Chapter 15.30


15.30.010    Definitions.

15.30.020    Zoning.

15.30.030    Preliminary and final preparation of plans.

15.30.040    Licenses, inspections, and fees.

15.30.050    Site area and lot size requirements.

15.30.060    Landscaping and screen planting.

15.30.070    General use regulations.

15.30.080    Driveways and parking areas.

15.30.090    Awnings.

15.30.100    Service and recreation building.

15.30.110    Cabanas.

15.30.120    Water supply.

15.30.130    Sewage disposal.

15.30.140    Electrical.

15.30.150    Fuel.

15.30.160    Fire protection.

15.30.170    Operation, maintenance, and repair.

15.30.180    Refuse disposal.

15.30.190    Registration of occupants – Reporting of communicable diseases.

15.30.200    Supervision.

15.30.210    Inspection of mobile home parks.

15.30.220    Penalties.

15.30.230    Conflict of ordinances.

15.30.010 Definitions.

For the purpose of this chapter certain words, terms and phrases are defined and shall be construed as follows:

A. “Accessory use” means a use customarily incidental and subordinate to the principal use or mobile home and located on the same mobile home lot with the principal use or mobile home – or in the mobile home.

B. “Awning, permanent” means any structure erected for shade or shelter and which is completely open on at least one side. A side may be interpreted to be an end. “Awning” does not include a window awning. A permanent awning shall be accessory to a mobile home and shall be designed so as to be not readily disassembled, moved and reassembled and is intended to be constructed in conformance with the Building Code, and adjacent to the mobile home to which it is accessory.

C. “Cabana” means any portable, demountable or permanent cabin, small house, room, enclosure or other building erected, constructed, or placed on any mobile home site adjacent to a mobile home on the same site and used for the purpose of casual living storage. Permanent plumbing and cooking facilities within cabanas shall not be permitted. A cabana may be enclosed on three sides. All cabanas shall be accessory to mobile homes.

D. “Carport, permanent” means an awning or shade structure for an automobile located within six feet of a trailer coach, which is completely open on at least two sides and which is designed to be constructed in conformance with the Building Code. All carports shall be accessory to mobile homes.

E. “City of Mountlake Terrace” means the City Manager of Mountlake Terrace or any authorized representative that the City Manager so designates.

F. “Driveway” means a private mobile home park service road providing vehicular access and egress between individual mobile home lots and an adjoining public right-of-way.

G. “Mobile home” means a vehicle equipped as a dwelling place. Does not include campers, vacation or travel trailers, or motor homes, etc.

H. “Mobile home park” means any plot of ground upon which mobile homes, occupied for dwelling or sleeping purposes, are located.

I. “Mobile home lot” means a plot of ground within a mobile home park designated to accommodate one mobile home.

J. “Building Inspector” means the legally designated authority of the City of Mountlake Terrace or his authorized representative.

K. “Permit” means a written permit issued by the City of Mountlake Terrace permitting the construction of a mobile home park for operation under this chapter and regulations promulgated hereunder.

L. “Accessory building” means a building on a mobile home lot used in conjunction with and providing an essential service to a mobile home.

M. “Service building” means a building in a mobile home park housing community laundry facilities.

N. “Screen planting” means a solid evergreen planting at least 20 feet in depth and 60 percent per lineal foot of which to be at least six feet zero inches in height within a period of two years after planting, forming an actual and effective sight barrier. (Ord. 2053 Ch. 1, 1994).

15.30.020 Zoning.

Mobile home parks shall be authorized only in that land zoned for mobile home parks (MH). (Ord. 2053 Ch. 2, 1994).

15.30.030 Preliminary and final preparation of plans.

A. Preparation and Filing of Preliminary Plans. Prior to any construction or installation of any building, utilities, or improvements, in a new, proposed or existing, mobile home park, the applicant shall provide to the City of Mountlake Terrace three identical copies of the general plan for the mobile home park which shall contain the following minimum information:

1. Name and address of the owner and/or operator.

2. Address, location, and legal description of the mobile home park.

3. Extent of the area and dimensions of the site.

4. Size, location and number of mobile home lots.

5. Vicinity sketch showing generally the existing use of adjoining tracts and the location of improvements existing thereon.

