Borough of Hampton, NJ
Hunterdon County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Hampton by Ord. No. 59-1. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 117.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 131.
Flood damage prevention — See Ch. 135.
Housing standards — See Ch. 147.
Land development — See Ch. 157.
Mobile homes — See Ch. 169.
Rental permits — See Ch. 187.
Sewage disposal systems — See Ch. 201.
Solid waste — See Ch. 205.
Water utility — See Ch. 235.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
INDEPENDENT TRAILER COACH
A trailer which has a flush toilet, bath or shower and kitchen sink.
PARK
Trailer coach park.
TRAILER COACH
Any vehicle or similar portable vehicle or similar portable structure having no foundation other than wheels, jacks or skirtings and so designed or constructed as to permit occupancy for dwelling or sleeping purposes.
TRAILER COACH PARK
Any plot of ground upon which two or more trailer coaches, occupied for dwelling or sleeping purposes, are located, regardless of whether or not a charge is made for such accommodations.
TRAILER COACH SPACE
A plot of ground within a trailer coach park designated for the accommodation of one trailer coach.
A. 
Required. It shall be unlawful for any person to maintain or operate, within the limits of the Borough, any trailer coach park unless such person shall first obtain a license therefor. The number of licenses to be granted by the Borough Council shall not exceed two at any one time. One license shall be for a maximum of 24 units and one license shall be for a maximum of nine units. When each of these two licenses are not renewed for any reason whatsoever, then and in that event the amount of licenses permitted herein shall be reduced by the number not renewed until such time as no licenses are renewed and then at that time no licenses shall thereafter be issued and no trailer coach parks permitted.
B. 
Application for license.
(1) 
Applications for a trailer coach park license shall be filed with the Borough Council and license shall be issued by the Borough Clerk. Applications shall be in writing, signed by the owner and shall contain the following:
(a) 
The name and address of the applicant.
(b) 
The location and description of the trailer coach park.
(c) 
A complete plan of the park.
(d) 
Plans and specifications of all buildings and other improvements constructed or to be constructed within the trailer coach park.
(e) 
Such information, such as percolation tests, as may be required by the Borough Council to enable it to determine if the proposed park will comply with legal requirements.
(2) 
The application and all accompanying plans and specifications shall be filed in duplicate. The Borough Council and Building Committee of the Borough Council shall investigate the applicant and inspect the proposed plans and specifications. If the proposed trailer coach park will be in compliance with all provisions of this chapter and all other applicable ordinances and statutes, the Borough Council shall approve the application, and upon completion of the park according to the plans shall so notify the Borough Clerk, who will issue the license. No license shall be transferable without permission of the Borough Council.
C. 
License fees.
[Amended 8-3-1982; 7-13-1992 by Ord. No. 11-92]
(1) 
General provisions.
(a) 
Application fees.
[1] 
Application for original license shall be accompanied by a cash fee, payable to the Borough of Hampton, in the amount of $500 plus $100 per each mobile home plot or pad designated on the mobile home plot plan submitted with the application. This fee shall not be returnable and is intended to compensate the Borough for reasonable engineering, legal and other costs and fees involved in reviewing the license application.
[2] 
Application for transfer, extension or reissue of a suspended license shall be accompanied by a cash fee, payable to the Borough of Hampton, in the amount of $200. This fee is not returnable and is intended to compensate the Borough for reasonable costs involved in receiving and reviewing the application.
(b) 
Annual fees.
[1] 
The annual license fee for each mobile home park shall be $30 per trailer space for up to 50 spaces. For a mobile home park with more than 50 spaces, the fee shall be $30 per trailer space for up to and including 50 spaces, plus the additional sum of $12.50 per mobile home space in excess of 50.
[Amended 12-14-1992 by Ord. No. 16-92[1]]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
[2] 
The above fees shall accompany the yearly application for license.
(c) 
Municipal service fees.
[1] 
In addition to the annual fees outlined in Subsection C(1)(b) above, the owner of each mobile home park shall be responsible for the collection of a municipal service fee from the owners of each trailer in the mobile home park on a monthly basis; each trailer owner shall be entitled to a receipt. The municipal service fee shall be $4 per week for each mobile home, to be paid by the individual trailer owner, and $1 per week for each unoccupied mobile home space in the park, to be paid by the mobile home park owner.
[2] 
The municipal service fee shall be remitted to the Borough Clerk by the mobile home park owner on a quarterly basis as set out in N.J.S.A. 54:4-1.6.
(d) 
Penalties.
[1] 
Failure to remit the municipal service fee by the mobile home park owner as required above will result in suspension of the license to operate the mobile home park, until such time as payment in full is rendered, plus interest and delinquency fees as set by N.J.S.A. 54:4-67.
