Town of Greenport, NY
Columbia County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Greenport 2-5-1969. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Building Inspector — See Ch. 9.
Planning Board — See Ch. 28.
Building code administration — See Ch. 56.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 70.
[Amended 12-28-1983]
The purpose of this chapter is to promote the health, safety, morals and general welfare of the community, including the protection and preservation of the property of the Town of Greenport and its inhabitants, by establishing specific requirements and regulations governing the occupancy and maintenance of mobile homes, mobile home parks, travel trailers, trailer camps and mobile units.
For the purposes of this chapter, the following words, terms and phrases shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section:
MOBILE HOME
Any vehicle or movable living unit equipped with a chassis primarily designed and/or capable of being used as sleeping or living quarters, without regard to whether or not such vehicle may be presently equipped to travel and without regard to whether or not the vehicle is self-propelled. Any addition to such mobile home shall, for the purpose of this chapter, be deemed to be a part of such mobile home.
[Amended 12-28-1983]
MOBILE HOME LOT
A designated site of specific total land area which is located within a mobile home park for the accommodation of one mobile home and its occupants.
MOBILE HOME PARK
Any parcel of land which is planned and improved for the placement of two or more mobile homes which are used as dwellings and for occupancy of more than 90 consecutive days.
MOBILE HOME STAND
A durable surface located on a mobile home lot which is to be used for the placement and capable of supporting a mobile home.
MOBILE UNIT
Any portable vehicle which is not described by the definitions of "mobile home" or travel trailer" and which is designed to be transported on its own wheels or those of another vehicle, including, but not exclusively, units that are used for the conduct of any business or profession, occupation or trade or religious or educational building, regardless whether or not the vehicle may be presently equipped to travel.
[Added 12-28-1983]
TRAILER CAMP
Any parcel of land which is planned and improved for the placement of two or more travel trailers which are used as temporary living quarters and for occupancy of not more than 90 consecutive days.
TRAVEL TRAILER
Any portable vehicle which is designed to be transported on its own wheels; which is designed and intended to be used for temporary living quarters for travel, recreational or vacation purposes; and which may or may not include one or all of the accommodations and facilities included in a mobile home.
No person, partnership, association or corporation, being the owner or occupant of any land within the Town of Greenport, shall use or allow the use of such land for a mobile home park or trailer camp unless a license has been obtained as herein provided.
A. 
Issuance of license.
(1) 
The Town Clerk of the Town of Greenport shall issue a license, to be effective from the day of issuance to and including December 31 of that same year.
(2) 
This license will not be issued until the Town Clerk has received:
(a) 
A written application from the applicant.
(b) 
The required fee as herein provided.
(c) 
Approval of the application by the Columbia County Department of Health.
(d) 
Approval by the Town Building Inspector.
(e) 
A resolution from the Town Board approving issuance of license.
(3) 
This license shall not be transferable or assignable.
B. 
Supplemental license.
(1) 
Any person holding a license for a mobile home park or trailer camp and desiring to add additional lots to such park or camp shall file an application for a supplemental license.
(2) 
The application for such supplemental license must be accompanied by two complete sets of plans and specifications as required by § 85-5. The application for a supplemental license shall be filed and handled according to the procedure established in this section.
(3) 
When approved and upon the receipt of the required fee, the Town Clerk shall issue a supplemental license, which will be effective from the date of issuance to and including December 31 of the same year.
C. 
License renewal.
(1) 
An application for the renewal of any mobile home park or trailer camp license which was issued in accordance with the provisions of this chapter must be filed with the Town Clerk on or before December 1 preceding the expiration of the license.
(2) 
The renewal application shall not be accompanied by a plan of the park or camp unless changes have been made to it, nor is it necessary that the application be accompanied by a copy of the lease unless a new lease has been entered into subsequent to the time of filing the previous application.
(3) 
Upon the approval of the Building Inspector and by resolution of the Town Board, the Town Clerk shall issue a renewal license, to be effective upon the expiration of the previous license and continue in force for a period of one year.