6. Entrances, exits, driveways and walkways.

7. Number, size and location of automobile parking accommodations.

8. Location and size of recreation area, if any.

9. Detail plans for greenbelt and sight screening.

10. General plans for all utilities.

11. And other information required for applications.

B. Plans shall be examined by planning department and planning commission. Such plans shall be examined by the Planning Department and thereafter considered by the Planning Commission in the same manner as are preliminary plats for real estate subdivision. The Planning Commission shall make recommendations to the City Council regarding all phases of the preliminary plans. The City Council, following an open record public hearing, shall have authority to require installation of improvements, sight screening and other structures in such a manner as to be harmonious with and not injurious to the adjoining properties and to the greatest benefit to the community.

C. Information Required on Final Plans. After approval of the City Council of the preliminary plans, the owner or his agent shall deliver to the City of Mountlake Terrace a final plan which shall be drawn to an engineering scale of one inch equals 20, 30, 40, or 50 feet and completely dimensioned. All such plans shall be prepared by a licensed architect or engineer; provided, however, that an owner may develop his own drawings when he is capable of producing drawings equivalent to the conventional drawings of architects and engineers. In addition to information required by subsection A of this section, such plans shall clearly set forth the following information.

1. Number, location and area of all service buildings and other proposed structures, including cabanas and other accessory buildings.

2. Plan of water system.

3. Method and plan of sewage disposal and site drainage.

4. Method of garbage disposal and plan of storage areas.

5. Lighting plan of outside areas and service outlets.

6. Method and plan of service building heating.

7. Location and type of fire fighting and fire prevention facilities.

8. Plans for any other underground utilities proposed.

The City Council may make exceptions and variances from the strict interpretation of this chapter in approval of plans for unusual circumstances.

D. Refusal to Examine Incomplete Plans. The City may refuse to examine any incomplete, unintelligible, or indefinite, or nonprofessionally prepared drawings.

E. Building Permits. The City shall examine the plans for compliance with this chapter. Only after approval of the plan by the City shall a building permit be issued for any building. (Ord. 2115, 1996; Ord. 2053 Ch. 3, 1994).

15.30.040 Licenses, inspections, and fees.

A. Issuance and Possession of a Mobile Home Park License. The owner of a mobile home park shall have a license in his possession and posted in a conspicuous place in the office thereof at all times. The fees for such a license shall be that fee as set forth in the current Business License Ordinance.

B. Application and Renewal of Mobile Home Park Licenses. Applications for mobile home park licenses and renewals thereof shall be made to the City upon forms provided by the City and shall set forth the name and residence address of the applicant, and the location of the mobile home park, and the number of the mobile home lots to which such license applies. The City of Mountlake Terrace will then inspect the premises therein described and the fixtures and facilities. If the City, upon inspections, finds that such premises, fixtures and facilities are constructed, installed, operated and maintained in compliance with this and other applicable ordinances or agreements, the license will be issued.

C. Revoking of Mobile Home Park Licenses. Should the City determine, upon inspection, that any of the premises licensed or any fixtures or facilities used therein have become or are unsafe or unsanitary, or that otherwise are not being operated and maintained in compliance with the provision of this or any other applicable ordinance, a written notice of the specific complaint shall be forwarded to the license’s owner or operator setting out the details of such complaint and providing a period of five calendar days for correction of such deficiencies. Failing this, the City Manager may revoke the license of the mobile home park operator. The revocation of the license is subject to appeal to the City Council within five days of notice of such revocation, whereupon a time for hearing shall be set which shall be not more than 30 days after the filing of such appeal with the City Council, at which time a hearing shall be had before the Council, or a committee thereof, which shall confirm or disapprove such revocation.

