§ 154.171  RECREATIONAL VEHICLE (RV) PARKS.
   (A)   Standards and requirements.  The use of any parcel for an RV park and any modifications to an existing RV park shall comply with the following standards and requirements:
      (1)   The minimum parcel area for an RV park shall be 2 acres;
      (2)   The maximum density of RV spaces shall not exceed 20 per 1 acre of gross land area;
      (3)   No RV shall be located anywhere but in an RV space and only 1 RV shall be located within any RV space;
      (4)   The only structures or vehicles which may be placed in an RV space, other than storage structures provided by the management of the park, are 1 RV and 1 motor vehicle; except that an RV space may be rented for the residential use of 1 mobile home for a period of 1 month or less, subject to the other provisions of this section;
      (5)   No RV shall remain in an RV park for a period of more than 4 months;
      (6)   The minimum width for a parcel containing an RV park shall be 100 feet, except that portions of the parcel intended only for general vehicular entrances and exits may be as narrow as 50 feet;
      (7)   Permitted accessory uses for a commercial service nature and parking areas serving the accessory uses shall not occupy more than 15% of the gross area of the RV park, and shall be sized, laid out and designed to serve only the frequent trade or service needs of travelers patronizing the RV park;
      (8)   No part of any RV park shall be used for the parking or storage of any heavy equipment or trucks exceeding 1-ton capacity;
      (9)   No home occupation or business shall be operated from an RV in the RV park;
      (10)   All contiguous lots of record proposed for the development of an RV park under 1 ownership or management shall be consolidated into a single lot of record upon development of the park and an appropriate document to memorialize this condition shall be recorded in the deed and mortgage records for Valencia County prior to the issuance of any building permit;
      (11)   A responsible caretaker, owner, or manager shall be placed in charge of any RV park to keep all grounds, facilities and equipment in a clean, orderly, and sanitary condition; and
      (12)   Evidence of New Mexico Environmental Department review and approval of the liquid waste disposal system for the proposed park shall be provided by the applicant to the Department.
   (B)   Layout and design specifications.  The following layout and design specifications shall apply to any RV park:
      (1)   (a)   A buffer area shall be provided immediately within all boundaries, all of which shall be landscaped.
         (b)   The required buffer area shall be a minimum of 20 feet in depth within all boundaries common to a residential zoning district or public street, other than an alley; and the required buffer area shall be a minimum of 10 feet in depth within all other boundaries;
      (2)   No recreation or service area may be located within a buffer area;
      (3)   No RV may be located within a buffer area;
      (4)   No building or structure may be erected or placed within a buffer area, except a sign, fence or wall;
      (5)   No refuse-disposal area shall be located within a buffer area;
      (6)   No plant materials or land may be deposited or removed within a buffer area except as a part of a recognized landscaping scheme or except for emergency access;
      (7)   At least 1 off-street parking space shall be provided for each RV space plus 1 additional space for each 4 RV spaces to provide for guest parking.  Grouped parking spaces shall be located within 150 feet of the RV spaces served;
      (8)   All recreation areas shall be well-drained;
      (9)   The boundaries of each RV space shall be delineated by suitable permanent markers in a way that the boundaries of any space can be readily ascertained;
      (10)   Each RV space shall have sufficient unobstructed access to, or frontage on, an RV park road, so as to permit the movement of RVs;
      (11)   Each RV space shall have a minimum area of 500 square feet and shall have 1 conveniently located automobile parking space;
      (12)   No structural addition to any RV or manufactured home shall be permitted;
      (13)   All refuse containers shall have an animal-proof lid and shall be maintained in a clean and sanitary condition.  Garbage and refuse shall be disposed of in  a manner to control flies, rodents and odors;
      (14)   All utilities, including electrical power and telephone lines, shall be installed underground;
      (15)   All roads, walkways, grouped-bay parking and service areas shall be provided with lighting adequate to ensure the safety of vehicular and pedestrian traffic; and
      (16)   All lighting shall be arranged so far as possible to reflect away from RV spaces.
   (C)   Applications.  All applications for review of plans and specifications for any RV park shall be made pursuant to the Type A application procedure set forth in § 154.075, and shall contain documentation for site-design review as set forth in §§ 154.035et seq. of this chapter.
(Ord. 2004-05, passed 9-15-2004)  Penalty, see § 154.999