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0107 Trailer Park Regulations 1972 ORDINANCE NO. 107 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF CHUBBUCK, IDAHO~ REGULATING THE ESTABLISHMENT, CONSTRUCTION AND USE OF T~% ILER COURTS WITHIN THE CITY OF CHUBBUCK. BE IT ORDAINED By the Mayor and Council of the City of Chubbuck, Idaho: Section 1. Purpose: The purpose of this Chapter is to provide minimum standards to safeguard, protect and promote health, morals, convenience, safety and welfare; to preserve the appropriate use and character of each area within the sound principles of the exis~ng laws of Chubbuck and to provide for regulations, permits and fees for the location, operation and use of mobile homes, trailer courts and trailer parks within Chubbuck. Section 2. Scope: The provisions of this Chapter shall apply to the layout, construction and location of trailer courts, tz~iler parks, and the use and location of all house trailers or mobile homes no matter where located and any main or necessary building existing or proposed to be built, which will be located within the area for which a permit is required. Section 3. Application to Existing Trailers or Courts: A mobile home or trailer park lawfully existing and in use at the time of the passage of this Chapter may be continued although such mobile home or trailer park may not conform to the provisions of this Chapter as herein set forth. Exception: When conditions exist that affect the health, morals, safety and public welfare, the Building Official or his duly appointed representative shall cause such condition or conditions to be abated as hereinafter provided. Section 4. Organization and Enforcement: The Building Official of the City or his'duly authorized representative shall be charged with the enforcement of the Chapter and shall keep a permanent, accurate account of all fees and other monies collected, the amount, purpose and person from whom it was received, together with the location of the premises to which they relate. Section 5. Right of Entry: Upon pres~tation of proper credentials, authorized officials may enter at reasonable times any building, trailer, structure or premises in the City to per- form any duty imposed upon him by this Chapter, Section 6. Unsafe Conditions: All Mobile homes, Trailer Courts, building or premises, which constitute a hazard to health morals, safety, or fire, by reason of inadequate maintenance, in- sanitation, dilapidation, obsolescence or abandonment are hereby declared to be public nuisances and shall be abated by r~pair, rehabilitation, demolition or removal in accordance with the pro- cedure specified in Section 7. Section 7. Notice to Owner: The Building Official or his duly authorized representative shall exaimine or cause to be examined every mobile home, trailer court, building or premise reported as a public nuisance as defined in Section 6 and if found to be such a public nuisance shall give to the owner written notice, stating the defects thereof. Said notice shall require the owner or person in charge of the mobile h6me, trailer court, building or premise, within forty eight (48) hours, to commence corrective measures, such as improvements, repairs, demolition or removal and all work shall be completed within ninety (90) days from the date of notice, unless otherwise stipulated by the official. Proper service of such notice shall be by personal service upon the'owner of record, or by certified mail with return receipt, addressed to the owner at the location of the nuisance, or at his known address. Section 8: Posting of Signs: The official may cause to be posted on each mobile home, trailer court, building or premise, a notice to read: "DO NOT ENTER, UNSAFE TO OCCUPY, Building De- partment, Chubbuck, Idaho." Such notice shall ~emain posted until the corrections, as noted, are completed. -2- Section 9: Appeals: Any person whose application has been denied or any person whose permit has been revoked or who feels he has been grieved by the Building Official's decision, may re- quest and shall be granted a hearing of the matter before the Planning Zoning Commission, as provided by the Zoning Ordinance of the City. However, where the Official's action is based upon the existance of a public nuisance under Sections 6 and 7 above, appeal shall be to the Council, only. Section 10: Permits Required: (a) It shall be unlawful for any person to build, establish, main- tain, operate or permit to be built, established, maintained, or operated, any trailer park within the boundaries of Chubbuck without first having secured a permit therefor. (b) It shall be unlawful for any person to park any house trailer on any street, alley, or highway or other public place or any tract of land owned by any person occupied or unoccu~d, except as provided