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L~ INDEX

Section #

Page

1.0

TITLE .

1

2.0

PURPOSE

1

3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8

DEFINITIONS •

4.0

PERMIT REQUIRED FOR MOBILE HOME PARKS AND TRAILER CAMPS • • • • • • . . . •

4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5

.•.

Mobile Home •

1

..• .

1 1

Mobile Home Park Lot Mobile Home Private Lot . Mobile Home Park Mobile Home Stand • • • • Travel Trailer Trailer Camp . • • . . . CEO •

1

2 2 2 2 2

Insuance of Permit • . . • Supplemental Permi t . . . . Replacement Permits . . . . Existing Mobile Home Parks, and Mobile Homes • . ' . • •

• • • .

. '. • .

2 2

.

.

3

.

• .

.

.

.

.

.

• •

3

'~r'ailer Camps

• .•

3

5.0

APPLICATION PROCEDURE._

4

6.0 6.2 6.3

APPLICATION DATA

5 5

6.4 6.5 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5

.

• .

Legal Data . . . Physical Features • . _ . Surrounding Development . Proposed Development

5

. . .. . .

REQUIREMENTS FOR MOBILE HOME PARKS Site . . . . . . . . . . . .

Mobile Home Park Lot Mobile Home •

. . . .

Mobile Home Stand • _ • .

. . • •

7.6 7.7 7.8

Open Space . • • • . • . . Miscellaneous Requ~rements

7.9 7.10

Recording . • • . . . .. • . Supervision . . . • . • . . . · • . ·

8.0

8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6

• • • • .

Travel Trailer

.•.

11 11

.• · • · · · · ·

12 12 12 12 12

.

Travel Trailer Stand Accessibility . . . . .. · • • · Utilities and Servi~e Facilities i

9

10 11 11 .

REQUIREMENTS FOR TRAILER CAMPS ••• si te . . . . . - . . .. ·

Trailer Lot • • • • .

6 7 7 8 9

Accessibility . . • . • . . . . • Utilities and Service Facilities .

6

6 6

.

. . . . •

5

.

.


Page 8.7 8.8 8.9 8.10

Open Space • • . . . . . . . . . Miscellaneous Provisions • Recording

• .

Supervision

• .

.

.

• .

.

• .

.

• • • . . . • • • . • .

9.0

TRAVEL TRAILERS LOCATED IN MOBILE HOME PARKS .

9.1

Requirements for Travel Trailers Within a

9.2 9.3

9.4

Mobile Home Park Mobile Home Park .

• . • • • • .•. . • •• •.•

Travel Trailer Camp

• • . • • •

Additional Requirements

10.0 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5

MOBILE HOMES LOCATED OUTSIDE MOBILE HOME PARKS Mobile Home Permit • . . • . • • • • • Mobile Home Requirements • • • . Mobile Home Stand • • •

11.0

ENFORCEMENTS • . • • •

12.0 12.1

REVOCATIONN OF PERMITS

12.2

Existing Mobile Homes

•.•.•.

of Mobile Home Parks • • • •

PENALITIES

14.0

EXCEPTIONS •

15.0

.. • • .

15.2 15.3 15.4 15.5

15.6

15 15 15 16 16 16 17 18 18

19 19 20

20 20

STANDARDS FOR DETERMINATIONS OF ACCEPTABLE SIMILARITY IN EXTERIOR APPEARANCE, CLASS "A" • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • MOBILE HOl4E

15.1

15

19

Revocation of Mobile Home Park and Travel Trailer Camp Permits • . • • • . .. . Revocation of Permits for Mobile Homes Outside

13.0

14 14 14 15

Standards

21

21

Minimum Width of Main Body. • . .

. • . • .

21

Minimum Roof Pitch: Minimum Distance, Eaves to Ridge; Roofing Materials . • • • • Exterior Finish: Light Reflection • • . . . . .

22

Minimum Dimensions Parallel to Principal Street Frontage • . • . • • • . • . . • . Minimum Floor Area. • • • • • •

22 22

21

16.0

VARIANCE - HARDSHIP

22

17.0

VALIDITY •

23

18.0

EFFECTIVE DATE •

23

ii


Town of

Sherburne

Local Law

1

. of the year 1996

A local law FOR THE REGULATION OF MOBILE HOMES AND MOBILE HOME PARKS AND TRAVEL TRAILERS AND

IN THE TOWN OF SHERBURNE, Be it enacted by the

TR~ILER

CHEN~NGO

Town Board

of the

Town of Sherburne

SECTION 1.0

1.1

CAMPS LOCATED

COUNTY. NEW YORK

as follows:

TITLE

This local law shall be known as the Local Law for the Regulation of Mobile Homes, Mobile Home Parks, Travel Trailers and Trailer Camps located in the Town of Sherburne, Chenango County, New York.

