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[CC 1961 §35.01; Ord. No. 192, 8-4-1943; Ord. No. 1953, 4-2-1972; Ord. No. 4516, 2-4-2019[1]]
Terms used in this Chapter have the following meanings:
ENCLOSED GARAGE
A structure which is primarily designed or intended for the storage of vehicles and which, when all accesses to the interior are closed, has the ability to totally shield from view anything stored therein.
[Ord. No. 4517, 2-4-2019]
PERMIT REQUIRED
A permit must be obtained from the Public Works Inspections County and approved by the City Council before parking any type of trailer or recreation vehicle. Permits are valid for one (1) year for recreation vehicles.
[Ord. No. 4517, 2-4-2019]
RECREATIONAL EQUIPMENT
A camper trailer, pick-up camper (not attached to the truck), motorized mobile home, boat, house boat, boat trailer, equipment trailer, utility trailer, dune buggies, snowmobiles, motorcycles and ATV (all-terrain vehicle), or any similar equipment designed, constructed, or modified for recreational or travel use and otherwise not primarily used for ordinary day to day transportation. Shall comply with Section 410.190, parked no longer than one hundred eighty (180) days.
[Ord. No. 4517, 2-4-2019]
TRAILER COACH
Any vehicle used, or maintained for use as a conveyance upon highways or City streets, so designed and so constructed as to permit occupancy thereof as a temporary dwelling or sleeping place for one (1) or more persons having no other foundation than wheels or jacks. A self-propelled trailer which is not being occupied, is not to be considered a trailer coach.
TRAILER COACH LOT
A unit of level adequately drained ground of definite size, clearly indicated by corner markers for the placing of a trailer coach or a trailer coach and tow car.
TRAILER PARK
Any site, lot, field, or tract of ground upon which two (2) or more trailer coaches are placed, and shall include any building, structure, tent, vehicle or enclosure used or intended for use as a part of the equipment of such park.
UTILITY TRAILER
A vehicle designed to be pulled by a motor vehicle which is used to carry property, or special equipment and that is fifteen and one-half (15½) feet or less in length. Boat trailers are included as utility trailers. Utility trailers that are longer than sixteen (16) feet in length are considered industrial vehicles and are regulated as heavy trucks and are not permitted to be parked on City streets or on any residentially zoned property; and, whose body and tailgate consider largely or exclusively of a metal mesh, and wood.
[Ord. No. 4517, 2-4-2019]
[1]
Editor's Note: Section 1 of Ord. No. 4516 changed the Title of this Chapter from "Trailer Parks" to "Trailer Parking."
[CC 1961 §35.02; Ord. No. 192, 8-4-1943; Ord. No. 1046, 12-3-1958; Ord. No. 1551 §1, 1-17-1966; Ord. No. 1580, 8-1-1966; Ord. No. 1949 §1, 2-19-1973; Ord. No. 4516, 2-4-2019]
A. 
No person shall park any trailer coach on any street, alley, or other public place in the City.
B. 
No trailer coach shall be parked, used, or occupied on any tract of ground within the City except as provided in this Chapter.
C. 
Trailer coaches may be parked on any lot within the City as long as the trailer is not used as a dwelling, living or sleeping quarters, if a permit therefor is first obtained from the City Council. No person shall permit such parking or use on his/her premises unless the owner or possessor of the trailer coach has a permit as set forth herein. A trailer coach not exceeding twenty-four (24) feet in length, including the hitch, and not over eight (8) feet in height, may be granted a permit for one (1) year at a fee of one dollar ($1.00). A trailer coach in excess of twenty-four (24) feet may be issued a permit up to six (6) months at a fee of one dollar ($1.00).
D. 
Application to the City Council for the permit shall contain the following information:
1. 
Written consent of the owner, legal agent of the owner, or the lessee of the location on which the trailer is to be parked.
2. 
Description of the property on which the trailer is to be parked.
3. 
Affidavit to the effect that plumbing facilities will not be used while this trailer is so parked.
4. 
Purpose of parking the trailer.
5. 
Other regulations required by the Council.
E. 
No permit is required for a trailer coach completely garaged and covered by a permanent roof.
F. 
A trailer coach, described as a camping trailer, less than twelve (12) feet in length and less than four (4) feet in height, may be parked and stored in the rear yard without a permit.
G. 
No trailer shall be licensed or parked in the City of Berkeley unless the trailer is owned by the resident of the property where said trailer is to be parked.
[CC 1961 §35.03; Ord. No. 192, 8-4-1943; Ord. No. 4516, 2-4-2019]
A. 
It shall be unlawful within the City for any person to construct or operate a trailer park without first securing a permit.
B. 
No trailer park shall be operated within the City of Berkeley, except as provided in this Chapter.