in this Chapter. (c) Exceptions: (1) Emergency or temporary stopping or parking for not more than three (3) ~hours and subject to any other limita- tions imposed by any other ordinance of the City. (2) Unoccupied mobile homes for demonstration and sales purposes and temporary construction field offices in specified areas. (3) The storage of any unoccupied and uninhabited mobile home not exceeding eight feet (8') in width shall be per- mitted in the rear yard of any premises; provided, that it does not extend into any setback area, nor shall it be con- nected to a sewer, water, electricity or gas, and that such storage is not in conflict with any other Section of this Chapter or any other regulation of Chubbucko Section 11o Application for Permit: To obtain a permit for the construction or alteration of a trailer park, the applicant shall first file an application at the office of the Building Official, City Hall, cna form furnished for that purpose. Every application shall: -3- (a) Identify and describe the work to be covered by the permit for Which the application is made. (b) Describe the land on which the proposed work is to be done by legal description and street address. (c) Show the use and occupancy for such lot, block and tract. (d) Be accompanied by such plans and specifications as required in Sectbn 13. (e) State the true valuation of the proposed improveme~s. (f) Be signed by the permittee or his authorized agent. (g) Give such other information as may reasonably be required by the Building Official. Section 12. License Fee: The owner or representative of each independent or dependent mobile homes park within the corporate ~imits of the City shall procure a regular business license to operate. Said license will be issued by the Clerk when applied for by the owner = representative provided the applicant has complied with all provi~ons of this Chapter and as evidence, submits to the Clerk a valid Certificate of Occupancy. All licenses shall expire on 31 December of each year. Section 13. Issuance of Permit: The application with two (2) sets of plans and specifications filed by the applicant for a permit shall be checked by the Building Official and shall include the plot plan and building plans and specifications for all buildings, improvements, and facilities such as electrical, plumbing, gas and sewerage system constructed or to be constructed within the trailer park. Such plans may be reviewed by other City departments to check compliance with laws or ordinances under their jurisdiction. If the Building Official is satisfied that the proposal, as submitted, subject to corrections, meets the requirements as herein set forth, he shall then issue the permit therefor to the applicant. -4- Section 14: Retention of Plans: One set of approved plans, specifications and computations shall be retained by the Building Official for a period of not less than ninety (90) days from the date of completion of the work covered therein, and one set of approved plans and specifications shall be returned to the applicant, which set shall be kept on such building or work during the time the work authorized thereby is in progress. Section 15. Validity of Permit; The issuance or granting of a permit or approval of plans and specifications shall not be construed to be a permit for, or an approval of, any violation of any of the provisions of ~is Chapter. Section 16: Expiration of Permit: Every permit issued by the Building Official under the provisions of this Chapter shall expire by limitation and become null and void, if the building or work authorized by such permit is not commenced within sixty (60) days from the date of such permit. Also such permit shall become null and void if the building or work authorized by such.permit is suspended or abandoned for a period of one hundred twenty days (120) any time after the work is commenced. Before such work can be recommenced a new permit shall be first obtained to do so and the fee therefor shall be one-half (½) the amount required for a new permit for such work, provided no changes have been made or will be made in the original plans and speci- fications for such work; and provided, further, that such suspen- sion or abandonment has not exceeded one year. Section 17: Suspension or Revocation of Permit: The Building Official may, in writing, suspend or revoke a permit issued under provisions of this Chapter whenever the permit is used on the basis of incorrect information supplied, or in violation of any ordinance or regulations or any of the provisions of this Chapter. -5- Section 18: Construction Permit Fees: The permit fee for each trailer park shall be on the true value of constructi~, as set forth in the Uniform Building Code, current edition. Section 19. Inspections: (a) General. Ail construction or work for