SECTION 2.0 2.1

PURPOSE

The purpose of this local law is to promote the

health, safety, morals and general welfare of the community, including the protection and preservation of the property of the Town of Sherburne and of its inhabitants by establishing specific requirements and regulations governing the occupancy and maintenance of mobile homes, mobile home parks, travel trailers and trailer camps. SECTION 3.0

DEFINITIONS

For the purpose of this local law the following words, terms and phrases shall have the meaning ascribed to them in this section.

3.1

Mobile Home. Manufactured housing built on a chassis whether or not wheels, axles, hitch, or other appurtenances of mobility are removed. and regardless of the nature of the foundation provided. Mobile home shall not be construed to be a travel trailer or other form of recreational vehicle or modular home.

3.2

Mobile Home Park路Lot.

A mobile home park lot is a

designated site of specific total land area which is located within a mobile home park for the accommoda-

tion of one mobile home and its occupants. 3.3 Mobile Home Private Lot. A mobile home private lot is a separately deeded parcel of land used for the permanent placement of a single mobile home and the exclusive use of its' occupants, independent of any other dwellings. This parcel of land shall have its' own independent and adequate source of potable water, independent septic system, and independent driveway access to a public highway. All systems shall satisfy any applicable requirements of the Chenango County Department of Public Health and the Town -of. Sherburne.


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3.4

Mobile Home Park.

A mobile home park is any parcel of land which is planned and improved for the placement of five or more mobile homes which are used as dwellings.

3.5

Mobile Home Stand. A mobile home stand is a durable surface located on a mobile home lot, whether a park lot or a private lot, which is to be used for the placement and capable of supporting a mobile home.

3.6

Travel Trailer.

A trailer (travel) is any portable

vehicle which is to be transported on its own wheels; which is designated and intended to be used for temporary living quarters for travel, recreational or vacation purposes; and which mayor may not include one or all of the accommodations and facilities

included in a mobile home. 3.7

Trailer Camp. A trailer camp is any parcel of land which is planned and improved for the placement of two (2) or more travel trailers which are used as

temporary living quarters and for occupancy of not more than one hundred twenty (120) consecutive days. 3.8

CEO.

Codes Enforcement Officer for the Town of

Sherburne SECTION 4.0

PERMIT REQUIRED FOR MOBILE HOME PARKS AND

TR~ILER

CAMPS

4.1

Any persons, partnership, association or corporation, being the owner or occupant of any land within the Town of Sherburne shall not use or allow the use of such land for a mobile home park or trailer camp unless a permit has been obtained as herein provided.

4.2

Issuance of Permit

4.21

The Codes Enforcement Officer (CEO) of the Town of Sherburne shall issue a permit to be effective from the day of issuance to and including December 31 of that year.

4.22

This permit will not be issued until the Codes Enforcement Officer (CEO) has received:

a. A written application from the applicant. b. The required fee as herein provided. c. Approval ,of the application by the Chenango County Department of Public Health for any application received after January 1, 1988.


Page 3 d. Inspection report from the County Building Inspector. e. A resolution from the Town Board approving issuance of permit. 4.23

This permit shall not be transferable or assignable.

4.24

The applicant shall pay the Codes Enforcement Officer (CEO) a fee equal to the sum of twenty dollars ($20.00) multiplied by the number of lots authorized by the permit.

4.3

Supplemental Permit

4.31

Any person holding a permit for a mobile park or trailer camp and desiring to add additional lots to such park or camp, shall file an application for a supplemental permit.

4.32

The application for such supplemental permit must be accompanied by three" complete sets of plans and specifications as required by Section "6.0" of this local law. The application for a supplemental permit shall be filed and handled according to the procedure established in Section 4.2 of this local law.

4.33

When approved and upon receipt of the required fee, the Codes Enforcement Officer (CEO) shall issue a supplemental permit which will be effective from the date of issuance to and including December 31 of the same year.

4.34

The fee for a supplemental permit shall be computed at the rate of twenty dollars ($20.00) per lot.

4.4

Replacement Permits. A replacement permit fee of twenty dollars ($20.00) will be paid to the CEO each time a" mobile home is removed from an existing lot and replaced with a different mobile home.

4.5

Existing Mobile Home Parks, Trailer Camps and Mobile Homes.

4.51

A. Mobile Home Park, Trailer C.....Ulj? or Mobile Horne which

is presently in existence may continue in existence provided it complies completely with any applicable requirements of the Chenango County Department of

Public Health and provided that the application procedure of this local law is followed and application data furnished. 4.52

Any additions, extensions or supplements to a mobile, home park or trailer camp in existence prior to the . enactment of this local law must be made pursuant to this law.


Page 4 SECTION 5.0

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

5.1

Epch application for a mobile home park or a trailer camp shall be in writing and signed by the applicant.

5.2

The application and related information shall be filed with the Codes Enforcement Officer (CEO) in triplicate.

5.3

The Codes Enforcement Officer (CEO) shall transmit one copy of the application to the County Building Inspector.