C. 
The permit for a trailer park shall be obtained from the City at a fee of ten dollars ($10.00) for each trailer park lot, and shall be for a period ending on June 30th following. Applications for renewal of permits may be made within thirty (30) days prior to expiration at a fee of ten dollars ($10.00) for the ensuing year, for each trailer park lot.
D. 
Permits for trailer parks must be conspicuously displayed at all times.
[CC 1961 §35.04; Ord. No. 192, 8-4-1943; Ord. No. 4516, 2-4-2019]
A. 
Any applicant for a permit to operate a trailer park shall agree, in his/her application, that a responsible attendant shall be in charge of the trailer park at all times. At the time of application, the names of the attendants to be in active charge of the proposed trailer park, and their hours of duty, shall be set forth. Any changes after the permit is granted shall be filed with the authority issuing the permit, within five (5) days from the date of change. Such attendant shall supervise the park and be, together with the licensee, responsible for any violation of the provisions of this Chapter which occurs in the operation of such a trailer park.
B. 
With each application a park plan, indicating the information required in Section 415.050, entitled "Park Plan," shall be submitted to the City Manager for inspection and approval by the Director of Public Works. The application for license must include the name and address of the applicant, and a legal description and complete plan of the proposed park, containing the information required by Section 415.050.
[CC 1961 §35.05; Ord. No. 192, 8-4-1943; Ord. No. 4516, 2-4-2019]
A. 
A trailer park shall be located on a well drained site suitable for the purpose; shall have an entrance and exit well marked and easily controlled and supervised; shall have surfaced roads not less than eighteen (18) feet wide, well drained, plainly marked in the daytime, adequately lighted at night, and easily accessible to all trailer coaches; and walkways to the various buildings shall be surfaced and adequately lighted.
B. 
The trailer coach park shall provide lots for each trailer coach, boundaries to be indicated by corner markers, with an area not less than eight hundred (800) square feet, with a minimum width of twenty (20) feet and a minimum depth of thirty-five (35) feet. Each trailer coach shall be located:
1. 
At least ten (10) feet from the building,
2. 
At least as far from the building line as the nearest adjacent permanent building on the same lot, and
3. 
At least five (5) feet from the property line.
C. 
Adequate space shall be provided to afford:
1. 
Space for clothes drying adjoining laundry facilities,
2. 
Locations for burning space, and
3. 
A play space for children.
D. 
The park plan required by Section 415.040 shall provide a legal description and map clearly setting out the following information:
1. 
The extent and area to be used for park purposes.
2. 
Driveways at entrances and exits, roadways and walkways.
3. 
Location of sites for trailer coaches.
4. 
Location and number of proposed sanitary conveniences, including proposed toilets, washrooms, laundries, laundry drying space, and utility rooms.
5. 
Method and plan of sewage disposal.
6. 
Method and plan of garbage removal.
7. 
Plan of water supply.
8. 
Plan of electric lighting.
9. 
Incinerator and burning space.
10. 
Children's play area.
[CC 1961 §35.06; Ord. No. 192, 8-4-1943; Ord. No. 4516, 2-4-2019]
Trailer parks are prohibited within the City except as is permitted under the City zoning regulations.
[CC 1961 §35.07; Ord. No. 192, 8-4-1943; Ord. No. 4516, 2-4-2019]
A. 
A sufficient supply of pure, healthful drinking water, approved by the St. Louis County Department of Health, not more than two hundred (200) feet from any trailer coach shall be provided in convenient locations. No common drinking vessel shall be provided. Waste from this supply shall be emptied into a drain connected to an approved disposal system. An abundant supply of hot water shall be provided at all times for bathing, washing, and laundry facilities. There shall be no drinking water in toilet compartments.
B. 
If the water is from a private source, it shall be tested for sanitary quality at intervals of ninety (90) days. Tests shall be made by a laboratory approved by the Health Commissioner. Tests shall be paid for by the permittee.
[CC 1961 §35.08; Ord. No. 192, 8-4-1943; Ord. No. 4516, 2-4-2019]
A. 
The park shall provide flush toilets in conveniently located buildings not more than two hundred (200) feet from each trailer coach. The buildings shall be well lighted at all times, ventilated with screened openings, and constructed of moisture-proof material permitting satisfactory cleaning. The floors shall be concrete or similar material, slightly pitched to a floor drain.
B. 
Toilets shall be enclosed in separate compartments, with fly doors, and have the minimum width of two (2) feet eight (8) inches. Toilets shall be provided for each sex in the ratio of one (1) toilet for every eight (8) females and one (1) toilet for every twelve (12) males.
C. 
In addition, every male toilet room shall have one (1) urinal for each sixteen (16) males, but in no case shall any male toilet room be without one (1) urinal.
