§ 157.068  RECREATIONAL VEHICLE PARKS.
   (A)   Application.  The regulations set forth in this section apply in all zoning districts except for Lake Durant and other city-owned or operated recreation facilities.
   (B)   Intent.  This section is intended to:
      (1)   Provide adequate sites for temporary parking of recreational vehicles whose occupants are visiting or passing through the area of the city.
      (2)   Minimize the adverse impacts between a recreational vehicle park and surrounding land uses.
      (3)   Provide health and safety standards to protect both the users of the park and the community.
   (C)   Permitted uses.  Recreational vehicle parks and accessory uses limited to a permanent residence for the manager, vending machines and recreational facilities for the exclusive use of the park occupants.
   (D)   Occupancy.  Occupancy of each site is limited to one recreational vehicle and one automobile or truck, accommodating one camping party. The length of stay is limited to a maximum of 30 days in any 12-month period.
   (E)   Restrictions.  No buildings or storage sheds are permitted on the recreational vehicle sites.
   (F)   Recreational vehicle park design standards. The following standards shall apply unless the standards of that particular district are more restrictive:
      (1)   Minimum lot size: three acres.
      (2)   Minimum lot width: 100 feet.
      (3)   Minimum setbacks:
         (a)   Front yard: 20 feet.
         (b)   Street side yard: 20 feet.
         (c)   Interior side yard: 10 feet.
         (d)   Interior yard adjacent to any residential district: 30 feet including five feet of landscaping adjacent to property line and a 25-foot drive.
      (4)   Landscaping.
         (a)   Front and street side yards.
         (b)   Five-foot strip adjacent to any residential district to be planted with trees of a species which will form a screen.
      (5)   Fences.  A six-foot high solid fence or Planning Commission-approved alternative is required on all interior property lines.
      (6)   Parking.  One visitor parking space shall be provided for every five recreational vehicle sites or fraction thereof.
      (7)   Facilities.
         (a)   Recreation.  A recreation area of at least 5,000 square feet shall be provided in addition to the required landscaping. Recreation equipment, such as a pool, playground, and picnic tables, and a service building, including toilets, showers, and laundry, can be located within the recreation area.
         (b)   Sanitation.
            1.   A minimum of one toilet and one lavatory for each sex shall be provided for the exclusive use of the park occupants. An additional toilet and lavatory for each sex shall be provided for each 15 sites or fraction thereof which is not provided with a water connection and a three-inch drain inlet for connection to a vehicle equipped with a toilet.
            2.   A minimum of one shower for each sex and one washer and dryer is required.
            3.   Trailer sanitation stations designed to receive the discharge of sewage holding tanks for self-contained vehicles shall be installed in an accessible location in every recreational vehicle park in which there are sites not provided with drain inlets designed to receive the discharge of toilets. Trailer sanitation stations shall be provided on the basis of one station for each 100 such sites or fraction thereof.
         (c)   Trash containers.  Trash containers shall be located within 300 feet of every recreational vehicle site and enclosed with a solid wood or masonry fence six feet in height.
         (d)   Storm shelter.  A storm shelter must be provided.
      (8)   Paving.  All areas used for access, parking, or circulation shall be permanently paved according to street construction standards found in § 97.40.
      (9)   Access.  Each recreational vehicle park shall be designed so that access to public roads is provided to the satisfaction of the Public Works Director, Community Development Director, and Fire Chief.
   (G)   Recreational vehicle site design standards.
      (1)   Minimum site size: 1,200 square feet.
      (2)   Separation.  Recreational vehicle parking pads shall be located to maintain a ten-foot separation between recreational vehicles.
      (3)   Landscaping. At least 10% of each site shall be landscaped and shall include a tree.
      (4)   Parking.  Each site shall include a parking space for one automobile.
      (5)   Access.  Each site shall have direct access to a paved driveway.
   (H)   Common storm shelter.  Any recreational vehicle park containing ten or more recreational vehicle sites must have a common storm shelter. Such storm shelter shall have sufficient capacity to hold every occupant of the recreational vehicle park. The interior height shall be at least eight feet tall and there shall be a floor space of at least seven square feet per occupant. The common storm shelter must remain clean and sanitary at all times. The common storm shelter must remain available for ready access by occupants of the recreational vehicle park during periods of severe or threatening weather (as established by the National Weather Center or the Durant/Bryan County Civil Emergency Management). This may be accomplished either by leaving the shelter unlocked at all times or by ensuring that one or more designated shelter key holders are on the property at all times. The common storm shelter may serve a dual use as a common recreation, laundry, or other approved area as long as the required open floor space is maintained for shelter purposes.
   (I)   Emergency warning siren.  Each recreational vehicle park shall be located no further than one mile from an emergency warning siren with an output of 120 dB at a distance of 100 feet on-axis. If no such warning siren is within the prescribed distance, then it shall be the responsibility of the owner(s) of the recreational vehicle park to install an emergency warning siren to the specifications required by the Emergency Management Director. At a minimum the siren shall be mounted on a 40-foot tall pole and have a 120 dB output at a distance of 100 feet on-axis. The siren must be connected to the city’s  emergency warning system under the direction of the Emergency Management Director or his or her designee. The surrounding terrain and population densities may require a variation in this minimum standard as determined by the Emergency Management Director. The prescribed warning siren must be fully installed and fully operable to the satisfaction of the Emergency Management Director prior to any occupation of a new recreational vehicle park.
(Ord. 1585, passed 1-8-08)