Chapter 1 - General Provisions
This Title shall be known and may be referred to as the Weber County Mobile Home Park Ordinance.
The purpose of the Ordinance is to provide regulations for the construction and operation of mobile home parks and overnight trailer parks and the use of mobile homes and trailers in the unincorporated portions of the County of Weber in order to promote, protect and secure the public health, safety and general welfare.
For the purpose of this Ordinance, terms used herein are defined as follows:
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- "Mobile Home Park": Any area or tract of land used or designed to accommodate, for living purposes, two or more automobile trailers, or mobile homes on a permanent or semi-permanent basis.
- "Awning" means any shade structure of approved material installed, erected or used adjoining or adjacent to a trailer coach, and which is completely open on at least two sides. A side may be interpreted to be an "end."
- "Building" means any structure built for the support, shelter or enclosure of persons, animals, fowl, chattels or property of any kind. For the purpose of this Ordinance "Building" shall also include a tent and tent-house.
- "Cabana" means any portable, demountable structure, room, enclosure or other building erected, constructed or placed on any trailer site within ten (10) feet of any trailer coach on the same site in a trailer park, and used for human habitation. "Cabana" does not include awning or ramada.
- "County Health Department": The County Health Department of Weber County and/or State Department of Health of Utah.
- "Health Officer": The Director of the County Health Department, or any member of his staff authorized to represent him.
- "Inspector": Building Inspector of Weber County.
- "License Director": License Director of Weber County.
- "Nuisance" means any of the following:
- Any public nuisance as defined by the laws of the State of Utah.
- Whatever is dangerous to human life or is detrimental to health, or which may create a fire hazard.
- The over-crowding of any room or mobile home to a degree which will limit the cubic footage of available air space to less than 300 cubic feet per person for permanent or semi-permanent occupancy.
- Insufficient ventilation or illumination of any room or mobile home.
- Inadequate or unsanitary sewage disposal or public facilities.
- Whatever renders air, food, drink unwholesome or detrimental to the health of human beings.
- "Ramada" means any roof or shade structure installed, erected or used above a mobile home and site, or any portion thereof.
- "Mobile Home": A moveable living unit designed to be transported after fabrication on its own wheels, attached wheels, or low boy, suitable for year-round occupancy and containing a flush toilet, sleeping accommodations, a tub or shower-bath, kitchen facilities, plumbing and electrical connections provided for attachment to appropriate external systems. Presectionalized, modular or prefabricated housing not placed on a permanent foundation shall be classified as a mobile home whether or not such units meet the Weber County Building and Housing Codes.
A mobile home as defined herein which meets the County's applicable Building and Housing Codes for a dwelling and which is placed on a permanent foundation shall be classified as a dwelling and shall be controlled by the Zoning Ordinance of Weber County the same as a dwelling constructed in the conventional manner.
- "Dependent Mobile Home": A mobile home which does not have a flush toilet and a bathtub or shower "built in" as an integral part thereof.
- "Dependent Mobile Home Space": A mobile home space for Dependent Mobile Homes which has neither sewerage and water connections provided for the use by independent mobile homes nor toilet or bathing facilities as an integral part thereof for the sole use of the occupancy of that space.
- "Independent Mobile Home": A mobile home that has a toilet and a bathtub or shower "built in" as an integral part of its equipment and which facilities are useable and in good working order.
- "Independent Mobile Home Space": A mobile home space on which is provided water and sewerage facilities for connections to independent mobile homes which are maintained in good working order or which has constructed thereon a building with toilet and bathing facilities therein for the sole use of the occupants of the mobile home that occupies that space.
- "Mobile Home Space": A plot of ground within a mobile home park designed for the use or occupancy of one (1) mobile home.
- "Mobile Home Stand": That portion of a mobile home space designed for the location of a mobile home and all accessory structures, cabanas, etc., or other add-on enclosed space at least ten (10) feet wide and forty-five (45) feet long.
- "Service Building": A building housing the following facilities for public use and/or use of all occupants within a mobile home park: laundry equipment and facilities, janitorial closet, toilet and bathing facilities for both men and women.
- "Overnight Trailer Park": Any area or tract of land used or designed to accommodate, for living or sleeping purposes, two or more automobile travel trailers, campers, tents, etc., on an overnight or transient bases.