(4) 
At the time the renewal license is issued, the applicant shall pay the required fee.
(5) 
Such renewal license shall not be transferable or assignable.
D. 
License fees.
(1) 
The applicant shall pay the Town Clerk an annual fee equal to the sum of $25, plus $5 multiplied by the number of lots authorized by the permit.
[Amended 12-28-1983]
(2) 
The minimum fee to be paid shall be $50.
(3) 
The fee for a supplemental license shall be computed and determined in the same manner.
A. 
Each application for a mobile home park or trailer camp license shall be in writing and signed by the applicant.
B. 
The application and related information shall be filed with the Town Clerk in triplicate.
C. 
The Town Clerk shall transmit one copy of the application to the Town Building Inspector. The Town Clerk shall refer one copy of the application to the Town Planning Board for review and report prior to final action by the Town Board in accordance with the provisions of § 274 of the Town Law. The Town Clerk shall place a notice in the official Town newspaper or newspapers to the effect that such an application has been filed.
D. 
The Building Inspector shall check the application for compliance with the minimum requirements as established by the rules and regulations of the Columbia County Department of Health and the Town of Greenport. The Building Inspector shall, after such investigation, transmit the certified application to the Town Board, together with his written findings as to whether the application satisfies or does not meet the minimum health and sanitary standards, within 30 days after the date of filing the application with the Town Clerk.
E. 
Upon receipt of the application from the Town Clerk, the Planning Board shall review the general arrangement of the mobile home park or trailer camp. This shall include a review of: location and width of streets; the location, size and arrangement of lots; the location of other structures within the park or camp; the location of entrances and exits; and the location, type and extent of landscaping and screening materials. The Planning Board shall transmit the application back to the Town Board, together with its written findings, within 30 days of receipt of the application. Failure to act within 30 days of receipt of the application shall be deemed approval.
F. 
The Town Board shall review the findings of the Building Inspector and the Planning Board and, by resolution, indicate its approval or disapproval of the application within 60 days of the date of filing the application with the Town Clerk. The application shall be returned to the Town Clerk, and the applicants notified in writing by the Town Clerk of the decision rendered, within five days of the date of such decision.
G. 
If the application is disapproved, the applicant shall have the right to appear before the Town Board for a hearing.
Each application shall be accompanied by three complete sets of plans which are prepared by a surveyor, engineer or other qualified person. The plans shall be drawn to a scale of 20, 40 or 50 feet to one inch; shall include the date, north point and scale; and shall furnish the following information:
A. 
Legal data.
(1) 
The name and address of the applicant, or the name and address of each partner if the applicant is a partnership, or the name and address of each officer and director if the applicant is an association or corporation.
(2) 
The location and description of the land that is proposed to be used as a mobile home park or trailer camp.
(3) 
The number of lots to be provided in such park or camp.
B. 
Physical features.
(1) 
Contours at two-foot intervals.
(2) 
Location of watercourses, marshes and areas subject to flooding.
(3) 
Wooded areas.
C. 
Existing development.
(1) 
A location map which shows all land within 300 feet of the proposed park or camp, and all structures on the land which abuts the proposed park or camp.
(2) 
The location, names and widths of all adjacent streets.
(3) 
The location of all water lines and utilities within and adjacent to the proposed site.
D. 
Proposed development.
(1) 
The location and widths of all entrances, exits, streets and walkways.
(2) 
The location, size and arrangement of each lot within the park.
(3) 
The method and plan for electric lighting.
(4) 
The location and plan for all proposed structures and improvements.
(5) 
Any proposed grading and plans for landscaping.
(6) 
Any proposed stormwater drainage.
(7) 
Any proposed utilities.
(8) 
Any public improvements proposed by the Town in or adjoining the proposed park.
(9) 
Existing zoning.
A. 
Site.
(1) 
The park shall be located in areas where grades and soil conditions are suitable for use as mobile home sites.
