City of Latrobe, PA
Westmoreland County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of Latrobe 7-13-1981 by Ord. No. 1981-2 as Ch. XIV of the 1981 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Flood damage prevention — See Ch. 127.
Subdivision and land development — See Ch. 154.
Zoning — See Ch. 166.

§ 140-1 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
APARTMENT BUILDING
A multifamily structure built specifically as an apartment complex. This definition shall not include any house built or converted for multifamily use (i.e., duplex or first- and second-story apartments).
[Added 3-12-2001 by Ord. No. 2001-5]
A. 
The land on which the building is located and portions of the building which are not included in a unit.
B. 
The foundations, structural parts, supports, main walls, roofs, basements, halls, corridors, lobbies, stairways and entrances and exits of the building.
C. 
The yards, parking areas and driveways.
D. 
Portions of the land and buildings used exclusively for the management, operation or maintenance of the common elements.
E. 
Installation of all central services and utilities.
F. 
All apparatus and installations existing for common use.
G. 
All other elements of the building necessary or convenient to its existence, management, operation, maintenance and safety or normally in common use.
H. 
Such facilities as are designated in the declaration as common elements.
CONDOMINIUM
An estate in real property consisting of an undivided interest in a portion of a parcel, together with a separate interest in a space within a structure appurtenant to common areas. This form of ownership may occur in designated residential zones, commercial zones and industrial zones.
[Added 3-12-2001 by Ord. No. 2001-5]
HEALTH AUTHORITY
The legally designated health authority of Pennsylvania; Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources.
LICENSE
Written approval, in whatever form, as issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources, authorizing a person to operate and maintain a mobile home park.
MOBILE HOME
A transportable, single-family dwelling which may be towed on its own running gear and which may be temporarily or permanently affixed to real estate by placement on blocks, foundation or similar construction and used for nontransient residential purposes and constructed with the same, or similar, electrical, plumbing and sanitary facilities as immobile housing.
MOBILE HOME LOT
A parcel of land constructed with the necessary utility connections, patio and other appurtenances necessary for the erection thereon of a single mobile home and the exclusive use of its occupants.
MOBILE HOME PARK
A parcel of land under single ownership which has been planned and improved for the placement of mobile homes for nontransient use.
PERSON
Any individual, firm, trust, partnership, public or private association or corporation or other entity.
RECREATIONAL VEHICLE
A vehicle without motive power which may be towed on the public highways by a passenger automobile without a special hauling permit and which is designed for human occupancy under transient circumstances, such as camping, travel or other recreational, sometimes variously known as a "travel trailer" or a "camping trailer."
SERVICE OR RECREATIONAL BUILDING
A structure housing operational, office, recreational, park maintenance and other facilities built to conform to required local standards.
SEWER CONNECTION
All pipes, fittings and appurtenances from the drain outlet of the mobile home to the inlet of the corresponding sewer riser pipe.
SEWER RISER PIPE
That portion of the sewer lateral which extends vertically to the ground elevation and terminates at each mobile home space.
WATER CONNECTION
All pipes, fittings and appurtenances from the water riser pipe to the water inlet pipe of the distribution system within the mobile home.
WATER RISER PIPE
That portion of the water service pipe which extends vertically to the ground elevation and terminates at a designated point at each mobile home lot.
WATER SERVICE PIPE
All pipes, fittings, valves and appurtenances from the water main of the park distributing system to the water outlet of the distribution system within the mobile home.

§ 140-2 (Reserved) [1]

[1]
Editor’s Note: Former § 140-2, Permit, was repealed 11-12-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-7.

§ 140-3 Registration.

