1270.24  CAMPING AND RECREATIONAL EQUIPMENT.
   (a)   As used in this Zoning Code, camping and recreational equipment is defined as follows:  A vehicular-type structure primarily designed as temporary living quarters for recreation, camping or travel use, which either has its own motive power or is mounted on or drawn by another vehicle which is self-powered.  Allowing for engineering variations, the basic entities are:  travel trailer; camping trailer; boats and boat trailers; motor homes; and truck campers.
   (b)   Camping and recreational equipment may be parked or stored on private residential property subject to the following conditions:
      (1)   At no time shall such parked or stored camping and recreational equipment be used for business or housekeeping purposes, nor shall the wheels or any similar transporting device be removed, nor shall it be permanently fixed to the ground.
      (2)   At no time shall permanent plumbing or electrical facilities be installed.
      (3)   If the camping and recreational equipment is parked or stored in the open it shall be parked or stored only in the rear yard of the property if there is usable room for such and if such an area can be reached without damage to buildings, terrain, trees or any permanent obstacle that is in the way.  If front or side yard parking or storing is necessitated due to obstacles presented,  camping and recreational equipment shall be permitted to be parked or stored for a period not to exceed five days within a 30 day period. Any front or side yard parking or storage exceeding five days shall require a permit to be obtained from the Building Commissioner upon such terms and conditions as established by the Building Commissioner. Park or Parking shall be defined as the standing of a vehicle, whether occupied or not, other than temporarily for the purpose of and while actually engaged in loading or unloading of merchandise or passengers for the purpose of convenient departure from or return to the vehicle in connection with a planned trip, outing or vacation. Storage shall be defined as the standing of a vehicle for the purpose of preserving, protecting and securing the camping and recreational equipment. Such vehicle, when stored or parked, must be five feet away from the side lot line.
      (4)   All recreational equipment must be kept in good repair and carry a current year's license and/or registration.
(Ord. 89-210.  Passed 2-6-90; Ord. 11-71.  Passed 6-21-11.)