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(A) (1) It shall be unlawful for any person to construct, maintain or operate any mobile home park or recreation vehicle park within the limits of the city unless he or she holds a valid license issued annually by the City Clerk with the approval of the Inspection Officer and Health Officer of the city, in the name of the person for the specific mobile home park, except that the maintenance or operation of a mobile home park or recreation vehicle park in existence on the effective date of this article may be continued under a temporary permit for the period of time and under the conditions as are hereinafter described.
(2) Application shall be made to the City Clerk, who shall issue a license upon compliance by the applicant with all pertinent provisions of this and other ordinances and regulations of the city. Every person holding a license shall notify the City Clerk in writing within 24 hours after having sold, transferred, given away or otherwise disposed of, interest in or control of any mobile home park. The notice shall include the name and address of the person succeeding to the ownership or control of the mobile home park or recreation vehicle park.
(B) (1) Application for original licenses shall be in writing signed by the applicant and accompanied by an affidavit of the applicant as to the truth of the application and shall contain the following:
(a) Name and address of the applicant;
(b) The interest of the applicant in and the location and legal description of the park;
(c) A complete plan of the park showing compliance with all applicable provisions of this article and regulations promulgated thereunder; and
(d) Further information as may be requested by the Inspection Officer and/or Health Officer.
(2) Applications for renewals of licenses shall be made in writing by the holder of the license and shall contain the following:
(a) Any change in the information submitted since the time the original license was issued or the latest renewal granted; or
(b) Other information requested by the Inspection Officer and/or Health Officer.
(C) A complete plan, as required by division (B)(1)(c) above for the purpose of obtaining a license to be issued, shall show:
(1) The area and dimensions of the tract of land;
(2) The number, locations and size of all mobile home spaces or recreation vehicle spaces;
(3) The location and width of roadways, walkways, buffer strips and recreational areas;
(4) The locations of service buildings and other proposed structures;
(5) The location and size of utility and treatment facilities; and
(6) Plans and specifications of all buildings and other improvements constructed or to be constructed within the park.
(D) Whenever the Health Officer and/or Inspection Officer finds conditions existing in violation of this article, or of any regulation adopted pursuant thereto, he, she or they shall give notice in writing to the person to whom the license was issued that, unless the conditions or practices be corrected within a reasonable period of time specified in the notice, the license will be suspended. At the end of the period, not to exceed 90 days, the Inspection Officer and/or Health Officer shall reinspect the park, and if the conditions or practices have not been corrected, he or she shall suspend the license and give notice in writing of the suspension to the person to whom the license was issued. Upon receipt of notice of suspension, the person shall cease operation of the park, except as provided in § 4-119.
(E) Any person whose permit has been denied, suspended or who has received notice from the Inspection Officer and/or Health Officer that his or her permit will be suspended unless certain conditions or practices at the park are corrected, may request and shall be granted a hearing on the matter before the City Council, provided that when no petition for the hearing shall have been filed within ten days following the day on which notice of suspension was served, the license shall be deemed to have been automatically revoked at the expiration of the ten-day period.
(F) (1) A temporary permit, upon written request therefor, shall be issued by the City Clerk upon written approval of the Inspection Officer and Health Officer for every mobile home park or recreation vehicle park in existence on the effective date of this article, permitting the park to be maintained and operated during the period ending one year after the effective date of this article, without being subject to the provisions of this article, except such of the provisions as are made expressly applicable to permittee.
(2) The term of the temporary permit may be extended, upon written request, for not to exceed one additional period of up to 180 days if:
(a) The permittee shall have filed application for a license in conformity with this article within one year after the effective date of this article;
(b) The park plans and specifications accompanying the application for license comply with all the provisions of this article and all other applicable ordinances and statutes; and
(c) The permittee has diligently endeavored to make the existing park conform fully to the plans and specifications submitted with the application but has failed to do so due to circumstances beyond his or her control.
(3) Mobile home parks and recreation vehicle parks in existence upon the effective date of this article which have concrete pads indicating the location of mobile home spaces or recreation vehicle spaces need not comply with those sections of this article which would require the moving of concrete pads. They must, however, comply with all other requirements in accordance with division (F)(1) and (2) of this section. In addition, any park expansion shall be in full compliance with provisions of this article.
(`90 Code, § 4-44) (Ord. 2767, passed 3-5-85)