies shall be rodentproofed and shall not be located less than 100 feet from any well or spring nor less than 50 feet from any lake, stream or watercourse.
(3) 
Privies shall be constructed of readily cleanable materials and provided with tight-fitting, self-closing doors and impervious floor, risers and seats. They shall be flytight and maintained in good repair and in clean condition.
(4) 
Each privy building and vault shall be ventilated, and risers and seats shall be so designed and constructed as to facilitate convenient use and proper sanitation. The privy building shall be provided with a window or translucent ceiling or wall paneling to transmit natural or yard area lighting.
(5) 
Separate privy facilities shall be provided for each sex, and the privy seats for each sex shall be provided in the ratio of not less than one such unit for each 15 recreational vehicle sites. Toilet paper shall be provided.
(6) 
In isolated campgrounds or recreation areas limited to infrequent or casual use and where access is by foot, horseback or trail vehicles, one privy or toilet may be utilized by both sexes.
J. 
Safety.
(1) 
All electrical wiring, equipment and appurtenances shall be installed and maintained in accordance with Town, county, state or national electrical codes.
(2) 
Liquid petroleum gas, fuel oil, gasoline and other flammable liquids shall be handled and used in a safe manner and shall not be stored inside or beneath any recreational vehicle or within five feet of a door of a recreational vehicle.
(3) 
The grounds, building and related facilities shall be constructed, maintained and used in accordance with applicable Town, county and state fire prevention regulations.
(4) 
Play equipment, when provided for children, shall be designed for safety, maintained in good repair and located in areas free from hazards.
(5) 
Stables and corrals shall be located on a well-drained site and located at least 50 feet from any recreational vehicle site or food preparation area. Horses and large animals shall be kept in a manner to prevent hazards to inquisitive children and to prevent hazards to air or water pollution or nuisance conditions.

§ 251-9 Supplemental regulations.

In addition to the aforementioned requirements and regulations herein, as stipulated in §§ 251-6, 251-7 and 251-8, the following supplemental regulations and restrictions shall apply to any recreational vehicle park located in the Town of North Collins:
A. 
Tenting. Tents may be permitted in a licensed recreational vehicle park subject to the provisions of an approved recreational vehicle plot plan.
B. 
Unoccupied recreational vehicles. Storage of unoccupied recreational vehicles, not for sale or rental, may be permitted on the premises of a licensed recreational vehicle park during the times said recreational vehicle park is officially closed by action of the owner and/or the agent of the owner of a licensed recreational vehicle park, or by the Town, during any given twelve-consecutive-month period.
C. 
Location of recreational vehicles in a recreational vehicle park. No occupied recreational vehicle shall be located in a licensed recreational vehicle park in any area other than on a recreational vehicle site as shown on an approved plot plan or as such plot plan may be duly amended.
D. 
Temporary occupancy during construction.
(1) 
Upon written request by the applicant filed with the Town Board and after the unrestricted or restricted approval of a recreational vehicle park plot plan by the Town Board and prior to the issuance of any license therefor by the Town Board, the Town Board may permit the temporary occupancy of the premises of an unlicensed recreational vehicle park during the period of construction and establishment of said recreational vehicle park by the owner, his resident manager and/or workmen temporarily residing in recreational vehicles while engaged in such construction.
(2) 
In such cases, the maximum number of such persons or workmen and the duration of their temporary residence on said premises shall be determined by the Town Board. Furthermore, such temporary residence by said persons or workmen shall be subject to any conditions therefor as prescribed by the Town Board in approving such temporary occupancy, inspection of the premises by the enforcement officer as directed by the Town Board and the possible revocation of the permission for temporary occupancy by action of the Town Board.
E. 
Length of stay. Since § 251-2 of this article clearly indicates that the intent of this article is to provide suitable premises for recreational vehicle park development in the Town to accommodate persons temporarily residing in recreational vehicles on a seasonal basis for the purposes of recreation, camping or vacation; now, therefore, no person, other than the owner or a resident manager, shall be permitted to be a resident of a licensed recreational vehicle park, occupying a recreational vehicle therein for a period of more than eight months in any given twelve-month period.
F. 
Proper park maintenance. Recreational vehicle parks shall at all times be maintained in a clean, sanitary and safe manner in accordance with the provisions of this article and with any other requirements imposed as a condition of granting a license or the renewal thereof. Nothing in this article shall be construed to abrogate any of the provisions of the public health rules and regulations of the Erie County Health Department or of the public health laws of the State of New York, as the same may be hereafter amended. In the event of inconsistencies existing between the provisions of this article and said county or state code or law, said code or law shall govern.
G. 
Alteration or extension.
(1) 
A licensed recreational vehicle park may be altered or rearranged within the premises originally licensed with the approval of the Town Board pursuant to an approved revised plot plan for such alteration or rearrangement, provided that said alteration or rearrangement is in compliance with all provisions of this article. Said approval or disapproval action by the Town Board shall be subsequent to the referral of said revised plot plan to the Planning Board for review, recommendations and report back to the Town Board. The Town Board shall determine if the changes indicated in the revised plot plan are of sufficient magnitude as to warrant a public hearing on the revised plot plan prior to Town Board action thereon.
(2) 
A licensed recreational vehicle park may be expanded or extended beyond the premises originally licensed with the approval of the Town Board pursuant to an approved plot plan for such expansion or extension, provided that any such expansion or extension is in compliance with all provisions of this article. Action by the Town Board in processing any such request shall be the same as the procedures as outlined above for an alteration or rearrangement of a recreational vehicle park, with the exception that a public hearing shall be held thereon prior to any final action by the Town Board to approve or disapprove a requested expansion or extension.
H. 
Recreational vehicle park identification sign. Each recreational vehicle park established and operated in the Town of North Collins pursuant to a license therefor as approved by the Town Board shall be entitled to erect one freestanding identification sign not to exceed 32 square feet in area. The inscription on said sign shall only include the official name, logo or such other wordage identifying the recreational vehicle park on the premises, the street or road address of the recreational vehicle park and, optionally, any indication of vacancy or no vacancy for recreational vehicles on the premises. Such sign shall not be placed within 25 feet of any lot line or street line. Such sign, if illuminated, shall be illuminated only by a nonflashing indirect source of light from a concealed location.