Chapter 2 - Mobile Home Permit and Application to Construct or Improve
17-2-1 Mobile Home Park Construction or Improvement Permit
It is unlawful for any person to construct, enlarge, alter, improve or convey any mobile home park or to improve any lands for use as a mobile home park, or to cause the same to be done, unless such per son holds a valid and existing permit issued for the performance of such work by the Building Inspector.
17-2-2 Permit Procedure - Building Code
The procedures prescribed by the Uniform Building Code as adopted by Weber County and as amended from time to time, insofar as applicable and appropriate, are applicable to and shall be followed in applying for permits for the construction, alteration, enlargement, improvement, etc., of mobile home parks except as specifically otherwise provided.
17-2-3 Application, Plot Plan Approval
In addition to other matters required to be submitted with an application for a building permit for a mobile home park there shall be submitted with the application therefore a complete plot plan drawn to scale which shall show the area and dimensions of the mobile home park; the number, location and size of all mobile home spaces; the location, width and arrangements of roadways and walkways; the location of service buildings and other proposed structures; the location of water and sewer lines and the location and manner of protection for the playground area.
The Inspector shall immediately transmit the plot plan to the Planning Commission. The Planning Commission shall promptly review the same, and if it shall appear therefrom that the plan complies with all applicable ordinances and regulations; that the means provided for access from mobile home spaces, play areas and service buildings to roadways and public thoroughfares, and that the means of ingress and egress to and from public thoroughfares are so arranged as to make reasonable provision for the safety of users they shall endorse their approval thereon and return the same to the Inspector. The planning commission may also in their discretion submit recommendations for the improvement of said plot plan, which will improve the economy, convenience, or efficiency of the use thereof, but such recommendations shall not be binding. If the Planning Commission shall find that said plan does not comply with applicable ordinances and regulations or that the arrangement thereof does not provide for the safety and protection of the users, they shall disapprove said plan and return it to the inspector with a statement in writing as to their reasons for disapproval. No permit shall be issued if the Planning Commission disapproves said plot plan.
17-2-4 Mobile Home Park Permit Fee
A fee for each mobile home park construction permit shall be paid to the Inspector at the time of the filing of the application therefor. The said fee shall be in addition to all other buildings, electrical, plumbing and other fees required for work included in the mobile home park and shall be computed at the rate of $10.00 for the first 20,000 square feet, and $3.00 for each additional 5,000 square feet or fraction thereof included in the mobile home park.
17-2-5 Denial of Permit - Review
Any person, firm, or corporation whose application for a permit under the provisions of this Section has been denied by the inspector may have said denial reviewed by the Board of County Commissioners upon filing with the Inspector a written request therefor within 10 day after notice of such denial. Such written request shall specify with reasonable particularity the grounds on which the applicant relies for a reversal of the Inspector's denial of the permit. The Board of County Commissioners may from time to time establish, promulgate, alter and amend administrative rules and regulations providing the procedure tor the conduct upon the hearing of such review.
17-2-6 Unlawful to Vary From Approved Plans and Specifications
It is unlawful for any person to do any work in and about the construction, alteration, repair, improvement, or enlargement of any mobile home court or any structure thereon, for which a permit is required, which varies in any substantial particular from the approved plans and specifications submitted with the application for such permit and which were approved and on which the permit issued is or was based.
17-2-7 Site, Space and General Layout
It is unlawful to establish, build or construct any mobile home court except on a well-drained site so located that drainage therefrom will not endanger any public culinary or domestic water supply. It is unlawful to establish, construct or build any mobile home park except in an area free from marshes, swamps and other potential breeding places for insects or rodents.
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Chapter 3 - License Requirements and Application
17-3-1 License Required
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to operate, maintain, or offer for use any mobile home park without first making application to the license director and collector and obtaining a license to do so.
17-3-2 Application for Issuance of License
No new application for license shall be considered until the plan for such use shall have first been approved by the Planning Commission and certificate of occupancy has been issued as required by the Zoning Ordinance, and no such license shall be issued until such approval has been obtained. Any license issued without such approval shall be null and void. Each applicant, in making application for license shall specify the exact number of mobile home spaces which shall be offered for use.
Where any mobile home spaces shall be offered for use the applicant shall also specify the exact number of which shall be for dependent and/or independent mobile home spaces. Each license issued shall bear on its face the exact number of such dependent and independent mobile home spaces for which the license is issued. Any enlargement, increase in capacity, or modification of an existing use shall be construed to be a new application for the purpose of this regulation, and no existing license shall be modified and no building permit for such enlargement, increase in capacity, or modification shall be issued until the application for the same shall be approved by the Planning Commission as required for a new application. Licenses for existing uses may be modified for increased use or expansion during the license year but such license shall show thereon the additional facilities provided.