(2) 
The park shall be located on a well-drained site which is properly graded to ensure rapid drainage and be free at all times from stagnant pools of water.
(3) 
The park shall be free from heavy or dense growth of brush and woods.
(4) 
The park shall be at least five acres in size and have at least 100 feet of frontage on a public road.
[Amended 12-28-1983]
B. 
Mobile home lot.
(1) 
Each mobile home park shall be marked off into mobile home lots.
(2) 
The total number of mobile home lots in a mobile home park shall not exceed seven per gross acre.
(3) 
Each mobile home lot shall have a total area of not less than 5,000 square feet with a minimum dimension of 50 feet.
C. 
Mobile home.
(1) 
Any mobile home shall not be parked or otherwise located nearer than a distance of:
(a) 
At least 30 feet from an adjacent mobile home in any direction.
(b) 
At least 30 feet from an adjacent property line.
(c) 
At least 100 feet from the right-of-way line of public street or highway.
(d) 
At least 10 feet from the nearest edge of any roadway location within the park.
(2) 
Only one mobile home shall be permitted to occupy any one mobile home lot.
D. 
Mobile home stand.
(1) 
Each mobile home lot shall have a mobile home stand which will provide for the practical placement on and removal from the lot of both the mobile home and its appurtenant structures and the retention of the home on the lot in a stable condition.
(2) 
The stand shall have a minimum size of 50 feet by 12 feet or a sufficient size to fit dimensions of anticipated mobile homes and their appurtenant structures or appendages.
(3) 
The stand shall be constructed of an appropriate nonporous material which is durable and adequate for the support of the maximum anticipated loads.
(4) 
The stand shall be suitably graded to permit rapid surface drainage.
(5) 
All mobile homes shall be properly anchored when placed upon a mobile home stand. These anchors shall have the necessary stabilizing devices to prevent tipping in windstorms, and there shall be at least three per side. Said anchoring equipment, when installed, must be capable of resisting an allowable working load equal to or exceeding 3,000 pounds.
[Added 12-28-1983]
E. 
Accessibility.
(1) 
Each mobile home park shall be easily accessible from an existing public highway or street.
(2) 
Where a mobile home park has more than 16 mobile homes, two points of entry and exit shall be provided, but in no instance shall the number of entry and exit points exceed four.
(a) 
Such entrances and exits shall be designed and strategically located for the safe and convenient movement into and out of the park and to minimize friction with the free movement of traffic on a public highway or street.
(b) 
All entrances and exits shall be at right angles to the existing public highway or street.
(c) 
All entrances and exits shall be free of any material which would impede the visibility of the driver on a public highway or street.
(d) 
All entrances and exits shall be of sufficient width to facilitate the turning movements of vehicles with mobile homes attached.
(3) 
Each park shall have improved streets to provide for the convenient access to all mobile home lots and other important facilities within the park. Streets shall be improved to at least meet minimum road standards.
(a) 
The street system shall be so designed to permit the safe and convenient vehicular circulation within the park.
(b) 
Streets shall be adapted to the topography and shall have suitable alignment and gradient for traffic safety.
(c) 
All streets shall intersect at right angles.
(d) 
All streets shall have the following minimum widths:
[1] 
One-way traffic movement, 25 feet.
[2] 
Two-way traffic movement, 50 feet.
(e) 
Except in cases of emergency, no parking shall be allowed on such streets.
(4) 
An improved driveway shall be provided for each mobile home lot. This driveway shall have a minimum width of nine feet.
F. 
Parking.
(1) 
One off-street parking space shall be provided on each mobile home lot. Such space shall have a minimum width of nine feet and a minimum length of 20 feet.
(2) 
Additional off-street parking spaces shall be provided at strategic and convenient locations for guests and delivery and service vehicles.
(a) 
There shall be one such parking space for each two mobile home lots within the park.
(b) 
Such parking space shall be provided in bays which shall provide for adequate maneuvering space.
G. 
Utilities and service facilities.