D. Issuance of a Mobile Home Installation Permit. No mobile home shall be moved on to a space within a mobile home park without the issuance of a building permit and other related permits by the City when required. (Ord. 2053 Ch. 4, 1994).

15.30.050 Site area and lot size requirements.

A. Size of Mobile Home Parks. Every mobile home park shall contain at least five acres of land with direct access to a fully improved public street right-of-way containing a width of at least 60 feet; provided, that the City may accept a petition for local improvements in lieu of actual construction of improvements at the option of the City.

B. Minimum Size of Lots. Mobile home lots shall have a maximum density of not more than nine mobile home unity to a gross acre with no individual lot less than 2,400 square feet.

C. Lot Coverage. In no case shall the area of a mobile home lot occupied by a mobile home, cabana, awning, carport, or other accessory structure or combination thereof exceed 75 percent of the total lot area.

D. It shall be unlawful to allow any mobile home to be occupied in a mobile home park unless the mobile home is situated on a mobile home space.

E. Access roads shall be provided to each mobile home space. Each access road shall provide for continuous forward movement, shall connect with a street or highway, and shall have a minimum width of 30 feet and shall be hard surfaced to City standards.

F. Pads Beneath Mobile Homes. Each mobile home shall be placed on a hard surfaced pad that is constructed in compliance with the Uniform Building Code.

G. Patios. There shall be provided on each mobile home site a concrete or bituminous asphalt patio a minimum of three inches thick of at least 160 square feet in area. The minimum width of such patio shall be six feet.

H. Side Skirting. Each mobile home shall have side skirting, within 14 days of entry to a park, enclosing the underneath space of the mobile home, such skirting shall be constructed of noncombustible material.

I. Setback. It shall be unlawful to locate a mobile home, accessory building, carport, or cabana closer than 20 feet from any public right-of-way or five feet from any property line, or so that any part of such mobile home will obstruct any internal roadway or walkway in a mobile home park.

J. Side Yard Area. The side yard on the side opposite the patio area of a mobile home shall be five feet minimum for the purpose of service, maintenance, and provision of light and air. This area shall be kept free and clear at all times. Such area shall not also be included in the patio area of the adjacent trailer, and shall be grassed or otherwise landscaped.

K. Distance Between Mobile Homes. No mobile home shall be located within 10 feet of another mobile home measured from side to side or measured end to end.

L. Distance from Mobile Home to Structures on Adjacent Sites. No structure nor portion thereof including patios, awnings, or ramadas shall be located closer than five feet from any mobile home, cabana, awning, patio, or other accessory structure on an adjacent site.

M. Mobile Homes and Structures Prohibited in Yard Areas. No mobile home or accessory structure shall be located within the required front, side, or rear yards of the mobile home park.

N. Location of Service Buildings. All service buildings shall be located at least eight feet away from any mobile home lot shown on the approved mobile home park plan.

O. Recreation Requirements. Each mobile home park shall provide recreational area equivalent to 5,000 square feet plus 300 square feet per mobile home space as an integral part of the site development plan. Such plan shall indicate the boundaries of recreational areas, including the recreational apparatus or facilities to be employed and the respective recreational area required to properly service each facility. All apparatus shall be of a permanent nature.

Said recreational area shall be accessible to all families of the mobile home park. This requirement excludes the use of private patios or other development on the individual mobile home lot from satisfying the above recreational standards. (Ord. 2053 Ch. 5, 1994).

15.30.060 Landscaping and screen planting.

A. Wall, Fence or Screen Required Alongside and Rear Boundaries. An ornamental wall, fence or screen planting acceptable to the City Council, and no less than five feet in height is required. No wall or fence shall exceed six feet in height.

B. Ornamental Planting Along Front Boundary. Ornamental planting at least six feet in depth along the full width of the front of the mobile home park property and acceptable to the City Council shall be installed and maintained where such fronts on a public right-of-way. An ornamental wall or fence not more than five feet in height shall be erected in conjunction with the above-mentioned ornamental planting, but shall not take the place of said ornamental planting. (Ord. 2053 Ch. 6, 1994).

