CHAPTER XVI. ZONING AND PLANNINGCHAPTER XVI. ZONING AND PLANNING\ARTICLE 3. TRAILERS

(a)   It shall hereafter be unlawful to establish, operate or maintain a mobile home park within the city limits without a permit from the governing body of the city.

(b)   Upon receiving an application as set forth is section (a), the city clerk shall cause a notice to be served upon all owners of land located within one hundred fifty (150) feet of the proposed trailer site either personally by the city police department with the return made back to the city clerk or by mail, in which case the city clerk shall make an affidavit showing to whom the notice was mailed. As an alternative, a waiver in which the neighboring landowners waive notice of the hearing may be obtained prior to making the application. After all interested parties are notified, the city council at its next regular meeting will take the matter under consideration. (c) The governing body shall consider the following factors when determining whether or not to issue said permit:

(1)   The character of the neighborhood;

(2)   The zoning and uses of properties nearby;

(3)   The suitability of the subject property for the uses to which it has been restricted;

(4)   The extent to which the issuance of the permit will effect nearby property;

(5)   The length and time the subject property has remained vacant;

(6)   The relative gains to the public;

(7)   The recommendations of permanent or professional staff.

It shall be unlawful for the owner of any real property, or the owner of any trailer to park or to permit a trailer to be parked within the city limits without having the trailer connected to the city sewer system for the purpose of disposing of all substances from any such trailer and if said trailer is outside a sewer district an adequate septic tank for sewage must be furnished.

An area not less than one thousand (1000) square feet shall be allotted or the parking space of each trailer in a mobile home park and it shall be unlawful to park a trailer or to permit a trailer to be parked in a smaller area.

It shall be unlawful to (a) permit a trailer to be parked or to park a trailer closer than fifteen (15) feet to any other trailer or building, (b) permit a trailer to be parked or to park a trailer closer than six (6) feet from the rear of adjoining property line, and (c) permit a trailer to be parked or to park a trailer closer than fifteen (15) feet from the property line which adjoins any street or avenue, or in line with the adjoining buildings.

It shall be unlawful to park or to permit to be parked, in a mobile home park, any trailer which does not contain adequate toilet and shower facilities, without maintaining in said mobile home park a suitable building wherein adequate toilet and shower facilities are available to the occupants of such trailer, said building to be located within a distance of two hundred (200) feet from any such trailer or trailers.

Tightly covered metal garbage cans shall be provided in quantities adequate to permit disposal of all garbage and rubbish. Garbage cans shall be located not farther than two hundred (200) feet from any trailer coach space. The cans shall be kept in sanitary condition at all times. Garbage and rubbish shall be collected and disposed of as frequently as may be necessary to insure that the garbage cans shall not overflow.

As used herein the term “trailer” shall be any moveable structure, whether resting on wheels or foundation, occupied by an individual or individuals as permanent or temporary living quarters, commonly referred to as a mobile home.

As used herein the term “mobile home park” shall mean any area used as a parking space for a trailer or trailers.

Any permit issued for a mobile home park pursuant to this article shall be revoked if any of the following occur:

(a)   The lot for which the permit was issued has been left vacant for a period of ninety (90) days.

(b)   Failure to secure the mobile home with tie downs.

(c)   Failure to have utilities hooked up.

(d)   Failure to have the proper registration or to pay personal property taxes on the mobile home.

(e)   Failure of the owner to occupy the mobile home.

(f)    Failure to skirt the mobile home.

Any person who violates any provision of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine of not to exceed one hundred dollars ($100.00) or by imprisonment for not more than thirty (30) days, or by both such fine and imprisonment; provided that each day’s violation of this article or any provision thereof shall constitute a separate offense.