City of Greenwood, MO
Jackson County
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[Ord. No. 4.002 § 1, 6-6-1960]
The following definitions shall control in construing the balance of the Sections in this Chapter:
PARK UNIT OR TRAILER UNIT
An area or section of ground of not less than eight hundred (800) square feet of unoccupied space in a trailer park, designated as the location for only one (1) automobile or one (1) trailer, or both.
TRAILER CAMP OR TRAILER PARK
Any park, court, camp, site, lot, parcel or tract of land designed, maintained or intended for the purpose of supplying a location or accommodation for two (2) or more trailers and upon which any trailers are parked, and shall include all buildings used or maintained for use as part of the equipment thereof, whether a charge is made for the use of the park and its facilities or not. "Trailer park" shall not include automobile or trailer sales lots on which unoccupied trailers are parked for purposes of inspection and sale.
TRAILER, AUTOMOBILE TRAILER OR TRAILER COACH
Any vehicle or structure so designed and constructed in such manner as will permit occupancy thereof as sleeping quarters for one (1) or more persons and so designed that it is or may be mounted on wheels and used as a conveyance on highways or City streets, propelled or drawn by its own or other motive power, excepting a device used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks.
[Ord. No. 4.002 § 2, 6-6-1960; Ord. No. 96-02-051 §§ 1 -- 2, 2-5-1996]
A. 
Parking On Streets. It shall be unlawful for any person to park any trailer coach of any kind on any street or public place within the corporate limits of the City of Greenwood.
B. 
Trailer Coaches Outside Of Trailer Parks. It shall be unlawful for any person(s) to use or occupy any "trailer coach" as a dwelling on a residential lot or within the City limits except in a duly licensed trailer park.
C. 
Plumbing Fixtures. The use of trailer coach plumbing fixtures is prohibited unless the fixtures meet the requirement as hereinafter set forth.
D. 
Exceptions.
1. 
A permit may be obtained from the City Inspector to allow use of a "trailer coach" as a temporary dwelling on a residential lot or during reconstruction following a catastrophic loss as set forth in said permit with regard to applicable time specifications, Missouri Safe Water Act and Missouri Department of Natural Resources Regulations.
2. 
If it is necessary to park a trailer coach on a residential street for a period of more than twenty-four (24) hours, the owner(s) shall notify the Greenwood Police Department so they may make a record of the time required for said "trailer coach" to be parked on a residential street.
[Ord. No. 4.002 § 3, 6-6-1960]
A. 
No trailer park shall be maintained or operated within the City, except as provided in this Chapter and without first securing a permit.
B. 
The permit for a trailer park shall be obtained from the Board of Aldermen for a period of twelve (12) months for which a fee shall be paid in the amount of three dollars ($3.00) for each trailer unit at the park. Applications for the renewal of permits for an additional twelve (12) months may be made within thirty (30) days prior to the expiration of a permit on the same fee basis with the additional fee of two dollars ($2.00) for each trailer which has occupied a trailer unit in said park during the proceeding twelve (12) months.
C. 
The permit for a trailer park must be conspicuously displayed in the park at all times.
[Ord. No. 4.002 § 4, 6-6-1960]
A. 
The applicant for a permit to maintain and operate a trailer park shall, in his/her application, agree to observe all ordinances of the town relating to trailers and trailer parks and that a responsible attendant shall be in charge of the park at all times. Such attendant shall supervise the park and, together with the holder of the permit, shall be responsible for any violation of the provisions of this Chapter which may occur in the operation of such trailer park.
B. 
With each application a Park Plan, indicating the information required in Section 420.050 shall be submitted to the Board of Aldermen for inspection and approval. The application for a permit 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 420.050.
[Ord. No. 4.002 § 5, 6-6-1960]
A. 
The trailer park must be located on a well-drained site for the purpose, and shall have an entrance and exit well marked and easily controlled and supervised. Entrances and exists shall be not more than twenty-five (25) feet from any street intersection. Trailer parks shall have all-weather roads not less than fifteen (15) feet wide for a one-way road, or thirty (30) feet wide for a two-way road and shall be well-drained, plainly marked in the day time, adequately lighted at night with 100-watt lamps not more than three hundred feet apart, and easily accessible to all trailer units. Walkways to the various buildings and facilities shall be hard-surfaced and adequately lighted.
B. 
