Town of Schodack, NY
Rensselaer County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
A. 
No mobile home shall be parked or allowed to remain upon any street, alley, highway or other public place for a period longer than four hours, except that emergency stopping or parking occasioned by mechanical failure is permitted upon the shoulder of any street or highway for a period not longer than 24 hours, subject, however, to any other and further prohibitions, regulations or limitations imposed by law, parking regulation or ordinance.
B. 
No mobile home shall be parked or placed within the Town and outside of a duly licensed mobile home camp, except as follows:
(1) 
An owner or occupant of a mobile home may, after compliance with the provisions of this chapter and the payment of the fee hereafter set forth, be granted a permit to park or place such mobile home on premises outside a mobile home camp. Said permit shall be valid for a term of three months, and no additional permit shall be granted within a period of 12 months from the date of the original permit except that the Town Board, after an examination of the facts and after according the applicant an opportunity to be heard on such application, may, upon a finding of hardship or sufficient extenuating circumstances, grant an extension of said permit for a period not to exceed an additional three months.
(2) 
An owner of land located within the Town who intends to construct a dwelling house thereon for his own occupancy, after compliance with the provisions of this chapter and the payment of the fee hereinafter set forth, may be granted a permit to park or place a mobile home on said land during the construction of said dwelling house but not to exceed a period of one year. Such permit may be extended by the Town Clerk for an additional period of one year. No further extension shall be granted by the Town Clerk except that the Town Board, after an examination of the facts and after according the applicant an opportunity to be heard may, upon a finding of hardship or extenuating circumstances, order the Town Clerk to grant a further extension of said permit for a period not to exceed one year.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection B(3), regarding house trailers on farms, was repealed 6-10-2002 by L.L. No. 1-2002. See now Subsection C, Farm worker housing.
C. 
Farm worker housing.
[Added 6-10-2002 by L.L. No. 1-2002]
(1) 
Farm worker housing, as defined in this chapter, is limited to those portions of the Town of Schodack located in state-certified agricultural districts.
(2) 
Site review by the Town of Schodack Planning Board shall be required if three or more farm worker housing units are to be placed or constructed on the same farm.
(3) 
The following standards shall apply:
(a) 
Mobile homes utilized as farm worker housing:
[1] 
Shall be secured to a permanent foundation or as required by the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code,[2] whichever is more restrictive;
[2]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 90, Building Construction.
[2] 
Shall be skirted unless installed upon a concrete block or other wall-type foundation;
[3] 
Shall exhibit all labels, data plates and certificates required by New York State and federal laws and regulations or be accompanied by a written inspection report by a New York State licensed architect or engineer or other inspector satisfactory to the Codes Enforcement Officer as required by 9 NYCRR § 1231.5(e); and
[4] 
Shall be accompanied by a written inspection report by a New York State licensed architect or engineer or other inspector satisfactory to the Codes Enforcement Officer certifying that the unit is structurally sound and free of heating system, electrical system, plumbing system and fire or other hazards if the unit has been damaged or altered such that the Codes Enforcement Officer has reasonable grounds to believe that the structural integrity or safety of the unit may have been compromised.
(b) 
Minimum size of a farm worker housing unit shall be 720 square feet.
(c) 
Housing units shall be separated from each other and any other structures at least 25 feet.
(d) 
A minimum of 5,000 square feet of land shall be allotted per housing unit.
(e) 
Setbacks from roads and property lines for any unit shall be no less than 125 feet in side yards and 100 feet in front yards, unless waived by the Planning Board upon application.
(f) 
Farm worker housing must comply with New York State Department of Health and any other applicable regulations.
(g) 
Farm worker housing in excess of two units should generally be screened by vegetation, fencing or land from adjacent residential properties, unless waived by the Planning Board upon application.
(h) 
The Planning Board shall be authorized to waive the requirements in Subsection C(3)(e) and (g), in whole or in part, on a case-by-case basis, if the requirements are unreasonable in the particular situation.
(i) 
The requirements of Code § 147-13A(2) shall apply to farm worker housing, except that information may be provided by other than an architect or licensed professional engineer.
(j) 
Mobile home units permitted by the Town Board or occupied as farm worker housing as of the date of this local law[3] shall be exempt from any new requirements contained in Subsection C(3)(a), (b), (c), (d), (e) and (g).