[2] 
Failure to remit the municipal service fee by the mobile home owner to the mobile home park owner as required above will be penalized by interest and delinquency fees as set by N.J.S.A. 54:4-67.
(2) 
Effective date. The fees outlined in this ordinance[2]shall be effective for all license applications submitted after the date of adoption. Any licenses already granted before this date shall remain in effect until they become due for renewal, at which time this ordinance shall be in effect.
[2]
Editor's Note: "This ordinance" refers to Ord. No. 11-92, adopted 7-13-1992.
D. 
Exemptions.
(1) 
Trailer parks consisting of the noncommercial and nonpermanent parking of a single trailer for a period of not more than 30 days in any one calendar year by the owner of such trailer for his own private and noncommercial use while in transit and visiting a land owner on whose land no other trailer is parked shall not be required to pay the annual license fee or to make written application for a license.
(2) 
No trailer coach park shall accommodate any trailers other than independent trailer coaches.
A. 
Trailer coach park plan. The trailer coach park plan shall conform to the following requirements:
(1) 
The park shall be located on a well drained site, properly graded to ensure rapid drainage and freedom from stagnant pools of water.
(2) 
All trailer coach spaces shall abut on a driveway of not less than 40 feet in width which shall have unobstructed access to a public street or highway. All driveways shall be hard surfaced, well marked in the daytime and lighted at night with one-hundred-watt lamps so as to provide adequate illumination at all times.
(3) 
Walkways not less than two feet wide shall be provided from the trailer coach spaces to the services buildings. The walkways shall be hard surfaced, well marked in the daytime and lighted at night with one-hundred-watt lamps so as to provide adequate illumination at all times.
(4) 
An electrical outlet supplying at least 110 volts shall be provided for each trailer coach space.
(5) 
Trailer coach spaces shall be provided consisting of a minimum of 1,500 square feet for such space which shall be at least 30 feet wide and clearly defined. Trailer coaches shall be so harbored on each space that there shall be at least a twenty-foot clearance between trailer coaches; provided, however, that with respect to trailer coaches parked end-to-end, the end-to-end clearance between trailer coaches may be not less than 20 feet. No trailer coach shall be located closer than 20 feet from any building within the park or from any property line bounding the park.
B. 
Water supply. An adequate supply of pure water for drinking and domestic purposes shall be supplied from faucet to meet the requirements of the park. Each trailer coach space shall be provided with a serviceable cold water tap.
C. 
Sewage and refuse disposal.
(1) 
It shall be unlawful to permit any wastewater or matter from sinks, baths, cesspools, septic tanks or other plumbing fixtures or means of disposal in camp cars and/or trailers to be deposited on the surface of the ground.
(2) 
Waste from showers, bathtubs, flush toilets, urinals, lavatories, slope sinks and laundries within the park shall be discharged into a private sewer and disposal plant or septic tank system of such construction and in such manner as will present no health hazard. Each trailer space shall be provided with a trapped sewer at least four inches in diameter, which shall be connected to receive the waste from the shower, bathtub, flush toilet, lavatory and kitchen sink of the trailer coach, harbored in such space and having any or all of such facilities. The trapped sewer in each space shall be connected to discharge the trailer coach waste into a private sewer and disposal plant or septic tank system of such construction and in such manner as will present no health hazard.
D. 
Garbage receptacles. Tightly covered metal garbage cans shall be provided in quantities adequate to permit disposal of all garbage and rubbish. Garbage cans shall be located not farther than 100 feet from any trailer coach space. The cans shall be kept in sanitary condition at all times. Garbage and rubbish shall be collected and disposed of as frequently as may be necessary to ensure that the garbage cans shall not overflow.
E. 
Fire protection. Every park shall be equipped at all times with one fire extinguisher in good working order for every six trailer coach spaces. No open fire shall be permitted at any place which would endanger life or property. No fires shall be left unattended at any time.
F. 
Animals and pets. No owner or person in charge of any dog, cat or other pet shall permit it to run at large within the limits of any trailer coach park.
G. 
Revocation of license. The Borough Council may revoke any license to maintain and operate a park when the licensee has been found guilty, after a hearing on notice, of violating any provision of this chapter. After such conviction, the license may be reissued if the circumstances leading to a conviction have been remedied and the park is being maintained and operated in full compliance with the law.
H. 
Inspection of premises. The business and the place and premises on which it is conducted shall be subject to examination by day or night by the Borough Council or by the Board of Health.
[Amended 11-9-1992 by Ord. No. 14-92[1]]
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be punishable by a fine not exceeding $2,000, imprisonment for a period not exceeding 90 days and/or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).