A. 
Department of Environmental Resources. It shall be unlawful for any person to operate any mobile home park within the limits of Latrobe unless he holds a certificate of registration issued annually by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources in the name of such person for the specific mobile home park. Proof of such registration shall be furnished Latrobe by February 1 each year.
B. 
Transfer of ownership. Every person holding a certificate shall file notice, in writing, to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources and the municipal officer within 10 days after having sold, transferred, given away or otherwise disposed of interest in or control of any mobile home park. If the certificate of registration is transferred by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources, proof of such transfer shall be furnished the municipal officer forthwith.
C. 
Suspension. Whenever, upon inspection of any mobile home or mobile home park, it is determined that conditions or practices exist which are in violation of any provision of this chapter or of any regulations adopted pursuant thereto, the municipality shall give notice, in writing, in accordance with § 140-17A to the person to whom the certificate was issued advising him that, unless such conditions or practices are corrected within a reasonable period of time specified in the notice, the license to operate in the municipality shall be suspended. At the end of such period, such mobile home park shall be inspected and, if such conditions or practices have not been corrected and the licensee has not requested a hearing as provided in § 140-17B, the municipal officer shall suspend the license and give notice, in writing, of such suspension to the person to whom the certificate is issued.

§ 140-4 Inspection.

A. 
Inspections. A representative of the municipality may inspect a mobile home park at reasonable intervals and at reasonable times to determine compliance with this chapter.
B. 
Inspector. The Code Enforcement Officer is hereby designated as the person to make such inspections. The Latrobe Council may designate any other individuals, as needed, to make additional inspections where required.
[Amended 4-23-1996 by Ord. No. 1996-5]
C. 
Authorization to act. The Code Enforcement Officer may, in his discretion, give notice for violations of this chapter and issue notice thereof without express authority from the Latrobe supervisor in each instance.

§ 140-5 Construction requirements.

