[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Pleasantville 5-20-1985 by Ord. No. 10-1985. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Animals — See Ch. 90.
Private campgrounds — See Ch. 115.
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 119.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 135.
Housing standards — See Ch. 143.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 207.
Sewers and sewage disposal — See Ch. 235.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 255.
Zoning and land use — See Ch. 290.
Article I Trailer Coaches
Article II Mobile Home Parks
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- TRAILER or TRAILER COACH
- Any vehicle or structure so designed and constructed as to permit occupancy thereof for residential purposes or living quarters for one or more persons or for the conduct of any business or profession, occupation or trade and so designed that it may be mounted on wheels and used as a conveyance on highways or may be established upon a concrete foundation. The term "trailer" or "trailer coach" shall include the term "mobile home" as defined in § 166-7 hereof.
No person shall park, locate or establish upon any land in the city a trailer coach or trailer to be used by any person or persons as a temporary or permanent residence or living quarters, except in a duly licensed mobile home park, as defined in § 166-7 and as provided for by Article II of this chapter.
Emergency or temporary parking or stopping of any trailer coach or trailer may be permitted on any street, avenue or highway of this city for not longer than one hour and subject to any other and further regulations or limitations imposed by statute, the Code of the City of Pleasantville or any other ordinance of the city.
Parking of one unoccupied trailer coach or trailer in an accessory private garage, building or in a rear yard in any district is permitted, provided that no living quarters or residence shall be maintained or any business practiced or transacted in said trailer coach or trailer while the same is so parked or installed.
Any mobile unit placed on a permanent foundation or on foundation piers shall be designed and constructed to comply with all of the requirements of the State Uniform Construction Code for on-site and prefabricated construction.
Residential mobile units shall be of approved design and constructed in accordance with the applicable ordinances and statutes. All other mobile units shall be designed and constructed in accordance with the requirements of the State Uniform Construction Code.
Each parking space for mobile units shall be provided with devices for anchoring the unit to prevent overturning or uplift. The owner of the parking space shall anchor or cause to be anchored all mobile units located on the parking space. Where concrete platforms are provided for the parking of the units, anchorage may be by eyelets embedded in the concrete with adequate anchor plates or hooks or other suitable means. The anchorage shall be adequate to withstand wind forces and uplift as required in the State Uniform Construction Code for buildings and structures, based upon the size and weight of the units.
Nothing in this article shall be construed to repeal, modify or constitute an alternative to those provisions of the State Uniform Construction Code applicable to mobile units. In case of conflict between this article or any other ordinance, code or statute applicable, the most rigid requirements shall apply.
Any person who violates any provision of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine of not less than $100 nor more $1,000, imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days and/or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days.
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- MOBILE HOME OR UNIT
- A movable or portable year-round dwelling built on a chassis, designed without a permanent foundation, connected to utilities and containing a flush toilet, bath or shower and a kitchen sink.
- MOBILE HOME PARK
- Any plot of ground upon which two or more mobile homes or mobile units used for dwelling or sleeping purposes are located.
- MOBILE HOME SPACE
- A plot of ground within a mobile home park designed for the accommodation of one mobile home.
- NATURAL OR ARTIFICIAL BARRIER
- Any river, pond, canal, railroad, levee, embankment, fence or hedge.
- A mobile home park.
No person shall maintain or operate a mobile home park within the limits of the city unless such person shall first obtain a license therefor as provided in this article.
An application for a mobile home park license shall be filed in triplicate with the City Clerk.
Each application shall be in writing and signed by the applicant and shall contain the following:
The name and address of the applicant.
The location and legal description of the park.
Plans and specifications of all buildings and other improvements constructed or to be constructed within the park.
Such further information as may be requested by City Council to enable it to determine if the proposed park will comply with legal requirements.
The City Clerk shall immediately forward one copy of the accompanying plans and specifications each to the City Council, City Building Subcode Official, Chief of Police and Planning Board. Each shall investigate the applicant for the park license and inspect the location proposed therefor and inspect the proposed plans and specifications. The applicant shall be required to obtain site plan approval. If the applicant is found to be of good moral character and it is determined that the proposed park will be in compliance with all provisions of this article and all other applicable ordinances and statutes, the Council may, in its discretion, approve the application. Upon completion of the park according to the plans, the Council may issue the license.
Upon application for a transfer of the license, the Council shall issue a transfer, if the Chief of Police shall report that the transferee is of good moral character.
The annual license fee for each mobile home park shall be the sum of $150, to be paid in advance, plus the sum of $1.50 per calendar week or any part thereof for each mobile home parked in said park. All of said fees are hereby expressly declared to be imposed for revenue.
Payment of said weekly license fees shall be made quarterly by the licensee to the City Clerk. There shall be submitted in writing by the licensee, together with the payment, a statement, duly sworn to, showing in detail the number of mobile homes parked in the park during the preceding quarter, together with the number of calendar weeks or parts thereof in which the mobile homes were parked.
The mobile home park shall conform to the following requirements:
The park shall be located upon a site, properly graded and acceptable to the City Engineer as to drainage and health conditions.
A mobile home space shall be provided, consisting of a minimum of 630 square feet for each space, which shall be at least 21 feet wide and clearly defined. Mobile homes shall be so harbored on each space that there shall be at least a fifteen-foot clearance between mobile homes. No mobile home shall be located closer than 15 feet to any property line bounding the park.
