Article I Trailer Coaches
Article II Mobile Home and Trailer Parks
[R.O. 2008 §240.120; Ord. No. 224 §§1 — 10, 4-6-1967]
Any vehicle as hereinafter defined may not be located within the City limits of Ironton, Missouri, other than on a recognized, currently authorized trailer court as prescribed and regulated by ordinances of the said City.
Definitions. As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- 1. Any vehicle, house car, camp car, or any portable or mobile vehicle on wheels, skids, rollers, or blocks, either self-propelled, or propelled by other means which is designated to be used for living, sleeping or commercial purposes.
- 2. Any such vehicle as herein defined standing or parked for any purpose whatsoever on any public or private property other than a currently authorized trailer court may not be removed from wheels to any permanent foundation or semi-permanent foundation for any purpose, or with the purpose of securing City sewer, light or water service which under the terms of this Section shall be denied.
- 3. Privately owned vehicles on private property for storage purposes shall be excluded from the terms of this Section, provided that they are kept in neat and orderly condition subject to inspection by the City Building Committee and/or City Health Department.
Each day shall constitute a new and separate violation of this Section and be deemed a separate offense.
This Section shall not apply to any trailer coach being used in any manner prohibited by this Section, within the limits of said City, prior to the passage hereof; and this Section shall not apply to any trailer coach which may replace any aforementioned trailer coach, on the same location within said City, so long as such replacing shall be done within one (1) year following removal of the first trailer coach, and as long as the replacement shall be of equal or greater size.
This Section shall not apply to trailer coaches which may be located within said City, but no more than one (1) trailer coach per lot, if, prior to locating same, a written consent is obtained by the person so locating said trailer coach from each property owner whose land is adjacent to the lot whereon the trailer coach is to be located. For the purpose of this Section, land across a public street or alley shall be considered "adjacent." If an adjacent lot is owned by the owner or owners of the lot whereon the trailer coach is to be located, then written permission must first be obtained from the owner of the lot next adjacent.
Nothing in this Section shall be construed to permit location of more than one (1) trailer coach upon one (1) lot within said City contrary to the ordinances of said City prescribing and regulating trailer courts.
[R.O. 2008 §615.010; Ord. No. 382 §1, 11-9-1987]
As used in this Article, the following terms shall have the meaning indicated:
- DEPENDENT MOBILE HOME OR TRAILER
- A mobile home or trailer that does not have flush toilet and a bath or shower.
- INDEPENDENT MOBILE HOME OR TRAILER
- A mobile home or trailer which has a flush toilet and a bath or shower.
- Any person licensed to operate and maintain a mobile home park under the provisions of this Chapter.
- MOBILE HOME
- A factory-built structure or structures more than eight (8) body feet in width and thirty-two (32) feet or more in length, equipped with the necessary service connections and made so as to be readily movable as a unit or units on its or their own running gear and designed to be used as a dwelling unit or units without a permanent foundation. The phrase "without a permanent foundation" indicates that the support system is constructed with the intent that the mobile home placed thereon may be moved from time to time at the convenience of the owner.
- MOBILE HOME INSPECTOR
- The person or persons designated by the Board of Aldermen to issue permits, make inspections and perform duties as set out in this Chapter.
- MOBILE HOME OR TRAILER PARK
- An area or plot of ground upon which two (2) or more mobile homes or trailers, occupied for dwelling or sleeping purposes, are located or intended to be located, regardless of whether or not a charge is made for such accommodation.
- MOBILE HOME OR TRAILER SPACE
- A plot of ground within a mobile home or trailer park designed for the accommodation of one (1) mobile home or trailer.
- NATURAL OR ARTIFICIAL BARRIER
- Any pond, canal, fence, hedge or similar feature.
- Mobile home or trailer park.
- Any person to whom a temporary permit is issued to maintain or operate a mobile home or trailer park under the provisions of this Chapter.
- Any natural individual, firm, trust, partnership, association or corporation.
- Any vehicle, other than a mobile home or motor vehicle, intended for dwelling or sleeping purposes and having no foundation other than wheels, jacks or skirting.
[R.O. 2008 §615.020; Ord. No. 382 §2, 11-9-1987]
It shall be unlawful for any person to maintain or operate a mobile home or trailer park within the limits of the City of Ironton, unless such person shall first obtain a license therefor.