5.4

The Building Inspector shall check the application for compliance with the minimum requirements as established by the rules and regulations of the Chenango County Department of Health under the provisions of the York State Sanitary Code (part 17). The Building Inspector shall, after such investiga-

tion, transmit the application to the Town Board together with his written findings, as to whether the application satisfies or does not meet the minimum health and sanitary standards within thirty (30) days after the date of filing the application with the Code Enforcement Officer (CEO). 5.5

Upon receipt of the application from the Code Enforcement Officer (CEO), the Building Inspector shall review the general arrangement of the mobile home park or trailer camp. This shall include a review of location and width of streets; the location, size and arrangements of lots; the location of other structures within the park or campi the location of entrance(s) and exit(s); and the location, type and extent of landscaping and screening materials. The Building Inspector shall transmit the application back to the Town Board,

together with his written findings, within thirty (30) days of receipt of the application. 5.6

The Town Board shall review the findings of the Building Inspector and by resolution indicate its approval or disapproval of the application within sixty (60) days of the date of filing the application with the Code Enforcement Officer (CEO). The application shall be returned to the Code Enforce ment Officer (CEO). and the applicant notified in writing within five (5) days by the Code Enforcement Officer (CEO) of the Town Board's decision.

5.7

If the application is disapproved, the applicant shall have the right to appear before the Town Board for a hearing.


Page 5 SECTION 6.0

6.1

APPLICATION DATA

Each application shall be accompanied by three (3) complete sets of plans which are prepared by a surveyor, engineer or other qualified person licensed

the State of New York to prepare such plans in New York State. The plans shall be drawn to a scale of 20, 40, or 50 feet to one inch; shall include the

by

date, northpoint and scale; and shall furnish the following information:

6.2

Legal Data a. The name and address of the ~~plicant; or the name and address of each partner if the applicant is a partnership; or the name and address of each officer and director if the applicant 'is an association or corporation. The name and address listed will represent the legal address to which all official town correspondence will be referred. t

b. The location and description of the land that is proposed to be used as a mobile home park or trailer camp.

c.

The number of lots to be provided in such park or camp.

d. A certified or photostatic copy of the deed to the land which indicates that the applicant is the owner

of such land or a lease or other document showing that he is entitled to use and occupancy of the property. 6.3

Physical Features

a. Existing and proposed contours at two-foot intervals. b. Location of water courses, marshes and areas subject to flooding. c. Wooded area. 6.4

Surrounding Development

a. A location map which shows all land within two hundred (200) feet of the proposed park or camp, and all structures on the land which abut the proposed park or camp.

b. Owners of such lands within 200 feet or abutting proposed park or camp must be notified by applicant of application for mobile home park or trailer camp permit by certified mail, return receipt requested.

Such return receipt shall be submitted


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before any permit shall be granted. c. The location, names, and widths of all adjacent

streets.

d. The location of all water lines and utilities, within and adjacent to the proposed site. 6.5

Proposed Development

a. The location and widths of all entrances, exits, streets, and walkways. b. The location, names and widths of all adjacent streets. c. The method and plan for electric lighting. d. The location and plan of all proposed structures

and improvements. e. Any proposed grading and plans for landscaping. f. Any proposed storm water drainage.

g. Any proposed utilities. h. Any public improvements proposed by the Town in or adjoining the proposed park. SECTION 7.0

7.1

REQUIREMENTS FOR MOBILE HOME PARKS

Site

a. The park shall be located in an area where grades and soil conditions are suitable for use as mobile home sites.

b. The park shall be located on a well-drained site which is properly graded to insure rapid drainage and free at all times from stagnant pools of water. c. The park shall be free from heavy or dense growth of brush and woods. 7.2

Mobile Home Park Lot

a. Each mobile home park shall be marked off into mobile home park lots and each lot shall be separately numbered. b. The total number of mobile home park lots in a mobile home park shall not exceed six (6) per gross acre.


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c. Each mobile home park lot shall have a total area of not less than 7,200 square feet with a minimum dimension of sixty (60) x one hundred twenty (120) feet.

7.3

Mobile Home

7.31

Any mobile home shall not be parked or otherwise located nearer than a distance of:

a. At least twenty (20) feet from an adjacent mobile home in any direction. b. At least thirty (30) feet from the right-af-way line of a public street or highway.

c. At least ten (10) feet from the nearest edge of any roadway location within the park.

7.32

Only one mobile home shall be permitted to occupy any one mobile home park lot.

7.33

No Mobile Home Park in the Town of Sherburne shall

exceed one hundred (100) mobile home park lots or spaces. 7.34

Each Mobile Home Park lot shall provide a hard surface off-street parking bay of at least 400 square feet.

7.35

No mobile home shall be permitted to occupy a mobile home park lot unless the mobile home contains at least five hundred (500) square feet of habitable area, and be of such construction and/or appearance so as to not be a nuisance and/or hazard to its occupants or to others.

7.36

Any mobile home that does not meet the u.s. Department of Housing and Urban Development Mobile Home Construction and Safety standard (CFR, title 24, part 280) shall not be installed in a mobile home park.

7.37

Common parking lot for visitors - 3 spaces for every ten homes.

