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Township of Lebanon, NJ
Hunterdon County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Lebanon by Ord. No. 2-1956 (Ch. XII of the 1985 Revised General Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Camping facilities — See Ch. 155.
Payment of taxes required prior to issuance of licenses and permits — See Ch. 247, Art. I.
Zoning — See Ch. 400.
[Amended by Ord. No. 6-1965]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
DEPENDENT TRAILER COACH
A trailer coach which does not have a flush toilet and a bath or shower.
INDEPENDENT TRAILER COACH
A trailer which has a flush toilet and bath or shower.
PARK
Trailer coach park.
TRAILER COACH
A trailer, camp trailer, house trailer or mobile home or any vehicle or similar portable structure so designed and constructed in such manner as will permit occupancy thereof for dwelling or sleeping purposes, whether designed to be mounted on wheels, jacks, skirtings or upon masonry or other foundation.
TRAILER COACH PARK
Any plot of ground upon which two or more trailer coaches, occupied for dwelling or sleeping purposes, are located, regardless of whether or not a charge is made for such accommodation.
TRAILER COACH SPACE
A plot of ground within a trailer coach park designed for the accommodation of one trailer coach.
It shall be unlawful for any person to maintain or operate within the limits of the Township any trailer coach park unless such person shall first obtain a license therefrom. All trailer coach parks shall obtain such license and in all other respects fully comply with the requirements of this chapter.
A. 
Applications for a trailer coach park license shall be filed with the Board of Health and issued by the Township Clerk. Applications shall be in writing, signed by the applicant and shall contain the following:
(1) 
The name and address of the applicant.
(2) 
The location and legal description of the trailer coach park.
(3) 
A complete plan of the park.
(4) 
Plans and specifications of all buildings and other improvements constructed or to be constructed within the trailer coach park.
(5) 
Such information, such as percolation tests, as may be requested by the Board of Health to enable it to determine if the proposed park will comply with legal requirements.
B. 
The application and all accompanying plans and specifications shall be filed in duplicate. The Board of Health and Building Committee of the Township Committee shall investigate the applicant and inspect the proposed plans and specifications. If the applicant is found to be of good moral character, and the proposed trailer coach park will be in compliance with all provisions of this chapter and all other applicable ordinances and statutes, the Board of Health shall approve the application and upon completion of the park according to the plans shall so notify the Township Clerk, who will issue the license. No license shall be transferable without permission of the Board of Health.
[Amended by Ord. No. 6-1998; Ord. No. 2002-08]
A. 
The annual license fee for a trailer camp or camp site, as well as an additional fee per calendar week or per three days or less (per trailer) is set forth in Chapter 205, Article II, Fee Schedule. The license shall expire on December 31 of each year. The annual license fee shall be payable in advance for each year.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III).
B. 
Each licensee shall maintain a camp registry and each month submit two copies of the same so far as it pertains to the previous month, setting forth the license number of each trailer, serial number, body type and license number of each automobile, date of arrival, whether still at camp and, if out, the date of departure, and the age, name and last permanent known address of the owner of each car and trailer and of each occupant thereof. A copy shall be delivered to the Township Clerk and a copy to the Tax Collector, together with payment to the Tax Collector of any and all fees due the Township as provided herein.
C. 
The camp registry shall be 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 registry. The registry records shall not be destroyed for a period of three years following the date of entry.
[Amended by Ord. No. 6-1965]
It shall be unlawful to park, locate or install any trailer coach within the Township other than within a duly licensed trailer coach park except as provided in this section.
A. 
A single trailer coach of the type commonly known as an "automobile trailer" or a "camp trailer," designed primarily as a practicable vehicle for use on roads and highways, may be parked or stored (but not installed or inhabited) upon premises owned or leased by the owner of the trailer coach, provided it is parked or stored in a garage or behind the rear line of any permanent dwelling on the premises.
B. 
Trailer coaches disabled in transit in all cases for necessary repairs, or trailer coaches in transit from a point outside the Township may be parked temporarily within the Township but not to exceed 14 days in duration.
