[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Tuxedo 4-11-1961. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Zoning — See Ch. 98.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- HOUSE TRAILER
- Any vehicle, house car, camp car or other type of portable vehicle, whether on wheels, skids, rollers or blocks, to be used for living or sleeping purposes.
- TRAILER COURT
- Any premises on which are parked two or more trailers, or any premises used or held out for the purpose of supplying to the public a parking space for two or more such trailers.
- TRAILER SALES LOT
- Any premises in which unoccupied trailers, new or used, are parked for the purpose of inspection or sale.
No person, firm or corporation shall place, keep or maintain any house trailer upon any lot or parcel of ground within the Town of Tuxedo without first applying for a permit from the Town Board.
Such permit shall be granted for a period of not greater than three months, provided that:
Temporary residence quarters are needed during the construction of a permanent abode, or otherwise, upon the same site.
An unoccupied or unused trailer is parked in a totally enclosed structure or to the rear of an existing permanent residence and not closer than 50 feet from any lot line.
Provisions for sanitary facilities meet the standards of the New York State Department of Health.
Permits may be extended, for adequate cause, for a period not greater than three months.
The Town Clerk is hereby authorized to issue, within 60 days from the effective date of this chapter, upon proper application, a certificate of nonconforming use for house trailers, as provided for under § 92-5C hereof; the Town Clerk shall prepare, keep and maintain a record of the issuance of certificates of nonconforming use.
No person, firm or corporation shall construct, maintain or operate a trailer court within the Town of Tuxedo without first applying for a permit from the Town Board.
A trailer court shall be permitted by the Town Board, provided that it finds that such use will not create a traffic hazard or otherwise impair the value, health, welfare or convenience of the surrounding neighborhood or the prospective occupants.
The Town Board shall refer all applications for a trailer court permit to the Town Planning Board for study and recommendation before granting or denying such applications.
Applications for a trailer court permit shall be accompanied by a site plan indicating the following information:
Location of the proposed trailer court and the house trailer sites therein.
Means of egress from and ingress to all public roads.
Watercourses, if any.
Internal roads and off-street parking facilities.
Fences and screening.
Location of all outdoor lights and signs and other structures, including buildings.
No permit shall be issued until the sewage disposal and water supply systems have been approved by the New York State Department of Health.
Each trailer court shall comply with the following conditions:
The lot area for such use shall be not less than three acres and shall contain at least 5,000 square feet per house trailer accommodated.
The area shall be well drained and have such grades and soil as to make it suitable for the purpose intended.
Each house trailer site shall be provided with a four-inch concrete slab on a stable surface at least ten by eighteen (10 x 18) feet in size for use as a terrace and so located to be adjacent and parallel to the house trailer. Such slab shall contain an electrical outlet to which the electrical system of the house trailer can be connected.
No house trailer shall be less than 40 feet from any other house trailer.
Each house trailer site shall provide suitable connections to an approved sewage disposal and water supply system.
Garbage shall be collected once every day, and a waste collection station shall be provided for every 12 house trailer sites. No such collection station shall be further than 150 feet from the site so served.
One fire alarm box or public telephone shall be provided for each trailer court. Fire extinguishers on wheels shall also be provided and so located that no house trailer is more than 150 feet distant.
All house trailers shall be set back at least 50 feet, measured from the right-of-way line, from any street or highway, at least 30 feet from rear property lines and at least 20 feet from sidelines.
Access to a trailer court and circulation within shall be by roads at least 30 feet wide, with a travelway of at least 30 feet provided with a dustless surface. Where a trailer court contains more than 10 house trailers, two exits must be provided at least 100 feet apart. No trailer court may contain more than 20 house trailers.
Off-street parking bays must be provided; such bays shall contain not less than 180 square feet per car space; and two off-street spaces shall be provided for every house trailer.
All means of egress and ingress, drives, lanes and public spaces shall be adequately lighted. Exits, entrances, drives and lanes shall have at least one fifty-watt bulb for each 50 feet of drive.
Screening or fencing may be required.
One nonflashing, indirectly illuminated sign shall be permitted. Such sign shall not be greater in area than 50 square feet or extend more than 10 feet above ground level.
Trailer court permits shall be granted for a period of one year from the date of approval of such permit and shall be renewable annually. The Town Board or its duly authorized representative shall inspect each trailer court prior to granting an annual permit for conformance with the provisions of this chapter.
No person, firm or corporation shall place, keep or maintain a trailer sales lot within the Town of Tuxedo without first applying for a permit from the Town Board.
Trailer sales lot permits shall be granted for a period of one year from the date of such approval and shall be renewable annually.
Each trailer sales lot shall comply with the following conditions:
The lot for such use shall be not less than one acre, and not more than six trailers shall be displayed.
Trailers exhibited for purposes of sale shall be set back at least 50 feet, measured from the right-of-way line, from any street or highway, and at least 30 feet from all other property lines.
One off-street parking space shall be provided for each two trailers exhibited for sale. Each parking space so provided shall contain at least 180 square feet of area.
All such off-street parking areas shall be set back at least 20 feet from any street right-of-way line or property line.
Signs and other structures, such as sales offices, shall be located at least 20 feet from any property line or street right-of-way line.
A trailer sales lot maintained in conjunction with a trailer court must provide the above conditions in addition to the provisions for a trailer court.
The standards contained herein shall not apply to trailers, trailer courts or trailer sales lots in existence prior to the effective date of this chapter. However, enlargement of any such use or facility shall conform to the applicable provisions of this chapter.
All nonconforming trailer courts or trailer sales lots shall comply with the provisions of this chapter within six months of the effective date of this chapter.
The owner of all nonconforming trailers shall comply with the provisions of this chapter within six months unless such owner shall have applied to the Town Clerk for and received from said Town Clerk, within 60 days from the effective date of this chapter, a certificate of nonconforming use.
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to construct, alter, repair, move, use, occupy or maintain any trailer, trailer court or trailer sales lot in violation of any provision of this chapter.
Any person, having been served with a notice of violation, who shall fail to comply with such notice within 30 days of such service shall, upon conviction, be guilty of a violation pursuant to the Penal Law of the State of New York, punishable by a fine not exceeding $250 or by imprisonment for not exceeding 15 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. The continuation of an offense shall constitute, for each day the offense is continued, a separate and distinct violation.
[Amended 10-10-1979 by L.L. No. 7-1979]