15.30.070 General use regulations.

A. Each mobile home shall be equipped with toilet and bathing facilities in an operating condition.

B. Obstructions Prohibited. No obstruction of any kind shall be erected, placed or maintained on or about the mobile home lot which would impede the movement of a mobile home to or from a site or prevent inspection of plumbing or electrical facilities.

C. Poultry and Livestock Not Permitted. Poultry and livestock shall not be permitted in any mobile home park.

D. Nonresidential Uses Restricted. Any nonresidential use of property in a mobile home park shall be clearly subordinate to the residential use and character of the property and oriented to serve the mobile park residents only.

E. Sewer Connections. All mobile homes shall be connected to a public sanitary sewer.

F. Occupied Trailers Limited by Number of Proper Sites Available. A mobile home park shall not accommodate any occupied trailer for which there are no available sites conforming to the provisions of this chapter.

G. Parking on Streets or Driveways. It shall be unlawful to park upon any driveway or street in a mobile home park at any time.

H. Posting Plot Plan and Regulations. The owner or operator of every mobile home park shall maintain in a conspicuous location in or adjacent to the mobile home office, a copy of an approved plot plan of the mobile home park, a copy of the conditions of City approval, and a copy of the latest ordinances and regulations pertaining to such park.

I. Signs. In a mobile home park all signs and advertising devices shall be prohibited except:

1. One illuminated nonflashing identification sign whose maximum area shall be 48 square feet and whose maximum height shall be 12 feet may be erected in the landscaped setback of the mobile home court.

2. Illuminated nonflashing directional or identification signs not exceeding two square feet in area when placed on such structures as “office building”, “laundry”, “hobby shop”, etc.

3. Directional signs conforming to state standards for traffic flow and control will be allowed.

4. All pads shall be numbered or lettered at the site with six-inch square letters or numbers to facilitate emergency services to mobile homes.

J. Unlawful Occupancy. It shall be unlawful for any person in a mobile home park to use or cause or permit to be used for occupancy:

1. Any mobile home which does not conform to the requirements of the Washington State Vehicle Code governing the use of trailers or mobile homes on public highways.

2. Any mobile home which is not legally licensed by any state or foreign vehicle department.

3. Any mobile home parked on a lot which does not have the hitch fronting on or directly accessible to a conforming driveway.

4. Any mobile home in which the available air space is less than three cubic feet per occupant. (Ord. 2053 Ch. 7, 1994).

15.30.080 Driveways and parking areas.

A. Approval of Layout and General Development Plans. The layout and general development plan for access driveways within the mobile home park, together with the location and dimensions of access junctions which public street rights-of-way shall be so designed as to permit a free flow of traffic and easy access of all emergency vehicles. All driveways and parking areas shall be hard surfaced paved to specifications of the City.

B. Required Minimum Driveway Widths. When off-street automobile parking space is provided within the lot, the minimum width shall be as follows:

1. When a mobile home site is constructed at a 90 degree angle from a driveway, the driveway width shall be a minimum of 22 feet in width.

2. When mobile home sites are constructed at a 60 degree angle from a driveway, the driveway width shall be a minimum of 20 feet in width.

3. When mobile home sites are constructed at a 45 degree angle from a driveway, the driveway width shall be a minimum of 20 feet in width.

Under each of the above design conditions parking shall not be permitted on the driveway.

C. Parallel Parking in Driveways. Parallel parking may be permitted in driveways at the approval of the City Council providing the driveway width is increased to a minimum paved width of 36 feet.

D. Parallel Parking in Driveways Having Lots on Only One Side. Where lots exist on only one side of the driveway, parallel parking may be permitted on one side at the approval of the City Council providing the driveway width is increased to a minimum paved width of 28 feet.

