As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- CAMP SITES or TRAILER CAMPS
- Any lot or plot of ground used for the temporary or permanent storage, parking or location of one or more trailers or camp cars for a period of more than six hours, and which places are used as a business operated for profit.
- TRAILER, MOBILE HOME or CAMP CAR
- Any unit designed and used for living or sleeping purposes which is equipped with wheels or similar devices used for the purpose of transporting said unit from place to place whether by motive power or other means, and without permanent foundation other than wheels, jacks or skirtings.
Within the limit of the Township of Mannington, no person, firm or corporation shall conduct or carry on the business of the operation of a trailer camp or camp site or work in, occupy or directly or indirectly in any manner whatsoever utilize any place or premises in which is conducted or carried on a trailer camp or camp site unless and until there shall be granted in accordance with the terms of this article, and shall be in full force and effect, a license to conduct said trailer camp or camp site for the place and premises, in or at which the same shall be conducted and carried on. Nor shall any person, firm or corporation, park, keep, house or maintain any trailer within the limits of this Township, on a camp site or in a trailer camp, except for the purpose of repair or storage, for a period of more than six hours unless licensed so to do as hereinafter provided.
This section shall not prohibit the housing or storage of any trailer upon the premises of the owner of such trailer if the trailer is not used for living or sleeping accommodations.
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation owning or operating a camp car, mobile home or trailer located in a trailer camp or camp site, or on the premises of the owner of the trailer, or on leased ground, to remove or cause to have removed the wheels or any similar devices from said trailer, mobile home or camp car or to otherwise permanently fix it to the ground in a manner that would prevent the ready removal of said trailer, mobile home or camp car.
Said license shall be applied for by the written application filed with the Township Clerk and shall set forth the full name and address of the applicant; the particular kind or character of business to be carried on or conducted, or vehicles parked; the location or place of the premises in or at which the same is to be carried on; the total area of the ground space thereof and a diagram of the same; whether or not any adequate water supply is available; the method adopted for the disposal of sewage, garbage, waste or other offensive matter; and such other information as may from time to time be required by the Township Committee. Said application shall be accompanied by a deposit to cover the license fee for the current year in the amount hereinafter provided, which license fee as to the first license granted for any such place shall be proportionately prorated for the remainder of the year.
Upon receipt of the application in writing the Township Clerk shall present the same to the Township Committee which shall make an inspection and examination of the premises and determine the suitability of the premises for use as a trailer camp or camp site, and whether or not such premises might be so used, without hazard to the health, morals or general welfare. Upon authorization by the Township Committee, the Township Clerk shall issue the license.
Should the license be granted, the premises and any building, trailer, mobile home situate thereon shall be at all times subject to examination and inspection, by day or night, by proper officers and agents of the Township Committee Police, Fire Department, and Board of Health, and should any condition be found to exist in or upon said premises subsequent to the granting of such license, which condition in the opinion of the Township Committee might create a hazard, risk, or be detrimental to private or public health, morals or general welfare, the same shall forthwith be remedied and corrected by the owner, applicant or licensee, upon notice.
In case of the failure or refusal to comply with any of the terms or provisions of this article, the Township Committee can, after due notice and hearing, refuse and revoke any license applied for or granted hereunder.
There shall be charged and collected for said license an annual fee of $200 per year for any person, firm or corporation who shall have 10 trailers or less at any one time during the year, and there shall be added to the annual fee of $200 a fee of $20 for each trailer over the number of 10 trailers, which shall be part of the license fee. In addition to the above, there shall be the further sum of $2 per calendar week or part thereof per trailer. Said license shall expire on December 31st of each year, and as to the base amount of $200 and the additional $20 for each trailer over 10, this shall be payable in advance for each year, and the remaining payments are to be made weekly as hereinafter set forth.
[Amended 7-31-2000 by Ord. No. 00-03]
Camp sites and trailer camps as defined in this article are subject to the requirements of Chapter 70, Land Development. No license shall be issued pursuant to this article unless the camp site or trailer camp has received all applicable land use and development approvals pursuant to Chapter 70.
[Added 10-4-2018 by Ord. No. 18-03]
The holder of the trailer camp or camp site license shall be responsible for securing a trailer parking license for each trailer parked in the camp site for a period in excess of six hours, for the payment of the fee imposed for the issuance of such license and the penalties provided by this article upon failure to procure such license.
Each licensee shall maintain a camp registry and each week submit two copies of the same, so far as it pertains to the preceding week, setting forth the license number of the trailer, the serial, type and license number of each automobile, the date of arrival, whether still at the camp and if not the date of departure, and the age, name and permanent address of the owner of each trailer and automobile and of each occupant thereof. A copy thereof shall be delivered to the Township Clerk together with payment to the Mannington Township as herein provided. Such license shall not be transferable.
Every trailer camp or camp site shall be equipped with an adequate supply of pure drinking water, as provided by local health regulations and there shall be provided sanitary accommodations as follows: for every two trailers, camp cars or mobile homes, one women's toilet and one men's toilet and one slop sink in the men's toilet room and one slop sink in the women's toilet room, all properly connected with separate septic tanks and field drains for each installation, said septic tanks with field drains to comply with local health regulations.
There shall be provided in every trailer camp or camp site heretofore or hereafter established such number of tight receptacles with close-fitting metal covers for garbage or refuse, ashes and rubbish as may be deemed necessary by the Board of Health and such garbage receptacles shall be at all times in a clean and sanitary condition.
It shall be unlawful to permit any waste water or material from sinks, baths, showers or other plumbing fixtures in camp or trailers to be deposited upon the surface of the ground and all such fixtures, when in use, must be connected to sewage system.
Every trailer camp or camp site heretofore or hereafter established shall be provided with means of lighting the same at night and all water closets and bath units shall be provided with sufficient light facilities which shall be kept lighted during the time from 1/2 hour after sunset until 1/2 hour before sunrise.
Every camp ground or site hereafter established shall provide a minimum of 2,000 square feet of space per trailer, camp car or mobile home. Trailers, camp cars or mobile homes shall be arranged in rows, abutting or facing on a driveway not less than 30 feet in width which driveway shall have unobstructed access to a public street or highway, and no rows of trailers, camp cars or mobile homes shall be nearer than 50 feet to any other row of trailers, camp cars or mobile homes and side distances of no less than 30 feet between trailers, camp cars or mobile homes.
Every camp ground or camp site hereafter established shall be located on a well drained area and the premises of every such camp site or camp ground shall be properly graded and surfaced so as to prevent the accumulation of storm or casual water.
No person, firm or corporation shall permit any such licensed premises to be used for immoral purposes or suffer the violation thereon or therein or any penal law or of any ordinance of the Township.
Such licensed premises shall, at all times, comply with all proper police and fire regulations imposed by the Township ordinances.
Dogs at no time shall be permitted to run at large in any camp site or trailer camp grounds.
[Amended 10-4-2018 by Ord. No. 18-03]
No person or persons, firm or corporation owning, renting or leasing any trailer, camp car or mobile home shall locate, park, keep or maintain said trailer, camp car or mobile home upon any lot or tract of land within the Township of Mannington, aforesaid, except upon a trailer camp or camp site conducted, maintained and licensed in full and complete compliance with all the provisions of this article, or as otherwise permitted in this chapter.
Licenses to conduct a trailer park, trailer camp or camp site shall be limited to not more than two in number.
[Amended 7-6-2006 by Ord. No. 06-10]
Violations of this article shall be punishable as provided in § 1-15 of this Code.