7.4

Mobile Home Stand

7.41

Each mobile home without a basement shall be placed on a mobile home stand which shall be constructed to provide adequate support for the placement and

anchoring of the mobile home in ~ccordance with the current issue of the American National Standard for Manufactured Home Installations (NCSBCS/ANSl A225.1). The stand shall not heave, shift or settle


Page 8 unevenly under the weight of the mobile home due to

frost action, inadequate drainage, vibration, wind or other forces acting on the structure. The stand shall inhibit the ponding of water under and around the home.

7.42 Each mobile home shall be securely fastened to the foundation so as to secure the mobile home against uplift, sliding, rotation, and overturning. Anchoring systems shall comply with the most current issue of the American National Standard of Manufactured Home Installations (NCSBCS!ANSl A225.1)* 7.5 7.51

7.52

Accessibility Each Mobile Home Park shall be easily accessible , from an existing public highway or street.

A Mobile Home Park shall have an internal street system adequate for access to each mobile home lot with the following provisions: a. All parks shall have access from two (2) points along a street, road or highwaYi or, if bordering on two streets, roads or highways, or a combination thereof, one (1) point of access may be provided from each street. Each access road must have at least fifty (50) foot frontage on a public street, road or highway. b. Access points shall be separated by at least 150 feet. c. The surface of all inte~nal streets shall be paved with asphalt, concrete or gravel as recommended-Sy ~ l'euII: lid !fA.elY Ee:pp s lnt:. . ro1Qat and shall be kept . ~n good repair.

d. All entrances and exits to the park from public roads and all internal streets shall intersect at right angles. e. Streets shall be a thirty (30) foot right-of-way with at least eighteen feet of road surface. f. If dead-end streets are contained in the plan, a turning diameter of at least sixty (60) feet of

road surface shall be provided.

No dead-end streets shall serve more than twelve (12) mobile homes on one side and shall be limited in length to one thousand (1,000) feet. A "no outlet" or "dead end" sign shall appear at the entrance.

*NOTE: A current copy of NCSBCS/ANSl A225.1 is available from the CEO.


Page 9 g. Two (2) off-street parking spaces shall be provided for each mobile home, with one (1)

additional space for each four (4) mobile homes. Each parking space shall be at least ten (10) feet in width and twenty (20) feet in length, and have

adequate provision for maneuvering and for passage

to and from streets. 7.6

Utilities and Service Facilities

7.61

The following utilities and service facilities shall be provided in each mobile home park which shall be in accordance with any applicable regulations and requirements of the Chenango County Department of Health, the New York State Department of Health and the Sanitary Code of New York state. a. An adequate supply of potable water for drinking and domestic purposes shall be supplied by pipes to all mobile home park lots and buildings within the park to meet the requirements of the park. Each mobile home park lot shall be provided with proper water connections. It shall be the responsibility of the mobile "home park owner to perform water tests, and provide the results of the same to the Building Inspector at least every six (6) months or more often if indicated. b. Each mobile home park lot shall be provided with a sewer which shall be connected to the mobile home

situated on the lot to receive the water from shower, tub, flush toilets, lavatory and kitchen sink in such home. The sewer shall be connected to a pUblic or private sewer 'system so as not to present a health hazard. Sewer connections in unoccupied lots shall be so sealed to prevent the emission of any odors and the creation of breeding places for insects.

c. All garbage and rubbish shall be conditions. Garbage and rubbish and disposed of as frequently as to insure that such refuse shall

kept in sanitary shall be collected may be necessary not overflow.

7.62

Each mobile home park shall be provided with weatherproof electric service connections and outlets which are a type approved by the New York State Board of Fire Underwriters.

7.7

Open Space a. Each mobile home park shall provide common open space for the use of the occupant of such park for

recreation.


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b. Such open space shall be conveniently located in the park. Such space shall have a total area equal to at least ten (10) percent of the gross land area of the park. 7.8

Miscellaneous Requirements

7.81

Lawn and ground cover shall be provided on those areas not used for the placement of mobile homes and other buildings, walkways and roads.

7.82

Planting shall be provided to the extent needed in order to provide for the screening of objectionable views, adequate shade and suitaLle settings for the mobile homes and other facilities. a. Screen planting shall be provided to screen objectionable views. Views which shall be screened include laundry facilities, other non-residential uses, garbage storage and collection areas and all abutting yards of adjacent dwellings within fifty (50) feet. b. Other planting shall be provided along those areas within the park upon existing public highways and streets to reduce glare and provide pleasant outlooks for the living units.

c. The park owner is responsible for maintenance. 7.83

Lighting. Street lighting shall be provided at all entrances and exits to the mobile home park and on all internal streets, intersections, walkways and common areas. Such lighting shall not be spaced more than two hundred (200) feet apart and shall provide an illumination equal to 175 wants mercury-vapor lamps.

7.84

Walkways.

7.85

Tenant Storage.