which a permit is required shall be subject to inspection by the Building Official. (b) Inspection Record Card. Work requiring a permit shall not be commenced until the permit h61der or his agent shall have posted an inspection record card in a conspicuous place on the fromt premises and in such position as to.allow the inspector conveniently to make the required entries thereon regarding inspection of the work. This inspection record card must be submitted to the Building Official before the Certificate of Occupancy has been issued. Section 20: Definitions: For the purpose of this Chapter the following words and phrases shall have the meaning ascribed to them in this Section: "Approved". The approval by the Building Official as the result of investigation for compliance with the provisions of this Chapter. "Barrier". Shall mean any street, river or canal, railroad, em- bankment or screening by appropriate fence or hedge of seven feet (7') minimum height with at least fifty percent (5~/o) solid. "Building". Any structure built for the support, shelter or enclosure of persons, animals, chattels, or property of any kind. "Grade". The average of the finished ground level of the premises. "Inspector". Shall mean the Building Official or any legally designated representative of the City. "Mobile Home". Shall mean all vehicles used, or so constructed as to permit being conveyed upon the public streets or highways as such and constructed in such a manner as will permit occupancy thereof for human habitation, including sleeping and living quarters for one or more persons;iprovided, that this definition shall refer to and include any contrivance with or without wheels attached, used or intended to be used generally for living and sleeping quarters and which is capable of berg moved by its own power, towed or transported by another vehicle. "Mobile Home; Dependent". Shall mean a mobile home, as described above, which does not have an approved water closet, and bath or shower. "Mobile Home; Independent". Shall mean a mobile home as described above, which has a flush water closet and bath or shower. "Mobile Home Space". Shall mean a plot of ground within a tray er court, or any plot of ground which is designed for or designated as the location for one mobile home and not used for any other purpose whatsoever other than the customary accessory uses thereof. -6- "Mobile Structures". Shall mean all vehicles designed for human habitation other than as herein defined, when such mobile structures are not provided with either living or sleeping and cooking faci- lities, such as field office, sales office, display, etc. "Mobile Home Park". herein defined. Shall mean the same as trailer courts as "Official". A person who has either been duly elected or appointed to a public office and who represents the City Government for a prescribed duty or capacity. "Permittee" One who has received a permit as herein set forth. "Person". Shall mean any individual, firm, trust, partnership~ association or corporation, whether tenant, owner, lessee, licensee, permittee, agency, heirs or assigns. "Structure" Shall mean that w~ich is built or constructed, an edifice or building of any kind, or any piece of work artificially built up or composed of parts joined in some definite manner. "Trailer". See Mobile Home. "Trailer Court". Shall mean any area, tract, plot, or site of land whereupon two (2) or more mobile homes, as herein defined, are placed, located and maihtained for dwelling purposes only, either on a permanent or semi-permanent basis and for which a fee, rental or contract for payment for such use is collected or collectible to the person holding the land. "Trailer Park". Shall have the same meaning as "trailer court." "Yard". An open space within a lot, unoccupied and unobstructed from the ground upward. Section 21. Independent Mobile Home Parks: (a) Penmitted Zones: Independent mobile home parks shall be permitted in Industrial Light and Col~ercial Highway Zones, and may be permitted in Residential-Four or lower if approved as an additional use as provided by Zoning Ordinance of this City except that mobile home parks will not be permitted in any Fire Zone ~1. (b) The park boundaries shall be reasonably screened whether by barriers of ornamental fences, walls, trees, shrubs, or open spaces, to assure~reasonable integration with adjoining land usages and to assure the health, safety, and quiet enjoyment of the area. (c) Storage Area: There shall be provided a storage area sufficient in size to provide for storage of boats, campers, truaks, or any equipment that would tend to crowd or detract from any trailer space. This area shall be graveled or paved, fenced, isolated and screened from trailer spaces. The minimum size of this are shall be not less than one hundred (100) square