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Town of Pendleton, NY
Niagara County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Pendleton 2-25-1992. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Fire prevention and building construction — See Ch. 132.
Flood damage prevention — See Ch. 135.
Plumbing — See Ch. 194.
Sewers and water — See Ch. 209.
Solid waste — See Ch. 213.
Zoning — See Ch. 247.
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to use a recreational vehicle, automobile camper-trailer or mobile home as habitation or to establish, maintain, operate or conduct within the Town of Pendleton any tourist park or camp or any automobile trailer park or camp or any combination of same without having first secured a license therefor from the Town Board.
No person shall detach any recreational vehicle, automobile camper-trailer or mobile home or other trailer from its towing vehicle and permit the same to remain standing in any public street or place.
A. 
The annual permit fee for every park or camp shall be $5,000, and the permit shall expire each year on the 31st day of December. There shall be a monthly fee of $200 for each space which has been occupied during that month for a period or periods aggregating more than 15 days.
B. 
No recreational vehicle, automobile camper-trailer, mobile home or tent shall remain in any park or camp for a period exceeding 60 days or two months, whichever is longer, in any one year.
C. 
Application for a camping, travel trailer and/or recreational vehicle park permit shall be filed with and issued by the Town Board after having been reviewed by the Town Planning Board and the Town Engineer.
(1) 
Applications shall contain the following:
(a) 
Name and address of the applicant.
(b) 
Location and legal description of the park.
(c) 
Plans and specifications for all buildings and improvements constructed or to be constructed within the park.
(2) 
No application shall be transferable.
A. 
The park shall conform to Chapter 247, Zoning, Chapter 132, Fire Prevention and Building Construction, Chapter 194, Plumbing, and the following requirements:
(1) 
Drainage facilities and grading shall be designed to ensure the reduction of stormwater runoff rates and volumes, erosion, and nonpoint source pollution in accordance with Article XIV of Chapter 247, Zoning, of the Town Code.
[Amended 10-2-2007 by L.L. No. 2-2007]
(2) 
Camping, travel trailer and recreational vehicle spaces shall be provided consisting of a minimum of 10,000 square feet for each space, which shall be at least 50 feet in width and clearly defined. Tents, travel trailers and vehicles shall be so harbored on each space that there shall be at least 30 feet clearance between them. No tent, trailer or vehicle shall be located closer than 100 feet to any property line bounding the park.
(3) 
All spaces shall abut a driveway of not less than 20 feet in width, which shall have unobstructed access to a public street or highway. All driveways shall be hard surfaced, well marked by pavement markings in the daytime and lighted at night with electric light poles at distances and at the intensity as set by the utility company servicing said park.
(4) 
Walkways not less than two feet wide shall be provided from the spaces to the service buildings. The walkway shall be hard surfaced, well marked by pavement markings in the daytime and lighted at night with electric light poles at distances and at the intensity as set by the utility company servicing said park.
(5) 
An electrical outlet supply of at least 110 volts shall be provided for each space.
(6) 
A concrete pad not less than 100 square feet and not less than four inches in thickness shall be provided for each space, located adjacent to the entrance.
(7) 
Playground areas shall be provided in addition to the spaces and shall be restricted to recreational use. Each park shall have at least one recreational area of a size no less than one acre.
(8) 
Clothes drying facilities shall be provided at the service building only. Outdoor drying spaces are prohibited.
(9) 
No permanent addition shall be built onto or become a part of any tent, travel trailer or recreational vehicle.
(10) 
No owner or person in charge of a dog, cat or other animal shall permit it to run-at-large or to commit any nuisance within the limits of any park.
(11) 
No park shall consist of more than 100 spaces.
B. 
Sanitary and health regulations.
(1) 
Laundry facilities shall be provided in the ratio of one laundry unit to every 10 spaces and shall be in a separate room of a service building or in a separate building.
(2) 
A laundry unit shall consist of one or more laundry trays and clothes washing machines.
(3) 
An accessible, adequate, safe and potable supply of water shall be provided in each park, capable of furnishing a minimum of 150 gallons per day per space. Connection shall be made to the public water supply and its supply shall be used exclusively.
(4) 
Individual water service connection must be provided for direct use at each space. It shall be so constructed that it will not be damaged by a movement of vehicles. The park water system shall be adequate to provide 20 pounds per square inch of pressure at all connections.
(5) 
All plumbing in the park shall comply with state and local plumbing laws and regulations.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 194, Plumbing.
(6) 
Each independent space shall be provided with at least a three-inch sewer connection. The sewer connection shall be provided with suitable fittings so that a watertight connection can be made between the vehicle drain and the sewer connection. Such individual connections shall be so that they can be closed when not linked to a trailer or recreational vehicle and shall be capped so as to prevent any escape of odors.
(7) 
The park sewer line shall be connected to the public sewer.
(8) 
The storage, collection and disposal of refuse in the park shall comply with the Town Refuse Ordinance.
C. 
Fire protection. The park shall be subject to the rules and regulations of the fire protection district authorities.
The Code Enforcement Officer may revoke any permit to maintain and operate a park when the operator has been found guilty by a court of competent jurisdiction of violating any provision of this chapter. After such revocation, the permit may be reissued, if the circumstances leading to conviction have been remedied and park is being maintained and operated in full compliance with law.
It shall be the duty of the Code Enforcement Officer (or other official designated by the Town Board in case no Code Enforcement Officer has been appointed) to enforce the regulations and restrictions provided by this chapter.
All violations of this chapter or of any regulations or provisions thereof shall be an offense punishable by a fine not exceeding $250 or imprisonment for more than 15 days, or both. Each and every day that a violation of this chapter is permitted to exist shall constitute a separate offense. This penalty shall be in addition to any other penalties or other remedies as may be provided by law.