To reduce vehicular traffic hazards to pedestrians, sidewalks shall be provided from mobile home spaces to service buildings. Adequate tenant storage shall be

provided on the lot or in compounds located within a

reasonable distance, generally not more than one hundred (100) feet from each stand. Storage facilities shall be designed in a manner that will enhance the appearance of the park and shall be constructed of suitable weatherproof materials.

7.86

Advertising Signs a. Only one (1) sign shall be permitted for each five

hundred (500) feet of street frontage of the lot or major part thereof.


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b. No sign shall exceed a total sign area of twenty (20) square feet. Signs may be illuminated only by indirect lighting.

c. No sign shall be permitted to be erected within fifty (50) feet of a residential use, within twenty-five (25) feet of any adjoining property line, nor project into any public highway rightof-way. 7.87

Foundation and Skirting. Every mobile home located in the mobile home park shall b~ placed on a permanent foundation and have skirting constructed of water resistant materials finished to match the mobile

home and which shall enclose the entire perimeter of the mobile home and any additions thereto. I

7.9

Recording

7.91

The owner ~r operator of each mobile home park shall keep a written record of all persons occupying or using the facilities of such park. This record shall be available for a period of at least one (1) year from the date of a80apaaG짜.

7.92

This record shall include:

D~~~+v~~

a. The name and address of the occupant of each mobile home b. The name and address of the owner of each mobile home which is not occupied by such owner. 7.10

Supervision

...

It shall be the responsibility of the owner of the mobile home park to see that all facilities are kept in good working order and in good repair. This includes water facilities, sewage treatment and disposal facilities, grounds, roadways, and any other

facility, appliances, or equipment pertinent to the normal operation of the mobile home park. It shall be the responsibility of the owner to provide for maintenance of and snow and ice removal from all park roadways and access roads that have not been accepted by the Town as Town Roads.

SECTION 8.0

REQUIREMENTS FOR TRAILER CAMPS

8.1

Site

8.11

The provisions found in Section 7.1 shall apply.


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8.2

Trailer Lot

8.21

.Each trailer camp shall be marked off into trailer lots.

8.22

The total number of trailer lots in such camp shall not exceed twelve (12) per gross acre.

8.23

Each trailer lot shall have a total area of not less

than 2,500 square feet with a minimum dimension of thirty (30) feet.

8.3

Travel Trailer

8.31

Any travel trailer shall not be parked or otherwise located nearer than a distance of:

a. At least twenty (20) feet from an adjacent travel trailer in any direction. b. The provision found in Section 7.31 (b) shall apply.

c. The provision found in Section 7.31 (c) shall apply. 8.32

Only one trailer shall be permitted to occupy one trailer lot.

8.4

Travel Trailer Stand

8.41

Each trailer lot shall have a travel trailer stand which will provide for the practical placement on and removal from the lot of the travel trailer and the retention of the trailer on the lot in a stable condition.

8.42

The stand shall be of sufficient size to fit the dimensions of the anticipated travel trailer.

8.43

The stand shall be constructed of an appropriate material which is durable, compact and adequate for

the support of the maximum anticipated loads. 8.44

The stand shall be suitably graded to permit rapid

surface drainage. 8.5

Accessibility

8.51

The provisions found in Section 7.5-7.52 (g) shall

apply. 8.6

Utilities and Service Facilities

8.61

The following utilities and service facilities shall be provided in each trailer camp which shall be in


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accordance with any applic~ble regulations and requirements. of the Chenango County Department of Public Health, the New York state Department of Health and Sanitary Code of New York State.

a. Each trailer camp which provides for travel trailers having all the facilities of a mobile home as defined in Section 3.1 of this law shall provide the required facilities indicated in Section 7.61 (a) and (b).

b. Each trailer camp, which provided for travel trailers not equipped with the facilities in a mobile home as defined .in Section 3.1 of this law, shall provide the following facilities: i. An adequate supply of pure water for drinking and domestic purposes shall be supplied by pipes to all buildings and trailer lots with-

in the camp to meet the requirements of such camp. Each lot shall be provided with a cold water tap, the water from which shall be emptied into a drain so as to assure that there is no excess accumulation of water. ii. Toilet and other necessary sanitary facilities

for males and females shall be provided in permanent structures. Such facilities shall be housed in either separate buildings or in the same building. In the latter case, such facilities shall be separated by soundproof walls. The male and female facilities shall be marked with appropriate signs and have separate entrances for each. iii. Such toilet and other sanitary facilities

shall be provided in

*

th~

following manner:

male facilities shall consist of not less than one flush toilet for every ten

trailers; one urinal for every ten trailers; one lavatory for every ten trailers; one shower with an adjoining dress compartment of at least sixteen (16) square feet for every ten trailers.

*

female facilities shall consist of not less than one flush toilet for every ten trailers; one lavatory for every ten trailers; one shower with an adjoining dress compartment of at least sixteen (16)

square feet for every ten trailers.


