[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Babylon 12-9-1969. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Recreational areas — See Ch. 81.
Building construction — See Ch. 89.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 123.
Garbage, rubbish and refuse — See Ch. 133.
Housing standards — See Ch. 138.
Plumbing — See Ch. 170.
Sewers — See Ch. 181.
Zoning — See Ch. 213.
Editor's Note: The provisions of this chapter are derived from Ch. 13 1/2 of the 1969 Unified Code of Ordinances of the Town of Babylon.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- HOUSE TRAILER
- Any vehicle so designed, constructed reconstructed or added to by means of portable accessories in such a manner as will permit the occupancy thereof as a temporary dwelling or sleeping place for one or more persons and having no foundation other than wheels, jacks or skirtings, so arranged as to be integral with or portable by said "house trailer." This definition shall not include mobile dwellings, as defined in Chapter 213, Article XX, § 213-256.
- HOUSE TRAILER CAMP
- Any site, lot field or tract of land upon which one or more occupied house trailers are harbored or located, whether or not a charge is made for such harboring or locating, and shall include any building, structure, tent, vehicle or enclosure used or intended for use as a part of the equipment of such house trailer camp. This definition shall not include mobile dwelling park, as defined in Chapter 213, Article XX, § 213-256.
No person, firm, corporation or association shall establish, maintain, conduct or operate any house trailer camp within the limits of the Town without first obtaining a license therefor from the Building Inspector.
Such license shall be issued for one year and shall be renewed annually on or before the first day of January.
The license fee shall be based upon the number of individual trailer parking spaces provided, as designated by the approved application and plot plan, and shall be established as $5 annually for each unit trailer parking space.
It shall be issued in the name of the owner, owners or operators of the camp, and separate license shall be required for each camp.
An application for a license for a house trailer camp shall state the exact location of the site, lot, field or tract of land upon which it is proposed to establish such house trailer camp and shall contain an agreement on the part of the applicant that, in accepting such license, he will permit entry into such house trailer camp premises and into any building, structure, tent, vehicle or enclosure upon such camp premises at any time that request is made by an authorized inspector or peace officer of the Town.
The Chief Building Inspector is hereby authorized to grant a license to any person, firm, partnership or corporation desiring to engage in the business of establishing, maintaining, conducting or operating any house trailer camp, upon compliance with the provisions of this chapter and other ordinances applicable thereto; and upon certification thereof by the Town Health Officer, the Town Constables office and the Board of Assessors of the Town.
No license to establish, conduct or maintain any house trailer camp within the limits of the Town shall be issued until the owner, operator or person in control thereof shall file with the application a consent in writing, signed by 65% or more of the property owners, by numbers and area of ownership, within a distance of 800 feet from all boundaries of the (camp site, signifying consent to the establishment thereof.
The Town Board may, at any time after proper hearing, suspend or revoke any license granted under this chapter and may, as a result of such suspension or revocation, order any house trailer camp closed.
Every house trailer camp shall be in the charge of a responsible attendant at all times, who shall supervise the camp and be answerable, with the licensee, for any violations of the provisions of this chapter.
The trailer camp license and an approved copy of the plot plan of the camp shall be conspicuously posted in the camp custodian's office at all times.
Every house trailer camp shall have erected thereon a suitable building to be known as the "community building."
Such community building shall be provided with a sufficient supply of pure drinking water.
Common drinking utensils are hereby prohibited.
Water faucets shall be so placed in said community building as to be convenient for the use of all the occupants of the camp.
No drinking-water faucets or outlets shall be placed in any toilet room or water closet compartment.
The community building shall be provided with toilet rooms in which shall be installed water closets with proper water supply. Each such water closet shall be placed in a separate compartment, properly separated from any other water closet; each such compartment shall be not less than three feet wide and shall be enclosed with proper partition. Such water closet accommodation shall be provided in the ratio of one water closet for every 15 females or less and one water closet for every 25 males or less; and, in addition, one approved urinal for each toilet so provided for the use of males. Such water closet accommodation shall be based on the total camp capacity, according to the accepted plans and specifications submitted to the Town Clerk with the application and shall be computed on the basis of a minimum of three persons to each house trailer. For the purpose of this computation, the sexes shall be considered as being equal in number.
There shall be provided in every toilet room or within 10 feet of the entrance thereof proper facilities for washing hands in the ratio of one lavatory or sink for every two or less water closets. Separate facilities shall be provided for each sex.
Every building and plumbing installation, alteration or repair shall be in every respect in accordance with the approved practice of the Town.
