CHAPTER V. BUSINESS REGULATIONSCHAPTER V. BUSINESS REGULATIONS\ARTICLE 4. TRAILER CAMPS

(a)   "Trailer" means an automobile trailer, an automobile trailer house, an automobile trailer coach or any vehicle that is mounted on wheels for which may be used for sleeping or living quarters or both, or for any trade, profession, or business purpose whether itself be automotive or drawn by another vehicle, except railroad cars or coaches.

(b)   "Trailer camp" or "lot" means any place in the city used in whole or part to park one or more trailers that is designated or equipped to supply a place to park one or more trailers.

(Ord. 437; Ord. 528; Code 1974, Chapter 5.16; Code 2014)

All trailers used or occupied for living and/or sleeping quarters in the city shall be connected with the sanitary sewer system and hereafter all trailer camps shall be so designed and equipped that trailers may be connected to such sewer system for the disposal of wastes and waste waters.

(Ord. 437; Ord. 528; Code 1974, Chapter 5.16; Code 2014)

In order to reduce fire hazards and protect the health and safety of the residents of the city, no trailer house used as living quarters shall be parked within the limits of the city until the owner, his agent or lessee of the premises where said trailer or trailers are to be parked, has first obtained a permit to operate a trailer camp. Application for a permit shall be made to the city clerk on forms to be supplied by the clerk, which among other things shall require the applicant to furnish information giving the location of the trailer camp, dimensions of the proposed parking sites and provisions for the disposal of waste and waste waters, number of trailer houses intended to be parked in the area, source of electrical power and water supply and washing and toilet facilities to be available. Upon approval of the application by the city council, the clerk shall issue a permit for the premises to be used as a trailer camp or lot in payment of the fees hereinafter required.

(Ord. 437; Ord. 528; Code 1974, Chapter 5.16; Code 2014)

The fees for the permit to park trailers on any trailer camp or lot shall be one dollar per year for each trailer that the permit allows to be parked in the camp or lot and the fee shall be paid for each trailer which the camp or lot is designed to accommodate whether the number of trailers are actually parked in the camp or lot. All such fees shall be credited by the city clerk to the general operating fund of the city.

(Ord. 437; Ord. 528; Code 1974, Chapter 5.16; Code 2014)

In no event shall any trailer as defined in Section 5-401, which is used for living quarters, be placed in closer proximity than fifteen feet to any other trailer or any other building, and in no event closer than six feet from the property line of adjoining property or alley, and twenty feet from the property line adjoining any street or avenue within the city. All plumbing and electrical wiring installed at any such trailer camp or lot shall be inspected and approved in accordance with ordinances pertaining thereto.

(Ord. 437; Ord. 528; Code 1974, Chapter 5.16; Code 2014)

All charges for water and electric service, and garbage and trash disposal service furnished any trailer camp or lot by the city shall be billed in full to the person, firm or corporation to whom the permit to operate a trailer camp is issued and failure to pay such charges in full as and when due in accordance with ordinances of the city pertaining thereto shall automatically revoke the license and authority to operate and maintain a trailer camp as provided ~n the permit, and no other permit to operate a trailer camp within this city shall be granted to any such person, firm or corporation while any such charges remain unpaid.

(Ord. 437; Ord. 528; Code 1974, Chapter 5.16; Code 2014)