[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Blairstown as Ch. XI (Ord. No. 65) of the 1977 Revised General Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- TRAILER CAMP or TOURIST CAMP
- Any place, area, lot, site or tract of land occupied by two or more trailers, or available for such occupancy or use, with or without charge, and shall include any building, structure, tent, camp, cottage or enclosure used or intended to be used as part of or in connection with such trailer camp.
- TRAILER, TRAILER COACH, CAMP TRAILER, CAMP CAR, or HOUSE TRAILER
- Any vehicle or unit used or intended for conveyance upon the public streets or highways, so designated or constructed as to permit occupancy of the vehicle or unit by one or more persons as a dwelling, business place, or sleeping place or for other occupancy or use equipped with wheels or similar devices and capable of being transported from place to place either under its own power or by attachment to a motor vehicle or through other means of transportation.
It shall be unlawful for any person to erect, construct, maintain, operate or permit to be erected, operated or offered for public use within the Township a trailer camp or tourist camp without first obtaining a license therefor from the Township Committee and complying with the regulation herein contained or such regulations may be hereafter adopted.
Application for such license shall be presented to the Township Clerk and shall set forth the following:
Name and address of the owner of the premises.
Name and address of the person, if different from the owner of the premises, intending to manage and operate the trailer camp or tourist camp.
A description of the premises to be used.
An agreement signed by the person intending to manage and operate the trailer camp or tourist camp and the owner of the premises agreeing to comply with all of the provisions and regulations now and hereinafter promulgated by any branch of the Township government and the laws and regulations of the State of New Jersey and of the United States of America.
Statement of sewage disposal, water and toilet facilities to be provided.
The maximum number of trailers to be accommodated.
Provisions made for the disposal of trash, garbage and other waste materials.
A statement from the Health Officer of the Township that all facilities required by this chapter and regulations of the Township have been provided.
Each application for license shall be accompanied by a map or plan, drawn to scale, of the land and premises to be used for a trailer camp or tourist camp, which shall set forth the proposed trailer sites and roadways and a diagram of the sewage disposal facilities and fresh water supply, and other sanitary facilities.
Each application for license shall be accompanied by an inspection fee of $25 which shall be paid into the treasury of the Township.
Upon receipt of each application for license, in proper form, the Township Clerk shall refer the same of the Health Officer and Fire Chief. Each such officer shall forthwith review the application and view the proposed site and either approve or disapprove the application setting forth in writing his reasons therefor. The application shall then be referred to the Township Committee for final determination as to whether the application shall be granted or refused.
The annual license fee for each trailer camp or tourist camp shall be $200 per year, and the license period shall be the calendar year. No apportionment of any license fee shall be made. Such licenses shall be issued and held on condition that the licensee complies with all reasonable rules and regulations adopted by the Township Board of Health and all ordinances thereof. Such license fee and charge per trailer are hereby expressly declared to be imposed to defray cost of regulation, the annual base amount of $200 in advance. Licenses may be renewed thereafter at the discretion of the Township Committee on January 1, following, laws and ordinances having been complied with. No such license shall be transferable without the permission of the Township Committee.
In addition to the annual license fee prescribed in the Subsection A, the Township shall collect from the licensee a license fee of $1 per trailer for each week or part thereof.
On or before the tenth day of January, April, July and October of each year, the licensee shall file with the Township Clerk a report under oath stating the number of trailers occupying his licensed premises within the three calendar months, the duration of such occupancy, the state, territory or country which issued the license plates on each trailer and accompanying motor vehicle and the license numbers thereof, and the name and home address of each trailer owner. At the time of the filing of the return, the licensee shall pay to the Township Clerk the weekly license fee prescribed in Subsection A.
The fee for transfer of the annual license shall be $10.
It shall be the duty of the licensee to keep a register containing a record of all trailer owners and occupants with the licensed trailer camp at all times. Such register shall contain the following information:
Such register shall be kept available for inspection by the Township Committee, the Board of Health, as well as health and law enforcement officers. Such records shall not be destroyed for a period of three years following registration.
Any license granted hereunto shall be subject to revocation or suspension by the Township Committee in the following manner: A notice shall be served on the person holding such license specifying wherein he/she has failed to comply with the rules, regulations, laws and ordinances of the Township, and requiring such licensee to appear before the Township Committee at the time and place therein specified, not less than five days after the service of such notice, requiring such licensee to show cause at such time and place why the license should not be revoked or suspended. At the time and place mentioned in the notice, the licensee shall have the right to appear in person, or by counsel, and introduce such evidence he/she may desire, and the Township Committee shall confront such licensee with the charges against him/her and produce proof thereof, subject to cross-examination, and after the hearing the Township Committee may, in its discretion, dismiss the charges or revoke or suspend the license.
The provisions of this chapter shall be applicable to every trailer camp or tourist camp in the Township and to any person maintaining, operating, conducting, or permitting any such trailer camp or tourist camp and shall be applicable to any person living or sleeping in any such trailer camp or tourist camp, as well as the owner of the premises and other persons violating or contributing to the violation of any of the provisions of this chapter.
Dogs shall not be permitted to run at large in any trailer camp or tourist camp at any time.
It shall be unlawful for any person owning, operating or using any such trailer camp, tourist camp, trailer or unit in the trailer camp or tourist camp to remove or cause to be removed the wheels or similar transportation devices from any trailer or unit, or otherwise permanently affix it to the ground in such a manner as would prevent the ready removal of such trailer unit without having first obtained a permit so to do from the Township.
It shall be unlawful for any person to place, keep or maintain any automobile trailer, house trailer or trailer coach upon any lot, place or a parcel of ground within the Township except, however, this chapter shall not be construed or intended to prevent the placing, parking or keeping of an automobile trailer, house trailer or trailer coach within the Township for a period of not longer than 30 days, provided that during such time an adequate water supply, toilet facilities and other sanitary facilities are available at all times, either day or night, to the occupants of the automobile trailer, house trailer or trailer coach. This exception is especially intended to provide for occupants of an automobile trailer, house trailer or trailer coach who may be guests of inhabitants of the Township where an adequate water supply, toilet facilities and other sanitary facilities are available to the guests in the homes of their hosts.