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Chapter 4 - General Requirements
17-4-1 Duty of Caretaker
It shall be the duty of the operator and/or caretaker to call to the attention of the proper law enforcement officers any violation of any or all laws, ordinances and regulations relating to fire, safety and health.
17-4-2 Daily Register Required
Every licensee of such premises shall keep a daily register of all tenants of such premises which register shall be available at all time year thereafter for inspection by any authorized person of the County. Such register shall contain:
- names and addresses of each guest,
- date and time of arrival,
- mobile home unit to which assigned,
- automobile make and state registration license number,
- mobile home license number and manufacturer's name, if any,
- date and time of departure.
17-4-3 Display of License
Each current license issued in connection with uses stated herein shall be displayed in some public place on the premises to which it is applicable.
17-4-4 Official Inspection
The premises and appurtenant facilities of any mobile home park shall be open to inspection by public officials at all times.
17-4-5 Operator's Responsibility to Maintain an Orderly Place
The operator of any use is hereby required to maintain order on the premises and shall conduct his business in an orderly and wholesome manner, and he shall not permit nuisances to be created or continued.
17-4-6 Miscellaneous Laws, Ordinances and Regulations
In addition to the requirements as set forth in this ordinance, all uses shall be established and constructed in compliance with all existing State and local statutes, ordinances, codes, and regulations, including the Rules and Regulations of the County Health Department and/or State Department of Health, local County and State law enforcement or cement agencies and Fire Department.
17-4-7 Time for Compliance
Any person or persons now operating a mobile home park as defined herein shall conform to all of the provisions of this ordinance within ninety (90) days after the effective date hereof, except that the provisions of Section 8 hereof shall be complied with within one (1) year of the effective date hereof, provided that where physical limitations exist, that would preclude the possibility of such compliance as determined by the Building and Zoning Inspector, the Board of County Commissioners may waive or modify such compliance after reviewing and according to the recommendation of the Planning Commission on such uses established prior to the effective date of this ordinance.
All signs shall be in accordance with requirements of Commercial Zone c-l, Chapter 20-18-2, Uniform Zoning Ordinance of Weber County and under permit as provided for therein.
17-4-9 Enclosure of a Mobile Home Court
A wall or fence not less than four (4) feet nor more than six (6) feet in height, or a uniformly maintained compact evergreen hedge shall be erected and maintained along boundaries of a mobile home court; said wall or fence shall be of wood, concrete, brick or other masonry construction, or may be of a chain link metal construction provided an evergreen hedge is also planted. Wherein the opinion of the Planning Commission it is unreasonable to require the construction of a fence, wall, or hedge, the commission may waive or modify the requirements, as specified in this paragraph. The provisions of 17-8-8 (b) 3 and 4 shall also be applied. No such wall, opaque, fence or planting shall be so placed as to create a traffic hazard. No obstruction to view in excess of two (2) feet in height shall be placed on any street corner in accordance with Section 20-23-15, Uniform Zoning Ordinance of Weber County.
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Chapter 5 - Special Limitation and Provisions
No habitation or shelter or storage facility constructed of sacks, rags, brush, cans, weeds or refuse material, or any combination of the foregoing shall be permitted, and it shall be the duty of the owner or operator where such construction exists to have the same demolished and removed from the premises.
Any portion of or appendage or any habitation, shelter or storage facility as permitted herein shall be in compliance with the Building Code of Weber County as determined by the Building Inspector.
17-5-2 Keeping of Pets
Household pets shall be permitted subject to any other Ordinance regulating the licensing of same. No dogs shall be permitted to run at-large.
17-5-3 Location of Mobile Homes, Manufactured Homes, Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Recreational Vehicles
No occupied mobile home shall be located on any property within the unincorporated area of Weber county except in a licensed Mobile/Manufactured Home Park. No occupied manufactured home shall be located on any property within the unincorporated area of Weber County except in an approved manufactured home subdivision, manufactured home PRUD, or a licensed mobile/manufactured home park.
Emergency or temporary parking of an unoccupied mobile or manufacture home outside of a licensed mobile/manufactured home park or a mobile home or manufactured home sales area may be permitted for a period not to exceed 24 hours.
