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(a) Definitions. As used in this chapter "recreational equipment" includes the following words and phrases.
(1) "Travel trailer" means a vehicular, portable structure built on a chassis, designed to be used as a temporary dwelling for travel, recreational and vacation uses, and is permanently identified "travel trailer" by the manufacturer.
(2) "Pick-up camper" means a structure designed primarily to be mounted on a pick-up truck chassis and with sufficient equipment to render it suitable for use as a temporary dwelling for travel, recreational and vacation uses.
(3) "Truck camper" means a pick-up truck with a slide-in camper mounted on it.
(4) "Motor home" means a portable dwelling designed and constructed as an integral part of a self-propelled vehicle.
(5) "Folding tent trailer" means a folding canvas structure mounted on wheels and designed for travel and vacation uses.
(6) "Trailer" means a cart or wagon designed to be pulled by an automobile, van, truck, or tractor for hauling boats, floats, rafts, canoes, snowmobiles, motorcycles and other recreational equipment and devices, as well as those carts or wagons used for utility purposes, i.e., hauling landscaping materials, furniture and household goods, plus the normal equipment to transport same on the highway.
(7) "Business invitee" means one who is at a place upon the invitation of another for the purpose of supplying a product or service, or both, to the person who extended the invitation.
(Ord. 1983-69. Passed 1-3-85.)
(8) "Boats" and "boat trailers" include boats, floats, rafts and snowmobiles plus the normal equipment to transport the same on the highway.
(Ord. 1985-80. Passed 9-5-85.)
(b) Outdoor Parking and Storage on Private Property and Exceptions. No person shall park or store, or permit to be parked or stored, recreational equipment upon any lot or land designated within the boundaries of the residential one and two-family districts except as hereinafter provided. Any owner of recreational equipment may park or store such equipment not in excess of twenty-eight feet overall length, eight feet in width and eleven feet in height, such height being measured from ground level, only on property where he is living in accordance with the following conditions.
(1) Under no circumstances shall any recreational equipment have fixed connections to electricity, water, gas or sanitary sewer facilities, nor shall such equipment be used at any time, while parked or stored on any residential lot within the City, for living, overnight sleeping, storage or housekeeping purpose.
(2) All recreational equipment shall be stored or parked as far from side and rear lot lines as practicable, and in no case less than is required in Section 1211.20 and not in front of the extension of the rear foundation line of the main dwelling or structure, nor in front of the extension of the side foundation line on a corner lot of the side closest to the side street or in accordance with the requirement of Section 1211.20 whichever is greater.
(3) All recreational equipment shall be kept in good repair and carry a current year's license plate and registration where required by law.
(4) No person shall make or cause to be made major repairs, alterations or conversions of recretional equipment unless such repair, alteration or conversion is done in a completely enclosed garage. Repairs of a major type are herein defined to include, but are not limited to, spray painting, body, plumbing, heating, spring and frame repairs, radiator repair, major overhauling of engines requiring the removing of engine cylinder head or crankcase pan or removing the motor and conversion of any other type of motor. The conversion of any vehicle is expressly prohibited.
(5) No materials of any nature may be stored beneath such recreational vehicle.
(6) When such vehicle is parked or stored outside of a garage in such approved or permitted location, the wheels shall be left on such vehicle or vehicle conveyance so that it may be moved in case of an emergency.
(7) No recreational vehicle shall be parked or stored unless it is titled to, leased or used exclusively by one of the permanent occupants of the residence where the recreational vehicle is located.
(c) Temporary Parking. Temporary outside parking of such recreational equipment shall be permitted in the front yard and/or side yard for a period not to exceed a total of seventy- two hours in any consecutive twenty-one day period.
(d) Business Invitee. The parking of recreational equipment by a business invitee shall be permitted in a residential district for a period of time, not to exceed five days, and no more than twice in each calendar year.
(e) Multi-Family Districts. In Multi-Family residential districts, the outside storage and parking of such recreational equipment shall be permitted only in the area described as the off- street parking facility for the main residential structure. Such recreational equipment must be owned or leased by an occupant of the main residential structure. All other provisions of subsection (b) hereof shall be applicable to Multi-Family districts.
(f) Miscellaneous. In all residential districts, the area involved in the outside storage and parking of recreational equipment as a permitted accessory use shall be included in the computation of the maximum lot coverage by buildings as provided under Section 1211.09 . No provisions of Section 1211.04 (a) shall in any way permit or control the parking or storage of recreational equipment.
(Ord. 1983-69. Passed 1-3-85.)