Town of Schodack, NY
Rensselaer County
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No person, firm or corporation being the owner or occupant of any land or premises within the Town of Schodack shall use or permit the use of said land or premises as a mobile home camp without obtaining a permit therefor as hereinafter provided.
A. 
Application for permit.
(1) 
The application for each mobile home camp permit shall be in writing and signed by the applicant. It shall state:
(a) 
The name and address of the applicant.
(b) 
The name and address of each partner, if the applicant is a partnership.
(c) 
The name and address of each officer and director, if the applicant is a corporation.
(d) 
A complete legal description of the premises upon which the proposed camp is to be located.
(e) 
The name and address of the owner or owners of such premises.
(f) 
The number of camp units to be provided in the proposed camp.
(2) 
Each application shall be in quadruplicate and shall be accompanied by four sets of plans and specifications having a scale of at least one inch equals 20 feet and representing ground contour lines at two-foot intervals, prepared and certified by a registered architect or licensed professional engineer, showing the boundaries of the camp, the layout of camp units, the location of streets, the location and number of toilets, lavatories, showers and tubs for each sex, the location of water service, fire hydrants, electrical power, gas and sewage lines and the location of slop sinks, garbage receptacles, laundry trays, storm sewers and catch basins. One copy of the application and one set of the plans shall be retained by the Town Clerk and other copies of the application and set of plans shall be given respectively to the Town Planning Board, the Assessors and the inspector. If the applicant is not the owner of the premises, the application shall also be accompanied by an original or photostatic copy of the lease of the premises and a written statement signed by all the owners consenting that the premises be used for the purpose of a mobile home camp.
B. 
Such application shall be accompanied by a letter or other acceptable certificate of the Rensselaer County Health Department indicating compliance by the applicant with all pertinent rules and regulations of the New York State Department of Health and of the Sanitary Code of the State of New York. A separate investigation shall be made by the inspector, following which he shall transmit his report to the Town Board, together with his written approval or disapproval and any recommendations pertaining thereto.
C. 
If the application is approved by the inspector and the Town Board, the Town Clerk, upon receipt of the fee herein provided, shall issue a permit to become effective from the date thereof and to continue in force for the term specified therein, but in no event longer than through the 31st day of December next succeeding for the use of the premises therein specified as a mobile home camp, which permit shall specify the number of camp units which may be used in said camp. Such permit shall not be transferable or assignable.
D. 
Fees.
(1) 
There shall be due and payable during the continuance of a permit issued pursuant to this chapter a fee computed and determined at the rate of $2 per month for each camp unit, based upon the maximum number of camp units as shown in the permit issued pursuant to this chapter. All fees hereinabove provided for shall be payable to the Town Clerk quarter-annually in advance and shall be due and payable not later than the first day of January, April, July and October of each year for the three-month period next succeeding the due date of such payment.
(2) 
In addition to the fee provided for hereinabove, each applicant for a new mobile home camp permit, or for a permit to construct additional camp space, shall, at the time of filing his application, pay to the Town Clerk an inspection fee computed at the rate of $50 per camp unit based upon the maximum number of proposed camp units as shown in the application.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.
A. 
Location. No mobile home camp shall be located within 2,500 feet of the boundary line of any property used for public school purposes.
B. 
Drainage and grading. All lands used as a mobile home camp shall be well drained, of ample size and free from heavy or dense growth of brush or weeds. The land shall be properly graded to ensure proper drainage during and following rainfall and shall at all times be so drained as to be free from stagnant pools of water and shall be approved by the Town of Schodack.
C. 
Camp plan. Each mobile home camp constructed, altered or expanded after the effective date of this chapter shall be subdivided and marked off into lots or camp units numbered consecutively, the number being conspicuously posted on each camp unit and such number to correspond to the same number assigned to such camp unit as shown upon the plans required to be submitted pursuant to § 147-5 of this chapter. Each camp unit shall contain at least 5,000 square feet and shall have a concrete or macadam base on which the mobile home shall be placed, having a minimum size of 10 feet by 50 feet. No more than one mobile home shall be permitted to occupy any one camp unit. All mobile homes, including additions and appurtenances, shall have a minimum front yard of 20 feet, a minimum side yard of 10 feet on each side and a minimum rear yard of 25 feet. The camp units shall be grouped in blocks with streets at least 50 feet wide between each block. Each street shall be treated with a double-penetration macadam surface. Each camp unit shall have direct access to a street. No camp unit shall be located within 50 feet of any public highway or public street line nor within 25 feet of any adjacent property line or 50 feet of any adjacent dwelling house. Each mobile home camp and all parts thereof shall be kept in a clean and sanitary condition at all times.