Travel trailers, motor home and recreational vehicles which do not include facilities necessary to be a mobile or manufactured home as defined in the Weber County Zoning Ordinance shall not be used on any property in the unincorporated area of Weber County at any time for living quarters except in designated camping areas, approved trailer courts, recreational vehicle parks or as otherwise permitted by the Zoning Ordinance of Weber County. (Amd. Ord. #13-81-A, Dec. 17, 1981.)
17-5-4 Overcrowding Prohibited
It shall be unlawful to allow any mobile home to occupy space within a mobile home park which has not been developed as a mobile home space with all required facilities.
17-5-5 Construction on Mobile Home Spaces
No building or structure shall be erected, altered, used, or occupied in connection with the use of a mobile home, or any mobile home space, except as follows:
- On any mobile home space the following shall be permitted provided that such space has sufficient area and width to provide the yard space between such facilities and the boundary of the mobile home space as required in Section 7-8:
- Cabana or other enclosed add-on space open canopy, roof awning and covered patio.
- One private storage building not exceeding one hundred (100) square feet in total floor area.
- One general purpose room not exceeding one hundred (100) square feet in total floor area, for the housing of private laundry facilities and for toilet and bathing facilities for use in connection with mobile homes which would be classified as dependent without such facilities.
- Masonry foundation may be provided for any mobile home provided that it is so constructed as to provide proper ventilation and to prevent the harborage of rodents or insects. Skirts or shields may be used where the removal of wheel is not contemplated, provided that they are fireproof and well-painted or otherwise preserved.
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Chapter 6 - Sanitation Requirements
It shall be the duty of the operator or caretaker to report to the Health Officer any person residing in a mobile home park, having or reasonably suspected of having any infectious or contagious disease.
All plumbing shall be installed to conform with the requirements of the Plumbing Code adopted by Weber County. Each mobile home unit shall be provided with a connection to an approved water supply, and a connection for the drain from a kitchen sink and for toilet, to an approved sewerage disposal system so as to constitute closed water-proof joints as required for permanent plumbing.
17-6-3 Rubbish, Bedbugs, Vermin, Etc
All premises shall be clean and sanitary, free from all accumulation of debris, filth, rubbish, garbage or other offensive matter, also free from bedbugs, roaches, vermin and rodents.
17-6-4 Service Building
One or more service buildings shall be required in each Mobile Home Park which provides spaces for dependent mobile home parking.
17-6-5 Service Facilities and Standards
Each service building shall comply with the following standards and provide the following minimum facilities:
- Each Service building shall be located at least 15 feet from any trailer coach space.
- Each such building shall be of permanent structure, the interior thereof and the exterior thereof shall be brightly lighted at all times.
- It shall be constructed of moisture resistant material which will permit frequent washing and cleaning and disinfecting as necessary without excessive deterioration.
- It shall provide not less than one toilet for females, one toilet for males, and one lavatory and shower for each sex for each 10, or fraction thereof, trailer coach spaces provided for occupancy by dependent trailers or which are intended to be accommodated in the trailer court. In any event it shall provide not less than 2 toilets for females, 1 toilet and 1 urinal for males, and 1 lavatory and shower for each sex.
- It shall provide not less than one laundry tray and one slop-water closet with independent entrance, and not less than 50 square feet of outside clothes drying space per trailer coach space, with adequate poles and lines adjacent to the service building. Other clothes drying facilities of adequate capacity may be provided in the service building in lieu of outside drying space.
- Service buildings shall have adequate heating facilities to maintain a temperature of 70 degrees Fahrenheit during cold weather and to supply a minimum of 3 gallons of hot water per hour per trailer coach space during the time of peak demands.
- All rooms therein shall be well ventilated and all openings shall be effectively creened.
- At least one (1) service building shall be located within two hundred (200) feet of every mobile home space designed or intended to accommodate a dependent mobile home.
17-6-6 Collection Stations
Collection stations for refuse, garbage, and sink waste should be provided as necessary but not less than one (1) station for each ten (10) mobile home units or fraction thereof. Walking distance to each collection station shall not exceed one hundred fifty (150) feet. Convenient vehicular access shall be provided for each collection station. Such collection stations shall have storage capacity of not less than thirty (30) gallons per week for each mobile home space except where all combustible refuse is incinerated as permitted herein, such capacity may be reduced to ten (10) gallons per week. Racks or holders shall be provided for common garbage receptacles with twelve (12) inches of clear space beneath them to facilitate cleaning and to prevent rodent harborage. Such racks shall be so designed as to minimize spillage and container deterioration. All receptacles shall be water-tight, fly and rodent proof, and fire proof.