The annual license charge shall be twenty-five dollars ($25.00) for from two to ten (2 to 10) mobile homes or trailers and fifty dollars ($50.00) for more than ten (10) mobile homes or trailers for each mobile home or trailer park. The licensee shall make a written report to the City Clerk listing the guests registered for the preceding month and shall pay a fee of two dollars fifty cents ($2.50) for each mobile home or trailer using the mobile home or trailer park during the preceding month for fifteen (15) days or more and a fee of one dollar twenty-five cents ($1.25) for each mobile home or trailer using the mobile home or trailer park during the preceding month for less than fifteen (15) days.
No license shall be issued by the City Clerk until the location and licensee are approved by the Board of Aldermen and no owner of land or improvements thereon shall lease or let the same to be used as a mobile home or trailer park until the site has been inspected and the location and the licensee approved by the Board of Aldermen.
The Board of Aldermen, if it be known upon a hearing before said Board that any licensee has violated the provisions of this Chapter or Regulations and Code of the Division of Health, State of Missouri, concerning mobile home or trailer parks, may revoke the license of any licensee issued under this Chapter. Provided that the City Clerk shall first, upon motion of said Board, direct a notice of the date, time and place of such hearing, setting forth the grounds upon which said licensee is to appear and show cause why such license should not be revoked; and such notice shall be served by the City Clerk upon the licensee, or upon any employee of the licensee at the time of service in charge of the place of business licensed; and licensee shall have full right to have counsel and to produce witnesses in licensee's behalf in such hearing. Said hearing shall be conducted as other proceedings of the Board of Aldermen are conducted, and no license shall be revoked except upon vote thereof by a majority of the members elected to the Board of Aldermen, the Mayor having no vote except in case of a two (2) to two (2) tie vote by the members elected to the Board.
In case any license issued hereunder is revoked, surrendered or forfeited by the licensee, not used or used only for a portion of the license period, after the effective date of such license, no refund of any license charge or part thereof shall be made.
Any mobile home or trailer park now in existence shall be permitted to operate as it is operating on or before November 9, 1987; provided, however, that the owner or operator of said mobile home or trailer park shall within ninety (90) days of November 9, 1987, submit in duplicate to the City Clerk a plat of said mobile home or trailer park showing the location of the mobile homes or trailers now existing and also where proposed mobile home or trailer spaces are to be placed, also all roadways, water, sewer and gas connections as now located or proposed. In the event no such plat is furnished within ninety (90) days, said mobile home or trailer park shall be subject to all the rules and regulations provided for in this Chapter pertaining to a newly established mobile home or trailer park.
[R.O. 2008 §615.030; Ord. No. 382 §3, 11-9-1987]
Application for Initial License.
Application for an initial mobile home or trailer park license shall be filed with and issued by the City Mobile Home Inspector. The application shall be in writing, signed by the applicant and shall include the following:
The name and address of the applicant;
The location and legal description of the mobile home or trailer park;
A complete plan of the park in conformity with the requirements of Section 415.070 of this Chapter;
Plans and specifications of all buildings, improvements and facilities constructed or to be constructed within the mobile home or trailer park;
Such further information as may be requested by the City Mobile Home Inspector to enable him/her to determine if the proposed park will comply with legal requirements.
The application and all accompanying plans and specifications shall be filed in triplicate. The City Mobile Home Inspector shall investigate the applicant and inspect the application and the proposed plans and specifications. If the applicant is of good moral character, and the proposed mobile home or trailer park will, when constructed or altered in accordance with such plans and specifications, be in compliance with all provisions of this Chapter and all other applicable ordinances and Statutes, the City Mobile Home Inspector shall approve the application, and upon completion of the park according to the plans, shall issue the license.
Application Of Renewal Of License. Upon application in writing by a licensee for renewal of a license and upon payment of the annual license fee, the City Mobile Home Inspector shall issue a certificate renewing such license for another year.
Application For Transfer Of License. Upon application, in writing, for transfer of a license, the City Mobile Home Inspector shall issue a transfer if the transferee is of good moral character. The Board of Aldermen will establish a fee for transfer of license and submit said fee for approval by the citizens of the City of Ironton at the next general election.
[R.O. 2008 §615.040; Ord. No. 382 §4, 11-9-1987]
It shall be unlawful within the limits of the City of Ironton for any reason to park any trailer or mobile home on any street, alley, or highway or any public place or on any tract of land owned by a person, occupied or unoccupied, within the City of Ironton except as provided in this Chapter and in the Zoning Code (see Chapter 402).