E. Driveway Widths Where Site Design Contains Asymmetrical Lots or Cul-de-Sac Driveways. Where the site design contains a large number of asymmetrical lots or where cul-de-sac driveways extend from a central access, the required minimum driveway widths shall be determined from the individual characteristics of the design during approval of plans by the City.

F. Parking Space Requirements. For each mobile home lot there shall be provided and maintained at least one parking space. Each such parking space shall contain a minimum area of 180 square feet of dimension nine feet by 20 feet and shall be hard surfaced. If central parking lots are provided, they shall be hard surfaced and each space separated by striping or other adequate means and identified to the official lot number of the occupant and reserved for his sole use.

G. Parking Spaces Within Yard Areas. Individual parking spaces may be located within the required mobile home lot but shall not be located within the zone setbacks required for the mobile home park itself.

H. Guest and Service Parking. In addition to the requirement for occupant parking, guest and service parking shall be provided within the boundaries of the park in the amount of one space for each two mobile home sites or fraction thereof other than within the parking facility required and designated for occupant parking and shall be conveniently located and plainly identified for such use. Such parking area shall be fully hard surfaced and the spaces separated by striping or markers.

I. Storage of Occupant Owned Camping or Travel Trailers. Camping or travel trailers owned by mobile home occupants living in the park may be stored only in approved and designated hard surfaced storage areas as shown on approved plans. Such trailers shall not be used as living units while in mobile home park. (Ord. 2053 Ch. 8, 1994).

15.30.090 Awnings.

A. Materials Generally. Awning roofs shall be made of light-weight metal or of approved plastic or fabric materials. Awning drops or side curtains shall consist solely of roll or drop curtains of fabric or other flexible materials.

B. Metal Roofing Materials. Metal roofing materials shall be of corrugated or similarly reinforced sheet metals of not less than 26 gauge and shall be securely anchored to the framework.

C. Support. Framework for awnings shall be of standard metal pipe or tubing not less than three-quarters inch outside diameter. Uprights of framework may be of any approved material of equal or greater strength. All joints of metal pipe framework shall be securely fastened with standard screw-type or pin-connected fittings. Welded joints may be used. Awning roofs of fabric, plastic, or lightweight metal may be attached to an approved awning track on the mobile home. Awnings or shade structures constructed of heavy metal framework or of wood frame construction shall be free-standing structures and may not be permanently attached to a mobile home; provided further, that such structures meet the building code of the City of Mountlake Terrace.

D. Opening Required. Awning shall have at least one side entirely open at all times. Side curtains shall hang freely and shall not be permanently fastened in place.

E. Cooking Prohibited. Cooking shall not be permitted within any awning nor shall any heating or cooking appliance be installed or used within any awning. This shall not be interpreted to exclude portable cookout facilities such as charcoal barbecues.

F. Prohibited over Toilet or Bath. No awning shall be erected or maintained over, or enclose wholly or in part, any private toilet or bath compartment. (Ord. 2053 Ch. 9, 1994).

15.30.100 Service and recreation building.

A. Option. A mobile home park owner may construct a multi-purpose service and recreation building for the convenience of the mobile park residents. These buildings shall provide toilet facilities and may include such optional facilities as laundry, kitchen and dining facilities and various recreational facilities.

B. Location. Multi-purpose service and recreation buildings shall be conveniently located in the central part of the mobile home park, not less than 20 feet from any mobile home lot.

C. Size. A multi-purpose service and recreation building shall have a minimum floor area equal to the sum of 40 square feet per mobile home lot; provided, that no such building shall have a floor area less than 2,000 square feet.

D. Construction and Maintenance. Toilet and laundry rooms shall be of permanent construction with an interior finish of light colored moisture resistant material which will stand frequent washing and cleaning.

E. Floors. The floors of toilet and laundry rooms shall be of water-impervious material, easily cleanable, and sloped to floor drains connected to the sewage system. The service building shall be maintained in a clean condition at all times.

F. Ventilation and Openings. The buildings shall be well-ventilated; all exterior openings for toilet rooms shall be covered with 16 mesh screens. Toilet rooms shall be provided with self-closing doors.

