Town of Bethlehem, CT
Litchfield County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting of the Town of Bethlehem 9-1-2009. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
Any vehicle or similar movable structure that is or can be used for sleeping, living or working quarters and that is, has been, or can be mounted on wheels, whether or not resting upon a temporary or permanent foundation. The term includes, but is not limited to, park trailers, travel trailers, camper trailers, and mobile homes. Trailers that are used solely in connection with ongoing construction activities shall be exempt from the provisions of § 126-2, provided that such trailers may not be used for sleeping or residential purposes.
Any trailer that remains at any location within the Town of Bethlehem for a period of 14 or more consecutive days, or for any 30 days during a consecutive period of 60 days, and that is used for sleeping, living, or working quarters at such location during any portion of such period shall be deemed to be a dwelling within the meaning of Chapter 109 of the Code of the Town of Bethlehem (Septic Systems). No trailer that is used in such manner shall be permitted to remain at any location longer than any such thirty-day period, unless such trailer then complies with all the requirements of Chapter 109 and any applicable requirements of the Subdivision Regulations.[1]
Editor's Note: The Subdivision Regulations are on file in the Town offices.
The Board of Selectmen is authorized to enforce the terms of this chapter by notice, cease and desist order, court order or such other lawful means as the Board of Selectmen may possess.
Any person who violates this Chapter 126 shall be subject to a fine of $250 per violation. Each day on which such violation occurs or continues shall be deemed to be a separate violation.
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).