A. 
Minimum park area. A mobile home park shall have at least 6,000 square feet average gross area for each mobile home. A mobile home park will consist of eight or more mobile homes.
B. 
Site location. The location of all mobile home parks shall comply with the following minimum requirements:
(1) 
Free from adverse influence by swamps, marshes, garbage or municipal waste disposal areas or other potential breeding places for insects or rodents.
(2) 
Not subject to flooding.
(3) 
Not subject to any hazard or nuisance, such as excessive noise, vibration, smoke, toxic matter, radiation, heat, odor or glare.
(4) 
A minimum of 50 feet of frontage for each mobile home, regardless of zone.
(5) 
May not be located in an R-1, R-2, R-4, I-1 or I-2 zoned area.
[Amended 4-10-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-4]
C. 
Site drainage requirements.
(1) 
The ground surface in all parts of every park shall be graded and equipped to drain all surface water in a safe, efficient manner.
(2) 
Surface water collectors and other bodies of standing water capable of breeding mosquitoes and other insects shall be eliminated or controlled in a manner approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources.
(3) 
Wastewater from any plumbing fixture or sanitary sewer line shall not be deposited upon the ground surface in any part of a mobile home park.
D. 
Soil and ground cover requirements.
(1) 
Exposed ground surfaces in all parts of every park shall be paved or covered with stone screenings or other solid material or protected with a vegetative growth that is capable of preventing soil erosion and the emanation of dust during dry weather.
(2) 
Park grounds shall be maintained free of vegetation growth which is poisonous or which may harbor rodents, insects or other pests harmful to man.
E. 
Park areas for nonresidential uses.
(1) 
No part of any park shall be used for nonresidential purposes, except such uses that are required for the direct servicing and well-being of park residents and for the management and maintenance of the park.
(2) 
Nothing contained in this section shall be deemed as prohibiting the sale of a mobile home located on a mobile home lot and connected to utilities.
F. 
Required setbacks, buffer strips and screening.
(1) 
All mobile homes shall be located at least 20 feet from any park property boundary line abutting upon a public street or highway and at least 10 feet from other park property boundary lines.
(2) 
There shall be a minimum distance of 10 feet between an individual mobile home, including accessory structures attached thereto, and adjoining pavement of a park street or common parking area or other common areas and structures.
(3) 
All mobile home parks located adjacent to industrial or commercial land uses may be required to provide screening such as fences or natural growth along the property boundary line separating the park and such adjacent nonresidential use.
G. 
Erection and placement of mobile homes.
(1) 
Mobile homes shall be separated from each other and from other buildings and structures by at least 15 feet on all sides.
(2) 
An enclosure of compatible design and material shall be erected around the entire base of each mobile home. Such enclosure shall provide sufficient ventilation to inhibit decay and deterioration of the structure.
(3) 
All mobile homes shall have available a storage bin or shed for two garbage cans.
H. 
Park street system.
(1) 
General requirements. A safe and convenient vehicular access shall be provided from abutting public streets or roads.
(2) 
Access. The entrance road or area connecting the park with a public street or road shall have a minimum pavement width of 30 feet.
(3) 
Internal streets. Surfaced roadways shall be of adequate width to accommodate anticipated traffic and in any case shall meet the following minimum requirements:
(a) 
Where parking is permitted on both sides, a minimum width of 30 feet will be required.
(b) 
Dead-end streets shall be provided at the closed end with a turnaround having an outside roadway diameter of at least 60 feet.
(4) 
Required illumination of park street system. All parks shall be furnished with lighting units so spaced and equipped with luminaries placed at such mounting heights as will provide average levels of illumination for the safe movement of pedestrians and vehicles at night.
(5) 
Street construction and design standards.
(a) 
Streets. All streets abutting a mobile home park shall be constructed or surfaced by the developer in accordance with Latrobe specifications applicable to streets in conventional residential developments.
(b) 
Grades. Grades of all streets shall be sufficient to ensure adequate surface drainage, but shall not be more than 8%. Short runs with a maximum grade of 15% may be permitted, provided that traffic safety is assured by appropriate surfacing and adequate leveling areas.
(c) 
Intersections. Within 100 feet of an intersection, streets shall be at approximately right angles. A distance of at least 150 feet shall be maintained between center lines of offset intersecting streets. Intersections of more than two streets at one point shall be avoided.
(d) 
A plan of the streets shall be provided with the application for the park permit.
I. 
Off-street parking areas. Off-street parking for at least one motor vehicle shall be provided at each mobile home lot, and off-street parking areas for additional vehicles of park occupants and guests shall be provided where street rights-of-way are of insufficient width for such purposes.
J. 
Walks.
(1) 
General requirements. All parks may provide safe, convenient, all-season pedestrian access of adequate width for intended use, durable and convenient to maintain, between individual mobile homes, the park street and all community facilities provided for park residents. Sudden changes in alignment and gradient shall be avoided.
(2) 
Common walk system. Where pedestrian traffic is concentrated and a common walk system is provided, such common walks shall have a minimum width of 3 1/2 feet.
(3) 
Individual walks. All mobile home lots shall be connected to common walks or to streets or to driveways or parking spaces connecting to a paved street. Such individual walks shall have a minimum width of two feet.
K. 
Construction of mobile home lots.
(1) 
Mobile home lots within the park shall have an average gross area of 6,000 square feet; if a portion of the park is designed for the transient accommodation of recreational vehicles, lots constructed for this purpose shall have an average gross area of not less than 800 square feet.
(2) 
Each mobile home lot shall be improved to provide a permanent foundation which contains anchor bolts cemented therein for the placement of the mobile home and in such position as to allow a minimum of 10 feet between the mobile home and the right-of-way of the park street which serves the lot.
L. 
Recreational area. A recreational area or areas with suitable facilities shall be maintained within the park for the use of all park residents equal to 10% of the gross area.

§ 140-6 Water supply.

