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§ 213-28 Permits.

A.

It shall be unlawful for any person to operate, maintain, construct, alter or extend any mobile home park within the Borough unless the person holds a mobile home park permit issued by the Borough.

B.

Permits for new mobile home parks, or any alterations to or expansion of mobile home parks, shall be issued after the land development plans have been approved subject to the requirements of this chapter. The land development plans shall comply with the submission and procedural requirements of this chapter, the design criteria of Article VII, and the improvements requirements of this chapter.

§ 213-29 Design standards.

A.

The mobile home park site shall meet the criteria of § 213-27B(1) relating to the development of areas with environmental limitations.

B.

Storm drainage management shall be provided consistent with the requirements of § 213-25.

C.

Site grading shall occur in conformance with the requirements of § 213-27A(3).

D.

No part of the mobile home park shall be used for nonresidential purposes excepting such uses necessary for the management and maintenance of the park, recreation facilities, and utility appurtenances.

E.

A landscaping plan consistent with the requirements of § 213-27B(2) shall be developed.

F.

The private street system shall be designed and built to the Borough standards.

(1)

The roads shall meet the design standards of § 213-22 for local roads.

(2)

The roads shall be built to the standards contained in the Borough local road construction specifications.

G.

Off-street parking shall be provided as required by Chapter 250, Zoning.

H.

Pedestrian walkways meeting the following standards shall be provided:

(1)

All parks shall provide safe, convenient, all-season pedestrian access between individual mobile homes, the park streets, and all community facilities provided for park residents. Sudden changes in alignment and gradient shall be avoided.

(2)

Where a common walk system is provided and maintained between locations, and where pedestrian traffic is concentrated, such common walks shall have a minimum width of four feet.

(3)

All mobile home stands shall be connected to common walks, streets, driveways or parking spaces connecting to a paved street. Such individual walks shall have a minimum width of two feet.

I.

Mobile homes shall be sited on mobile home stands in conformance with the following provisions:

(1)

The area of the mobile home stand shall be improved to provide an adequate foundation for the placement of the mobile home.

(2)

The stand shall be constructed from either concrete, or other material sufficient to adequately support the mobile home and to prevent abnormal settling or heaving under the weight of the home. The corners of the mobile home shall be anchored to prevent wind overturn and rocking with tie downs such as concrete "dead men," screw augers, arrowhead anchors, or other devices suitable to withstand a tension of at least 2,800 pounds. The anchorage shall be adequate to withstand wind forces and uplift in accordance to applicable requirements in the BOCA Building Code, as amended.

(3)

After a mobile home has been anchored to the mobile home stand, the hitch which is employed for the transportation of the unit shall be removed, and there shall be a decorative skirt installed around the base of the unit.

§ 213-30 Water supply.

A.

Water service to all mobile home parks shall be supplied by connection to the public water supply system. The adequacy of the distribution system and the availability of service [as per § 213-12E(8)] shall be demonstrated.

B.

Fire hydrants in accord with the requirements of § 213-24A shall be provided.

§ 213-31 Sewage disposal.

All mobile home parks shall be connected to the public sanitary sewer system upon construction or expansion. The availability of service and the adequacy of the distribution system shall be certified as required by § 213-12E(9).

A.

All materials used for sewer connections shall be semirigid, corrosion-resistant, nonabsorbent and durable. The inner surface shall be smooth.

B.

Provisions shall be made for plugging the sewer riser pipe when a mobile home does not occupy the lot. Surface drainage shall be diverted away from the riser. The rim of the riser pipe shall extend at least 1/2 inch above ground elevation.

§ 213-32 Additional requirements.

A.

Electrical distribution system.

(1)

General requirements. Every mobile home park shall contain an electrical wiring system, consisting of wiring, fixtures, equipment and appurtenances which shall be installed in accordance with Pennsylvania Power and Light Company or Metropolitan Edison Company specifications regulating such systems and the National Electric Code.

(2)

Power distribution lines. All power lines shall be located underground.

B.

Refuse handling. Refuse disposal containers shall be provided in paved areas. The containers shall be suitably screened.

 

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