Borough of Haledon, NJ
Passaic County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Haledon 12-5-1949 by Ord. No. 375 (Ch. 196 of the 1984 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Whenever used in this chapter, unless a different meaning appears from the context, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
AUTOMOBILE TRAILER, TRAILER COACH or TRAILER
Any vehicle or structure so designed and constructed in such manner as will permit occupancy thereof as sleeping quarters for one or more persons or the conduct of any business or profession, occupation or trade (or use as a selling or advertising device), and so designed that it is or may be mounted on wheels and used as a conveyance on highways or city streets, propelled or drawn by its own or other motive power, excepting a device used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks.
PERSON
Includes persons, partnership, firm, company, corporation, tenant, owner, lessee or licensee, their agents, heirs or assigns.
TRAILER CAMP
Any park, trailer park, trailer court, court, camp, site, lot, parcel or tract of land designed, maintained or intended for the purpose of supplying a location or accommodations for any trailer coach or trailer coaches and upon which any trailer coach or trailer coaches are parked, and includes all buildings used or intended for use as a part of the equipment thereof whether a charge is made for the use of the trailer camp and its facilities or not. Trailer camp shall not include automobile or trailer sales lots on which unoccupied trailers are parked for purpose of inspection and sale.
UNIT
A section of ground in a trailer camp of not less than 800 square feet of unoccupied space in an area designated as the location for only one automobile and one trailer.
A. 
It shall be unlawful within the limits of the Borough of Haledon for any person to park any trailer on any street, alley, highway or other public place or on any tract of land owned by any person, occupied or unoccupied, within the Borough of Haledon, except as provided in this chapter.
B. 
Emergency or temporary stopping or parking is permitted on any street, alley or highway for not longer than one hour, subject to any other and further prohibitions, regulations or limitations imposed by the traffic and parking regulations or ordinances for that street, alley or highway.
C. 
No person shall park or occupy any trailer on the premises of any occupied dwelling or on any lot which is not a part of the premises of any occupied dwelling, either of which is situated outside an approved trailer camp.
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to establish, operate, maintain or enlarge, or permit to be established, operated, maintained or enlarged, upon any property owned or controlled by him, a trailer camp within the limits of the Borough of Haledon without having first obtained a license therefor from the Borough Council, granted and existing in compliance with the terms of this chapter. Said license shall be for the calendar year for which it is issued and may be renewed under the provisions of this chapter for additional periods of one year, application for said renewal to be made not later than December 1 of the year preceding the year for which said license is required.
[Amended 12-29-1949 by Ord. No. 377[1]]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
B. 
The application for such license or the renewal thereof shall be filed with the Clerk of the Borough of Haledon. There shall be an annual fee of $500 for each trailer camp license. The application for a license or a renewal thereof shall be made on printed forms furnished by the Borough Council and shall include the name and address of the owner in fee of the tract (if the fee is vested in some person other than the applicant, a duly verified statement by that person that the applicant is authorized by him to maintain the trailer camp and make the application) and such a legal description of the premises upon which the trailer camp is located as will readily identify and definitely locate the premises. The application shall be accompanied by four copies of the camp plan showing the following:
[Amended 12-29-1949 by Ord. No. 377; 6-13-1984 by Ord. No. 5-9-84F]
(1) 
The extent and area used for camp purposes.
(2) 
Roadways and driveways.
(3) 
Location of sites and unit spaces for trailer coaches.
(4) 
Location and number of sanitary conveniences, including toilets, washrooms, laundries and utility rooms to be used by occupants of units.
(5) 
Method and plan of sewage disposal.
(6) 
Method and plan of garbage removal.
(7) 
Plan for water supply.
(8) 
Plan for electrical lighting of units.
C. 
Before such license may be issued, the premises must be inspected and approved by the Borough Council or its duly authorized representative as complying with all the provisions of this chapter and all other applicable ordinances of the Borough of Haledon.
D. 
There is hereby imposed a service and inspection charge of seven $7.50 per week or a fraction thereof for each unit space occupied in said trailer camp. Said charge shall be paid by the occupant or occupants of each unit space of trailer camps licensed hereunder. The licensee of the trailer camp shall collect this charge for the Borough of Haledon and pay it over to the Borough Collector on or before the second Monday of each month, together with a detailed statement in the form prescribed by the Borough. This statement shall be under oath and shall show the occupant and number of each unit space for which said moneys were collected.
[Amended 6-13-1984 by Ord. No. 5-9-84F]
E. 
Licenses issued under the terms of this chapter convey no right to erect any building, to do any plumbing work or to do any electrical work.
F. 
The number of unit spaces shall in no case exceed the number of such spaces as were in actual use as a nonconforming use prior to the adoption of Chapter 405, Zoning.
A. 
No trailer camp shall be located within the limits of the Borough of Haledon unless municipal water and sewer connections and fire protection facilities are available.
B. 
No occupied trailer shall be located within the limits of the Borough of Haledon except within the recognized setback line for the zoning district in which such trailer is located nor less than 10 feet from any other building or vehicle or the boundary line of the tract on which located.
A. 
Every trailer camp shall be located on a well-drained area, and the premises shall be properly graded so as to prevent the accumulation of storm or other waters.
B. 
Units shall be clearly designated and the camp so arranged that all units shall face or abut on a driveway of not less than 16 feet in width, giving easy access from all units to a public street. Such driveway shall be paved and maintained in good condition, having natural drainage into a Borough street or catch basin, be well lighted at night and shall not be obstructed.