feet for each trailer space. (d) Central Facilities: Central facilities such as toilets, baths, or laundry rooms are not req/red. (e) Recreation area: There shall be an area or areas provided for recreation of not less than three thousand (3,000) square feet and not less than forty feet (40') in width. It shall be maintained with a well kept lawn and shade trees. Parks with more than twenty (20) spaces shall increase the minimum area at a rate of one hundred (100) square feet for each space in excess of twenty (20). -7- (f) Permitted I~provements by Occupant: The space occupant may erect or install accessory structures such as patio covers, storage buildings or cabanas provided any such accessory structure shall be incombustible, portable or prefabricated and the design and arrang~ ent shall be in harmon~ with the mobile home. Permanent structures or foundations shall not be permitted. (g) Streets and R~ds: Ail spaces shall abut upon a roadway not less than forty feet (40') in width which shall have unobstructed access to a public street or highway. Dead end roadways shall provide adequate vehicle turning space or cul-de-sac with not ~ss than a forty-foot (40') radius exclusive of parking. Roads to service areas or storage yards shall be not less than twenty feet (20') wide. Directory and regulations signs shall be provided as required to assure maximum safety and convenience to oocupants and visitors, consistent with accepted safety standards. (h) Utilities to be Underground: Ail utility lines shall be underground including power and light, telephone, T.V. cable, water and sewer. Installation and inspection must comply with the provision of Section 23 of this Code. However, when due to sub-surface soil conditions, or other special conditions it is determined by the Bui~ing Official or his other duly authorized representative that it is impractical to construct facilities underground, and when approved by Planning Zoning Commission, such installations may be over-head. (i) Minimum requirements for each trailer space: 1. Each space shall be not less than forty feet (40') wide and seventy (70') feet long and containe a minimum of two thousand eight hundred (2,800) square feet. 2. A paved ~king space not less than ten feet by twenty feet (10' x 20') and located in such a manner to provide one off-street parking space. 3. Minimum Yard Requirements: Trailers or accessory structures shall be so located to provide a minimum front yard of ten feet (10') measured from the edge or curb of road to wall line of structure or trailer. At all times, a distance of fif- teen feet (15') shall be maintained between all structures, whether they be trailers, covered patios, accessory buildings, or structures of any kind. Also, a side yard of four feet (4') shall be maintained on the left side (commonly referred to as the off side from the trailer entrance) between the lot line and the nearest structure. 4. A concrete or masonry patio of not less than one hundred fifty (150) square feet must be provided. 5. One frost proof exterior culinary water supply hydrant shall be provided for each space. Section 22. Dependent Mobile Home Parks: (a) Permitted Zones: Dependent mobile home parks shall be per- mitted in Industrial Light and Commercial Highway Zones only as established by Zoning Ordinance. (b) Landscaping and Screening: in Section 21. Shall be the same as required -8- (c) Storage area is not required. (d) Recreation and Children P~y Area: Shall be provided in a ratio of two hundred (200) square feet per trailer space and shall consist of a well kept lawn with shade trees. (e) Occupant Improvements: The space occupant shall not be permitted to erect or, install or place any structure or facility upon the space. (f) Waste disposal fadlities for self-contained tra~ler shall be provided in an isolated screened service area in a manner and method acceptable to the Health Officer and B~lding Official. (g) Streets and Roadways: Ail requirements shall be the sa~e as specified in Section 21 of this Code, except as follows: All spaces shall abut upon a roadway not less than thirty feet (30') in width which shall have unobstructed access to a public street or highway. (h) Ail utilities shall be underground. (i) Minimum requirements for each trailer space: 1. Each space shall be not less than twenty five feet (25') wide and fifty feet (50') long. 2. There shall be provided one off-street, paved, parking area not~less than nine feet by twenty feet (9' x 20'), except that in lieu of off-street parking the front street must be at least thirty five feet (35') wide. 3. Minimum Yards Required: Trailers shall be so located as to provide a minimum front yard of ten feet (10), side yards and rear yard of five feet (5') measured to space boundary for side and rear yards and to the curb line or edge of road for front yard. 4. Ail spaces shall be provided with a masonry or con- crete patio of not less than one hundred (100) square feet and one f~ost proof exterior culinary water supply hydrant. (j) Central facilities required for dependent mobile home parks: 1. Adequate space shall be provided to afford space for clothes drying and adjoining laundry facilities. 