Emergency or temporary stopping or parking is permitted on any street, alley, or highway for not longer than two (2) hours, subject to any other further prohibitions, regulations, or limitations imposed by the traffic and parking regulations or ordinances for that street, alley or highway.
No person shall park or occupy any mobile home on the premises of any occupied dwelling, or on any lot which is not a part of the premises of any occupied dwelling, either of which is situated outside of an approved mobile home park after November 9, 1987, except as provided in the Zoning Code (see Chapter 402).
Any mobile home located on an individual lot outside of an approved mobile home park on November 9, 1987, shall be considered as a nonconforming use under the provisions of the Zoning Code (see Chapter 402).
The replacement of any nonconforming mobile home with a newer, or improved, model may be allowed upon application to the City Planning and Zoning Commission and Board of Aldermen for a special use permit; provided, however, that the Planning and Zoning Commission and Board of Aldermen may require any improvements in location, clearances, utility services, access or similar features which they may deem necessary to protect the health and welfare of the occupants of the neighborhood in general.
Travel trailers intended primarily for recreational or camping use may be parked or stored on the premises of any dwelling occupied by the trailer owner, provided that such parking or storage shall not constitute any obstruction to proper traffic movement and that such trailer shall not be occupied for other than overnight sleeping purposes on a periodic basis.
[R.O. 2008 §615.050; Ord. No. 382 §5, 11-9-1987]
It shall be unlawful for any person to remove the wheels or other transporting device from any trailer or mobile home, or otherwise affix said trailer or mobile home permanently to the ground unless a permit to do so is obtained from the City Mobile Home Inspector of the City of Ironton. Any such removal of wheels or other transporting device shall be construed as converting the trailer or mobile home into a single-family dwelling and shall make the same subject to all ordinances of the City of Ironton pertaining to zoning. However, said trailer or mobile home shall always be subject to the provisions of this Chapter and shall not be construed as having been changed to a permanent dwelling unit.
It shall be unlawful to occupy for sleeping or other residential purposes any trailer which has been rendered immobile by the removing of wheels or by placing the same on a foundation or the ground unless such trailer is constructed and located so that it complies with all the ordinances of the City of Ironton, including the provisions of this Chapter.
[R.O. 2008 §615.060; Ord. No. 382 §6, 11-9-1987]
The mobile home or trailer park shall conform to the following requirements:
The park shall be located on a well-drained site, properly graded to ensure rapid drainage and freedom from stagnant pools of water.
Mobile home spaces shall be provided consisting of a minimum of three thousand five hundred (3,500) square feet for each space for mobile homes, up to and including homes sixty (60) feet in length and four thousand (4,000) square feet for homes over sixty (60) feet in length. Each space shall be at least forty (40) feet wide and clearly defined; provided, however, that mobile home parks in existence on November 9, 1987, which provide mobile home spaces having a width of less than that hereinabove prescribed, may continue to operate with spaces of the existing width and area.
Mobile homes shall be so harbored on each space that there shall be at least fifteen (15) feet of clearance between mobile homes; provided, however, that with respect to mobile homes parked end-to-end, the end-to-end clearance may be less than fifteen (15) feet but not less than ten (10) feet. No mobile home shall be located closer than ten (10) feet from any building or closer than six (6) feet from any property line bounding the park. An accessory structure which has a horizontal area exceeding twenty-five (25) square feet if attached to a mobile home or located within ten (10) feet of its window, and has an opaque top or roof that is higher than the nearest window, shall, for purposes of all separation requirements, be considered to be part of the mobile home.
All mobile home spaces shall abut upon a driveway of not less than twenty (20) feet in width, which shall have unobstructed access to a public street, alley or highway.
Walkways not less than two (2) feet wide shall be provided from the mobile home spaces to the service buildings.
All driveways and walkways within the park shall be hard surfaced and lighted at night with electric lamps of not less than twenty-five (25) watts each, spaced at intervals of not more than one hundred (100) feet.
Each park shall provide service buildings to house such toilet, bathing and other sanitation facilities and such laundry facilities as are hereinafter more particularly prescribed.
An electrical outlet supplying at least one hundred (100) volts shall be provided for each mobile home space.
