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Chapter 22


Art. I. In General, §§ 22—1—22—23

Art. II. Trailer Camps, §§ 22—24—22—33

Article I. In General

Sec. 22—1. Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings ascribed to them:

Automobile trailer shall mean any licensed vehicle used for sleeping or living quarters and propelled either by its own power or another power—driven licensed vehicle to which it may be attached, and having no foundation other than inflated pneumatic tired wheels.

Automobile trailer camp shall mean any site, lot, field or tract of land upon which three (3) or more automobile trailers are harbored, whether or not a charge is made for such harboring.

Trailer unit shall mean a portion of land in an automobile trailer camp used for the accommodation of not more than one (1) trailer with its propelling vehicle. (Gen. Ords. 1959, § 34.01)

Sec. 22—2. Limitation on length of time trailers may remain within city.

No automobile trailer shall remain in the city for any accumulated period exceeding ninety (90) days in any twelve (12) month period. The wheels of a trailer shall not be removed, except temporarily. No trailer which is occupied by more persons than the number for which it is designed and arranged or which is so overcrowded that in the opinion of the commissioner of health it constitutes a danger to health or morals shall remain in the city for more than twenty—four (24) hours. (Gen. Ords. 1959, § 34.10)

Sec. 22—3. Sewer connections required.

No individual trailer occupied as living quarters by one (1) or more persons shall remain upon any lot, tract or parcel of land in the city until sanitary and sewage regulations applicable to permanent residents in the city are fully complied with. (Gen. Ords. 1959, § 34.11)

Secs. 22—4—22—23. Reserved.

Article II. Trailer Camps

Sec. 22—24. License required.

No person shall establish or operate any automobile trailer camp within the city unless a license therefor is first obtained from the council. (Gen. Ords. 1959, § 34.02(a))

Sec. 22—25. Approval of license prerequisite to construction permits.

Permits shall be obtained for all city building and technical code requirements in connection with trailer camps. The building commissioner shall not issue a permit for construction work in connection with a trailer camp until the council has approved the issuance of a license. (Gen. Ords. 1959, § 34.02(b))

Sec. 22—26. License application; action by the council.

Each applicant for a license required by this article shall submit to the building commissioner a survey plat showing the location and arrangement of the camp, and shall give full information relative to the facilities that are to be supplied, showing the location and character of the construction of the buildings and equipment, the arrangement and surfacing of driveways, and the arrangements made for sanitation, lighting, and fire protection. The building commissioner shall submit the application and survey plat to the council, together with his recommendations. After receiving the building commissioner's recommendations, if it appears to the council that the location of the camp is in conformity to the city zoning regulations and that the fire protection and sanitary arrangements are adequate, and that the establishment of a camp will not be detrimental to the neighborhood or to the city as a whole, the council may approve the issuance of a license. (Gen. Ords. 1959, § 34.03)

Sec. 22—27. License fees; issuance, term of license.

(a) The fee for a license required by this article shall be based on the number of units in the camp as follows:

Three dollars ($3.00) for each unit per year, with a minimum fee of fifty dollars ($50.00) per year.

(b) The fees for renewals of licenses issued pursuant to this article shall be calculated in the same manner as for an original license.

(c) The license required by this article shall be issued in the name of the owner or operator of the camp, and a separate license is required for each camp.

(d) The license required by this article shall be issued for one (1) year and shall be renewed annually on or before the first day of July. (Gen. Ords. 1959, § 34.04)

Sec. 22—28. Revocation of license.

If a licensee under this article or the manager of a trailer camp violates any requirement of this chapter, or fails to maintain the camp in an orderly, safe and sanitary manner, the council shall have the right to revoke the license granted under this article. (Gen. Ords. 1959, § 34.05)

Sec. 22—29. Design and cleanliness of premises.

(a) Each trailer camp shall be so arranged that there are adequate and properly surfaced driveways affording convenient access to and egress from each unit.

(b) All trailer camps shall be kept free from refuse and weeds, and shall be kept in a clean and orderly manner.

(c) Inspection of trailer camps and buildings shall be made at regular intervals by the health department and by the fire department.