17-6-7 Collection Disposal and Storage
- General: the storage, collection, and disposal of refuse shall be so managed as to create no health hazards, rodents harborage, insect breeding area, accident hazards or air pollution. When rats or other rodents are known to be in the premises, the operator shall take definite actions, as directed by the Health Officer, to exterminate them.
- Individual storage: Each mobile home space shall be provided with at least one (1) water-tight, fly and rodent proof container of four (4) to six (6) gallon capacity, which shall be emptied into an approved common receptacle in the collection station or disposed of in a manner as provided for herein.
- Collection: All garbage shall be collected at least once each week. Where public collection service is not available, the operator shall arrange for all refuse to be collected and transported to a public disposal area in covered vehicles or covered containers.
- Disposal: Unless prohibited by law incineration may be permitted to be used for garbage and combustible rubbish, or for combustible rubbish alone upon application to and approval of the Health Officer, provided that the incinerator must be properly designed and operated, so the materials will be reduced to an odorless gas and inorganic ash. A minimum temperature of 1,250 degrees Fahrenheit must be maintained in the incinerator, and a spark screen shall be provided to reduce the fire hazard. Such incinerator, if approved, shall be located at least one hundred (100) feet from the closest mobile home and/or dwelling. All other refuse shall be transported to and disposed of in an approved garbage disposal area as required herein above.
All sewage and liquid waste shall be required to be connected with public sewer facilities. Each mobile home space for independent mobile homes shall have a trapped sewer inlet to receive all mobile home wastes.
17-6-9 Water Supply
A palatable supply of water, safe for human consumption, shall be provided under pressure in quantities to meet all requirements for the maximum number of persons which may reside on the premises at any time. Water supply must come from an approved public water system.
No common vessel shall be used for drinking purposes. Only approved drinking fountains or single service containers shall be installed or used.
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Chapter 7 - Location and General Layout of Mobile Home Parks
The site of any use should be graded and/or filled and maintained so as to prevent the accumulation of storm or waste water of any kind and no such use shall be permitted in low swampy places where the ground water causes the surface soil to become wet. Protective slopes away from all patios, mobile home stands, and buildings and any water supply well shall be provided to assure immediate drainage and diver si on of surface water away from these facilities.
17-7-2 Access Roads
Each use shall be provided with hard surfaced access roads at least twenty (20) feet wide to serve each mobile home space and common parking areas. Each such access road should be continuous and unobstructed and shall connect directly to a public major or a collector traffic street. Direct vehicular access to mobile home space shall be limited to the access road or roads provided. Where any access road connects to two (2) or more public streets it shall be arranged so as to prohibit through traffic.
17-7-3 Off-Street Parking
Hard surfaced parking spaces shall be provided for the parking of motor vehicles in the ration of at least one and one-half (1 ½) parking spaces to each mobile home space.
17-7-4 Playground and Park Area
Playground area shall be provided for each mobile home park having 10 or more units and shall be restricted to and maintained for such use. These areas shall be protected from the public street and from parking areas. A minimum usable area of two thousand (2,000) square feet shall be set aside and developed for each mobile home park having at least ten (10) units and one hundred (100) square feet additional for each additional unit up to and including an additional ten (10) units and fifty (50) square feet additional for each unit above twenty (20) units.
17-7-5 Planning Commission Approval of Layout Required Before Construction
Each new application for the construction and enlargement of a mobile home park shall first be submitted to and approved by the Planning commission before the building inspector may issue a construction permit or certificate of occupancy or before the license director may issue a license therefor. With each such application the owner shall submit: A Preliminary Plat showing the layout of scale. After approval of the preliminary plat: A complete development and plot plan drawn to scale not less than one (1) inch equals (50) feet shall be submitted in duplicate. This plan shall show (1) the physical features of the property to be occupied - ditches, streams, trees, and existing buildings or other structures, etc., and (2) the complete layout proposed - location of service buildings or other buildings, playgrounds, service yards, garbage collector station, if any, and (3) the location of utilities - power, telephone, water, fire hydrant and extinguishers, sewer and such other facilities as required or otherwise proposed, and (4) the location, size, and dimension of each mobile home space and location of a mobile home and structure within.
