Village of Spring Lake, MI
Ottawa County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Council of the Village of Spring Lake as Ch. 50, Art. II, of the 2000 Code of Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Open burning — See Ch. 135.
Parks and recreation areas — See Ch. 249.
The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this chapter, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:
LOT
A designated and numbered site, station or location within the park which is designated to accommodate a trailer for residential purposes.
OCCUPANCY PERMIT
A written permit, as may be amended, prepared by the Village and executed by any occupant and the Village or its authorized agent for the purpose of governing in part the terms and conditions of any use or occupancy of the park.
OCCUPANT
A person who obtains an occupancy permit for a lot within the park and who executes an occupancy permit in connection therewith.
PARK
The Village tourist park located adjacent to the Grand River within the Village.
PARK MANAGER
The person duly appointed and authorized by the Village Manager, with the advice and consent of the Village Council, to operate, manage and control the use of the park in accordance with the standards established by the Village Manager, and also in accordance with the provisions of this chapter, the occupancy permit, and any other provisions of law.
TRAILER
A trailer coach, a travel trailer, a camping trailer, a motor home, a truck camper or other vehicular-type structure so designed and constructed as to permit occupancy as a dwelling or sleeping place by one or more persons, which either has its own motive power or is mounted on or drawn by another vehicle which is self-powered.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
Space within the park may be applied for and will be reserved in accordance with the following provisions of this section:
A. 
Receipt of applications. Applications for reservations of a lot within the park shall be received by the Village at the office of the Village Manager on application forms provided by the Village commencing the last Friday of February of the year immediately preceding the year which such reservation is sought.
B. 
Assignment of lots. Each year the Village shall assign specified lots within the park to those seasonal residents of the Village who have made application for a lot for the coming season. Such assignments shall be made in order of seniority and then in the order in which applications were received by the Village and shall further be made, insofar as possible in accordance with the written request of the applicant as contained on the application form.
C. 
Notification of residents of lot assignment. On or before February 14 of each year the Village shall notify those who have been assigned a lot the specific lot which they have been assigned and the terms for the occupancy permit for such lot. Such notice of assignment and terms shall be sent to the residents by first-class mail at the address indicated by the residents on their application. The resident shall have until the last day of February to return one executed copy of the license to the office of the Village Manager. Failure to return an executed copy of the license to the office of the Village Manager on or before the last day of February shall result in such resident applicant's forfeiture of any preference or priority he might otherwise have pursuant to this chapter.
D. 
Assignment of remaining lots. Commencing subsequent to the assignment of lots within the park then remaining, unoccupied lots shall be available for hire by residents and nonresidents of the Village alike. Lots shall be assigned in the order in which applications were or are received by the Village and shall further be made, insofar as possible, in accordance with the written request of the applicant as contained in the application form. As lots are assigned, the Village shall notify the applicant who has been assigned a lot the specific lot which has been assigned and the terms for the occupancy of such lot. Such notice of assignment and terms shall be sent to the applicant by first-class mail at the address indicated by the applicant on the application. Letters are mailed the first week of January for current seasonal residents, requesting deposit by the last Friday in February or informing the applicant that the lot will be offered to the next available applicant on the waiting list.
E. 
Exchange of lots; amendment of agreements. Notwithstanding the foregoing, lots within the park may be exchanged and occupancy permits amended as required on the mutual agreement of all parties concerned and with the prior approval of the park manager.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
[Amended 7-6-2009 by Ord. No. 314]
No person shall use the park except in accordance with the following provisions of this section:
A. 
Lot use for trailer parking only. No lot shall be occupied or used except for the purpose of parking a trailer pursuant to an occupancy permit obtained from the park manager and executed by the Village and occupant.
B. 
Transfer of permit. No occupant shall transfer or assign any occupancy permit obtained under this chapter, nor shall any occupant transfer all or any part of a lot covered by such occupancy permit, nor shall any trailer be transferred between lots except by written amendment to the occupancy permit as provided in the amendment.
C. 
Location of trailers. All trailers shall be placed or situated within the park in such location and manner as may be directed by the park manager.
D. 
Use for residential purposes only. No lot or trailer located on such lot, and no other place within the park, shall be used for any purposes other than residential purposes.
E. 
