[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Amityville 12-14-2009 by L.L. No. 58-2009. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Zoning — See Ch. 183.
Editor's Note: This local law provided that it shall take effect on January 2, 2010, subject to acceptance and filing by the Secretary of State.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- RECREATIONAL VEHICLE
- A self-propelled vehicle which is or can be used as living or sleeping quarters for one or more persons, having a gross weight in excess of 10,000 pounds or an overall length in excess of 30 feet.
- STORAGE CONTAINER
- A container designed or used to store or keep goods, building materials, equipment or other personal property, provided that a storage container shall not include containers used for garbage, refuse or debris.
- A vehicle, not propelled by its own power, which is capable of being drawn on the public highways by a motor vehicle, including but not limited to non-self-propelled vehicles used as living or sleeping quarters, as offices or for storage or construction purposes, but excluding vehicles used to carry boats.
It shall be unlawful for any person owning any land within the Village or occupying the same as a tenant or otherwise to use or permit such land, or any part thereof, to be used for storage or parking of a trailer, recreational vehicle or storage container without the approval of the Board of Trustees.
The presence of any such trailer, recreational vehicle or storage container upon any land in the Village shall be presumptive evidence that same is stored or parked thereon in violation of this section and with the express knowledge and consent of the owner of the land, the lessee of the land, if any, and the owner and/or custodian of the trailer or storage container.
This section shall not prohibit the parking of any recreational vehicle or camper having a gross weight of less than 10,000 pounds or an overall length of less than 30 feet by the owner thereof upon the premises where such owner actually resides, provided that such vehicle or camper shall not be used for living or sleeping quarters on such premises.
Any person owning any land within the Village or occupying the same as a tenant or otherwise who shall hereafter desire to use or permit such land or any part thereof to be used for the storage or parking of a trailer, recreational vehicle or storage container not otherwise excluded in this chapter shall, before such use is made, obtain a license therefor in the following manner:
Application in writing shall be made to the Village Clerk for the issuance to the applicant of a license, which application shall state and illustrate in detail, by means of such documentation, plans, surveys and visual aids as are required by the Board of Trustees, the particulars of applicant's request.
Upon receiving the application, the Village Clerk shall present the same to the Board of Trustees, and the Board of Trustees shall thereupon investigate the merits of the applicant's request. If the Board of Trustees shall, after its investigations, be satisfied that appropriate conditions can be imposed upon the applicant which will protect the health, safety and welfare of the residents of the surrounding area and that the proposed use will be in harmony and accordance with the general purpose, intent, Comprehensive Plan and design set forth in the Code, will be in accordance with the character of the district and its peculiar suitability for the proposed use and will serve to conserve the value of buildings and land and encourage the most appropriate use of land throughout the Village, then the Board shall issue or cause to be issued a license signed by the Mayor and countersigned by the Clerk.
The fee for a license required as provided in § 166-3 shall be based on the size of the trailer, recreational vehicle or storage container, measured in square feet. The rates per square foot for trailers, recreational vehicles and storage containers shall be set by the Board of Trustees by resolution from time to time.
The license granted under this chapter for a trailer or recreational vehicle shall be valid for one year from June 1 and shall expire on the next succeeding May 31, unless the Board of Trustees shall limit the term to a shorter period. The license granted for a storage container shall be valid for 90 days from issuance, unless the Board of Trustees shall limit the term to a shorter period. Renewal of said licenses may be granted upon written application in the discretion of the Board of Trustees.
Where use is made of any land or any part thereof for storage or parking of a trailer or storage container prior to obtaining approval of the Board of Trustees, the fee will be doubled.
The Board of Trustees may modify or waive the required fee in its discretion and may establish separate fees for temporary storage containers approved for a period of less than 90 days.
It shall be unlawful for any person to establish, maintain, operate or conduct a mobile trailer park or camp for hire for the accommodation of one or more mobile homes or trailers used or arranged to be used for living or sleeping quarters.