The Planning Commission in the performance of its function, in this capacity, shall take into consideration topography of the land and its other physical features.
17-7-6 Density of permanent Mobile Home Units in a Mobile Home Park
Maximum number of mobile home units shall not exceed a density of nine (9) units per acre. (Amd. Ord. #7-70-A, Sept 1,1970.)
17-7-7 Density of Transient Travel Trailers, Etc., in an Overnight Trailer Park
Maximum number of travel trailer units shall not exceed a density of twenty-five (25) units per acre. (Amd. Ord. #7-70-A, Sept 1,1970.)
17-7-8 Mobile Home Space
The limits of each mobile home space should be clearly marked on the ground by permanent flush stakes, markers, fences, or other suitable means and each such space shall be of such size as will be necessary to accommodate a mobile home and its facilities and required open space, provided that no such space shall be smaller in size and specified hereunder:
- Area: Three thousand (3,000) square feet. (Amd. Ord. #7-69, Aug. 5, 1969.)
17-7-9 Overnight Trailer Space
The minimum area of an overnight trailer space shall be one thousand (1,000) square feet.
17-7-10 Mobile Home Space Layout
- Mobile Home Stand: That portion of the stand designed for the location of mobile home shall be a clearly defined area not less than ten (10) feet wide and forty-five (45) feet long, hard surfaced with either a concrete slab or other suitable base to carry the weight of the mobile home. That portion of the stand designed for the location of cabana or other add-on enclosed space and patio as permitted shall be similarly hard-surfaced with a hot plant mix sheet asphalt, concrete, brick, block or similar material over the overall area in addition to an appropriate and adequate foundation or support for such structures.
- Yards: Space between boundary lines of the mobile home space and each mobile home, cabana or other add-on space shall be provided as follows: Where there is more than one (1) requirement the more restrictive shall apply.
- From mobile home stand to the stand line on opposite side of access road: fifty (50) feet minimum.
- Between a mobile home stand and a common parking area, access road or pedestrian walk-way; ten (10) feet minimum.
- Between a mobile home stand and a public major or collector street; thirty (30) feet with ornamental screening; otherwise fifty (50) feet.
- Between the side of any mobile home stand and the boundary of a mobile home park: fifteen (15) feet with ornamental screening; otherwise twenty-five (25) feet.
- Between the non-entry side of mobile home stand and mobile home space boundary: five (5) feet minimum. Between entry side of stand and boundary: fifteen (15) feet minimum. Total sum of side yards: twenty (20) feet minimum. Where due to the shape of the mobile home space it is desirable to locate the mobile home stand closer than fifteen (15) feet to the mobile home space boundary the Planning Commission may authorize a reduction where the corner of the stand could be closer than fifteen (15) feet provided that the average space shall not be less than fifteen (15) feet wide and that the reduced distance be not less than five (5) feet. Awnings or other temporary covers over patios may encroach into any required yard space provided that they shall not be closer than five (5) feet to the boundary or the mobile home space.
- Yard space between end of stand and boundary line: five (5) feet minimum.
- Mobile Home stands shall be located so as to provide that they are spaced not less than twenty (20) feet apart from side to side and not less than ten (10) feet apart end to end.
- Parking Place for Towing Vehicle: Required parking for towing vehicles shall be provided on hard surfaced areas on the mobile home space and/or in parking bays adjacent thereto. No parking space used in conjunction with one mobile space shall be located closer than fifteen (15) feet to the stand on an adjacent mobile home space.
- Accessory Facilities: Structures as permitted as set forth in Section 17-6-6 (Ed.) may not be located closer than ten (10) feet to any mobile home space boundary except that no such structure shall be located between a mobile home stand and a public street.
- This section, 7-10, shall not apply to overnight trailer parks.
(Amd. Ord. #7-70-A, Sept 1,1970)
17-7-11 Mobile Home Park Layout
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- Access Roads: All access roads shall be retained as private roads on the property. The gradient of any road providing access either to the mobile home park or to an individual mobile home stand shall be more than eight (8) percent.
- Service Buildings and Management Office: The location of management office building shall be in accordance with the Zoning Ordinance regulating the location or main buildings; service buildings if detached shall also be located as required for accessory buildings. Service facilities may be provided as a part of the main building if desired.