C. 
This section shall not apply to any trailer coach installed and occupied as a dwelling, other than within a duly licensed trailer park, provided any such trailer coaches remain on the same premises. Moreover, any such trailer coach may be replaced by a new or used trailer coach but only by the same owner of such trailer coach either at the same location or on the same tract.
D. 
This section shall not apply to any trailer coach which is parked, located or installed on premises of a dealer who holds for sale new or used trailer coaches at retail or wholesale and which is not used as a dwelling.
[Amended by Ord. No. 6-1961]
The trailer coach park shall conform to the following requirements:
A. 
The park shall be located on a well drained site, properly graded to ensure rapid drainage and freedom from stagnant pools of water.
B. 
All trailer coach spaces shall abut upon a driveway of not less than 40 feet in width which shall have unobstructed access to a public street or highway. All driveways shall be either paved with macadam or cement to a width of not less than 18 feet, well marked in the daytime and lighted at night with 100 watt lamps so as to provide adequate illumination at all times.
C. 
Walkways not less than two feet wide shall be provided from the trailer coach spaces to the service buildings. The walkways shall be hard surfaced, well marked in the daytime and lighted at night with 100 watt lamps so as to provide adequate illumination at all times.
D. 
Each park shall provide service buildings to house toilet facilities, bathing facilities, laundry facilities and other sanitary facilities as hereinafter more particularly prescribed.
E. 
An electrical outlet supplying at least 110 volts shall be provided for each trailer coach space.
F. 
Trailer coach spaces shall be provided consisting of a minimum of 1,500 square feet for each space, which shall be at least 30 feet wide and clearly defined. Trailer coaches shall be so harbored on each space that there shall be at least a twenty-foot clearance between trailer coaches; provided, however, that with respect to trailer coaches parked end-to-end, the end-to-end clearance between trailer coaches may be not less than 20 feet. No trailer coach shall be located closer than 20 feet from any building within the park or from any property line bounding the park.
An adequate supply of pure water for drinking and domestic purposes shall be supplied from faucet to meet the requirements of the park. Each trailer coach space shall be provided with a serviceable cold water tap. An adequate supply of hot water shall be provided at all times in the service building for bathing, washing, cleaning and laundry facilities.
[Amended by Ord. No. 6-1961]
Each park shall be provided with toilets, bath or showers, slop sinks and other sanitation facilities which shall conform to the following requirements:
A. 
The toilet and other sanitation facilities for males and females shall be in separate buildings.
B. 
Toilet facilities for males shall consist of not less than one flush toilet for every 10 dependent trailer coaches, one urinal for every 10 dependent trailer coaches, one shower or bath tub with individual dressing accommodations for every 10 dependent trailer coaches and one lavatory for every 10 dependent trailer coaches.
C. 
Toilet facilities for females shall consist of not less than one flush toilet for every 10 dependent trailer coaches, one shower or bath tub with individual dressing accommodations for every 10 dependent trailer coaches, and one lavatory for every 10 dependent trailer coaches.
D. 
Anything in Subsections B and C to the contrary notwithstanding, each trailer coach park shall provide for each sex not less than two flush toilets, two showers or baths with individual dressing accommodations and two lavatories; and in addition thereto for males not less than two urinals.
E. 
Each toilet and each shower or bath tub with individual dressing accommodations, for which provision is made in Subsections B, C and D, shall be in a private compartment.
F. 
There shall be provided in a separate compartment for each set not less than one flush toilet bowl receptacle for emptying bed pans or other containers of human excreta and not less than one slop sink or other like facility, with an adequate supply of hot running water for cleaning such bed pans or containers.
G. 
Service buildings housing the toilet facilities shall be permanent structures complying with all applicable ordinances and statutes regulating buildings, electrical installations, and plumbing and sanitation systems, and shall be located not closer than 20 feet nor further than 250 feet from any trailer coach space.
H. 