D. 
Toilet rooms shall contain one (1) lavatory with hot and cold running water for each of two (2) toilets, but in every case not less than one (1) lavatory with hot and cold running water in every toilet room.
E. 
These accommodations shall be based on the total park capacity according to the accepted plans, and shall be computed on the basis of a minimum of three (3) persons to each trailer coach, with the sexes being assumed equal in number.
[CC 1961 §35.09; Ord. No. 192, 8-4-1943; Ord. No. 4516, 2-4-2019]
A. 
Separate bathing facilities for each sex shall be provided not more than two hundred (200) feet from the most remote trailer coach. Each section shall contain one (1) shower for each eight (8) families, at least three (3) feet square, with a dressing compartment of nine (9) square feet.
B. 
Laundry facilities shall be provided in the ratio of one (1) double tray and ironing board for each ten (10) trailer coaches. When ironing boards are provided, they shall be located in a separate space from the laundry trays.
C. 
The construction of the showers, laundry and utility buildings shall be the same or similar to that designated for the toilets by Section 415.080.
D. 
If no local means of collection of the trailer coach waste is provided, then slop sinks shall be provided, properly connected to the sewerage system at a maximum distance of not more than one hundred (100) feet from any trailer coach.
[CC 1961 §35.10; Ord. No. 192, 8-4-1943; Ord. No. 4516, 2-4-2019]
A. 
Waste from showers, toilets, slop sinks and laundries shall be wasted into a public sewer system in such a manner as approved by the City of Berkeley Health Commissioner or into a private sewer and disposal plant or septic tank system approved by the Health Commissioner.
B. 
All kitchen sinks, wash basins or lavatories, bath or shower tubs in any trailer coach located in any trailer park, shall empty into an approved receptacle or disposal system.
C. 
Toilets and water closets, not connected with an approved disposal system, shall not be used, and it shall be further unlawful for any person to use or permit the use of such fixtures.
[CC 1961 §35.11; Ord. No. 192, 8-4-1943; Ord. No. 4516, 2-4-2019]
The park shall provide supervision and equipment sufficient to prevent littering the ground with rubbish and debris. Flytight metal depositories, with tight fitting covers shall be conveniently located not farther than two hundred (200) feet from any trailer coach. Depositories shall be kept in sanitary condition at all times. Garbage and rubbish shall not be mixed.
[CC 1961 §35.12; Ord. No. 192, 8-4-1943; Ord. No. 4516, 2-4-2019]
A. 
The park shall keep a record of all guests, noting:
1. 
Name and address of each occupant.
2. 
License number of all units.
3. 
State issuing such licenses.
B. 
The park shall keep a copy of the registry available for inspection at any time by any authorized person, and shall not destroy such a registry until the expiration of twelve (12) months following the date of registration.
[CC 1961 §35.13; Ord. No. 192, 8-4-1943; Ord. No. 4516, 2-4-2019]
Any action towards the removal of wheels except for temporary purposes of repair, or other action to attach the trailer to the ground by means of posts, piers, foundation or skirting, shall subject the trailer to the requirements of the City Building Code as well as this Chapter.
[CC 1961 §35.14; Ord. No. 192, 8-4-1943; Ord. No. 4516, 2-4-2019]
All plumbing installation, alteration, or repair in the park shall be done in accordance with the provisions of the plumbing regulations of the City of Berkeley. All electrical work shall be in conformity with the Electrical Code of the City of Berkeley. No permanent additions of any kind shall be built onto or become a part of the trailer coach. It shall be the duty of the park attendant to notify immediately the Health Commissioner of any communicable disease in the park.
[CC 1961 §35.15; Ord. No. 4516, 2-4-2019]
A. 
Before any renewal of trailer coach parking or trailer park license, an inspection shall be made by the Plumbing Inspector to determine that all the requirements of this Chapter have been complied with.
B. 
Wherever in this Chapter certain duties or action are necessary on the part of the Health Commissioner, the City Manager may appoint some competent physician to investigate and report to the City Manager on any question or condition that may affect the health of the inhabitants of the City, if at such time the City is without a Health Commissioner.
[CC 1961 §35.16; Ord. No. 4516, 2-4-2019]
A. 
The Health Commissioner shall have the authority to enter and inspect for health and sanitation purposes, any facility licensed hereunder at any reasonable time.
B. 
If, upon inspection, it shall be found that the permit holder has violated any provision of this Chapter, the Council shall have the power to revoke or suspend any license and order the trailer coach parking removed, or the trailer park closed after notice and proper hearing.
[CC 1961 §35.17; Ord. No. 1188, 3-21-1960; Ord. No. 1657 §1, 4-15-1968; Ord. No. 4516, 2-4-2019]
A. 