A. 
General requirements. A supply of water shall be provided for mobile homes, service buildings and other accessory facilities as required by this chapter. Connection shall be made to the public water system and its supply shall be used exclusively. Where a satisfactory public water supply system is not available, the development of a private water supply system shall be approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources or other authorities having jurisdiction.
B. 
Water distribution system.
(1) 
All water piping, fixtures and other equipment shall be constructed and maintained in accordance with state and local regulations.
(2) 
The system shall be so designed and maintained as to provide a pressure of not less than 20 pounds per square inch, under normal operation at service buildings and other locations requiring potable water supply.
C. 
Individual water riser pipes and connections.
(1) 
Individual water riser pipes shall be located within the confined area of the mobile home stand at a point where the water connection will approximate a vertical position, thereby ensuring the shortest water connection possible and decreasing susceptibility to water pipe freezing.
(2) 
The water pipe shall have a minimum inside diameter of one-half (1/2) inch and terminate at least four inches above the ground surface. The water outlet shall be provided with a cap when a mobile home does not occupy the lot.
(3) 
Adequate provisions shall be made to prevent freezing of service lines, valves and riser pipes and to protect risers from heaving and thawing actions of ground during freezing weather. Surface drainage shall be diverted from the location of the riser pipe.
(4) 
A shutoff valve below the frost line shall be provided near the water riser pipe of each mobile home lot. Underground stop and waste valves are prohibited unless their type of manufacture and their method of installation are approved.

§ 140-7 Sewage disposal.

A. 
General requirements. The public sewage system shall be provided in all parks for conveying and disposing of sewage from mobile homes, service buildings and other accessory facilities. Such system shall be designed, constructed and maintained in accordance with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources and local regulations.
B. 
Individual sewer connections.
(1) 
Each mobile home lot shall be provided with at least a three-inch diameter sewer riser pipe. The sewer riser pipe shall be so located on each stand that the sewer connection to the mobile home drain outlet will approximate a vertical position.
(2) 
The sewer connection shall have a nominal inside diameter of not less than three inches, and the slope of any portion thereof shall be at least one-fourth (1/4) inch per foot. All joints shall be watertight.
(3) 
All materials used for sewer connections shall be semirigid, corrosive-resistant, nonabsorbent and durable. The inner surfaces shall be smooth.
(4) 
Provisions shall be made for plugging the sewer riser pipe when a mobile home does not occupy the lot. Surface drainage shall be diverted away from the riser. The rim of the riser pipe shall extend at least one-half (1/2) inch above ground elevation.
C. 
Sewer lines. All sewer lines shall be located in trenches of sufficient depth to be free of breakage from traffic or other movements and shall be separated from the park water supply system. All sewer lines shall be constructed of materials approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources and Latrobe and shall have watertight joints.

§ 140-8 Electrical distribution system.

A. 
General requirements. Every park shall contain an electrical wiring system consisting of wiring, fixtures, equipment and appurtenances which shall be installed and maintained in accordance with the local electrical power company's specifications regulating such systems.
B. 
Power distribution lines.
(1) 
Main power lines not located underground shall be suspended at least 18 feet above the ground. There shall be a minimum horizontal clearance of three feet between overhead wiring and any mobile home, service building or other structure.
(2) 
All direct burial conductors or cable shall be buried at least 18 inches below the ground surface and shall be insulated and specially designed for the purpose. Such conductors shall be located not less than one foot radial distance from water, sewer, gas or communications lines.
C. 
Individual electrical connections. Each mobile home lot shall be provided with an approved disconnecting device and overcurrent protective equipment. The minimum service per outlet shall be 120/240 volts AC, 100 amperes.
D. 
Required grounding. All exposed non-current-carrying metal parts of mobile homes and all other equipment shall be grounded by means of an approved grounding conductor run with branch circuit conductors or other approved method of grounded metallic wiring. The neutral conductor shall not be used as an equipment ground for mobile homes or other equipment.

§ 140-9 Service buildings and other community service facilities.