(1) 
The following utilities and service facilities shall be provided in each mobile home park, which shall be in accordance with the regulations and requirements of the Columbia County Department of Health:
(a) 
An adequate supply of pure water for drinking and domestic purposes shall be supplied by pipes to all mobile home lots and buildings within the park to meet the requirements of the park. Each mobile home lot shall be provided with proper water connections.
(b) 
Each mobile home lot shall be provided with a sewer, which shall be connected to the mobile home situated on the lot, to receive the waste from the shower, tub, flush toilets, lavatory and kitchen sink in such home. The sewer shall be connected to a public or private sewer system so as not to present a health hazard. Sewer connections in unoccupied lots shall be so sealed as to prevent the emission of any odors and the creation of breeding places for insects.
(c) 
The mobile home park owner shall be responsible for the proper removal and disposal of garbage.
(2) 
Other service buildings shall be provided as deemed necessary for the normal operation of the park; however, such buildings shall be maintained by owner or manager of the park in a clean, sightly and sanitary condition.
(3) 
Each mobile home lot shall be provided with weatherproof electric service connections and outlets which are a type approved by the New York State Board of Fire Underwriters.
(4) 
Each mobile home park shall provide fire hydrants connected to the Town water supply system, where such is available. Where the Town supply is unavailable, the park shall supply a reservoir or other water supply source of not less than 3,000 gallons suitably accessible for fire operations. Hydrants shall be constructed to comply with National Fire Protection Association standards for automotive fire apparatus. Fire hydrants shall be located along park streets, and a hydrant or water source of a minimum of 3,000 gallons shall be within 500 feet of all mobile home sites.
[Added 12-28-1983]
H. 
Open space.
(1) 
Each mobile home park shall provide common open space for use by the occupants of such park.
(2) 
Such open space shall be conveniently located in the park. Such space shall have a total area equal to at least 10% of the gross land area of the park.
I. 
Landscaping.
(1) 
Lawn and ground cover shall be provided on those areas not used for the placement of mobile homes and other buildings, walkways, roads and parking areas.
(2) 
Planting shall be provided to the extent needed in order to provide for the screening of objectionable views, adequate shade and a suitable setting for the mobile homes and other facilities.
(a) 
Screen planting shall be provided to screen objectionable views. Views which shall be screened include laundry facilities, other nonresidential uses, garbage storage and collection areas and all abutting yards of adjacent properties.
(b) 
Other planting shall be provided along those areas within the park which front upon existing public highways and streets to reduce glare and provide pleasant outlooks for the living units.
J. 
Recording.
(1) 
The owner or operator of each mobile home park shall keep a written record of all persons occupying or using the facilities of such park. This record shall be available for a period of at least one year from date of occupancy.
(2) 
This record shall include:
(a) 
The name and address of the occupant of each mobile home.
(b) 
The name and address of the owner of each mobile home which is not occupied by such owner.
(c) 
The date of arrival at the mobile home camp of each mobile home.
[Added 12-28-1983]
(d) 
The make or factory name, year of manufacture, color, number of rooms or compartments and overall dimensions of each mobile home.
[Added 12-28-1983]
(e) 
The location of the mobile home within the mobile home park.
[Added 12-28-1983]
K. 
Existing mobile home parks.
[Amended 12-28-1983]
(1) 
Any mobile home parks lawfully in existence prior to and at the time of the enactment of this chapter shall be exempt from the requirements of Subsections A(4), B(2), B(3), C(1), D(2), E(3)(d), E(4), F(1), F(2) and H(2) of this section. However, if any modifications, alterations, improvements or expansion of an existing mobile home park is hereafter made or accomplished, all such changes shall comply with all sections of this chapter. For the purpose of this section, only those portions of mobile home trailer parks where trailers are now situated or have been situated within three months preceding the adoption of this chapter shall be considered an existing mobile home park for the purposes of the aforesaid exemptions.
(2) 
Any lawfully existing mobile home park shall comply with all other sections of this chapter or amendment thereto within six months of their effective date.
A. 