G. Toilet and Laundry Rooms. Toilet and laundry rooms shall be well-lighted at all times. Window area shall be provided equivalent to at least 12 percent of the floor area.

H. Temperature. During periods of use, service and recreation buildings shall be maintained at a 70 degrees Fahrenheit, minimum.

I. Hot Water. Hot water shall be provided sufficient for lavatory and laundry room fixtures.

J. Number of Toilet, Lavatory, and Laundry Facilities. Service buildings shall have toilet, and lavatory facilities separate for the sexes, with a minimum of two toilets for females, one toilet for males, one urinal for males, two lavatories for each sex, and one laundry facility.

K. Separation of Laundry Facilities. The room containing the laundry facilities shall be separate from the toilet rooms.

L. Toilet Paper in Toilet Rooms. Toilet rooms shall be provided with toilet paper.

M. Walkways Required. Walkways to and from every service building shall be provided at least two feet six inches in width and asphaltic concrete surfaced or better. Driveways may be considered as walkways. (Ord. 2053 Ch. 10, 1994).

15.30.110 Cabanas.

A. One Cabana Permitted on Each Lot. One portable or demountable cabana or one permanent cabana constructed in accordance with the City Building Codes may be erected on a mobile home lot for use with a mobile home on such lot.

B. Height. The height of a cabana shall not exceed one story in height nor 13 feet at the highest point above the actual adjoining ground level. No architectural appurtenance shall extend more than 30 inches above or beyond the building at any point.

C. Width and Length. No cabana shall exceed 12 feet in width. No cabana length shall exceed 25 percent more than the length of the mobile home it serves, but in no event shall a cabana exceed a length of 40 feet. No cabana shall be divided by a partition, fixed or movable, to form two rooms. Built in storage cabinets may be constructed within a cabana providing such cabinets are built against the three outside walls of the cabana, do not exceed 20 percent of the total cabana volume and do not obscure required doors or windows.

D. Ceiling Height of Permanent Cabanas. A permanent cabana shall have a clear ceiling height of eight feet from the finished floor to the finished ceiling, or if there is no finished ceiling, to the roof; provided, however, that if the ceiling or roof is sloped, the minimum ceiling height is required in only one-half of the sloping ceiling area. At no point shall the ceiling height be less than six feet six inches in any portion of the room.

E. Ceiling Height of Portable Cabanas. A portable or demountable cabana may have a minimum clear ceiling height of seven feet six inches from the finished floor to the finished ceiling, or if there is no finished ceiling, to the roof; provided, however, that if the ceiling or roof is sloped, the minimum ceiling height is required in only one-half of the sloping ceiling area; provided further, that the minimum superficial floor area shall not be less than 90 square feet. At no point shall the ceiling height be less than six feet, six inches in any portion of the room.

F. Room Width. No area or portion of the room measuring less than seven feet in width shall be included in the computation of the minimum required floor area.

G. Window Area. Every cabana shall be provided with one or more windows having an aggregate area of not less than one-fourth of the floor area. Windows shall be so arranged as to properly light all portions of the room; at least one-half of the required window area shall be arranged to open. No required window shall be less than six square feet in area.

H. Doors. At least two door openings shall be provided from the exterior of a cabana. Each door opening shall be not less than 30 inches in width nor less than six feet, two inches, in width nor less than six feet, two inches, in height.

I. Screens. All openings shall be protected with approved open mesh, fly-tight screening if the Health Officer considers it necessary for the protection of health.

J. Cooking Prohibited. Cabanas shall be used for casual living purposes and storage only. Cooking within cabanas shall not be permitted. Cooking appliances, including hot plates, shall not be installed in cabanas.

K. Plumbing. No permanent plumbing or private toilet or bath compartment shall be permitted in any cabanas.

L. Approval of Plans and Specifications Required. Manufacturers or agents of portable or demountable cabanas or other prefabricated structures shall, prior to the erection or construction of such structures in any mobile home park, submit three sets of detailed plans and specifications of such structures and obtain written approval thereof from the City. (Ord. 2053 Ch. 11, 1994).