Travel trailer parks with spaces intended for temporary, periodic occupancy may be constructed with lot (space) areas of less than three thousand five hundred (3,500) feet if lot (space) areas and widths utilized for each such space are approved by the City Planning and Zoning Commission and all clearances between units as stated above are maintained.
[R.O. 2008 §615.070; Ord. No. 382 §7, 11-9-1987]
An adequate supply of pure water for drinking and domestic purposes shall be supplied by pipes to all buildings and mobile homes or trailer spaces within the park to meet the requirements of the park. Each mobile home or trailer space shall be provided with a water service tap which shall be frost-proof and shall meet the requirements of the City Mobile Home Inspector's recommendations. An adequate supply of hot water shall be supplied at all times in the service buildings for all bathing, washing, cleansing and laundry facilities.
[R.O. 2008 §615.080; Ord. No. 382 §8, 11-9-1987]
Each park accommodating dependent mobile homes shall be provided with toilets, baths or showers, slop sinks and other sanitation facilities, which shall conform to the following requirements:
Toilet facilities for males shall consist of not less than one (1) flush toilet and one (1) urinal for the first fifteen (15) dependent mobile homes or trailers, or any less number thereof, and for dependent units in excess of fifteen (15), not less than one (1) additional flush toilet and one (1) additional urinal for every fifteen (15) additional dependent mobile homes or trailers, or fractional number thereof.
Toilet facilities for females shall consist of not less than one (1) flush toilet for the first ten (10) dependent mobile homes or trailers, or any less number thereof, and for dependent units in excess of ten (10), not less than one (1) additional flush toilet for every ten (10) additional dependent mobile homes or trailers, or fractional number thereof.
Each sex shall be provided with not less than one (1) lavatory and one (1) shower or bathtub with individual dressing accommodations for the first ten (10) dependent mobile homes or trailers, or any less number thereof, and for dependent units in excess of ten (10), not less than one (1) additional lavatory and one (1) additional shower or bathtub with individual dressing accommodations for every ten (10) additional dependent mobile homes or trailers, or fractional number thereof.
Each toilet and each shower or bathtub with individual dressing accommodations, for which provision is made in Subsections (A), (B), and (C), shall be in a private compartment or stall.
The toilet and other sanitation facilities for males and females shall be either in separate buildings or shall be separated, if in the same building, by a soundproof wall.
There shall be provided in a separate compartment or stall not less than one (1) flush toilet bowl receptacle for emptying bedpans or other containers of human excreta and an adequate supply of hot running water for cleansing such bedpans or containers.
[R.O. 2008 §615.090; Ord. No. 382 §9, 11-9-1987]
Each park accommodating dependent mobile homes or trailers shall be provided with the following laundry facilities:
Laundry facilities shall be provided in either of the following ratios:
Not less than one (1) double laundry tray and one (1) conventional washing machine for the first twenty-five (25) mobile home spaces or any less number thereof, and for mobile home spaces in excess of twenty-five (25), not less than one (1) additional double laundry tray and one (1) additional conventional washing machine for every twenty-five (25) additional home spaces or fractional number thereof; or
Not less than one (1) single laundry tray and one (1) automatic or semi-automatic type washing machine for the first twenty-five (25) mobile home spaces or any less number thereof, and for mobile home spaces in excess of twenty-five (25), not less than one (1) additional single laundry tray and one (1) additional automatic or semi-automatic type washing machine for every twenty-five (25) additional mobile home spaces or fractional number thereof.
An ample number of electrical outlets shall be provided supplying current sufficient to operate each washing machine. Drying spaces shall be provided sufficient to accommodate the laundry of the mobile home occupants if automatic drying equipment is not supplied.
The laundry facilities shall be either in a separate building or, if in the same building where sanitation facilities are housed, shall be separated from the rooms housing the sanitation facilities by a soundproof wall.
[R.O. 2008 §615.100; Ord. No. 382 §10, 11-9-1987]
Each park accommodating dependent mobile homes or trailers shall be provided with the following service buildings:
Service buildings housing sanitation and laundry facilities, or any of such facilities, shall be permanent structures complying with all applicable ordinances and Statutes regulating buildings, electrical installations and plumbing and sanitation systems.
The service buildings shall be well-lighted at all times of the day and night, shall be well ventilated with screened openings, shall be constructed of such moistureproof material, including painted woodwork, as shall permit repeated cleaning and washing, and shall be maintained at a temperature of at least sixty-eight degrees Fahrenheit (68° F.) during the period from October 1 to May 1. The floors of the service buildings shall be of water-impervious material.