A. 
Applicability. The requirements of this section shall apply to service buildings, recreational buildings and other community service facilities when constructed, such as:
(1) 
Management offices, repair shops and storage areas.
(2) 
Laundry facilities.
(3) 
Indoor recreation areas.
(4) 
Commercial uses supplying essential goods or services for the exclusive use of park occupants.
B. 
Structural requirements for buildings.
(1) 
All portions of the structure shall be properly protected from damage by ordinary uses and by decay, corrosion, termites and other destructive elements. Exterior portions shall be of such materials and be so constructed and protected as to prevent the entrance or penetration of moisture and weather.
(2) 
All rooms containing laundry facilities shall:
(a) 
Have sound-resistant walls extending to the ceiling between male and female sanitary facilities. Walls and partitions in lavatories and other plumbing fixtures shall be constructed of dense, nonabsorbent, waterproof material or covered with moisture-resistant material.
(b) 
Have at least one window or skylight facing directly to the outdoors. The minimum aggregate gross area of windows for each required room shall be not less than 10% of the floor area served by them.
(c) 
Have at least one window which can be easily opened or a mechanical device which will adequately ventilate the room.
(3) 
Toilets shall be located in separate compartments equipped with self-closing doors.

§ 140-10 Refuse handling.

The storage, collection and disposal of refuse in the mobile home park shall be so conducted as to create no health hazards, rodent harborage, insect breeding areas, accident or fire hazards or air pollution and shall comply with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources regulations governing mobile home parks.

§ 140-11 Insect and rodent control.

Grounds, buildings and structures shall be maintained free of insect and rodent harborage and infestation. Extermination methods and other measures to control insects and rodents shall conform to the requirements of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources regulations governing mobile home parks.

§ 140-12 Fuel supply and storage.

A. 
Natural gas system.
(1) 
Natural gas piping systems when installed in mobile home parks shall be maintained in conformity with accepted engineering practices.
(2) 
Each mobile home lot provided with piped gas shall have an approved shutoff valve installed upstream of the gas outlet. The outlet shall be equipped with an approved cap to prevent accidental discharge of gas when the outlet is not in use.
B. 
Liquefied petroleum gas systems. Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) systems provided for mobile homes, service buildings or other structures when installed shall be maintained in conformity with the rules and regulations of the authority having jurisdiction and shall include the following:
(1) 
Systems shall be provided with safety devices to relieve excessive pressures and shall be arranged so that the discharge terminates at a safe location.
(2) 
Systems shall have at least one accessible means for shutting off gas. Such means shall be located outside the mobile home and shall be maintained in effective operating condition.
(3) 
All LPG piping outside of the mobile homes shall be well supported and protected against mechanical injury. Undiluted liquefied petroleum gas in liquid form shall not be conveyed through piping equipment and systems in mobile homes.
(4) 
Vessels of more than 12 and less than 60 United States gallons' gross capacity may be securely but not permanently fastened to prevent accidental overturnings.
(5) 
No LPG vessel shall be stored or located inside or beneath any storage cabinet, carport, mobile home or any other structure unless such installations are specially approved by the authority having jurisdiction.
C. 
Fuel oil supply systems.
(1) 
All fuel oil supply systems provided for mobile homes, service buildings and other structures shall be installed and maintained in conformity with the rules and regulations of the authority having jurisdiction when provided.
(2) 
All piping from outside fuel storage tanks or cylinders to mobile homes shall be securely, but not permanently, fastened in place.
(3) 
All fuel oil supply systems provided for mobile homes, service buildings and other structures shall have shutoff valves located within five inches of storage tanks.
(4) 
All fuel storage tanks or cylinders shall be securely placed and shall not be less than five feet from any mobile home exit.
(5) 
Storage tanks located in areas subject to traffic shall be protected against physical damage.

§ 140-13 Fire protection.

