Town of Fishkill, NY
Dutchess County
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[Added 10-4-1982 by L.L. No. 6-1982]
[Amended 12-20-2000 by L.L. No. 10-2000]
The lawful operation of any mobile home park existing on the effective date of this chapter may be continued even though such park does not conform to the use, dimensional or developmental standards stated in this chapter, or stated within Table II of the Schedule of Regulations for Residential Districts[1] and § 150-45 of Chapter 150, Zoning, of the Town Code, provided that:
A. 
Such nonconforming park shall not be extended to occupy a greater area of land, or extended to provide for greater coverage of the land devoted to the mobile home park by increase in the dimension of mobile homes, increase in the number of mobile homes or pads, footprints or foundations devoted to mobile homes, decrease in the size of any mobile home lot or expansion of internal roadways and parking areas, or other physical improvements devoted to the park, unless such extension, decrease, or enlargement is permitted by the Town Board after an application and review procedure as provided in §§ 106-1 and 106-2 of this chapter, subject to such specific development standards and restrictions as the Board deems necessary. The Town Board may, in reviewing applications under this subsection, vary from or reduce the unit density or dimensional or developmental standards set forth in this chapter, or in Chapter 150 of the Town Code, pertaining to mobile home parks with the exception that the Town Board may not cause the separation between structures on adjoining lots to be reduced from the forty-foot standard in § 106-9B to any less than a separation of 30 feet.
[Amended 9-23-2004 by L.L. No. 7-2004]
B. 
Such nonconforming park shall comply with the licensing requirements provided in § 106-3 of this chapter.
C. 
Such nonconforming park shall exhibit and continue compliance with all the provisions of this article within 180 days of the effective date of this article.
[1]
Editor's Note: The Schedule of Regulations for Residential Districts is included as an attachment to Ch. 150, Zoning.
Nonconforming mobile home parks shall comply with the minimum maintenance standards and requirements set forth in this section:
A. 
Roads. Park roadways shall be maintained free of holes and dust and repaired as necessary by the mobile home park management.
B. 
Sanitary standards. Park water supply and sewage disposal systems and facilities shall be maintained in conformance with Dutchess County Department of Health standards. Verification of such conformance shall be submitted to the Town Board annually.
C. 
Drainage. Park grounds and paved surfaces shall be maintained so as to provide safe, efficient drainage of surfaces and subsurface water and to ensure freedom from stagnant pools, erosion and flooding.
D. 
Refuse. The storage, collection and disposal of refuse in mobile home parks shall be so conducted as to create no health hazards, rodent harborage, insect breeding areas, accident or fire hazards or air pollution.
(1) 
All refuse shall be stored in flytight, watertight, rodentproof containers.
(2) 
All refuse containing garbage shall be collected at least weekly and as required. Where suitable collection service is not available from municipal or private agencies, the mobile home park management shall provide this service.
E. 
Miscellaneous requirements. Nonconforming mobile parks shall also comply with the following sections of this chapter:
(1) 
Section 106-4, Registration.
(2) 
Section 106-5, Supervision.
(3) 
Section 106-26, Storage of material and equipment, Subsection B.
(4) 
Section 106-32, Litter, rubbish and flammable materials.
(5) 
Section 106-33, Portable fire extinguishers.
(6) 
Section 106-34, Open fires.