[3]
Editor's Note: Refers to L.L. No. 1-2002.
(k) 
Farm worker housing shall be removed if it has not been used for such purposes for two consecutive years.
(l) 
Effective in 2003 and thereafter, applications for permits shall include an affidavit attesting to compliance with this local law[4] in a form to be provided by the Town Clerk.
[4]
Editor's Note: Refers to L.L. No. 1-2002.
A. 
Application for permit.
(1) 
The application for each mobile home permit shall be in writing, signed by the applicant and shall state the following:
(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 description of the premises upon which the mobile home is to be located.
(e) 
The name and address of the owner or owners of such premises.
(2) 
The application shall be in quadruplicate and shall be accompanied by a plot plan, in quadruplicate, drawn to scale by a registered architect or licensed professional engineer and shall show the following:
(a) 
The boundaries of the premises upon which said mobile home is to be located.
(b) 
The location of said mobile home upon the said premises.
(c) 
The location of the water supply and sewage disposal systems to be used by said mobile home.
(3) 
If the applicant is not the owner in fee of the premises, then the application must be accompanied by a certified or photostatic copy of a written lease and by the written acknowledged consent of the owner of the premises.
(4) 
Application for an extension of any permit granted pursuant to this section may be made by letter and need be accompanied only by such information as may be required by the Town Clerk or Town Board.
B. 
Fees.
(1) 
The applicant for such mobile home permit shall, at the time of issuance of such permit, pay to the Town Clerk a fee computed and determined at the rate of $2 per month. 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 shall, at the time of filing his application, pay to the Town Clerk an inspection fee computed at the rate of $50.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.
A. 
Water supply and sewage disposal system. Any mobile home parked or placed outside a duly licensed mobile home camp shall have an adequate supply of pure drinking water and a sewage disposal system of a type approved by the Rensselaer County Health Department. No mobile home so parked or placed shall be occupied until a certificate or other evidence of the approval of the water supply and sewage disposal system by said Rensselaer County Health Department shall have been filed with the Town Clerk and until the Inspector shall have made his inspection and given his approval.
B. 
Location and setback. No occupied mobile home outside a duly licensed mobile home camp shall be parked or placed within 40 feet of any public street or highway nor within 30 feet of the side or rear lot lines of the premises upon which it is so parked or placed.
If a police officer, the inspector or any authorized representative of the Town of Schodack finds that any mobile home outside a mobile home camp is not being maintained in a clean and sanitary condition, or is not being maintained in accordance with the provisions of this chapter, or that the fee provided for in § 147-13 of this chapter has not been paid, 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 and/or the owner of the mobile home and/or the owner of the premises, directing that the condition therein specified be remedied within five days after the date of service of such order. If such conditions are not corrected after the expiration of said five-day period, the Town Board may cause a notice in writing to be served upon the holder of such permit and/or the owner of said mobile home and/or the owner of the premises upon which it is located requiring the appearance of the person so served 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 permit should not be revoked. The Town Board may, after a hearing at which testimony of witnesses may be taken and the person or persons so served shall be heard, revoke such permit if the Town Board shall find that the said mobile home is not being maintained in a clean and sanitary condition or if it finds that any provision of this chapter has been violated or that the fee provided in § 147-13 of this chapter has not been paid or for any other sufficient cause. Upon the revocation of such permit, said mobile home shall be removed forthwith from the premises and disconnected from its water supply and sewage disposal system.
A. 
The provisions of § 147-12 shall not be applicable to any mobile home parked or placed outside a duly licensed mobile home camp on or before the effective date of this chapter.
B. 
Owners or occupants of mobile homes parked outside a duly licensed mobile home camp prior to such effective date shall, however, apply for a permit pursuant to § 147-13 within 90 days of such effective date. Permits shall be issued to owners or occupants of such existing mobile homes upon proper application for a period expiring on the 31st day of December next following. Such permits may be renewed annually for a period of one-year commencing on the first day of January of each year upon payment of the fees provided in said § 147-13. Application for renewal of such permit shall be in the form prescribed in § 147-13A, except that no plan will be required unless there has been a change in the location of the mobile home or its facilities.
C. 
Any mobile home parked or placed outside a licensed mobile home camp on or before the effective date of this chapter which shall be moved to any new lot or premises within the town subsequent to said effective date shall immediately become subject to the provisions of §§ 147-12 and 147-14.