A. 
Local regulations. The mobile home park area shall be subject to the rules and regulations of Latrobe fire prevention authority where provided.
B. 
Litter control. Mobile home park areas shall be kept free of litter, municipal waste and other flammable materials.
C. 
Fire extinguishers. Portable fire extinguishers of a type approved by the fire prevention authority shall be kept in public service buildings under park control, and a sufficient number shall be maintained throughout the park in readily accessible and well-marked positions.
D. 
Fire hydrants.
(1) 
Fire hydrants shall be installed if their water supply source is capable to serve them in accordance with the following requirements:
(a) 
The water supply course shall permit the operation of a minimum of two one-and-one-half-inch hose streams.
(b) 
Each of two nozzles, held four feet above the ground, shall deliver at least 75 gallons of water per minute at a flowing pressure of at least 30 pounds per square inch at the highest point of the park.
(2) 
Fire hydrants, if provided, shall be located within 600 feet of any mobile home, service building or other structure in the park and shall be installed in accordance with municipality specifications.

§ 140-14 Erection of single mobile homes.

A. 
Installation requirements. If a mobile home is erected and maintained as a single-family dwelling house outside a mobile home park, the following requirements shall be met:
(1) 
A single mobile home may not be erected in an R-1, R-2, R-4, I-1 or I-2 Zone.
[Amended 4-10-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-4]
(2) 
The tract upon which the mobile home is installed shall conform to the minimum lot size requirements of the district or zone where located.
(3) 
The mobile home shall be installed so as to conform to all front yard, side yard and rear yard setback lines applicable to immobile housing in that district or zone, if any. Otherwise, the mobile home shall be installed at least 15 feet from all property lines.
(4) 
The mobile home shall be installed upon and securely fastened to a frost-free foundation or footer which contains anchor bolts cemented therein, and in no event shall it be erected on jacks, loose blocks or other temporary material not placed on a footer or foundation.
(5) 
An enclosure of compatible design and material shall be erected around the entire base of the mobile home. Such enclosure shall provide sufficient ventilation to inhibit decay and deterioration of the structure.
(6) 
The mobile home shall be connected to public water and sewer systems.
(7) 
The tract shall be attractively seeded, landscaped and shrubbed.
(8) 
Any garage, utility shed or other outbuilding constructed on the tract shall conform to the standards applicable to Chapter 108, Building Construction, and Chapter 166, Zoning.
(9) 
All mobile homes shall have available a storage bin or shed for two garbage cans.
(10) 
Any single on-lot mobile home shall meet the specifications for manufacture of mobile homes as set forth in United States Standards Institute Standards for Mobile Homes, USA Standard A 119.1-1969, NFPA No. 501B-1968 and any subsequent modification or amendment of such standards.
(11) 
All mobile homes shall be connected to the street by a walkway from the front doors with a minimum width of two feet.
B. 
Building permit. No mobile home shall be erected on a single lot unless a building permit is first obtained in accordance with Chapter 108, Building Construction, and Chapter 166, Zoning.
C. 
Recreational vehicles. No recreational vehicle shall be erected and maintained for living purposes in this municipality except in a duly licensed mobile home park. Unoccupied recreational vehicles may be parked or stored in a private garage, carport or rear or side yard, but the same shall not be stored or parked on a public street or in the front yard of a residential dwelling.

§ 140-15 Responsibilities of park management.

A. 
The person to whom a license for a mobile home park is issued shall operate the park in compliance with this chapter and shall provide adequate supervision to maintain the park, its facilities and equipment in good repair and in a clean and sanitary condition.
B. 
The park management shall supervise the placement of each mobile home on its mobile home lot, which includes securing its stability and installing all utility connections.
C. 
The park management shall give the Environmental Resources Officer free access to all mobile home lots, service buildings and other community service facilities for the purpose of inspection.
D. 
The management shall maintain a register containing the names of all park occupants. Such register shall be available to any authorized person inspecting the park. The management shall notify the appropriate officer, in accordance with state and local taxation laws, of the arrival and departure of each mobile home.

§ 140-16 Removal of mobile homes.

