When used in this article, words in the singular number include the plural and words in the plural number include the singular, the word “building” includes the word “structure” and the word “shall” is mandatory and not directory. For the purpose of this article, certain words and terms are herewith defined as follows:
(a) Mobile Home is any structure intended for or so constructed that it will be primarily suitable for living or sleeping quarters or for office purposes, mounted upon wheels or any other device upon which it may readily be transported, either by its own power or some externally applied tractive effort; provided, that this definition shall not apply to any vehicle lawfully operated upon fixed rails.
(b) Towing Unit is any vehicle furnishing traction effort for a mobile home.
(c) Area Unit is an area of ground space set aside for the accommodation of one mobile home and towing unit.
(d) Person refers to any individual, firm, partnership, association or corporation.
(e) Mobile Home Court is any plot of ground where mobile homes are invited or allowed to be located regardless of whether or not any charge is made for the use of such plot of ground.
(f) Parking Lot is any plot of ground used for temporary storage of automobiles
(g) Street is any recognized thoroughfare in the city.
(Code 1961, 4-801)
(a) It shall be unlawful for any person to maintain a mobile home for human living quarters in the city outside of a mobile home court which is duly licensed hereunder, except as herein specifically permitted.
(b) Removal of the wheels or other transporting device, except the temporary detachment of a towing unit, from any mobile home should be construed as converting the same into a permanent structure, subject to all requirements of the building, electrical, plumbing, gas, health and zoning ordinances of the city.
(c) No permanent mobile home court shall be permitted within the fire limits of the city as duly designated by section 4-101.
(d) At any place outside of the designated f ire limits of the city, it shall be permissible hereunder for a bona fide guest of the household to par k a mobile home in the rear yard of any dwelling house for a period of time, not to exceed 30 days; provided, that during such time the mobile home be used only for sleeping purposes.
(e) A mobile home may be par ked or stored in the city outside the fire limits regardless of the other provisions hereunder, provided that it shall not be used for living or sleeping purposes during such time it is so stored or parked, and provided that it shall not be a nuisance and does not constitute a hazard.
(f) All mobile homes within the city used for living or sleeping purposes outside of a licensed mobile home court as provided for hereunder shall secure a permit from the city clerk upon application by the person or persons in charge of such mobile home; provided, that the application sets forth under oath, the exact location such mobile home is proposed to be par ked, the period of time the person or persons responsible for the mobile home proposes to permit the same to remain at the location and the purpose for which it is proposed the mobile home be used.
(g) All mobile homes per mitted under the provisions of this article and used for human habitation shall be equipped and provided with a separate electrical, water and sanitary sewer outlet.
(Code 1961, 4-802)
It shall be unlawful for any person to keep or maintain a mobile home court within the city unless the person shall first obtain a permit from the governing body so to do; it being specifically provided that it shall be unlawful for persons to keep or maintain a mobile home court within the fire limits of the city.
(Code 1961, 4-803)
Every applicant for a permit to maintain a mobile home court provided for in section 4-903 shall file with the city clerk a written application stating the name and address of the applicant and the location of the mobile home court, the name of the owner, proprietor or manager of the court, the dimension and number of units in the court, the toilet and sanitary facilities in the court, the size of the lot or parcels of ground for the mobile home court, and the maxim um number of mobile homes that the court will accommodate. The minim um area providing accommodation for one mobile home and towing unit shall be 3,825 square feet, and shall provide a minim um width of 45 feet. The application shall be filed by the owner, manager or proprietor of the mobile home court and sworn to before a notary public. The person or persons filing the application and making such affidavit shall be the person or persons in charge of the mobile home court and be the person or persons responsible for the upkeep, maintenance, and sanitary condition of the mobile home court. Any change in management of the mobile home court shall be registered with the city clerk by a sworn affidavit by the new proprietor or manager. The applicant shall file with the application a sketch, diagram or plat of the mobile home court showing the location and arrangement of the units and of the mobile homes to be placed thereon, and further showing the location of the toilets, showers, slop sinks, electrical outlets, and water and sewer outlets, and the plat or map shall be taken and considered as part of the application.
(Ord. 469, Sec. l )
Upon the filing of the application provided for in section 4-904, the city council shall determine the condition of sanitation of the mobile home court site and shall determine if the application contains the requirements provided in this article as hereinafter set forth. The application shall be rejected if the city council shall find that the mobile home court site does not contain proper and adequate sanitary conditions or facilities for the accommodation of the number of mobile homes the mobile home court site will accommodate or if the board of health of the city shall find that the application does not contain the requirements for mobile home court sites set forth in this article.
(Code 1961, 4-805)
Upon the issuance of the permit for a mobile home court, the governing body shall have the authority to have such mobile home court inspected by the proper inspecting officers of the city and if it shall be found that the holder of the permit has made any false or misleading statements in his or her application for the permit or has not complied with the specifications contained in the application for the permit or the plat or map filed with the application or has placed or caused to be placed more mobile home in the mobile home court than provided for and set forth in the application for the permit or that the holder of the permit has violated or caused to be violated any provision of this article, the governing body shall have the power to revoke the permit.
(Code 1961, 4-806)
If the governing body shall determine upon proper inspection by the inspecting officers of the city that the sanitary conditions of the mobile home court shall have become so unsanitary as to endanger occupants of the courts or the surrounding communities or that the sanitary facilities have become inadequate to properly protect the occupants of the court, the governing body shall have the right to require the holder of the mobile home court permit, within 10 days, to set court in proper sanitary condition. If upon notice from the city to the holder of the permit as aforesaid, the owner or manager of the mobile home court shall fail or ref use to place the same in proper sanitary condition, the governing body shall have the right to revoke the permit.
(Code 1961, 4-807)
No unit in any mobile home court in the city shall be used as the location for more than one mobile home.
(Code 1961, 4-808)
All units in a mobile home court or trailer court shall have individual, working, sewer hookups.
(Code 1961, 4-809; Code 2016)
A tightly covered metal or plastic garbage can shall be provided for each unit. In the alternative, a dumpster of sufficient size may be provided for all the units to use.
(Code 1961, 4-810; Code 2016)
A mobile home court must be kept in a clean and sanitary condition at all times and it shall be unlawful f or the holder of the permit for any mobile home court to permit or allow the accumulation of any trash, junk or garbage in the mobile home court.
(Code 1961, 4-911)
The holder of the permit for a mobile home court shall require all persons living in the mobile home court to register in a book kept for that purpose. The holder of the permit shall keep a record of the name, address and car license number of each occupant of the mobile home court, such record to be open for the inspection of law enforcement agents at all times.
(Code 1961, 4-812)
A fee of $1 shall be charged for each permit or license issued by the city clerk.
(Code 1961, 4-813)