City of St. Charles, MO
St. Charles County
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Cross Reference—As to flood regulations—manufactured homes, §410.130(4).
[R.O. 2009 §153.01; CC 1981 §17-1; Ord. No. 3409, 8-10-1966]
For the purpose of this Chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
CONDUCTING, MAINTAINING OR OPERATING A MOBILE HOME PARK
Permitting, suffering or allowing a mobile home or homes to be parked, kept, stored, camped, maintained or to remain upon any lot, parcel or tract of real property within the City for any fee, charge, rent, price or other valuable consideration which in any way directly or indirectly emanates from or is paid by the owner or occupant of such mobile home to the owner, occupant or manager of such real estate.
MOBILE HOME
Any vehicle, contraption or structure set or equipped to be set upon wheels and designed to be moved or propelled by being towed, pulled or carried along behind a vehicle and so constructed, equipped or furnished that the interior of the same may be used as a place for the dwelling, living, sleeping or housing of a human being.
MOBILE HOME SPACE
A plot of ground within a mobile home park designed for the accommodation of one (1) mobile home, containing a concrete pad with a minimum of four hundred (400) square feet in area; and each mobile home space shall have water, sewer and electric connections; such mobile home space shall consist of a minimum of three thousand (3,000) square feet which shall be at least thirty-five (35) feet wide and clearly defined.
[R.O. 2009 §153.02; CC 1981 §17-2; Ord. No. 3409, 8-10-1966]
It shall be unlawful for any person owning, renting, leasing, operating, managing or occupying any lot, parcel or tract of real property within the City to conduct, maintain or operate a mobile home park, containing one (1) or more mobile home spaces thereupon, without first obtaining a license therefor from the City Collector.
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Cross References—As to penalty, §100.150; as to business licensing and taxation, ch. 605.
[R.O. 2009 §153.03; CC 1981 §17-3; Ord. No. 3409, 8-10-1966; Ord. No. 3453, 12-24-1966]
A. 
The annual license fee for each mobile home park shall be forty dollars ($40.00) for each block of five (5) mobile home spaces or fraction thereof contained in any mobile home park and an additional seven dollars ($7.00) for each mobile home space in excess of five (5).
B. 
The annual license fees payable under the provisions of this Chapter shall be due and payable in advance on the first (1st) day of each year; provided that the fees for license issued after the first (1st) day of any year shall be, for the part of the year then remaining, one-twelfth (1/12) of the annual fee for each month or part thereof from the date of issuance to January first (1st) thereafter.
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Cross Reference—As to penalty, §100.150.
[R.O. 2009 §153.04; CC 1981 §17-4; Ord. No. 3409, 8-10-1966]
A. 
No license shall be issued to any person to conduct, maintain or operate a mobile home park unless he/she shall have first produced to the City Council:
1. 
A plot of the tract of land on which the established or proposed mobile home park is to be located showing plot of the entire tract and designating the location and size of the required mobile home space; a twenty-four (24) foot wide paved roadway with a minimum of sixteen (16) feet wide opening at all times. Through or collector streets are to be a minimum of thirty-four (34) feet in width.
2. 
A certificate in writing stating:
a. 
The maximum number of mobile homes the mobile home park will accommodate.
b. 
The lot, parcel or tract of real property whereon the mobile home park is or is to be set up now conforms to the regulations prescribed by this Chapter.
c. 
The location of the established or proposed mobile home park.
d. 
It is agreed that provisions of this Chapter, the laws of the State, this Code of Ordinances and any other ordinance of the City shall be fully complied with in the conducting, maintaining and operating of such mobile home park.
B. 
In all cases no such license shall be issued unless and until the City Council shall have made an order directing the City Collector to issue such license.
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Cross Reference—As to penalty, §100.150.
[R.O. 2009 §153.05; CC 1981 §17-5; Ord. No. 3409, 8-10-1966]
At the time of filing a certificate for a license under the provisions of Section 415.040, the applicant shall place in the hands of the City Clerk the amount of the license fee for the license applied for, either in cash, or bank draft, money order, certified check or cashier's check, made payable to the City or the City Collector. No license shall be granted by the Council unless such deposit of the license fee has been made. If the license is not granted, the amount of the license fee shall be refunded to the applicant. If the license is granted, such amount deposited with the application shall be turned over to the City Collector whose receipt therefor shall be given to the applicant, together with the license issued.
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Cross Reference—As to penalty, §100.150.
[R.O. 2009 §153.06; CC 1981 §17-6; Ord. No. 3409, 8-10-1966]
The City Council may revoke any license issued under the provisions of this Chapter upon proof of the violation of or the failure to comply with any of the provisions of this Chapter, the laws of the State, this Code of Ordinances or any other ordinance of the City regulating, controlling or relating to health, sanitation, fire protection, the public peace or the public morality.
[R.O. 2009 §153.07; CC 1981 §17-7; Ord. No. 3409, 8-10-1966; Ord. No. 3513, 9-6-1967]
Mobile homes shall be so located on each space that there shall be at least twenty-five (25) feet clearance between mobile homes; provided however, that with respect to mobile homes parked end to end, clearance may be less than twenty-five (25) feet but shall not be less than fifteen (15) feet. No mobile home shall be located closer than fifteen (15) feet to any building within the park or from any property line bounding the park. Neither the front end nor primary entrance side of any trailer or mobile home which is located on the periphery of the park shall face the exterior of the park.
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Cross Reference—As to penalty, §100.150.
[R.O. 2009 §153.08; CC 1981 §17-8; Ord. No. 3409, 8-10-1966]
For the purpose of the proper and efficient administration of this Chapter, the person conducting, maintaining or operating a mobile home park within the City shall at all times keep a register, wherein the name of the owner or occupant of any mobile home shall be recorded together with his/her permanent address. Such register shall at all times be available for inspection by the Mayor, Chief of Police or Building Inspector.
[R.O. 2009 §153.09; CC 1981 §17-9; Ord. No. 3409, 8-10-1966]
Any person conducting, maintaining or operating a mobile home park within the City shall at all times grant the Mayor, Chief of Police, Building Inspector and Chief of Fire Department the right to inspect the premises upon which such mobile home park is located. It shall be the duty of the various named officials, upon their findings and discovery of a violation of or failure to comply with the terms of this Chapter, to report such fact to the City Council in writing immediately and, further, to cause the violator to be arrested and prosecuted in the Municipal Court of the City.
[R.O. 2009 §153.10; CC 1981 §17-10; Ord. No. 3409, 8-10-1966; Ord. No. 73-30, 5-23-1973]
A. 
It shall be unlawful to keep or maintain any mobile home any place in the City for living or sleeping purposes unless it shall be located within a mobile home park, except as provided in Subsection (B) of this Section.
B. 
The Building Commissioner may permit a mobile home to be used for living and sleeping purposes so as to provide quarters for a watchman or guard during construction of a non-residential structure costing in excess of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000.00); provided that such permit shall not exceed a period of two (2) years and that the mobile home shall be removed before a certificate of occupancy is issued on the structure.
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Cross Reference—As to penalty, §100.150.
[R.O. 2009 §153.11; CC 1981 §17-11; Ord. No. 3409, 8-10-1966]
This Chapter shall take effect and be in full force and effect from and after its passage and approval; provided however, that these amendments shall not interfere with any vested property rights or contractual rights.