Site. The provisions found in § 85-8A shall apply.
B. 
Trailer lot.
(1) 
Each trailer camp shall be marked off into trailer lots.
(2) 
The total number of trailer lots in such camp shall not exceed 12 per gross acre.
(3) 
Each trailer lot shall have a total area of not less than 2,500 square feet with a minimum dimension of 30 feet.
C. 
Travel trailer.
(1) 
Any travel trailer shall not be parked or otherwise located nearer than a distance of:
(a) 
At least 20 feet from an adjacent travel trailer in any direction.
(b) 
The provision found in § 85-6C(1)(b) shall apply.
(c) 
The provision found in § 85-6C(1)(c) shall apply.
(d) 
The provision found in § 85-6C(1)(d) shall apply.
(2) 
Only one trailer shall be permitted to occupy any one trailer lot.
D. 
Travel trailer stand.
(1) 
Each trailer lot shall have a travel trailer stand which will provide for the practical placement on and removal from the lot of the travel trailer and the retention of the trailer on the lot in a stable condition.
(2) 
The stand shall be of sufficient size to fit the dimensions of the anticipated travel trailers.
(3) 
The stand shall be constructed of an appropriate material which is durable, compacted and adequate for the support of the maximum anticipated loads.
(4) 
The provision found in § 85-6D(4) shall apply.
E. 
Accessibility. The provisions found in § 86-6E shall apply.
F. 
Parking. The provisions found in § 85-6F(1) shall apply.
G. 
Utilities and service facilities.
(1) 
The following utilities and service facilities shall be provided in each trailer camp, which shall be in accordance with the regulations and requirements of the Columbia County Department of Health, the New York State Department of Health and the Sanitary Code of New York State:
(a) 
Each trailer camp which provides for travel trailers having all the facilities of a mobile home as defined in § 85-2 shall provide the required facilities indicated in § 85-6G(1)(a) and (b).
(b) 
Each trailer camp which provides for travel trailers not equipped with the facilities in a mobile home as defined in § 85-2 shall provide the following facilities:
[1] 
An adequate supply of pure water for drinking and domestic purposes shall be supplied by pipes to all buildings and trailer lots within the camp to meet the requirements of such camp. Each lot shall be provided with a cold-water tap, the waste from which shall be emptied into a drain connected to an approved disposal system.
[2] 
Toilet and other necessary sanitary facilities for males and females shall be provided in permanent structures. Such facilities shall be housed in either separate buildings or the same building, and in the latter case such facilities shall be separated by soundproof walls. The male and female facilities shall be marked with appropriate signs and have separate entrances for each.
[3] 
Such toilet and other sanitary facilities shall be provided in the following manner:
[a] 
Male facilities shall consist of not less than: one flush toilet for every 15 trailers; one urinal for every 15 trailers; one lavatory for every 10 trailers; one shower with an adjoining dress compartment of at least 16 square feet for every 10 trailers.
[b] 
Female facilities shall consist of not less than: one flush toilet for every 10 trailers; one lavatory for every 10 trailers; one shower with an adjoining dress compartment of at least 16 square feet for every 10 trailers.
[4] 
Lavatory and shower facilities shall be supplied with hot and cold running water.
[5] 
The buildings housing such toilet and sanitary facilities shall be well lighted at all times of the day and night, shall be well ventilated with screened openings, shall be constructed of moistureproof material, shall be well heated and shall be clean and sanitarily maintained at all times. The floors of such buildings shall be of a water impervious material.
[6] 
Such buildings shall not be located nearer than 20 feet nor further than 200 feet from any travel trailer.
(2) 
The provision found in § 85-60(2) shall apply.
(3) 
The provision found in § 85-60(1)(c) shall apply.
(4) 
Waste from all buildings and trailer lots shall be discharged into an approved public or private sewer system in such a manner so as not to present a health hazard.
(5) 
The provision found in § 85-60(3) shall apply.
H. 
Open space. The provision found in § 85-6H shall apply.
I. 