Service buildings housing sanitation facilities shall be located not closer than ten (10) feet nor farther than two hundred (200) feet from any mobile home or trailer space upon which a dependent mobile home or trailer is harbored.
All service buildings on the grounds of the park shall be maintained in a clean, sightly condition and kept free of any condition that will menace the health of any occupant of the public or constitute a nuisance.
[R.O. 2008 §615.110; Ord. No. 382 §11, 11-9-1987]
Waste from showers, bathtubs, flush toilets, urinals, lavatories, slop sinks and laundries in service and other buildings within the park shall be discharged into a public sewer system in compliance with applicable ordinances or into a private sewer and disposal plant or septic tank system of such construction and in such manner as will present no health hazard.
Each mobile home or trailer space shall be provided with a leakproof sewer connection at least four (4) inches in diameter, which shall be connected to receive the waste from the shower, bathtub, flush toilet, lavatory and kitchen sink of the mobile home harbored in such space and having any or all of such facilities. The sewer in each space shall be connected to discharge the mobile home waste into a public sewer system in compliance with applicable ordinances or into a private sewer disposal plant or septic tank system of such construction and in such manner as will present no health hazard. The four-inch service sewer from each mobile home space shall connect to a trunk line sewer large enough to adequately provide for the proposed trailer park.
In travel trailer parks, all facilities for the connection of wastewater outlets from trailers and the dumping of holding tanks shall be constructed to prevent health hazards and shall discharge into a wastewater system or treatment facility as described above.
[R.O. 2008 §615.120; Ord. No. 382 §12, 11-9-1987]
Metal garbage cans with tight-fitting covers shall be provided in quantities adequate to permit disposal of all garbage and rubbish. Garbage cans shall be located not farther than three hundred (300) feet from any mobile home or trailer space. The cans shall be kept in sanitary condition at all times. Garbage and rubbish shall be collected and disposed of as frequently as may be necessary to ensure that the garbage can shall not overflow.
[R.O. 2008 §615.130; Ord. No. 382 §13, 11-9-1987]
Every park shall be equipped at all times with fire extinguishing equipment in good working order of such type, size and number and so located within the park as to satisfy applicable regulations of the City Fire Department. No open fires shall be permitted at any place which may endanger life or property. No fires shall be left unattended at any time.
[R.O. 2008 §615.140; Ord. No. 382 §14, 11-9-1987]
No owner or person in charge of any dog, cat or other pet animal shall permit it to run at large or commit any nuisance within the limits of any mobile home or trailer park. In mobile home parks, such pets shall be licensed by the City and shall comply with City requirements.
[R.O. 2008 §615.150; Ord. No. 382 §15, 11-9-1987]
It shall be the duty of each licensee and permittee to keep a register containing a record of all mobile home owners and occupants located within the park. The register shall contain the following information:
The name and address of each mobile home occupant;
The name and address of the owner of each mobile home and motor vehicle by which it is towed;
The make, model, year and license number of each mobile home and motor vehicle;
The State, territory or country issuing such licenses;
The date of arrival and of departure of each mobile home;
Whether or not each mobile home is a dependent or independent mobile home.
The park shall keep the register available for inspection at all times by Law Enforcement Officers, Public Health Officials and other officials whose duties necessitate acquisition of the information contained in the register. The register record for each occupant registered shall not be destroyed for a period of three (3) years following the date of departure of the registrant from the park.
[R.O. 2008 §615.160; Ord. No. 382 §16, 11-9-1987]
The licensee or permittee, or a duly authorized attendant or caretaker, shall be in charge at all times to keep the mobile home or trailer park, its facilities and equipment in a clean, orderly and sanitary condition. The attendant or caretaker shall be answerable, with the licensee or permittee, for the violation of any provision of this Chapter to which the licensee or permittee is subject.
[R.O. 2008 §615.170; Ord. No. 382 §17, 11-9-1987]
The license certificate or temporary permit shall be conspicuously posted in the office of or on the premises of the mobile home or trailer park at all times.
[R.O. 2008 §615.180; Ord. No. 382 §18, 11-9-1987]
Any person who violates any provision of this Chapter shall upon conviction be punished in accordance with Section 100.220.