Removal of hazardous trailers. No trailer which, in the opinion of the park manager, is unfit to be used or occupied as a dwelling or sleeping place, or which constitutes a health or fire hazard, shall be permitted within the park; and any trailer which is so unfit or constitutes such a hazard shall be immediately removed from the park when so ordered by the park manager.
F. 
Occupation of trailers. No trailer shall be occupied by persons other than those named in the occupancy permit, except upon prior written approval of a change in the named occupants of such trailer by the park manager.
G. 
Erection of structures. No person shall construct or erect, or cause or permit to be constructed or erected, any building, tent or other structure or enclosure on any lot unless such structure or enclosure is attached to or otherwise connected with a trailer.
H. 
Animals. No person shall bring or keep any animal except in compliance with park rules.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
I. 
Damage to property. No person shall destroy, deface or injure any park property, including but not limited to signs, guideposts, trees and shrubs.
J. 
Litter. No person shall store, throw, discard or deposit, or cause or permit to be stored, thrown, discarded or deposited, any garbage, debris, cans, bottles, papers, junk, refuse, or other waste material or unwholesome substance of any kind or description anywhere within the park or in the adjacent waters of the Grand River except in such receptacles as may be provided for the deposit and collection of such materials or substances.
K. 
Fires. No person shall build or start, or cause or permit to be built or started, within the park an open fire; and no person shall leave or cause or permit to be left unattended any fire while it is still burning, except at the park fire pit.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
L. 
Changing clothes. No person shall sleep or change clothes in any vehicle within the park other than a trailer.
M. 
Disorderly conduct; nuisances. No person shall, within the park, engage in any disorderly or boisterous conduct likely to disturb, disrupt or interfere with the rights, peace and quiet, or comfort of other persons; nor shall any person within the park engage in any conduct likely to cause damage to any persons or property; nor shall any person within the park otherwise cause a nuisance.
N. 
Dock and boat mooring facilities. No dock or other boat mooring facility shall be placed, constructed or otherwise maintained at the park unless the plans and specifications have first been approved in writing by the Village Manager or his or her designee. All such docks and other boat mooring facilities shall be constructed under the personal supervision of the Village Manager or his or her designee. All docks placed, constructed or otherwise maintained at the park shall comply with the following specifications: minimum width, 28 inches; all stringers, two inches by eight inches; all treads, two inches by six inches; and all supporting posts, four inches by four inches. No dock shall have a length of greater than 30 feet.
O. 
Compliance with all laws. No person shall at any time use the park except upon compliance, and in accordance with the occupancy permit, with this chapter, with the other ordinances of the Village, and with the laws of the state.
A. 
No person shall use the park facilities except upon payment of certain fees and charges to be established and adjusted by Village Council resolution. The fees and charges shall include usual charges for electricity billed monthly for seasonal and monthly tenants, water, sewer and garbage pickup from a central location. Such rates shall not include charges for telephone or other utilities not specifically included in such rates, and all telephone or other utility charges not specifically included in such rates arising out of the use of any lot shall be paid by the lessee before they become delinquent.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
B. 
The checkout time for leaving the park shall be 12:00 noon, local time; and any occupant who allows a trailer to remain on any lot or who makes any other use of the park beyond the checkout time shall pay the fees and charges for an additional day.
C. 
All fees and charges connected with the use of the park facilities shall be strictly in accordance with the fee schedules and shall be payable as provided in the occupancy permit.
D. 
The park manager is authorized and directed to collect the lawful fees and charges provided for under the provisions of this chapter and upon collection of the fees shall transmit the fees to the Village Clerk/Treasurer and obtain a receipt for such fees. At the time of collecting such fees and charges, the park manager shall give a receipt to the occupant or party paying such fees and charges, shall designate upon such receipt the period for which such fees and charges are paid, and shall cause a copy of such receipt to be filed with the Village Clerk/Treasurer.
E. 
Any occupancy permit shall provide that it may be terminated by the Village at any time without cause in the sole discretion of the Village even though the term of the occupancy permit has not expired. If the occupant has not breached any of the terms and provisions of his occupancy permit or this chapter, then, on termination, the occupant shall be entitled to a refund of fees paid on a pro rata basis for the unexpired portion of the permit term.
The park manager shall make such regulations subject to the approval of the Village Council and give such orders and directions relative to the use and occupancy of the park as are consistent with the occupancy permit, this chapter and the laws of the state, and as may be necessary to promote health, safety and good order in the park.