Chapter 8 - Electrical Service, Wiring, Fuel, and Fire Protection
17-8-1 Electrical Wiring and Service
All electric wiring shall be installed to conform with the requirements of all State and County electrical codes and ordinances. An electrical outlet supplying at least 110 volts shall be provided for each mobile home space. Such electrical outlets shall be weatherproof. No person shall make an electrical connection for any mobile home without obtaining a permit and approval of the Building Inspector; except that previously approved electrical connection system may be employed without obtaining such permit. No power line shall be permitted to lie on the ground, or to be suspended less than eighteen (18) feet above the surface of the ground.
17-8-2 Storage of Gasoline and Fuel
Bulk storage of gasoline or other fuel shall be done only in compliance with the standards of the National Board of Fire Underwriters and in accordance with the County Fire Prevention Code. All above ground storage facilities shall be enclosed and screened from view by the use of ornamental fences, walls, or hedges. Liquified petroleum gas for cooking purposes shall not be used at individual mobile home spaces unless the containers are properly connected by copper or other suitable metallic tubing. Liquified petroleum gas cylinders shall be securely fastened in place, and shall be adequately protected from the weather. No cylinder containing liquified petroleum gas shall be located in a mobile home nor within five (5) feet of a door thereof. Cooking and heating solvents shall be of a type approved by the Fire Underwriters Laboratory.
17-8-3 Fire Protection
All mobile home parks shall be subject to the rules and regulations of the Weber County Fire Department or Fire Prevention Authority and in accordance with the Fire Prevention Code and requirements as herein specified.
- Flammable Materials: Mobile home parks shall be subject to the rules and regulations of the Weber County Fire Department or Fire Prevention Authority and in accordance with the Fire Prevention Code and requirements as herein specified.
- Fire Hydrants: In every mobile home park or portion of every mobile home park containing more than ten (10) mobile home spaces there shall be installed and maintained approved fire hydrants with mounted hose rack or reel spaced at such distances as to reach all areas with seventy-five (75) feet of hose. Each fire hydrant shall be not less than one and one-half (1 ½) inches in diameter terminating with a shut-off valve. Hose racks and reels shall be equipped with seventy-five (75) feet of one and one-half (1 ½) inch diameter hose with fire nozzles with one-half (½) inch tips. Not less than thirty-five (35) pounds water pressure shall be supplied, provided that in the event such water pressure is not available, alternate first-aid fire-fighting equipment may be substituted upon approval of the local fire department having jurisdiction. Where a public water system is available to the mobile home park standard fire hydrants and fire service lines shall be installed in such a manner that a fire hydrant shall be located within 400 feet of each mobile home space.
- Portable Fire Extinguishers: There shall be installed and maintained in a conspicuous and accessible location in every mobile home park containing three (3) or more mobile home spaces at least one (1) approved two and one-half (2 ½) gallon portable fire extinguisher or equivalent. Additional approved extinguishers shall be installed at distances of not more than two hundred (200) feet apart or as otherwise determined by the Fire Department.
- Telephone Facilities: Suitable telephone facilities shall be maintained on the site of each use which are accessible at all times, unless a fire alarm system, approved by the Fire Department, is installed.
- Stoves: Fires shall be made only in stoves and other equipment approved and intended for such purposes.
- Alternate Equipment: All equipment required by this Section shall meet the approval of the local fire department having jurisdiction. Alternates to the requirements of this section may be authorized by the Weber County Fire Department having jurisdiction.
- Fire Hazards: Neither any article that is dangerous or detrimental to life or to the health of the occupancy of a structure, nor any material the Fire Department determines may create a fire hazard, shall be kept, stored, or handled in any part of a structure, or on the site on which the structure is situated.
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Chapter 9 - Administration and Enforcement
17-9-1 Officials to Enforce the Ordinance
It shall be the duty of the County Building Inspector, Health Officer, and such other officials as may be designated by the Board of County Commissioners to enforce this Ordinance.
It shall be the duty of any enforcing officer appointed under Section 17-9-1 to report any apparent violations to the enforcement officer appointed.
The license director shall cooperate with the enforcement officer and shall have joint responsibility therewith in the administration of this Ordinance.
- Any person, firm or Corporation who shall violate any of the provisions of this ordinance shall be guilty of a Class B misdemeanor, and upon conviction shall be punished as provided by the laws of the State of Utah for Class B misdemeanors.(Ord. #4-87, January 5, 1987.)
Each day's failure of compliance shall constitute a separate violation.