15.30.120 Water supply.

A. An accessible, adequate, safe, and potable supply of water shall be provided in each mobile home park. The development of an independent water supply to serve the mobile home park shall be made only after express approval has been granted by the health officer. Where a public supply of water of such quality is available, connection shall be made thereto and its supply shall be used exclusively.

B. The water system of the mobile home park shall be connected by pipes to all buildings and all mobile home spaces.

C. Water connections for individual mobile homes shall be provided and located on the same side of the lot as the sewer lateral and shall consist of a riser terminating at least four inches above the ground surface with two three-quarter-inch valved outlets threaded for screw-on connections. Such water connection shall be equipped with a shutoff valve place below frost depth, (but in no case shall this valve be a stop and waste cock) shall be protected from freezing and from damage from mobile home wheels and shall have the ground surface around the riser pipe graded to divert surface drainage away from the connection.

D. Water piping may be installed in the same trench as tight joint sewer pipe provided the water pipe is laid on a shelf not less than 12 inches above the sewer pipe.

E. All water piping shall be constructed and maintained in accordance with state and local laws.

F. Individual water-service connections which are provided for direct use by mobile homes shall be so constructed that they will not be damaged by the parking of such mobile homes. The mobile home park water system shall be adequate to provide at least 30 pounds per square inch of pressure at all mobile home connections. (Ord. 2053 Ch. 12, 1994).

15.30.130 Sewage disposal.

A. All plumbing in the mobile home park shall comply with state and City plumbing laws and codes and regulations.

B. Sewer Disposal. All sewage and waste water from toilets, urinals, slop sinks, bathtubs, showers, lavatories, laundries, and all other sanitary fixtures in a mobile home park shall be drained to a sanitary sewer system. (Ord. 2053 Ch. 13, 1994).

15.30.140 Electrical.

A. All electrical and telephone lines within a mobile home park shall be installed underground.

B. Public streets, driveways, and walkways shall be lighted at night with a minimum illumination of at least 0.6 foot-candles. (Ord. 2053 Ch. 14, 1994).

15.30.150 Fuel.

All piping from outside fuel storage tanks or cylinders to mobile homes shall be copper or other acceptable metallic tubing and shall be permanently installed and securely fastened in place. All fuel storage tanks or cylinders shall be securely fastened in place and shall be located underground at each mobile home lot or at a central storage area except in mobile homes using individual propane cylinders or tanks. (Ord. 2053 Ch. 15, 1994).

15.30.160 Fire protection.

A. The mobile home park area shall be subject to the rules and regulations of the Fire Prevention Bureau of the Fire Department of the City of Mountlake Terrace.

B. Standard fire hydrants of five-inch M.V.O. shall be located within 330 feet of each mobile home or building. (Ord. 2053 Ch. 16, 1994).

15.30.170 Operation, maintenance, and repair.

A. Responsibility of Park Owner or Operator. The owner or operator of a mobile home park shall be jointly responsible with the mobile home owner for securing the maintenance of all structures and their sites.

B. Maintenance Standards. Every structure shall be maintained in an approved, safe, and sanitary condition and in a state of approved repair.

C. Working Condition of Required Devices. All devices, installations, and safeguards required by this title shall be maintained in approved working order.

D. Structures Not to Obstruct Openings or Prevent Inspections. No structure shall be erected, placed or maintained so as to obstruct a required opening in a cabana or awning, a required open space on a site, or prevent inspection of electrical and sanitation facilities or trailer equipment.

E. Designation of Mobile Home as Unfit for Human Habitation. Any mobile home which shall be found by the City Health Officer to be so damaged, decayed, dilapidated, insanitary, or vermin-infested that it creates a nuisance or is a hazard to the health or safety of the occupants or of the public, shall be designated as unfit for human habitation.