Landscaping. The provision found in § 85-6I shall apply.
J. 
Recording.
(1) 
The owner or operator of each trailer camp shall keep a written record of all persons occupying or using the facilities of such camp. This record shall be available for a period of at least one year from date of occupancy.
(2) 
The record shall include:
(a) 
The name and address of the occupant of each travel trailer.
(b) 
The name and address of the owner of each trailer which is not occupied by such owner.
(c) 
State in which trailer is registered and the registration number.
(d) 
Name and address of owner of automobile or other vehicle which propelled the travel trailer.
(e) 
State in which automobile is registered and the registration number.
A. 
Requirements for travel trailers within a mobile home park.
(1) 
All travel trailers which are to be placed on the same legal parcel of land as mobile homes shall be arranged into a trailer camp as defined in § 85-2. All mobile homes on such land parcel shall be arranged into a mobile home park as defined in § 85-2.
(2) 
When a trailer camp and mobile home park are to be combined on the same legal parcel of land, such trailer camp and mobile home park shall have separate physical locations on the parcel of land.
B. 
Mobile home park. When the parcel of land is divided for mobile home park and trailer camp uses, the provisions contained in § 85-6 shall apply to that portion of the land to be used as a mobile home park, except as herein provided.
C. 
Trailer camp. When the parcel of land is divided for mobile home park and trailer camp uses, the provisions contained in § 85-7 shall apply to that portion of the land to be used for a trailer camp, except as herein provided.
D. 
Additional requirements.
(1) 
The parcel of land which is to provide for both a mobile home park and a trailer camp shall be at least four acres in size.
(2) 
Where practicable, that portion of the land to be used as a trailer camp shall be located adjacent to a public highway or street.
(3) 
The trailer camp and mobile home park shall be physically separated by a parcel of land at least 15 feet in width along all areas where the trailer camp abuts the mobile home park. Such parcel of land shall be properly landscaped with appropriate planting materials so that the view of such trailer camp from the mobile home park is adequately screened.
(4) 
Where practicable, the trailer camp and the mobile home park shall each have separate points of entry and exit. Where the parcel of land fronts on two or more existing public highways or streets, the trailer camp shall be located adjacent to the public highway or street that is most heavily traveled.
A. 
Regulation of mobile homes and mobile home units.
(1) 
No occupied mobile home or mobile unit shall be parked or allowed to remain upon any street, highway or other public place, except that emergency stopping or parking, when caused by mechanical failure, shall be permitted upon the shoulder of any street or highway for a period of not more than 72 hours, subject, however, to any prohibition or limitation imposed by other regulations or laws.
[Amended 12-28-1983]
(2) 
No occupied mobile home shall hereafter be parked or otherwise placed within the Town of Greenport and outside a licensed mobile home park except as follows:
(a) 
The Town Board may grant a permit, for a period not to exceed one year, to the owner of land within the Town of Greenport who intends to construct on such land a dwelling house for his own occupancy or his employee's occupancy. The owner of the land may place or park a mobile home on such land for his own occupancy or his employee's occupancy during the construction of such dwelling. Said mobile home shall be removed from the premises upon expiration of the permit.
(b) 
The Town Board shall grant a permit to the owner of a farm to set up one or more mobile homes to be occupied only by a full-time farm worker and his family, provided the mobile home is located on a lot of at least one hundred by 100 feet by 150 feet and no closer than 40 feet to the farmhouse or any farm buildings and provided that the lot is free from drainage problems and fenced off from farm animals; provided further that the mobile home complies with the provisions of Subsection C(1) of this section; provided that the owner of the farm shall file an application for a permit in compliance with the provisions of Subsection B of this section. Said permit is not transferable and becomes void if ownership of the farm changes or if the mobile home is not occupied for a period of more than 90 days by a full-time farm worker who works on the premises.
(c) 
An owner of a farm may set up one or more mobile homes to be occupied by seasonal agricultural employees and their families during and only during the fruit harvesting period. Location of such units as required shall be at the discretion of the Town Board or its duly authorized agent. The requirements specified in Subsection B(2)(c), (d) and (e) shall be waived when applying for a seasonal permit.
