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Township of Connoquenessing, PA
Butler County
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This chapter may be cited as the "Mobile Home Park Ordinance of the Township of Connoquenessing."
No mobile home park, or any extension or alteration of any existing mobile home park, and no streets, storm sewers, water main, sanitary sewer system or other improvements therewith shall be laid out, constructed, opened or dedicated except after approval of plans in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.
[Amended 9-9-1997 by Ord. No. 59]
The following words, terms or phrases shall have the meaning given in this chapter unless otherwise expressly stated.
ACCESSORY STRUCTURE
Any structural addition, either permanent or temporary, to the mobile home unit or mobile home lot that includes, but is not limited to, awnings, cabanas, carports, Florida rooms, porches, storage cabinets and similar appurtenant structures.
APPLICANT
A landowner or developer who has filed an application for a mobile home park development.
APPLICATION
A written request, either preliminary or final, required to be filed and approved prior to the start of mobile home park development and which is complete in all respects as required by this chapter.
CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION
Written approval, in whatever form as issued by the appropriate state or regulatory agency authorizing a developer to operate and maintain a mobile home park.
DEVELOPER
Any landowner, agent of such landowner, tenant or promoter of such landowner, who makes or causes to be made a mobile home park.
EROSION
The accelerated removal of surface materials by action of natural elements.
EXCAVATION
Any act by which earth, sand, gravel, rock or any other similar material is dug into, cut, quarried, uncovered, removed, displaced, relocated or bulldozed and any conditions resulting therefrom.
EXISTING PARKS
A mobile home park previously approved and granted permits by the authority of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Township and in actual operation as of the effective date of this chapter. Also, the term "existing park" shall mean those lots within an approved park that are completely developed, including, but not limited to, the completed construction of all roads, drainage facilities and other amenities required by the permit or applicable ordinance(s), with all utilities installed and available for immediate use of occupancy as mobile home sites as of the effective date of this chapter, or parks for which plans have been previously submitted to the Township and approved by all governmental agencies prior to adoption of this chapter.
FILL
Earth, sand, gravel, rock or any other material that is placed, pushed, dumped, pulled, transported or moved to a new location above the original surface of the ground or on top of a stripped surface and shall include the conditions resulting therefrom. The difference in elevation between a point on the original ground and a designated point of higher elevation on the final grade. The material used to make a fill.
GARBAGE
Putrescible animal and vegetable wastes resulting from the handling, preparation, cooking and consumption of food.[1]
GOVERNING BODY
The Board of Supervisors of the Township.
GROSS SITE ACREAGE
The total mobile home park area contained within the perimeter boundaries of the tract or parcel.
HEALTH OFFICER
The legally designated health regulatory authority of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Board of Supervisors.[2]
MOBILE HOME
A transportable single-family dwelling structure designed and intended for permanent occupancy, with a minimum body width of eight feet and a minimum body length of 32 feet, built on a chassis for towing on its own running gear, contained in one unit or in two units, designed to be joined into one integral unit capable of later being separated for repeated towing, which arrives at a site complete and ready for occupancy, except for minor and incidental unpacking and assembly operations, and constructed for use without attachment to a permanent foundation other than being secured to appropriate piers, tie-downs or similar approved anchoring devices and structures.
MOBILE HOME LOT
A parcel of land in a mobile home park improved with the necessary utility connections, and other appurtenances necessary for the erection thereon of a single mobile home, which parcel of land is leased by the park owner for the exclusive use of the occupant of the mobile home erected on the lot.
MOBILE HOME PARK
Any contiguous parcel or tract of land under single ownership used, or intended to be used, for the placement of two or more mobile homes for nontransient use, together with the required improvements and facilities upon the land, whether or not consideration or rental is required for the use of the parcels or facilities thereon.
MOBILE HOME PARK PLAT
The plan layout for a mobile home park, whether preliminary or final.
MOBILE HOME STAND OR PAD
That part of an individual mobile home space that has been reserved for the placement of a mobile home including, but not limited to, any structure on or appurtenant to a mobile home space that provides utility service connections for a mobile home.
MOBILE HOME, DOUBLE WIDE
A mobile home consisting of two sections connected horizontally at the site that retain their individual chassis for possible future movement.
MOBILE HOME, EXPANDABLE
A mobile home with one or more room sections that fold, collapse or telescope into the principal unit when being transported and which can be expanded at the site to provide additional living area.
MODULAR UNIT
A factory fabricated transportable building unit designed to be used by itself or to be incorporated with similar units into a modular structure at a permanent building site to be used for residential, commercial, educational or industrial purposes.
NET SITE ACREAGE
The total mobile home park area contained within the perimeter boundaries of the tract or parcel, less the land set aside for street rights-of-way, off-street parking areas and service buildings.
PERMIT
Includes written approvals, in whatever form, as issued by the appropriate state regulatory agency and/or the Township Board of Supervisors authorizing a person to operate and maintain a mobile home park.
PERSON
Any individual, firm, trust, partnership, public or private association or corporation, or other entity.
PLANNING COMMISSION
The Planning Commission of the Township.
A. 
Those areas designated, developed and equipped for such organized activities as swimming, basketball, volleyball, tennis, handball, badminton, baseball, football, children's play areas and similar endeavors.
B. 
Those functional areas either landscaped or left in a natural state for walking, sitting, nature study and other passive uses.
RECREATIONAL VEHICLE
A vehicle with or without motor power that may be towed on the public highways without a special hauling permit, or may be driven under its own power and is designed for human occupancy under transient circumstances such as camping, travel or other recreation, sometimes variously known as "travel trailer" or a "camping trailer."
RUNOFF
The surface water discharge or rate of discharge of a given watershed after a fall of rain or snow that does not enter the soil but runs off the surface of the land.
SECTIONAL HOME
A dwelling made of two or more modular units factory fabricated and transported to a permanent home site where they are put on a foundation and joined to make a single house.
SEDIMENTATION
The process by which mineral or organic matter is accumulated or deposited by moving wind, water or gravity. Once this matter is deposited, or remains suspended in water, it is usually referred to as "sediment."
SERVICE OR RECREATIONAL BUILDING
A structure housing operational, office, recreational, park maintenance and other permitted facilities built to conform to required local standards.
SEWER CONNECTION
The sewer connection shall consists of all pipes, fittings and appurtenances from the drain outlet of the mobile home to the inlet of the corresponding sewer riser pipe.
SEWER RISER PIPE
The sewer riser pipe is that portion of the sewer lateral which extends vertical to the ground elevation and terminates at each mobile home lot.
WATER CONNECTION
The water connection consists of all pipes, fittings and appurtenances from the water riser pipe to the water inlet pipe of the distribution system within the mobile home.
WATER RISER PIPE
The water riser pipe is that portion of the water service pipe which extends vertically to the ground elevation and terminates at a designated spot at each mobile home lot.
WATER SERVICE PIPE
The water service pipe consists of all pipes, fittings, valves and appurtenances from the water main of the park distributing system to the water outlet of the distribution system within the mobile home.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
[2]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).