[Amended 11-12-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-7]
No mobile home, whether installed on a single lot or in a mobile home park, shall be removed without first obtaining a permit from the Latrobe Tax Collector, as required by Act No. 54, 1969, of the Pennsylvania General Assembly.[1] Such permit shall be issued upon payment of a fee as described in the fee schedule attached to Chapter 3, Administrative Code, § 3-48, Fee schedules, and real estate taxes assessed against the home and unpaid at the time the permit is requested.
[1]
Editor's Note: See 72 P.S. § 5020-407.

§ 140-17 Notices; hearings; orders.

A. 
Notice of violation. Whenever the Code Enforcement Officer determines that there are reasonable grounds to believe that there has been a violation of any provision of this chapter or of any regulation adopted pursuant thereto, such authority shall give notice of such alleged violation to the person to whom the permit or certificate was issued, as hereinafter provided. Such notice shall:
(1) 
Be in writing.
(2) 
Include a statement of the reasons for its issuance.
(3) 
Allow a reasonable time for the performance of any act it requires.
(4) 
Be served upon the owner or his agent as the case may require; provided, however, that such notice or order shall be deemed to have been properly served upon such owner or agent when a copy thereof has been served with such notice by any other method authorized or required by the laws of this state.
(5) 
Contain an outline or remedial action which if taken will effect compliance with the provisions of this chapter or any part thereof and with the regulations adopted pursuant thereto.
B. 
Hearing. Any person affected by any notice which has been issued in connection with the enforcement of any provision of this chapter or of any regulation adopted pursuant thereto may request and shall be granted a hearing on the matter before the Code Enforcement Appeal Board, provided that such person shall file in the office of the municipal authority a written petition requesting such hearing and setting forth a brief statement of the grounds therefor within 10 days after the notice was served. The filing of the request for a hearing shall operate as a stay of the notice and the suspension. Upon receipt of such petition, the appropriate official shall set a time and place for such hearing and shall give the petitioner written notice thereof. At such hearing the petitioner shall be given an opportunity to be heard and to show why such notice should be modified or withdrawn. The hearing shall be commenced not later than 10 days after the day on which the petition was filed, provided that upon application of the petitioner, the appropriate official may postpone the date of the hearing for a reasonable time beyond such ten-day period when, in his judgment, the petitioner has submitted good and sufficient reasons for such postponement.
C. 
Findings and order. After such hearing the appropriate official or body shall make findings as to compliance with the provisions of this chapter and regulations issued thereunder and shall issue an order, in writing, sustaining, modifying or withdrawing the notice, which shall be served as provided in § 140-17A(4). Upon failure to comply with any order sustaining or modifying a notice, the license of the mobile home park affected by the order shall be revoked.
D. 
Record; appeal. The proceedings at such a hearing, including the findings and decision of the authority, and together with a copy of every notice and order related thereto shall be entered as a matter of public record in the office of the environmental resources or municipal authority, but the transcript of the proceedings need not be transcribed unless judicial review of the decision is sought as provided by this section. Any person aggrieved by the decision of the environmental resources or municipal authority may seek relief therefrom in any court of competent jurisdiction, as provided by the laws of the commonwealth.

§ 140-18 Violations and penalties; permit revocation or suspension.

[Amended 4-23-1996 by Ord. No. 1996-5]
A. 
Summary offense. Any person who violates any provision of this chapter shall be guilty of a summary offense for each day of violation and, upon conviction, shall be required to pay a penalty for the use of Latrobe in a sum not to exceed $600, together with costs of prosecution, and in default of such payment shall undergo imprisonment for not more than 30 days.
B. 
Revocation or suspension of permit. Upon repeated violations by the same permittee, his right to the issuance of a permit or to continued operation under a permit may be suspended for a fixed term or permanently revoked after notice and hearing by the appropriate governing body or board, subject to the right of appeal to the Westmoreland County Common Pleas Court as provided by law.