[Added 8-2-1972]
(3) 
No occupied mobile unit shall hereafter be parked or otherwise placed within the Town of Greenport, except as follows: The Town Board may grant a permit, for a period not to exceed one year, to the owner of land within the Town of Greenport for the use and/or occupancy of said mobile unit, in the event that said owner of the land intends to construct a permanent facility on said site within said year. The use of said mobile unit during the permit year shall be for the same purpose for which the facility is being constructed.
[Added 12-28-1983]
(4) 
The owner of land where a mobile unit is to be located shall file an application for a permit, pay a fee to the Town Clerk and furnish the information required for mobile home applications as set forth in § 85-9B of this chapter, except that information concerning water and sewage need not be furnished if it is inapplicable.
[Added 12-28-1983]
(5) 
Where applicable, mobile units shall comply with the requirements for mobile homes as set forth in § 85-9C of this chapter.
[Added 12-28-1983]
B. 
Mobile home permits.
(1) 
The owner of land as provided for in Subsection A(2)(a) and (b) must file an application for a permit with the Town Clerk.
(2) 
Each application for a mobile home permit shall be in writing and signed by the applicant. This application must state and be accompanied by the following:
(a) 
The name and address of the applicant.
(b) 
The location and description of the land.
(c) 
A plan drawn to scale of not smaller than one inch equals 20 feet. This plan must show the boundaries of the land, the location of the mobile home on the land, the location and plan for the proposed water supply and sewage disposal systems and the location of adjacent properties and structures.
(d) 
A certified or photostatic copy of the deed to the land which indicates that the applicant is the owner of such land.
(e) 
A fee of $5.
(3) 
The Town Clerk shall transmit the application to the Town Building Inspector. Upon receipt, the Building Inspector shall review the application's compliance with the provisions of this chapter and the requirements of the Columbia County Department of Health. The Building Inspector shall then transmit the application, along with his written findings, to the Town Board.
(4) 
The Town Board shall review the application and the findings of the Building Inspector and, by resolution, indicate its approval or disapproval.
(5) 
The Town Clerk shall notify the applicant of the decision of the Town Board and issue a permit to the applicant if the application is approved.
(6) 
If the application is disapproved, the applicant shall have the right to appear before the Town Board for a hearing.
C. 
Mobile home requirements.
(1) 
Any mobile home parked or placed outside a duly licensed mobile home park shall have an adequate supply of pure water for drinking and domestic purposes and a sewage disposal system. Both systems shall satisfy the requirements of Columbia County Department of Health.
(2) 
No occupied mobile home outside a duly licensed mobile home park shall be parked or placed nearer than:
(a) 
A distance of at least 50 feet from the nearest right-of-way line of any public highway or street.
(b) 
A distance of at least 15 feet from an adjacent property line.
(3) 
Not more than one occupied mobile home shall be placed or parked on any parcel of land which is located outside a licensed mobile home park.
D. 
Existing mobile homes.
(1) 
A mobile home which is lawfully in existence prior to the enactment of this chapter not located in a mobile home park may be continued to be used as living quarters by its occupants, provided:
(a) 
The owner of the land shall register such mobile home with the Town Clerk within 30 days of the effective date of this chapter. Such registration shall be accompanied by a description of the parcel of land and shall, in effect, constitute a permit.
(b) 
It meets the requirements of Subsection C(1).
(2) 
If the owner of the land desires to substitute a mobile home of superior construction or improve the facilities for the existing mobile home, such owner shall file an application for a permit. Such application shall comply with the provisions of Subsection B with respect to application procedure and requirements and meet the requirements of Subsection (1) and (2).
[Amended 12-28-1983]
The Building Inspector or a Town police officer of the Town of Greenport shall enforce all of the provisions of this chapter. Such Building Inspector or Town police officer shall have the right at all reasonable times to enter and inspect any mobile home park, trailer camp and other premises used for the parking or placement of a mobile home or mobile unit.