- In addition to any other penalty as provided for herein, any license may be revoked by order of Weber County after a hearing has been held to which the owner and/or operator of the licensed use shall be invited, for the purpose of hearing evidence from any interested party or administrative officer as to the operator's failure to fulfill and/or maintain the requirements of this ordinance or other ordinances of the County.
Notice of hearing shall be given to the owner and/or operator at least five (5) days before the hearing. Notice sent by Certified Mail eight (8) days before the date of hearing shall be deemed to be sufficient.
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Chapter 10 - Conflict of Ordinances; Severability
17-10-1 Conflicting Ordinance Provisions
This ordinance shall not nullify the more restrictive provisions of covenants, agreements, or other ordinances or laws but shall prevail notwithstanding such provisions which are less restrictive; provided however, the provisions of that certain Weber County Ordinance dated September 18, 1941, shall be abrogated and repealed in so far as they relate to and pertain to auto and mobile home parks as defined herein.
17-10-2 Effect of Partial Invalidity
If any chapter, sub-chapter, paragraph, sentence, clause, or phrase of this ordinance should be declared invalid for any reason whatsoever, such decision shall not affect the remaining portions of this ordinance which shall remain in full force and effect and to this end the provisions of this ordinance are hereby declared to be severable.
Chapter 11 - Public Camps
17-11-1 Public Camps - Permit - License
It shall be unlawful for any person, corporation, association or group to begin the construction of or to conduct, maintain or operate any public camp in Weber County outside of the corporate limits of any city or town without first applying for and obtaining a written permit so to do from the Board of County Commissioners of Weber County. Applicants for such licenses and permits shall file application in writing with the Board of County Commissioners of Weber county, together with the license fee as hereinafter provided, which application shall show the plan and location of applicants proposed place of business, the number of rooms or spaces available to tenants and state in detail the source of water supply and the kind and number of toilets, bath and shower facilities, available for use for male and female guests, respectively.
17-11-2 Investigation - Rules and Regulations - License Revocation
It shall be the duty of said Board of County Commissioners and the County Health Supervisor to make an investigation of the proposed site and to require the permittee to comply with all rules and regulations passed by the County Commissioners pertaining to public camps as defined in this Chapter. The Board of County Commissioners shall promulgate rules and regulations to enforce this Chapter and a copy of such rules shall be furnished with each permit or license issued. The Board to County Commissioners may from time to time modify, amend or pass new rules and regulations which they shall deem advisable or necessary to achieve the purposes of the Chapter.
The license herein provided for together with a copy of the rules and regulations passed by the County Commissioners shall be displayed by the licensee in a conspicuous place upon said licensed premises. The right to operate a public camp granted by this license is conditioned upon the licensee complying with the rules and regulations passed by the County Commissioners, said license being subject to revocation by the County Commissioners for non-compliance with this Chapter or non-compliance or violation of the rules and regulations passed by the Commissioners. Any change in the rules and regulations from the time of issuance of said license must be given to the licensee by written notice of the change or addition.
17-11-3 License Fee
The yearly license fee for such public camps shall be $10.00 per year or any part thereof, the year commencing January 1st and ending December 31st.
17-11-4 Daily Register Required
Every licensee of such premises shall keep a daily register of all guests or tenants of such premises, which register shall be available at all times and for one year thereafter for inspection by the Sheriff's Department and a true copy thereof shall be forwarded daily to the Sheriff of Weber County on blanks furnished by him, which contains the date and time of the arrival of the tenant, his name, residence and next destination.
For the purpose of this Chapter the following words and phrases used in this ordinance shall have the following meaning unless a different meaning clearly appears from the context:
"Public Camp": For the purpose of this Chapter the term "public camp" is defined as any place, area or tract of land upon which one or more camping parties, use or erect for use a cabin or tent, for transient or temporary living or sleeping purposes; with the express consent of the owner or person legally in charge of said place, area, or tract of land.
"Squatter" is one who settles or locates on land, enclosed or unenclosed, with no bonafide claim or color of title, or without the expressed consent of the owner or person legally in charge of the land.
"Squatter Camp" is an area of land occupied by one or more squatters.
Any person, firm or Corporation who shall violate any of the provisions of this ordinance shall be guilty of a Class B misdemeanor, and upon conviction shall be punished as provided by the laws of the State of Utah for Class B misdemeanors. (Ord. *4-87, January 5, 1987)
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