Every such house trailer camp shall be provided with conveniently located, approved shower bath compartments for both sexes. An adequate supply of hot and cold running water shall be available at all reasonable hours, together with soap and individual towels. A minimum of one approved shower head shall be provided for each sex and one additional shower head for every 20 persons for each sex or major fraction thereof, based on the estimated population as hereinbefore provided. In combination with each shower stall, there shall be provided an individual dressing compartment not less than 2 1/2 feet by three feet in plan so arranged as to ensure privacy and protected by a waterproof partition or shower curtain. The floor of such compartment shall be waterproof and elevated three inches above the floor of the shower stall.
There shall be provided in the community building such laundry facilities as may be necessary for the convenience of the patrons. Laundry trays shall not be located in toilet rooms.
Every trailer camp shall be so arranged that the walking distance from any unit parking site to water, toilet and shower accommodations shall not exceed 300 feet.
All excreta and liquid waste in a house trailer camp shall be collected in proper receptacles and emptied into suitable drains. Spilling or draining of wastewater upon the superficial area of any house trailer camp is hereby prohibited. The camp attendant or employees under his control shall be responsible for the supervision of the emptying of all containers and shall furnish such services as may be necessary to maintain sanitary conditions.
No garbage, rubbish, refuse or waste matter of any kind shall be deposited anywhere in a house trailer camp except in proper receptacles provided for that purpose. These receptacles shall be provided in sufficient number and convenient locations for the use of all occupants of the camp. Mixing of rubbish, garbage and all other waste is prohibited.
Every house trailer camp shall be well-drained and kept clean and sanitary at all times.
Sufficient approved hand fire extinguishers shall be provided and installed in the custodian's office in every house trailer camp and at such other locations within the camp as determined by the Chief Building Inspector of the Town.
Every house trailer camp and every portion thereof must be lighted at night.
All driveways in every house trailer camp must be maintained in a passable and reasonably dust-free condition at all times and shall have a minimum width of 20 feet.
Every house trailer camp site shall be subdivided and marked into rectangular-shaped lots. The area of each such lot shall be not less than 500 square feet. Such lots shall be grouped in blocks with driveways at least 20 feet in width between blocks. Motor vehicles shall not be parked on any individual trailer plot. Separate parking space for attending cars shall be provided on the camp site.
No occupied house trailer shall be parked on any premises in the Town other than in a house trailer camp duly licensed pursuant to the provision of this chapter.
Each house trailer camp shall be provided with a custodian's office, where each house trailer entering such camp shall be assigned to a plot location, given a copy of the camp rules and registered according to a prescribed form. Said registration shall include the name and address of every occupant of said house trailer; the license numbers of all units; the state issuing such licenses; and a statement indicating the exact location at which such house trailer was last parked, including the state, city, Town or village where such parking occurred. A copy of such registry shall be posted in or on the house trailer for which it was issued, and the custodian's copy shall be available for inspection by any person at all times. The custodian's registration records shall be neatly and securely maintained, and no registration record shall be destroyed until 12 months have elapsed following the date of said registration.
No occupied house trailer shall be parked on any house trailer camp site in such manner as to be closer than 10 feet to any public street line, 20 feet to any adjacent private property line or eight feet to any other parked house trailer. All house trailers and cars attendant therewith shall be arranged and parked in an orderly manner in accordance with such established camp rules as are intended to safeguard the health, safety and convenience of the patrons and to promote general uniformity of appearance in the camp as a whole.
Any occupied house trailer may be parked at one or more regularly licensed house trailer camps subject to the provisions of this chapter for an accumulated period not to exceed 90 days in any twelve-month period.
No occupied house trailer shall be parked in any street, road, avenue, boulevard or parkway in the Town.
No animal washing, car washing or other slop-creating practices shall be carried on at any individual house trailer site or at any building, structure, tent, vehicle or any other place within a house trailer camp not designed and approved for such purposes.
Every house trailer camp shall have erected around its borders a suitable woven-wire or open metal or wooden fence not less than five feet nor more than six feet in height, having only necessary openings for entrance and exit facilities. Barbed wire shall not be used in the construction of any fence.
Inspections of house trailer camps and buildings shall be made by the Chief Building Inspector of the Town at intervals to be determined by the Town Board.
It shall be the duty of every owner, operator or custodian in charge of any house trailer parked in the Town, in case a physician is not in attendance, to report to the Town Health Officer and the Suffolk County Department of Health the full name, age and temporary address of every person who is affected or suspected to be affected with any reportable communicable disease.