D. 
Water connection. Each such mobile home camp shall be provided with proper water connections on each such camp unit.
E. 
Water supply. A sufficient supply of pure drinking water shall be provided in each camp unit.
F. 
Any mobile home camp in which is parked or located any mobile home not containing a water closet, lavatory and a shower or bathtub and hereinafter called a "dependent mobile home" shall be provided with toilets, showers, slop sinks and other sanitary facilities which shall conform to the following requirements:
(1) 
The toilet and other sanitary facilities for males and females shall be either in separate buildings or shall be separated, if in the same building, by soundproof walls.
(2) 
Toilet facilities for males shall consist of not less than one flush toilet for every 15 dependent mobile homes, one urinal for every 15 dependent mobile homes, one shower with individual dressing accommodations for every 10 dependent mobile homes and one lavatory for every 10 dependent mobile homes.
(3) 
Toilet facilities for females shall consist of not less than one flush toilet for every 10 dependent mobile homes, one shower with individual dressing accommodations for every 10 dependent mobile homes and one lavatory for every 10 dependent mobile homes.
(4) 
There shall be provided in a separate compartment not less than one slop sink or other like facility with an adequate supply of hot running water.
(5) 
Service buildings housing the toilet and sanitary 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 nor farther than 200 feet from any camp unit.
(6) 
The service buildings shall be well lighted at all times of the day and 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 of at least 68° F. during the period from October 1 to May 1. The floors of the service buildings shall be of water-impervious material.
(7) 
All service buildings and the grounds of the camp shall be maintained in a clean, sightly condition and kept free of conditions that will menace the health of any occupant or the public or constitute a nuisance.
G. 
Disposal of sewage and other water-carried wastes.
(1) 
All sewage and other water-carried wastes shall be disposed of into a municipal sewage system whenever available. In mobile home camps in which such connections are not available, disposal shall be into a private system which includes a sanitary means of disposal, the operation of which creates neither a nuisance or a menace to health.
(2) 
Whenever a water carriage system of sewage is used, each camp unit shall be provided with a sewer connection for the combined liquid waste outlet or outlets of each mobile home. It shall be the duty of the owner or operator of said mobile home camp not to permit the use of these outlets until the connection from the mobile home to the outlet has been made odortight as well as watertight. Sewer connections in unoccupied camp units shall be so closed that they will not emit any odors nor cause a breeding place for flies. No water or waste shall be allowed to fall on the ground from a mobile home.
H. 
Garbage receptacles. Each such mobile home camp shall provide equipment sufficient to prevent littering of the grounds and premises with rubbish, garbage and refuse and provide flytight metal depositories with tight-fitting covers at conspicuous locations upon such premises. Such depositories shall be emptied daily and kept, at all times, in a sanitary condition. The depositories shall be so located that no camp unit shall be more than 100 feet from a depository.
I. 
Electric service and connections. Each mobile home camp shall provide weatherproof electric service connections and outlets for each camp unit, all such connections and outlets to be of a type approved by the New York State Board of Fire Underwriters.
A. 
The owner or operator of each mobile home camp shall, on a form to be supplied by the town, make a permanent record in writing of all persons occupying or using the facilities of such mobile home camp. Said form shall be submitted in triplicate to the Town Clerk at the time of making application for a permit as provided in § 147-5 of this chapter. Thereafter, such form is to be submitted to the Town Clerk, in triplicate, within 30 days of a change of occupancy of any of the facilities or camp units of such mobile home camp, or within 30 days of a request therefor in writing by the inspector.
B. 
Such form shall be completely filled out and signed by the owner or operator of such mobile home camp. There shall be one complete set of registration forms for each camp unit occupied and such form shall contain the following information:
(1) 
The name and address of each occupant of each mobile home, together with the ages of all children.
(2) 
The date of arrival at said mobile home camp of each mobile home.
(3) 
The name and address of the owner of each mobile home.
(4) 
The make or factory name, the year of manufacture, the color, the number of rooms or compartments and the overall dimensions of each such mobile home.
(5) 
The registration year and number of each such mobile home and the state in which so registered.