All mobile home spaces shall abut upon a driveway of not less than 20 feet in width, which shall have unobstructed access to a public street, alley or highway. All driveways shall be kept in good condition, well-marked in the daytime and lighted at night with twenty-five-watt lamps at intervals of 100 feet located approximately 10 feet from the ground.
Walkways not less than two feet wide shall be provided from the mobile home spaces to the service buildings. The walkways shall be kept in good condition, well-marked in the daytime and lighted at night with twenty-five-watt lamps at intervals of 100 feet located approximately 10 feet from the ground.
Each park shall provide service buildings to house toilet facilities, bathing facilities, laundry facilities and other sanitary facilities as hereinafter more particularly described.
An electrical outlet supplying at least 110 volts shall be provided for each mobile home space.
Mobile home parks may be permitted in such location or locations within the limits of the city as are approved by the Council.
An adequate supply of pure water for drinking and domestic purposes shall be supplied to meet the requirements of the park. The water supply shall be obtained from faucets only. No common drinking cups shall be permitted. Cold-water supply faucets shall be located on each mobile home space. An adequate supply of hot water shall be provided at all times in all service buildings for bathing, washing and laundry facilities.
Each park shall be provided with toilets, baths or showers, slop sinks and other sanitation facilities which shall conform to the following requirements:
Toilet facilities for men and women shall be either in a separate building at least 20 feet apart or shall be separated, if in the same building, by a soundproof wall.
Toilet facilities for women shall consist of not fewer than two flush toilets for every 10 mobile home spaces or portion thereof, one shower or bathtub for every 10 mobile home spaces or portion thereof and two lavatories for every 10 mobile home aces or portion thereof. Each toilet, shower and bathtub shall be in a private compartment.
Toilet facilities for men shall consist of not fewer than one flush toilet for every 10 mobile home spaces or portion thereof, one shower or bathtub for every 10 mobile home spaces or portion thereof, two lavatories for every 10 mobile home spaces or portion thereof and one urinal for every 10 mobile home spaces or portion thereof. Each toilet, shower or bathtub shall be in a private compartment.
Service buildings housing the toilet facilities shall be permanent structures complying with all applicable ordinances and statutes regulating buildings, electrical installations and plumbing and sanitation systems and shall be located not closer than 10 feet to nor farther than 200 feet from any mobile home space.
Each service building shall contain at least one slop sink for each sex, located in a separate compartment.
The service buildings shall be well-lighted at all times of the day or night, shall be well-ventilated with screened openings, shall be constructed of such moistureproof material, including painted woodwork as shall permit repeated cleaning and washing, and shall be maintained at a temperature of at least 68º F. during the period from October 1 to May 1. The floors of the service buildings shall be of water-impervious material and shall slope to a floor drain connected with the sewage system of the city or other approved sewage disposal system; provided, however, that where a service building in a mobile home park has heretofore been constructed without a sloping floor and a floor drain and its operation has been and is acceptable to the city, the requirement that a sloping floor to a floor drain connected to the sewage system of the city shall be installed is hereby dispensed with.
Laundry facilities shall be provided in the ratio of one double laundry tub and electric outlet for ironing boards for every 20 mobile home spaces. An ironing board shall be provided for occupants of mobile homes desiring to use an electric iron in the service building. Drying spaces shall be provided sufficient to accommodate the laundry of the mobile home occupants. The service building housing the laundry facilities shall be a permanent structure complying with all applicable ordinances and statutes regulating buildings, electrical installations and plumbing and sanitation systems.
Waste from showers, bathtubs, toilets, slop sinks and laundries shall be discharged into a public sewer system in compliance with applicable ordinances or into a private sewer and disposal plant or septic tank or cesspool system of such construction and in such manner as will present no health hazard. All kitchen sinks, washbasins, bath- or shower tubs in any mobile home harbored in any park may empty into a sanitary sink drain located on the mobile home space.
Tightly covered metal garbage cans or garbage or refuse incinerators shall be provided in quantities adequate to permit disposal or destruction of all garbage and rubbish. Garbage cans or incinerators shall be located at convenient and easily accessible places from any mobile home space. The cans or incinerators shall be kept in sanitary condition at all times. Garbage and rubbish not burned or destroyed shall be collected and disposed of as frequently as may be necessary to ensure that the garbage or rubbish shall not be permitted to accumulate.
Every park shall be equipped at all times with one fire extinguisher in good working order for every 10 mobile home spaces, located not farther than 200 feet from each mobile home space. No open fires shall be permitted at any place which would endanger life or property. No fires shall be left unattended at any time.
No owner or person in charge of any dog, cat or other pet shall permit it to run at large or commit any nuisance within the limits of any mobile home park.
It shall be the duty of the licensee to keep a register containing a record of all mobile home owners and occupants located within the park. The register shall contain the following information:
The licensee of the park shall keep the register available for inspection, at all times, by law enforcement officers, public health officials and other officials whose duties necessitate acquisition of the information contained in the register. The register records shall not be destroyed for a period of three years following the date of registration.
The license certificate shall be conspicuously posted in the office or on the premises of the mobile home park at all times.
The Council may revoke any license to maintain and operate a park when the licensee has been found guilty by a court of competent jurisdiction of violating any provision of this article or of Chapter IX, Mobile Home Parks, of the New Jersey State Sanitary Code. After such conviction, the license may be reissued if the circumstances leading to conviction have been remedied and the park is being maintained and operated in full compliance with the law.
Any person who violates any provision of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $1,000, imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days and/or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days.