§ 251-10 Administration and enforcement; inspections and violations.

Unless otherwise directed by the Town Board, the administration, enforcement, inspections and violations cited pursuant to this article shall be conducted and regulated as stipulated below:
A. 
Administration and enforcement.
(1) 
The Town Clerk and the enforcement officer are directed to maintain one copy of this article and all revisions and amendments thereto in their respective offices where they may be inspected by any interested person.
(2) 
It shall be the duty of the Town Clerk to perform all tasks assigned to the Town Clerk by the provisions of this article. Among other duties, the Town Clerk shall collect, record and turn over to appropriate Town officials all moneys received from public hearing fees, license applications and renewals and such other certifications as provided for in this article or as required by the Town Board.
(3) 
Unless otherwise provided by action of the Town Board, the Code Enforcement Officer shall be the enforcement officer of this article. It shall be the duty and responsibility of the enforcement officer to perform all tasks assigned to the enforcement officer by the provisions of this article or as required by the Town Board.
B. 
Inspections and violations.
(1) 
The enforcement officer shall have the authority to inspect or cause the inspection of any and all premises in the Town of North Collins planned or licensed for recreational vehicle park usage under the following conditions:
(a) 
Pursuant to all applicable provisions of this article.
(b) 
As directed by action of the Town Board.
(c) 
As requested by the applicant, the owner or his representative or any resident manager of a licensed recreational vehicle park.
(d) 
Upon the request or complaint of any citizen or resident in the Town of North Collins, temporary or otherwise, residing within or outside the premises of a licensed recreational vehicle park.
(e) 
On the volition of the enforcement officer at any time where such enforcement officer has knowledge of or suspects the possible violation of any provision of this article or directive of the Town Board affecting any recreational vehicle park.
(2) 
If, during the inspection of the premises of a recreational vehicle park, the enforcement officer finds that such recreational vehicle park is not being maintained in a clean, orderly, sanitary and safe condition or that such recreational vehicle park is not being operated in accordance with the provisions of this article, the enforcement officer shall serve the licensee, his agent or employee an order, in writing, directing that the conditions therein specified be remedied within a period of five days after service of such order. If, after the expiration of said period, such conditions are not corrected in accordance with said order, the enforcement officer shall serve notice, in writing, upon such recreational vehicle park licensee or his agent requiring the licensee to appear before the Town Board at a time and date to be specified in such notice and show cause why such license should not be revoked, according to the procedures set forth in § 251-6K(2)(b) of this article.

§ 251-11 Penalties for offenses.

A. 
No person may interfere with, obstruct or hinder the enforcement officer or any other authorized person proceeding in the discharge of his or her official duties with respect to or in the enforcement of the provisions of this article.
B. 
Failure to comply with any of the provisions of this article is hereby declared to be an offense. Every person convicted of an offense for a violation of any of the provisions of this article shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $250 or by imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
[Amended 12-4-1991 by L.L. No. 2-1991]
C. 
The prosecution or conviction for any violation of a provision of this article or the imposition of any fine or imprisonment shall not excuse such violation or permit the same to continue unremedied or prevent the revocation of any license, certificate or permit issued pursuant to this article.
D. 
In addition to other remedies, the Town of North Collins may institute any appropriate action or proceeding, legal or equitable, as may now or hereafter be provided or authorized by law to enforce this article or prevent or restrain a violation thereof.