The trailer park shall provide a lot or trailer unit for each trailer, with boundaries to be indicated by corner markers, each unit to be of not less than eight hundred (800) square feet. Each trailer shall be located:
1. 
At least ten (10) feet from any building;
2. 
At least as far from the front line of the lot as the nearest adjacent permanent building on the same street;
3. 
At least four (4) feet from the side or rear property line of the lot.
Each trailer unit shall be constructed of concrete with a minimum of four (4) inches thickness.
C. 
Adequate space shall be provided to afford:
1. 
Space for clothes drying adjoining laundry facilities;
2. 
Locations for burning space and incinerator space.
D. 
The Park Plan required by Section 420.040 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 exists, 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.
[Ord. No. 4.002 § 6, 6-6-1960]
Running water shall be provided at any trailer park. Water shall be available at convenient locations not more than two hundred (200) feet from any trailer. No common drinking vessels shall be provided. If any drinking fountain is furnished, it shall be of an approved sanitary type. Waste from the water supply shall be emptied into a drain connected to an approved and sanitary disposal system. An abundant supply of hot water shall be provided at all times for bathing, washing and laundry facilities. No drinking water shall be made available in toilet compartments.
[Ord. No. 4.002 § 7, 6-6-1960]
A. 
No trailer coach shall be parked in any trailer park unless such trailer coach is equipped with built-in toilet facilities which can be connected with the trailer park sewage system.
B. 
If no local means of collection of the trailer coach waste is provided, the 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 unit.
C. 
Waste from showers, toilets, slop sinks and laundries shall be wasted into a public sewer system in a sanitary manner approved by the Board of Aldermen, or if no public sewer connection is accessible, then into a private sewer and disposal plant or septic tank system approved by the Board of Aldermen.
D. 
Each trailer unit shall be provided with suitable plumbing connection, approved by the Board of Aldermen, to the public or private sewer and disposal plant. The plumbing facilities of any trailer coach parked thereon shall be connected thereto so that all kitchen sinks, lavatories, showers and bathtubs in any trailer coach located in a trailer park shall empty into said disposal system.
E. 
Toilet and water closets in trailers not connected with said approved disposal system shall not be used, and it shall be unlawful to use or permit the use of such fixtures.
[Ord. No. 4.002 § 8, 6-6-1960]
The park shall provide supervision and equipment sufficient to prevent littering the ground with rubbish and debris. Fly-tight metal depositories with tight-fitting covers shall be conveniently located not further than two hundred (200) feet from any trailer coach. Depositories shall be kept in sanitary condition and covered at all times. Garbage and rubbish shall not be mixed.
[Ord. No. 4.002 § 9, 6-6-1960]
A. 
The park shall keep a record of all guests, noting:
1. 
The name and address of each occupant;
2. 
License numbers of all units;
3. 
The State issuing such licenses.
B. 
The operator of 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.
[Ord. No. 4.002 § 10, 6-6-1960]
A. 
All plumbing, and electrical installation and all construction work, alteration or repair in the park shall be done in accordance with the standard procedures required in the various trades.
B. 
No permanent additions of any kind whatsoever shall be built onto or become a part of a trailer coach.
C. 
It shall be the duty of the park attendant to notify immediately the Board of Aldermen of any communicable disease in the park.
[Ord. No. 4.002 § 11, 6-6-1960]
Before any renewal of a trailer coach parking or trailer park permit an inspection shall be made at the instance of the Board of Aldermen to determine that all the requirements of this Chapter have been complied with.
[Ord. No. 4.002 § 12, 6-6-1960]
The Board of Aldermen or its agent shall have the authority at any reasonable time to enter upon and inspect for health and sanitation purposes any facility licensed under this Chapter. If, upon inspection, it shall be found that the holder of a permit has violated any provision of the foregoing Sections relating to trailers or trailer parks, the Board of Aldermen shall have the power to revoke or suspend any permit, and order the trailer removed or the trailer park closed after proper notice and hearing.
[Ord. No. 4.002 § 13, 6-6-1960; Ord. No. 2016-2915 § 4, 9-30-2016]
Any person found guilty of violating any provision of this Chapter, whether or not such violation shall be found sufficient by the Board of Aldermen for revocation of any permit, shall be punished as provided in Section 100.220(E) of the City Code of the City of Greenwood, Missouri.