2. A sufficient supply of pure, healthful drinking water approved by the Idaho Department of Health and not less than one water outlet for each trailer house shall be provided. No common drinking vessel shall be provided. Waste from this supply shall be emptied into a drain connected to an.approved disposal system. An abundant supply of hot water shall be provided at all times for bathing, washing and ~undry facilities. There shall be no drinking water in toilet compartments. 3. The park shall provide flush toilets in ~onveniently located buildings. The bildings shall be well lighted, at all times, ventilated with screened openings and constructed of moisture-proof material permitting satisfactory cleaning. The floors shall be concrete or similar material, slightly pitched to a floor drain. -9- Toilets shall be enclosed in a separate compartment with fly doors, and have a minimum width of two feet eight inches (2'8"). Toilets shall be provided for each sex in the ratio of one toilet for every eight (8) females and one toilet for every twelve (12) males. Toilet seats shall be disinfected daily. Every male toilet room shall have one urinal for each sixteen (16) males, but in no case shall a male toilet room be without one urinal. Toilet rooms shall con~n one lavatory with hot and cold running water for each three (3) toilets, provided there shall be at least one lavatory in every toilet room. Each lavatory shall at all times be provided with paper towels and dispensible soap. 4. Separate bathing facilities for each sex shall be pro- vided in conveniently located buildings. A shower room, at least three feet (3') square, equipped with shower, with a dressing compartment of at least twelve (12) square feet shall be provided for each four (4) spaces. No duck boards shall be used in shower rooms and the floors thereof shall be disinfected daily. 5. Laundry facilities shall be provided in the ratio of one double tray and ironing board for each twenty (20) trailer spaces. 6. Ail waste from showers, toilets, laundries, faucets and lavatories shall be enptied into a sewage system extended from and connected with the City sewer or adequate septic tanks. All sanitary facilit~s in any trailer which are not connected with the City sewer or spetic tank system by means of air iight connection shall be sealed and their use is hereby declared unlawful. Each faucet site shall be equipped with facilities for drainage of excess water into a sump or sanitary sewer. In no case shall any waste water be thrown or discharged on the surface of the ground or disposed of by means other than as herein provided. Every trailer coash shall be provided with a substantial fly-type metal garbage container from which the contents be em- tied and the container washed weekly; supervision and equipment sufficient to prevent littering the grounds with rubbish shall be provided. 7. Utility buildings shall be screened and the floor of toilets, showers and laundries shall be on concrete, tile or s in~lar material, impervious to water and easy cleaned and pitched to a floor drain. 8. The trailer court capacity shall be computed on a basis of three (3) persons to each trailer space. The sex ratio shall be considered as one to one. Section 23. Location: (a) A t~iler court shall be located only within the areas as pro- vided by this Chapter. (b) Each boundary of any trailer court must be at least eighty feet (80') from any permanent residential building located out- side the tr&iler park unless separated therefrom by a natural or artificial barrier. -10- Section 24. Trailer Courts: Trailer courts shall conform to the following requirements: (a) Shall be located on a well-drained site with all roadways and spaces properly graded to insure rapid drainage and freedom from stagnant pools of water. (b) Ail raodways and walks within a trailer park shall have 2" asphalt with 4"-3/4 minus base, curb & gutter, 3' concrete side- walk, maintained and adequately lighted. A minimum of two-tenths (0.2) foot candles of light is required for protective lighting the full l~ngth of all driveways and walkways. (c) Existing facilities for maintaining service to dependent trailers shall at all times meet the standards set forth by the City-County Health Department. Service buildings shall be req- uired as herein provided for trailer cour~ that are designed and maintained to accommodate dependent mobile homes. (d) Service facilities for trailer courts