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iv. Lavatory and shower facilities shall be supplied with hot and cold running water. v. The buildings housing such toilet and

sanitary facilities shall be well lighted at all times of the day and night; shall be well

ventilated with screened openings; shall be constructed of moisture-proof material; shall be well heated; and shall be clean and sanitarily maintained at all times. The floors of such buildings shall be of a water

impervious material. vi. Such buildings shall not be located nearer than twenty (20) feet nor further than two hundred (200) feet from any travel trailer. 8.62

The provisions found in Section 7.61 (e) shall apply.

8.63

Waste from all buildings and trailer lots shall be discharged into an approved public or private sewer system in a manner so as not to present a health hazard.

8.64

The provision found in Section 7.62 shall apply.

8.7

Open Space

8.71

The provision found in Section 7.7 shall apply.

8.8

Miscellaneous Provisions

8.81

All provisions found in Section 7.8-7.82 (c) shall apply.

8.9

Recording

8.91

The owner or operator of each trailer camp shall keep a written record of all persons occupying or using the facilities of such camp. This record shall be available for a period of at least one (1) year from date of O'~Y.d.ep():r'+tJ,..<::,....

8.92

The record shall include:

a. the name and address of the occupant of each

travel trailer b. the name and address of the owner of each travel trailer which is not occupied by such owner c. The State in which each trailer is registered and

the registration number


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d. name and address of owner of automobile or other vehicle which propelled the travel trailer e. State in which each automobile is registered and the registration number.

8.10

Supervision

8.11

It shall be the responsibility of the owner of the travel trailer camp to see that all facilities are kept in good working order and in good repair. This includes water supply facilities, sewage treatment and disposal facilities, grounds, roadways~ and any other facility, appliances, or equipment pertinent to the normal operation of the travel trailer camp. It shall be the responsibility of the owner to provide for maintenance and snow and ice removal from all park roadways and access roads that have not been accepted by the Town as Town Roads.

SECTION 9.0

9.2

. TRAVEL TRAILERS LOCATED IN MOBILE HOME PARKS

9.1

Requirements for Travel Trailers within a Mobile Home Park.

9.11

All travel trailers which are to be placed on the same legal parcel of land with mobile homes shall be arranged into a trailer camp as defined in Section 3.0-3.7 of this law.

9.12

When a trailer camp and mobile home park are to be combined on the same legal parcel of land, such trailer camp and mobile home park shall have separate physical locations on the parcel of land.

Mobile Home Park

When the parcel of land is divided for mobile

horne

park and travel trailer camp uses, the provisions contained in Section 7.0 (inclusive) of this law shall apply to that portion of land to be used as a mobile home park, except as herein provided. 9.3

Travel Trailer CamE

When the parcel of land is divided for mobile home park and travel trailer camp uses the provisions of Section 8.0-8.11 of this law shall apply to that portion of the land to be used for a travel trailer camp except as herein pro~ided.


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9.4

Additional Requirements

9.41

The parcel of land which is provided for both a mobile home park and travel trailer camp shall be at least five (5) acres in size.

9.42

Where practicable that portion of the land to be used as a travel trailer camp shall be located adjacent to a public highway or street.

9.43

The travel trailer camp and mobile home park shall be physically separated by a parcel of land of at least fifteen (15) feet in width along all areas where the travel trailer camp abuts the mobile home park. Such parcel of land shall be properly landscaped with appropriate planting materials so that the view of such travel trailer camp from the mobile home park is adequately screened and maintained.

9.44

Where practicable the travel trailer camp and the mobile home park shall each have separate points of entry and exit. Where the parcel of land fronts on two or more existing public highways or streets the travel trailer camp shall be located adjacent to the public highway or street that is most heavily 路travelled.

SECTION 10.0

MOBILE HOMES LOCATED OUTSIDE MOBILE HOME PARKS

10.1

No mobile home shall hereafter be parked or otherwise placed within the Town of Sherburne and outside a permitted mobile home park except on a mobile home private lot or commercial mobile home sales lot, or by permit.

10.2

Mobile Home Permit

10.21 The applicant for a mobile home private lot must file an application with the Code Enforcement Officer (CEO).

10.22 Each application for a mobile home permit shall be in writing and signed by the applicant. This application must state and be accompanied by the following: a. The name and address of the applicant. b. The location and description of the land.

c. A plan drawn to scale of not smaller than one inch equals twenty feet (1" equals 20'). This plan must show the boundaries of the land, the location and design of proposed water supply and sewage disposal systems, and the location of adjacent properties and structures.


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d. A certified or photostatic copy of the deed to the land which indicates that the applicant is the owner of such land, or a lease or other document that he is entitled to use and occupancy of the property. in the sum o~ twenty ~ollars ($20.00) shall accompany each application.

e. An initial permit fee

10.23 The Code Enforcement Officer (CEO) shall translni t the application to the County Building Inspector. Upon

receipt, the Building Inspector shall review th~ applicant's compliance with the provisions of this local law and any applicable requirements of the Chenango County Department of Public Health, and the New York state Department of Health. The building Inspector shall then transmit the application along with his written findings to the Town Board.