No boat, boat trailer, auxiliary trailer or any trailer shall be parked, used or occupied on any street except for the purpose of loading or unloading.
B. 
No boat, boat trailer, auxiliary trailer or any trailer shall be parked, used or occupied on any tract of land within the City except as provided herein.
C. 
A boat, boat trailer, auxiliary trailer or any trailer may be parked on any residential lot within the City as long as the trailer or boat is not used as a dwelling, living or sleeping quarters, provided a permit therefor shall be first obtained, and no person shall permit such parking or use, unless the owner of the trailer or boat shall first have obtained a permit therefor. A trailer or boat shall be parked in the rear yard of the lot, except as otherwise provided.
D. 
A permit shall be obtained from the City Manager for the parking of a trailer or boat by the owner or person in possession for parking outside of a trailer park.
E. 
The application for the permit shall contain the following information:
1. 
Written consent of the owner, legal agent of the owner, or the lessee of the location on which trailer or boat is to be parked.
2. 
Description of the property on which the trailer or boat is to be parked.
3. 
Affidavit to the effect that plumbing facilities will not be used while this trailer or boat is so parked, and such trailer or boat will not be occupied as a residence.
4. 
Purpose of parking the trailer or boat.
F. 
Trailers and boats of all kinds and descriptions may be stored or parked on lots zoned "D" Local Business, "E" Commercial and "F" Industrial, but while a boat or trailer is so stored or parked on such zoned land, it shall not be occupied as a residence, or used for the display, or selling of any merchandise, goods or wares therein. Trailers shall be parked within the building lines of the lot.
G. 
Boats and trailers not exceeding five and one-half (5½) feet in height, exclusive of windshield or motor, may be parked on the side yard or the rear yard of residential property. No boat or trailer exceeding six and one-half (6½) feet in height, exclusive of windshield and motor may be parked in any portion of a yard unless the boat or trailer is parked or stored in a building or under a permanent structure.
H. 
No permit is necessary for a boat or boat trailer kept under a permanent roof.
I. 
House trailers and trailers regulated by Sections 415.010415.160, inclusive, are exempt from the provisions of this Section.
J. 
Parking Of Construction Vehicles, Utility Trailers, Semi-Tractor Trailers And Recreational Vehicles.
[Ord. No. 4517, 2-4-2019]
1. 
Except as provided in Subsections (C) and (F), no construction vehicles, semi-tractor trailers, box type trucks, or recreational equipment having a gross weight in excess of ten thousand (10,000) pounds, or in excess of twenty-three (23) feet in overall length, shall be parked on any driveway, roadway, or highway on private property within the City or on a designated parking area as described in this Section, on private property in a residentially zoned area within the City, except for deliveries, in an emergency, or when moving in or out of a residence or building, but in the latter case, the vehicle or trailer shall not remained parked in excess of twenty-four (24) hours.
2. 
Temporary permits may be granted by the City for the purpose of loading and unloading recreational vehicles. Such permits shall not be granted for periods of more than forty-eight (48) hours.
3. 
Construction vehicles, semi-tractor trailers and recreational vehicles shall not be permanently or temporarily connected to a source of water, electricity, gas, sewer, or other utility facility in the City, and shall at no time be used for living or sleeping quarters in the City.
4. 
Except when engaged in the pickup, towing, or assisting of a motorist in the customary types of services, no tow truck shall be parked on any driveway, roadway, or highway within the City of Berkeley.
5. 
A recreational vehicle, having a gross weight in excess of ten thousand (10,000) pounds, or in excess of twenty-three (23) feet in overall length, may be parked in a residentially zoned area within the City in accordance with the following conditions:
a. 
A maximum of one (1) recreational vehicle shall be permitted to be parked or stored on a paved driveway or paved designated parking area in a rear yard or side yard, provided that such recreational vehicle is screened from view at normal eye level from any street or from any adjoining lot be fencing, landscaping or other similar device approved by the Director of Public Works. For purposes of this Subsection, a recreational vehicle situated on top of a travel trailer required to transport said recreational vehicle (i.e., a boat and trailer) shall be deemed one (1) recreational vehicle. In additional, for purposes of this Subsection, a "side yard" and "rear yard" shall be as defined in Sections 400.020.
b. 
A permit is required from the Public Works Director, Building Commissioner, or designee; see Exhibit A, on file in the City offices.
c. 
A site inspection is required by the Building Inspector, the property must be free of code violations, before a trailer permit will be considered for approval.
d. 
The permit application and inspector's findings shall be reviewed by the City Manager and referred to the City Council.
e. 
The permit shall be approved by the City Council.
6. 
Any recreational vehicle, equipment trailer or recreational equipment may be parked or stored at any time in an enclosed garage.