C. 
The camp shall be so laid out that no unit shall be located farther than 500 feet from the toilets and service buildings provided for herein, and walkways to such buildings shall be paved and well lighted at night.
[Amended 12-29-1949 by Ord. No. 377]
D. 
Every trailer unit shall be furnished with an electric service outlet. Such outlet shall be equipped with an externally operated switch or fuse of not less than 30 amperes' capacity and a heavy-duty outlet receptacle.
A. 
An adequate supply of pure water furnished through a pipe distribution system connected directly with the Borough water main, with supply faucets located not more than 200 feet from any trailer, shall be furnished for drinking and domestic purposes, except where the water is furnished directly to the trailer.
[Amended 12-29-1949 by Ord. No. 377]
B. 
No common drinking vessels shall be permitted, nor shall any drinking water faucets be placed in any toilet room or water closet compartment.
C. 
An abundant supply of hot water shall be provided at all times for bathing, washing and laundry facilities.
A. 
Every trailer camp shall have erected thereon, at a distance not greater than 500 feet away from any unit it is designed to serve, a suitable building for housing toilets, showers and laundry facilities as required by this chapter, such building to be known as the "service building."
[Amended 12-29-1949 by Ord. No. 377]
B. 
There shall be provided separate toilet rooms for each sex. Flush toilets provided with an adequate water supply shall be enclosed in separate compartments having a minimum width of three feet six inches and shall be provided for each sex in the ratio of one toilet for each 16 units or fraction thereof. Every male toilet room shall have one urinal for each 32 units, but in no case shall any male toilet be without one urinal. Toilet rooms shall contain lavatories with hot and cold water in the ratio of one lavatory to every two or less water closets.
[Amended 12-29-1949 by Ord. No. 377]
C. 
Separate bathing facilities for each sex shall be provided, with one shower enclosed in a compartment at least four feet square for each 16 units or fraction thereof. Each two shower compartments shall be supplemented by one dressing room or compartment at least 12 feet square.
[Amended 12-29-1949 by Ord. No. 377]
D. 
Laundry facilities shall be provided in the ratio of one double tray for each 32 units.
[Amended 12-29-1949 by Ord. No. 377]
E. 
The above accommodations shall be based on the total camp capacity according to accepted plans.
F. 
Floors of toilets, showers and the laundry shall be of concrete, tile or similar material impervious to water and easily cleaned and pitched to a floor drain.
A. 
All waste from showers, toilets, laundries, faucets and lavatories in any service building shall be wasted into a sewer system and connected with the Borough sewer system.
[Amended 12-29-1949 by Ord. No. 377]
B. 
All sanitary facilities in any trailer shall comply with the Sanitary Code of the Borough of Haledon to the extent that such code is applicable to trailers.
[Amended 12-29-1949 by Ord. No. 377]
C. 
In no case shall any wastewater be thrown or discharged upon the surface of the ground.
D. 
Every unit shall be provided with a substantial flytight metal garbage depository and the contents disposed of in accordance with Board of Health regulations.
A. 
No trailer may be inhabited by a greater number of occupants than that for which it was designed.
B. 
In every trailer camp, there shall be an office building in which shall be located the office of the person in charge of said camp. A copy of the camp license and of this chapter shall be posted therein and the camp register shall at all times be kept in said office.
C. 
It is hereby made the duty of the attendant or person in charge, together with the licensee, to:
(1) 
Keep at all times a register of all guests (which shall be open at all times to inspection by state and federal officers and officers of the Borough of Haledon), showing for all guests:
(a) 
Names and addresses and unit space number.
(b) 
Dates of entrance and departure.
(c) 
License numbers of all trailers and towing or other automobiles.
(d) 
States issuing such licenses.
(2) 
Maintain the camp in a clean, orderly and sanitary condition at all times.
(3) 
See that the provisions of this chapter are complied with and enforced and report promptly to the proper authorities any violations of this chapter or any other violations of law which may come to his attention.
(4) 
Report to the Board of Health all cases of persons or animals affected or suspected of being affected with any communicable disease.
(5) 
Prevent the running loose of dogs, cats or other animals or pets.
(6) 
Maintain in convenient places, approved by the Fire Department, hand fire extinguishers in the ratio of one to each eight units.
(7) 
Collect the service charge provided for in § 374-3 of this chapter from the occupants of each unit in the camp and pay over the money so collected to the Collector of the Borough of Haledon. A book shall be kept showing the names of the persons paying said service charges and the amount paid.
(8) 
Prohibit the lighting of open fires on the premises.
(9) 
Prohibit the use of any trailer by a greater number of occupants than that which it is designed to accommodate.
All plumbing, building and other work on or at any camp licensed under this chapter shall be in accordance with the ordinances of the Borough of Haledon regulating such work unless said ordinances are specifically made inapplicable under the terms of this chapter.
The Borough Council may, after a public hearing and determination by it that the holder of any license issued pursuant to the terms of this chapter has violated any of the provisions hereof or is allowing any trailer or trailer camp to be maintained in an unsanitary or unsafe manner or that any trailer camp is a nuisance, revoke said license.
[Amended 6-13-1984 by Ord. No. 5-9-84F]
Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be subject to a fine of not more than $500 or imprisonment for not more than 90 days, or both such fine and imprisonment, in the discretion of the Judge before whom he is convicted.