10.24 The Town shall review the application and the findings of the Building Inspector and by resolution indicate its approval or disapproval. 10.3 Mobile Home Requirements. a. Any mobile home, parked or placed for temporary or permanent occupancy, shall be place on a mobile home private lot as defined in 3.3.

10.31 No mobile home outside a duly licensed mobile home park shall be parked or placed nearer than: a. a distance of at least fifty (50) feet from the nearest right-of-way of any public highway or street .

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b. a distance of at least SiiLy (10) feet from an adjacent property line. ~n

10.32 Not more than one mobile home shall be placed or parked on any parcel of land which is located outside a licensed mobile home park. 10.33 Every mobile home located outside a licensed mobile home park shall be placed on a permanent foundation and have skirting constructed of water resistant materials finished to match the mobile home and which shall enclose the entire perimeter of the mobile home and any additions thereto.


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10.34 No mobile home shall be permitted to occupy a mobile home private lot unless the mobile home c{1ntains at least five hundred (500) square feet of habitable area, and be of such construction and/or ap'pearance so as to not be a nuisance and/or hazard to its occupants or to others. 10.35 Each mobile home must provide parking space on property sufficient to accommodate two cars and must be of size not less than two hundred (200) square feet. Such parking area to be constructed with a minimum base of eight (8) inches of bank t"lln gravel. 10.36 Any mobile home that does not meet the U.8$ Department of Housing and Urban Development Mobile Home Construction and Safety Standard (CFR, Title 24, Part 280) shall not be installea on a mobile home private lot. 10.4

Mobile Home Stand

10.41 The provisions found in Section 7.41 shall. apply.

10.42 The provisions found in Section 7.42 shall apply. 10.43 The provisions found in Section 7.42 shall apply. 10.5

Existing Mobile Homes

10.51 A mobile home which is lawfully in existence prior to the enactment of this law but not located in a mobile home park may be continued to be used as living quarters by its occupants provided: a. The owner of the land shall register such mobile home with the Code Enforcement Officer. (CEO) within thirty (30) days of the effective date of this local law. Such registration shall be accompanied by a description.. . of the parcel of land and shall, in effect, constitute a permit.

b. It meets the requirements of Section 10路3 (a). 10.52 If the owner of the land desires to subst:itute a mobile home of superior construction or improve the facilities for the existing mobile home, s\lch owner shall file an application for a permit. :~)ilCh application shall comply to the provisioflf; of Section 10.2 (inclusive) of this law with respect to application procedure and requirements. Such su.r.>stituted mobile home and the mobile home site shall meet the requirements of Section 10.3 (inclusive) of this law.


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10.53 Permit Renewal.

No renewal permit is required

any person holding a permit for a mobile home

fOl priv~te

lot so long as said person complies with the healtil

requirements of the Chenango County Department of Public Health and so long as circumstances remain exactly as stated on the original application. 10.54 Transfer of ownership 'of mobile home or changing of trailers on same property by owner requires new permit and the following section applies 10.3 (inclusive). SECTION 11.0 11.1

ENFORCEMENTS

The Code Enforcement Officer (CEO) shall enforce all of the provisions of this law. Such Chenango

County Building Inspector shall have the right, at all times, to enter and inspect any mobile home

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travel trailer camp and other premises used for the parking or placement of a mobile home. SECTION 12.0

12.1

REVOCATION OF PERMITS

Revocation of Mobile Home Park and TravelTrailer .-~~~e

Permits. 12.11 If the Code Enforcement Officer (CEO) finds and reports to the Town Board that a mobile home par~(' {}.r travel trailer camp for which a permit has been issued is not being maintained in a clean and sanitary condition, or is not being operated in accordance with the provisions of this law, the '):f~~'.'Jt Board shall, by resolution, authorize the personal service upon the holder of the permi t to correct tt~~~ conditions specified in such order within fifteen (15) days after the service of such order. 12.12 If the holder of such permit shall refuse or fail t路o correct the condition or conditions specifie,d in SU(~ll order within fifteen (15) days after the personal

service of such order, the Town .Board shall, by resolution, revoke such permit and the holder of .~ ~)(~ permit shall thereupon terminate the operation of such mobile home park or travel trailer camp. If L:,:permit is revoked the mobile home park owner shall l)(~ responsible for the relocation of tenants and all. <L.~'l:S associated therewith, including costs incurred by be tenants, and the travel trailer camp owner shall :'ln~\<'~ J

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similar responsibilities associated with the ing of the trailers.

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Page 20 12.13 However, if the owner or operator of such mobile home park or travel trailer camp shall thereafter correct such conditions and bring the mobile home park or travel trailer camp into compliance with this law, such owner may then apply for the issuance of a new

permit for such park or campi and if the application is approved and a permit is granted, the applicant shall pay to the Code Enforcement Officer (CEO) the fee required by this law without 'any credit for the fee paid for the permit which was revoked.

12.2

Revocation of Permits for Mobile Homes Outside of Mobile Home Parks.