A. 
Revocation of mobile home park and trailer camp licenses.
(1) 
If the Town Building Inspector finds and reports to the Town Board that a mobile home park or a trailer camp for which a license has been issued is not being maintained in a clean and sanitary condition or is not being operated in accordance with the provisions of this chapter, the Town Board may, by resolution, authorize the personal service upon the holder of the license of a written order which will require the holder of the license to correct the conditions specified in such order within 10 days after the service of such order.
(2) 
If the holder of such license shall refuse or fail to correct the condition or conditions specified in such order within 10 days after the personal service of such order, the Town Board may, by resolution, revoke such license and the holder of the license shall thereupon terminate the operation of such mobile home park or trailer camp.
(3) 
However, if the owner or operator of such mobile home park or trailer camp shall thereafter correct such conditions and bring the mobile home park or trailer camp into compliance with this chapter, such owner may then apply for the issuance of a new license for such park or camp, and if the application is approved and a license is granted, the applicant shall pay to the Town Clerk the fee required by this chapter without any credit for the fee paid for the license which was revoked.
B. 
Revocation of permit for mobile home outside mobile home parks.
(1) 
If the Town Building Inspector finds and reports to the Town Board that any mobile home located outside a licensed mobile home park is not being maintained in accordance with the provisions of § 85-9C or D, the Town Board may serve a written order upon the holder of the permit and/or the owner of the mobile home and/or the owner of the premises, directing that the condition or conditions therein specified be remedied within 20 clays after the date of service of the order.
(2) 
If such condition or conditions are not corrected within the 20 days, the Town Board may revoke such permit. Upon revocation of the permit, the water supply and sewage disposal systems shall be disconnected and the mobile home shall be removed from the premises.
[Amended 2-2-1977]
Any person, partnership, corporation or association who violates any provision of this chapter shall be guilty of an offense against this chapter and will be subject to a fine of not more than $250 or to imprisonment of not more than 15 days, or both. When the violation of this chapter or any of the provisions thereof is continuous, each 24 hours thereof shall constitute a separate and distinct violation.
None of the provisions of this chapter shall be applicable to the following:
A. 
The business of mobile home or travel trailer sales, except that where units are used as living quarters, they shall conform to the provisions of this chapter.
B. 
The storage or garaging of mobile homes or travel trailers not being used for living or sleeping purposes within a building or structure, or the storage of one unoccupied mobile home or travel trailer on premises occupied as the principal residence by the owner of such mobile home or travel trailer; provided, however, that such unoccupied mobile home or travel trailer shall not be parked or located between the street line and the front building line of such premises.
C. 
A mobile home or travel trailer located on the site of a construction project, survey project or other similar work project and which is used solely as a field office or work or tool house in connection with such project, provided that such mobile home or travel trailer is removed from such site within 30 days after the completion of such project.
D. 
A sectional house which is prefabricated in sections, transported to the building site, then fastened together and placed on a permanent and totally enclosed masonry foundation and which has a minimum width of 18 feet for its entire length and contains a minimum of 720 square feet of usable living space.
[Added 12-28-1983]
If any clause, sentence, subdivision, paragraph, section or part of this chapter is adjudged by any court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, such judgment shall not affect, impair or invalidate the remainder thereof but shall be confined in its operation to the clause, sentence, subdivision, paragraph, section or part thereof directly involved in the controversy in which such judgment shall have been rendered.
[Added 12-28-1983]
This chapter shall provide regulations in addition to those prescribed by the Building Code and Fire Code of the State of New York and any and all other ordinances, laws, rules and regulations applicable to the subject matter of this chapter, and nothing in this chapter shall be construed to alter, repeal, amend or in any way relieve persons from the obligations of the aforesaid Building Code and Fire Code or other ordinances, laws, rules and regulations now and hereafter in effect.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 56, Building Code Administration, and Ch. 70, Fire Prevention.