(6) 
The number of the camp unit upon which each such mobile home is located.
C. 
Within 30 days after the departure of any mobile home, the owner or operator of each mobile home camp shall notify the Town Clerk in writing of the date of such departure.
Any peace officer and the inspector of the town shall have the right, at any reasonable time, to enter any mobile home camp and shall have the right, at all times, to inspect all parts of said premises and to inspect the records required to be kept in any mobile home camp.
If a police officer, the inspector or any authorized representative of the Town of Schodack finds that any mobile home camp is not being maintained in a clean and sanitary condition or is not being conducted in accordance with the provisions of this chapter or that the fees provided for in § 147-5 of this chapter have not been paid or that the registration provisions of § 147-7 of this chapter are not being carried out, such facts shall thereupon be reported to the Town Board and said Town Board may direct the Town Clerk to serve an order in writing upon the holder of the permit or the person in charge of said camp, directing that the conditions therein specified be remedied within 10 days after date of service of such order. If such conditions are not corrected after the expiration of said ten-day period, the Town Board may cause a notice in writing to be served upon the holder of said permit or the person in charge of such mobile home camp requiring the holder of the permit to appear before the Town Board of the Town of Schodack at a time to be specified in such notice and show cause why such mobile home camp permit should not be revoked. The Town Board may, after a hearing at which testimony of witnesses may be taken and the holder of the permit shall be heard, revoke such permit if said Town Board shall find that said camp is not being maintained in a clean and sanitary condition or if it finds that any provisions of this chapter have been violated or that the fees provided for in § 147-5 of this chapter have not been paid or for other sufficient cause. Upon the revocation of such permit, the premises shall immediately cease to be used for the purpose of a mobile home camp, and all mobile homes shall forthwith be removed therefrom.
Application for the renewal of any mobile home camp permit issued pursuant to this chapter, must be filed with the Town Clerk on or before the first day of December next preceding the expiration of said permit. The application for renewal shall be in writing and signed by the applicant and shall contain the same information as required by § 147-5A of this chapter in the case of original application for permits, except that such renewal application need not be accompanied by a plan of the mobile home camp unless some change in the plan or layout of the camp is contemplated by the applicant, nor is it necessary that said renewal application be accompanied by the lease of the premises unless a new lease of the premises has been entered into subsequent to the time of filing the previous application, in which event the original or photostatic copy of the new lease shall be attached to the application for a renewal, nor shall it be necessary to attach to such application for renewal the written consent of the owners of the premises that the same may be used for the purposes of a mobile home camp unless there shall have been a change in the ownership since the filing of the previous application, in which event such written statement signed by all of the new owners of the premises must accompany the application for a renewal of the permit. Upon the approval of said application for a renewal of the permit by the inspector and the Town Board, the Town Clerk shall issue a renewal permit which shall become effective upon the expiration of the prior permit and continue in force for the term specified therein but in no event longer than for a period of one year. No renewal permit shall be issued to an owner or operator who is at the time of application for a renewal permit in default of payment of any fees provided for in this chapter. Such renewal permit shall not be transferred or assigned. The applicant shall, at the time of issuance of such renewal permit, pay to the Town Clerk the same fee provided in § 147-5D covering the original issuance of mobile home camp permits.
[Amended 7-11-1974 by L.L. No. 4-1974]
This chapter shall apply to all existing mobile home camps in the Town of Schodack on the date of its adoption, except that mobile home camps in existence on or before said date shall not be required to comply with the provisions of § 147-6C hereof. The owner or operator of any existing camp shall have 60 days after this chapter becomes effective to make an application for a permit to operate such camp; provided, however, that where a permit to operate a mobile home camp has been granted to any owner or operator of a mobile home camp pursuant to any previous Mobile Home Ordinance or Trailer Ordinance, then the application shall be in the form of a renewal application as provided for in § 147-10. Such application shall contain the information required by § 147-5A and shall be accompanied by the fee set forth in § 147-5D. Upon payment thereof, the Town Clerk shall therewith issue a permit to operate such camp until the following December 31. Any additions, extensions or enlargements of existing camps shall comply with all the provisions of this chapter. Applications for permits to construct such additions, extensions or enlargements shall be made as provided in § 147-5. A camp operating under such permit shall be maintained and operated in compliance with all the provisions of this chapter except as they have been heretofore excused.