12.21 If the Code Enforcement Officer (CEO) finds and reports to the Town Board that any mobil~ home located outside a licensed mobil~ home park is not being maintained in accordance with the provisions of Section 10.3 (inclusive) or 10.4 (inclusive) of this law, the Town Board shall serve a written order upon the holder of the permit and/or owner of the mobile home and/or the owner of the premises, directing that the condition or conditions herein specified be remedied within fifteen (15) days after the date of service of the order.

12.22 If such condition or conditions are not corrected within the fifteen (15) days, the Town Board shall revoke such permit. On revocation of the permit, the water supply and sewage disposal system shall be disconnected and the mobile home shall be removed from the premises. SECTION 13.0

13.1

PENALTIES

Any person, partnership, association or corporation who violates any provision of this law shall be guilty of a violation and subject to a fine of not less than one hundred ($100) dollars for the first violation and two hundred fifty ($250) dollars for each subsequent violation or to imprisonment for a period of not more than thirty (30) days or both fine and imprisonment. When a violation of any of the provisions of this law is continuous, each week or portion thereof shall constitute a separate and

distinct violation. SECTION 14.0 14.1

EXCEPTIONS

None of the provisions of this law shall be applicable to the following:


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14.11 The business of mobile home or travel trailer sales except that where units are used as living quarters, they shall conform with the provisions of this law.

14.12 The storage or garaging of travel trailers not being used for living or sleeping purposes within a building or structure or to the storage of one unoccupied travel trailer on premises occupied as the principal residence by the owner of the travel trailer, provided, however, that such unoccupied travel trailer shall not be parked or located between the street line and the front building line of such premises. 14.13 Class "An mobile homes determined by the Building Inspector as meeting acceptable standards of similarity in appearance with residences constructed

Ion site shall be exempt from all requirements of this local law except Section 10.2 (inclusive)u and

Section 15.0 (inclusive). SECTION 15.0 STANDARDS FOR DETERMINATIONS OF ACCEPTABLE SIMILARITY IN EXTERIOR APPEARANCE, CLASS "A" MOBILE BOME 15.1

Standards

15.11 The following standards shall be used in determinations of acceptable similarity in appearance between mobile homes and residences constructed on the site to assure that such mobile home will be compatible in appearance with site-built housing that has been

or may be constructed in adjacent or nearby locations. Necessary information to enable such determination to

be made shall be submitted with the application for a permit.

15.2

Minimum Width of Main Body

15.21 Minimum width of the main body of the mobile home as assembled on the site shall not be less than twenty (20) feet, as measured across the narrowest portion. 15.3

Minimum Roof Pitch: Minimum Distance, Eaves to Ridge; Roofing Materials

15.31 The pitch of the main roof shall be not less than one foot of rise for each four feet of horizontal run. Minimum distance from eaves to ridge shall be ten (10) feet. In general, any roofing material may be used that is generally acceptable for housing built on the site, if applied in such a manner as to be simila~ in appearance.


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Exterior Finish: Light Reflection

15.41 Any materials that are generally acceptable for housing built on the site may be used for exterior finish if applied in'such a manner as to be similar in

appearance, provided however, that reflection from

such exterior shall not be greater than from siding coated with clean, white gloss exterior enamel.

15.5

Minimum Dimensions Parallel to Principal Street Frontage

15.51 Class "An mobile homes shall be so located on lots that the portions nearest the principal street frontage are at least thirty (30) feet in total dimension parallel to the street. Such dimension shall be measured from outer extremities, including any additions to the main body of the mobile home, such as living or recreation rooms, garages, carports, utility rooms, and the like, the front portions of which are within ten (10) feet of the front of the main body of the mobile home.

15.6

Minimum Floor Area

15.61 Minimum floor area required for Class "A" designation shall be one thousand two hundred (1,200) square feet. Such floor area shall include that of any attached living area, but not the floor area of attached carports, garages, utility, or storage rooms. SECTION 16.0 16.1

VARIANCE - HARDSHIP

Where there are practical difficulties or unnecessary hardship in the way of carrying out the strict letter of this Local Law, the Town Board shall have the

power to vary or modify the application of any of the regulations or provisions of this Local Law so that the spirit of said Local Law shall be observed, public welfare and safety secured and substantial justice done. 16.2

Any person, partnership, corporation or other entity which shall hereafter acquire an ownership interest in an existing mobile home park or travel trailer camp shall deliver his name and address to the Code Enforcement Officer (CEO) within ten (lO) days of acquisition of such interest. The Code Enforcement Officer (CEO) shall then issue an amended permit which shall indicate the new ownership interest.


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SECTION 17.0 17.1

subdivision or prOV1s~on adjudged invalid or held shall not affect the as a whole or any part or provision thereof other than the part so decided to be invalid or unconstitutional.

If any section, paragraph, of this Local Law shall be unconstitutional, the same validity of this Local Law

SECTION 18.0 18.1

VALIDITY

EFFECTIVE DATE

This Local Law shall take effect upon filing with the Office of the Secretary of State.

Mobile Home Law  

A local law for the regulation of mobile homes and mobile home parks and travel trailers and trailer camps located in the Town of Sherburne

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