accommodating either dependent or independent mobile homes shall be maint~ ned in accordance with applicable City-County regulations. No service building shall be r~quired, unless the trailer court is designed to provide parking space for dependent mobile homes. (e) Each trailer space shall be numbered and clearly marked with numbers which shall be clearly visible from the street. Section 25. Water Supply: The water supply shall be easily accessible to each mobile home space and shall provide not less than twenty-five (25) pounds pressure at all times and not less than one hundred twenty-five (125) gallons per trailer per day. Ail water supplies must be approved by the City-County Health Department, and if other than a public supply, shall con~ form with the standards set forth in the Idaho State Department of Public Health Bulletin No. 5. Recommended Standards for Indi- vidual Water Supply Systems. Section 26: Plumbing: Ail plumbing w~hin the trailer park shall conform to the standards set forth in the City Plumb- ing Code and shall be subject to inspection and approval by the designated officials. Section 27: Sewage Disposal: (a) Ail sewage shall be collected and disposed of in a sanitary manner, either in a public sewage system or in conformance with standards set forth in the City Plumbing Code. -11- (b) Each mobile home space in an independent mobilehome park shall be provided with not less than one three inch sewer connec- tion. The sewer connection shall be provided with the ~nections so that a water tight union may be made between the mobilehome drain and the sewer connection. Such mobile home space connection shall be provided with an air tight closure when not linked to a mobi~ home and so trapped to maintain an odor free condition. Section 28. Electricity: Ail electrical wiring and equipment shall conform to the National Electrical Code in effect at the time of installation or modification. Section 29. Fuel: (a) Natural or liquefied petroleum gas shall be installed within trailer courts, mobile home or buildings within the Caurts as set forth in the current issue of National Board of Fire Under- writers, as adopted and revised by Chubbuck. (b) Liquid petroleum gas used for cooking or heating purposes shall not be used at individual trailer spaces unless the containers are properly connected in accordance with the City gas code. Liquified petroleum gas cylinders shall be securely fastened in place. Cylinders containing liquified gas shall not be located in a mobile home, nor within five feet of a doorway thereof, nor within five feet of other vehicles or structures and shall be properly safeguarded. Section 30: Fire Protection: When not in conflict with more specific regulations, the trailer court area shall conform to the requirements of the fire regulations of the City, provided however, that no m6bile home shall be parked more than 300 feet from the nearest fire hydrant. Section 31. Alterations and Restrictions: In t~ier parks no permanent additions of any kind shall be built onto, nor be- come a part of a mobile home. Skirting of trailers is permissible, but such skirling shall not permanently attRch such coach to the ground, provide a harborage for rodents or create a fire hazard. Unless parked in an independent mobile home park, the wheels of the coach shall not be removed unless temporarily for repairs. Jacks or stabilizers may be placed under the frame of the coach. Section 32. Registration of Occupants, Reporting of Com- municable Disease: -12- (a) Every owner or operator of a trailer court shall main- tain a register containing a record of all mobile homes and occu- pants using the trailer court. Such register shall be available to authorized persons inspecting the court and shall be preserved for a period of five years. Such register shall contain: 1. Names and address of mobile home occupants stopping at the court. 2. The make and license number of motor vehicles and mobile homes. 3. The date of arrival and departure of each mobile homs. (b) Disease. Every owner, operator, attendant, or other person operating a trailer court shallnotify the local health officer immediately of any suspected communicable or contagious disease within the court. In the case of diseases diagnosed by a physician as quarantinabl¢, such owner, operator or attendant, or other person operating a trailer court shall not permit the departure of a mobile home or its occupants, without the approval of the Health Officer. Section 33. An emergency is hereby declared to exist and this Ordinance shall be in full force and effect immediately upon its passage and approval and publication as provided by law. PASSED by the City Council of the City of Chubbuck this of May, 1972. APPROVED by the Mayor of tt~e City of Chubbuck, Idaho, this day of May, 1972. Mayor (SEAL) -13-