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 moisture-proof materials, including painted woodwork, as shall permit repeated cleaning and washing, and shall be maintained at a temperature of at least 68° F. during the period from October 1 to May 1. The floors of the service buildings shall be of water impervious material.
I. 
All service buildings and 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 or the public or constitute a nuisance.
J. 
The provisions of §§ 344-8 and 344-9 shall apply to trailer coach parks which shall accommodate, lease or permit dependent trailer coaches only or trailer coach parks which shall permit a combination of independent and dependent trailer coaches. Any trailer coach park which shall contain only independent trailer coaches shall not be subject to the requirements of §§ 344-8 and 344-9 .
Laundry facilities shall be provided in the ratio of one double laundry tub and one conventional wringer-type washing machines for every six trailer coach spaces or one single laundry tub and one automatic or semiautomatic-type washing machine for every six trailer coach spaces. An electrical outlet shall be provided supplying current sufficient to operate such washing machine. Drying space shall be provided sufficient to accommodate the laundry of the trailer coach occupants. The service building housing the laundry facilities shall be a permanent structure complying with all applicable ordinances and statutes regulating buildings, electrical installations and plumbing and sanitation systems.
A. 
It shall be unlawful to permit any wastewater or matter from sinks, baths, cesspools, septic tanks, or other plumbing fixtures, or means of disposal, in camp cars and/or trailers to be deposited on the surface of the ground.
B. 
Waste from showers, bath tubs, flush toilets, urinals, lavatories, slop sinks and laundries in service and other buildings within the park shall be discharged 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 trailer space shall be provided with a trapped sewer at least four inches in diameter, which shall be connected to receive the waste from the shower, bath tub, flush toilet, lavatory and kitchen sink of the trailer coach, harbored in such space and having any or all of such facilities. The trapped sewer in each space shall be connected to discharge the trailer coach waste into a private sewer and disposal plant or septic tank system of such construction and in such manner as will present no health hazard.
Tightly covered metal garbage cans shall be provided in quantities adequate to permit disposal of all garbage and rubbish. Garbage cans shall be located not farther than 100 feet from any trailer coach 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 insure that the garbage cans shall not overflow.
Every park shall be equipped at all times with one fire extinguisher in good working order for every six trailer coach spaces. No open fire shall be permitted at any place which would endanger life or property. No fire shall be left unattended at any time.
No owner or person in charge of any dog, cat or other pet shall permit it to run at large or commit any nuisance within the limits of any trailer coach park, nor in the Township.
A responsible attendant or caretaker owner or operator shall be in charge at all times to keep the trailer coach park, its facilities and equipment in a clean, orderly and sanitary condition.
The Board of Health may revoke any license to maintain and operate a park when the licensee has been found guilty of violating any provision of this chapter. After such conviction, the license may be reissued if the circumstances leading to a conviction have been remedied and the park is being maintained and operated in full compliance with the law.
[Amended by Ord. No. 8-1971]
A. 
Temporary use of a house trailer on private property for a period of 90 days may be granted by the Township Committee, provided adequate proof of hardship is given.
B. 
Standards for adequate water, sanitation and refuse disposal shall be in compliance with this chapter.
C. 
No permit shall be granted without certification of the Secretary of the Board of Health.
D. 
The permit fee is set forth in Chapter 205, Article II, Fee Schedule.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III).
E. 
Extension of time under this section may be granted only upon review by the Township Committee but no extension longer than any single ninety-day period.
The business and the place and premises conducted shall be subject to examination by day or night by the Township Committee or by the Board of Health.
The license certificate shall be conspicuously posted in the office of or on the premises of the trailer coach park at all times.
[Amended by Ord. No. 6-1965]
Not more than one trailer coach park shall be permitted to be maintained within the Township, and not more than 35 trailer coaches shall be parked, located or installed in such trailer coach parks. Applications for license renewal shall be given priority over applications for new licenses.
[Amended by Ord. No. 6-1965]
Any person who shall violate any term or provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a penalty as established in Chapter 1, Article II, Fee Schedule.