F. Mobile Home Unfit for Human Habitation Prohibited in Park. No owner or operator of a mobile home park shall permit a mobile home to remain in the park when the mobile home has been designated as unfit for human habitation. (Ord. 2053 Ch. 17, 1994).

15.30.180 Refuse disposal.

A. The storage, collection and disposal of refuse in the mobile home park shall be so managed as to create no health hazards, rodent harborage, insect-breeding areas, accident or fire hazards or air pollution.

B. All refuse shall be stored in fly-tight, watertight, rodentproof containers, which shall be located not more than 150 feet from any mobile home space. Containers shall be provided in sufficient number and capacity to properly store all refuse.

C. Racks or holders shall be provided for all refuse containers. Such container racks or holders shall be so designed as to prevent containers from being tipped, to minimize spillage and container deterioration, and to facilitate cleaning around them.

D. All refuse shall be collected at least weekly. Where suitable collection service is not available from municipal or private agencies, the mobile home park operator shall provide this service. All refuse shall be collected and transported in covered vehicles or covered containers. (Ord. 2053 Ch. 18, 1994).

15.30.190 Registration of occupants – Reporting of communicable diseases.

A. Every mobile home park owner or operator shall maintain a register containing a record of all mobile homes and occupants using the mobile home park. Such register shall be available to any authorized person inspecting the park, and shall be preserved for the period required by the health officer. Such register shall contain:

1. The names and addresses of all mobile home occupants stopping in the park,

2. The make, model and license number of the motor vehicle and mobile home,

3. The state, territory, or county issuing the mobile home license,

4. The dates of arrival and departure of each mobile home.

B. Reporting Communicable Diseases. Every owner, operator, attendant, or other person operating a mobile home park shall notify the local health officer immediately of any suspected communicable or contagious disease within the mobile home park. In the case of diseases diagnosed by a physician as quarantinable, the departure of a mobile home or its occupants of the removal therefrom of clothing or other articles which have been exposed to infection, without approval of the health officer is prohibited.

C. Health, Rodent and Vermin Prevention. Mobile home parks shall be maintained free from rodents and vermin. (Ord. 2053 Ch. 19, 1994).

15.30.200 Supervision.

The person to whom the permit for a mobile home park is issued shall at all times operate the park in compliance with this chapter and regulations issued thereunder, and shall provide adequate supervision to maintain the park, its facilities and equipment in good repair and in a clean and sanitary condition at all times. (Ord. 2053 Ch. 20, 1994).

15.30.210 Inspection of mobile home parks.

A. The City Manager is hereby authorized and directed to have inspections made to determine the condition of mobile home parks located within the City of Mountlake Terrace, in order that he may perform his duty of safeguarding the health and safety of occupants of mobile home parks and of the general public.

B. The City Manager or his representative shall have the power to inspect the register containing a record of all mobile homes and occupants using the mobile home park. (Ord. 2053 Ch. 21, 1994).

15.30.220 Penalties.

Any person who violates any provision of this chapter, or any provision of any regulation adopted by the health officer pursuant to authority granted by this chapter, shall upon conviction be punished by a fine not to exceed $300.00, or by imprisonment for not more than 90 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. (Ord. 2053 Ch. 22, 1994).

15.30.230 Conflict of ordinances.

In any case where a provision of this chapter is found to be in conflict with a provision of any zoning, building, fire, safety, or health ordinance or code of this City existing of the effective date of the ordinance codified in this chapter, the provision which, establishes the higher standard for the promotion and protection of the health and safety of the people shall prevail. In any case where a provision of this chapter is found to be in conflict with a provision of any other ordinance or code of the City of Mountlake Terrace existing on the effective date of the ordinance codified in this chapter which establishes a lower standard for the promotion and protection of the health and safety of the people, the provisions of this chapter shall be deemed to prevail, and such other ordinances or codes are hereby declared to be repealed to the extent that they may be found to conflict with this chapter. (Ord. 2053 Ch. 23, 1994).