Chapter 18.20


18.20.010    Definitions.

18.20.020    Permit – Required – Application.

18.20.030    Permit – Plans required.

18.20.040    Permit – Fee.

18.20.050    Character of permittee and caretaker.

18.20.060    Supervision of courts.

18.20.070    Trailer spaces.

18.20.080    Water supply.

18.20.090    Sanitary facilities.

18.20.100    Garbage.

18.20.110    Lights.

18.20.120    Permanent use restrictions.

18.20.130    Storage of trailers.

18.20.010 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meaning indicated below:

A. “Trailer coach” means and includes any vehicle or similar portable structure constructed so as to permit its being used as a conveyance on a public street and so as to permit the occupancy thereof as a dwelling by one or more persons.

B. “Trailer court” means and includes an area of land on which two or more occupied trailer coaches are harbored, either free of charge or for revenue, together with any building, structure or enclosure used as part of the equipment of such park. [Ord. 237 § 5, 1969; prior code § 21.50.010.]

18.20.020 Permit – Required – Application.

A. It is unlawful to establish, maintain or operate any trailer court in the borough without first having obtained a permit therefor.

B. Application for such permit shall be made in writing to the clerk in compliance with regulations relating to permit applications, and shall contain the name of the applicant, the location of the proposed court and the number of trailers to be accommodated. [Ord. 237 § 5, 1969; prior code § 21.50.020.]

18.20.030 Permit – Plans required.

Each such application shall be accompanied by a plat or sketch showing the size and location of all buildings and structures. [Ord. 237 § 5, 1969; prior code § 21.50.030.]

18.20.040 Permit – Fee.

The fee for such permit shall be $100.00 plus $5.00 for each trailer coach over 20 for which accommodations exist. If the number is increased, this shall be reported to the clerk, and the additional fee, if any, necessitated by such increase shall be paid before the additional spaces are put to use. [Ord. 237 § 5, 1969; prior code § 21.50.040.]

18.20.050 Character of permittee and caretaker.

A. No such permit shall be issued to any but a person of good character, nor to any corporation if any officer thereof is not a person of good character.

B. It is unlawful to hire or keep as manager, superintendent or person in charge of a trailer court any person who is not a person of good character or any person who has been convicted of a felony. [Ord. 237 § 5, 1969; prior code § 21.50.050.]

18.20.060 Supervision of courts.

Each trailer court, while operated, shall be in charge of a responsible attendant or caretaker at all times, who shall be responsible, with the permittee, for compliance with the provisions of this chapter relating to the conduct of such courts. [Ord. 237 § 5, 1969; prior code § 21.50.060.]

18.20.070 Trailer spaces.

A. No trailer coach shall be parked closer than 10 feet to the side lot lines of a trailer court, or closer than 10 feet to a public street or alley.

B. Each individual trailer site shall abut or face on a driveway or clear, unoccupied space.

C. There shall be an open space of at least 16 feet between the sides of every trailer coach and at least 20 feet between the ends of every trailer coach. [Ord. 462 § 7, 1984; Ord. 237 § 5, 1969; prior code § 21.50.070.]

18.20.080 Water supply.

An adequate supply of pure water for drinking and domestic purposes from the borough water supply system or state-approved source shall be supplied to the trailer court. [Ord. 423 § 4, 1981; Ord. 237 § 5, 1969; prior code § 21.50.080.]

18.20.090 Sanitary facilities.

Each trailer court shall provide toilets, baths or showers which shall comply with the provisions of the ordinance relating thereto, to accommodate any trailer coach in which these units are not self-contained. [Ord. 237 § 5, 1969; prior code § 21.50.090.]

18.20.100 Garbage.

It shall be the duty of the owner, his agent or caretaker, to provide for the collection and removal of garbage or other waste materials and to otherwise maintain the court in a clean and sanitary condition. [Ord. 237 § 5, 1969; prior code § 21.50.100.]

18.20.110 Lights.

The court shall be kept properly and adequately lighted at all times so that the grounds shall be safe for occupants and visitors. [Ord. 237 § 5, 1969; prior code § 21.50.110.]

18.20.120 Permanent use restrictions.

A. It is unlawful for any person to remove the wheels or other transporting device from any trailer coach or otherwise to affix the trailer coach permanently to the ground so as to prevent ready removal of such trailer coach, unless a permit to do so is obtained as required for the construction of a new building. Any such alteration shall be construed as converting the trailer coach into a building and subject to the requirements of the zoning and building ordinances.

B. It is unlawful to occupy for sleeping or other residence purposes any trailer coach which has been rendered immobile by the removal of wheels, or placing the same on a foundation, or on the ground, unless such trailer coach in construction and location complies with the ordinances relating to the construction, wiring, plumbing, sewer facilities and other regulations applicable to single-family dwellings.

C. Any trailer coach or mobile home constructed before January 1, 1979, or narrower than 24 feet in width shall not be placed in the borough outside existing trailer courts or RR zones. [Ord. 462 § 7, 1984; Ord. 237 § 5, 1969; prior code § 21.50.120.]

18.20.130 Storage of trailers.

Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to prohibit the storage of any trailer coach for any length of time when the trailer coach is not used for living or sleeping purposes. [Ord. 237 § 5, 1969; prior code § 21.50.130.]