Village of Wappingers Falls, NY
Dutchess County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Wappingers Falls 11-9-1960; amended in its entirety 2-12-1997 by L.L. No. 3-1997. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Building construction — See Ch. 64.
Flood damage prevention — See Ch. 83.
Zoning — See Ch. 151.
It is the purpose of this chapter to regulate mobile homes and house trailers within the Village of Wappingers Falls, and the Board of Trustees does hereby declare that the chapter is adopted in the interest of public health and safety of the inhabitants of the Village of Wappingers Falls, further, to prevent nuisances and generally to protect the welfare of the public.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
MOBILE HOME
Any portable vehicular structure built on a chassis and designed to be used without a permanent foundation as a dwelling when connected to utilities.
TRAILER
Any vehicle designed to be used as sleeping or living quarters, whether propelled by its own power or power of another vehicle to which it may be attached.
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to use any land located within the boundaries of the Village of Wappingers Falls as a trailer or mobile home park or place for housing or keeping of mobile homes or house trailers, as defined in this chapter.
No person shall allow a mobile home or trailer to be detached from its towing vehicle and permit the same to remain standing in any public street, park or place.
The Village of Wappingers Falls Police Department will have the authority to cite (ticket) any mobile home or house trailer or any other type of trailer left standing on any Village street. After notification to the owner of said vehicle, and the vehicle is not removed from the street, the Police Department may authorize it be towed to a designated location and the owner shall pay such expenses incurred for this removal from the streets.
Any person violating any provision of this chapter may be punishable by a fine of not more than $250 or imprisonment for a period not exceeding 15 days, or both.
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Editor’s Note: L.L. No. 8-2008, adopted 12-8-2008, created a uniform section for the application of penalties occurring when any ordinance, resolution or act of the Village is violated. See Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II, General Penalty.