(d) Each trailer camp ground shall be provided with sufficient means for lighting, and all trailer camp streets shall be adequately lighted from sunset to sunrise.

(e) An area of not less than eight hundred (800) square feet shall be required for each unit. The boundaries of each unit shall be plainly marked in some permanent manner. The distance from any trailer or propelling vehicle of a unit shall be not less than ten (10) feet to any of the following:

(1) To any building on the trailer camp site.

(2) To any boundary of the camp except that the distance to any adjacent private property line shall not be less than twenty (20) feet.

(3) To any trailer or propelling vehicle of another unit. (Gen. Ords. 1959, § 34.06)

Sec. 22—30. Buildings.

Each trailer camp shall have an office and a sign designating it as such. Sinks, lavatories, water closets, laundry trays and washing machines, provided for the occupants of trailers, shall be located in a building properly arranged, and of permanent construction. All rooms in which water closets, lavatories, slop sinks, laundry trays or washing machines are located shall be provided with a floor and a base not less than six (6) inches in height and made of impervious material such as concrete, tile or other similar material. Sufficient approved hand fire extinguishers shall be provided within camp buildings. All rooms used by the public for toilet purposes shall be lighted at night. All camp buildings shall comply with the city building and zoning codes. (Gen. Ords. 1959, § 34.07)

Sec. 22—31. Water, sewage, and sanitary facilities.

(a) Water from city mains shall be provided for the trailer camp so that water is either furnished directly to each trailer or is accessible to the occupants of each trailer by faucets with drains located not less than one hundred (100) feet away from any trailer.

(b) Arrangements shall be made so that the trailers having sinks shall be connected to a frostproof sewer system or the waste from the sink shall be conducted to a covered, portable, metal receptacle; but if no such connection to a sewer system or such receptacle is provided, the sink shall not be used while in camp. Trailers having showers or iceboxes shall similarly conform to the regulations covering the use of sinks.

(c) The manager of a trailer camp having covered receptacles for waste water shall see to it that the receptacles are emptied frequently into the public sewer system so that waste water will not overflow on the ground.

(d) There shall be provided in permanent buildings separate entrances for each sex with not less than one (1) toilet and one (1) urinal for males and one (1) toilet for females for the first six (6) or less units, and one (1) additional toilet and urinal for males and one, (1) toilet for females for each ten (10) additional units, or fraction thereof. In such buildings, there shall be one (1) lavatory, with a separate entrance for each sex, on the basis of not less than one (1) lavatory for each three (3) toilets, and at least one (1) shower shall be provided for each sex for each six (6) trailer units or fraction thereof.

(e) There shall be provided in a permanent building not less than one (1) sink for every ten (10) units. There shall be a slop sink within two hundred (200) feet of any trailer unit using any portable metal receptacle for waste. Occupants of units shall not be required to go more than two hundred (200) feet to toilet facilities.

(f) Trailer camp streets, not less than twenty (20) feet wide, shall be constructed so that proper drainage facilities are provided.

(g) There shall be provided for each six (6) units or part thereof at least two (2) metal waste cans with tight—fitting metal covers; one (1) for combustible, materials, and one (1) for noncombustible material. Waste cans must be placed in a convenient location for collection by the city waste collection department on collection days. (Gen. Ords. 1959, § 34.08)

Sec. 22—32. Registration book.

Each trailer camp shall have a permanently bound registration book with numbered pages, and the names and addresses of all the members of any trailer party shall be entered in the book by a member of the party, together with the information relative to the make and year of manufacture, and license number of the trailer and the propelling vehicle. The registration book shall show the date of arrival and the departure of every trailer and the trailer unit occupied. The registration book shall be available for inspection by the police department, the health department, the council, and duly authorized representatives of the council, upon request. The registration book shall be kept on file at least one (1) year. (Gen. Ords. 1959, § 34.09(a))

Sec. 22—33. Report of illnesses to the health department.

The manager of a trailer camp shall report without delay to the health department any illness of any occupant of a trailer camp, whether the illness appears to be of contagious nature or not. The commissioner of health shall have the power to require hospitalization. (Gen. Ords. 1959, § 34.09(b))