(a)   “Recreational vehicle” means a vehicular-type unit designed for temporary living quarters for recreational, camping, or travel use, which either has its own motive power or is mounted on or drawn by another vehicle.

(b)   The term “recreational vehicle” shall include, but not be limited to, the following:

(1)   Travel Trailer. A vehicular, portable structure built on a chassis and drawn by a motorized vehicle and which is designed to be used as a temporary dwelling for travel, recreational and vacation uses;

(2)   Camper. A structure designed to be mounted on a truck chassis for use as a temporary dwelling for travel, recreational and vacation uses;

(3)   Motor Home. A portable, temporary dwelling to be used for travel, recreational and vacation uses and which is constructed as an integral part of a self-propelled vehicle;

(4)   Camping Trailer. A folding structure mounted on wheels and designed for travel, recreational and vacation uses;

(c)   “Residential Structure”: Any structure, movable or immovable, permanent or temporary, that is adapted for both human residence and lodging whether occupied or not.

(Ord. 382; Code 2017)

The use of recreational vehicles as residential structures within the City limits of Satanta, Kansas is prohibited except as provided herein.

(a)   Conditions: A recreational vehicle shall only be used as a residential structure if the recreational vehicle is located on one platted city lot where no other structures exist and must obtain a valid permit as discussed in section 4-1103.  Structures include but are not limited to the following: mobile home, stick built home, manufactured home, recreational vehicle, and garages. 

(b)   Storage:  Nothing in this article shall prohibit the storage of recreational vehicles within the city limits of Satanta.

(c)   Exceptions:

(1)   Nothing in this article shall prohibit the use of recreational vehicles located within the city limits while located on a recreational vehicle park if one exists or exists in the future.

(2)   The use of recreational vehicles for a period not to exceed 72 hours is allowed whether or not another structure exists on the lot.  The recreational vehicle may be used for an additional eleven (11) days for a total of fourteen (14) days if approval is obtained from the City Superintendent or its designee prior to the expiration of the 72 hour period.

(A)  Under no circumstances shall a recreational vehicle be used as a residential structure when located on a lot where another structure exists exceeding this fourteen (14) day period.

(Ord. 382; Code 2017)

(a)   Permit:  In the event a recreational vehicle is used for a period exceeding 72 hours or, in the event of permission as stated in section 4-1102(c)(2), exceeding 14 days, and is located on a lot absent of other structures then the owner shall apply and obtain a permit from the City Clerk of the City of Satanta.  Said permit shall be for a period not to exceed sixty (60) days and shall include the following information: make/model of recreational vehicle, owner name, location of recreational vehicle, contact information for owner, and dates of allowed use.  There shall be no permits for recreational vehicles located on a lot where another structure exists.

(b)   Application:  The sixty (60) day permit shall be applied for at the Satanta City Hall and the applicant shall pay a $75 application fee.  The permit shall be issued at the discretion of the city superintendent based upon the following, but not limited to, factors: the need for the permit, the type of hookups necessary for the recreational vehicle, and the aesthetics of the recreational vehicle.  If the permit is issued there is no additional fee.

(c)   Additional 60 days:  If the recreational vehicle is intended to be used for more than the 60-day period then, prior to the termination of the original 60-day permit, the owner can reapply and pay an additional $75 application fee.  The permit shall be granted based upon subsection (b) above.

(d)   Appeal to City Council:  In the event the permit is denied, then the applicant shall have the right to a hearing in front of the city council to discuss the same.  The applicant shall contact the city clerk and request a hearing which will take place at the next council meeting.  The council has the authority to grant the permit, grant with conditions, grant a permit with more or less days, or deny the permit.  There shall be no cost to appeal denial of the permit.

(Ord. 382; Code 2017)

Any person, firm or corporation violating any part of the provisions of this article shall be deemed guilty of a separate offense for each and every day or portion thereof during which any violation of any of the provisions of this article is committed or permitted. Upon conviction of any such violation, such person shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and punished by up to a $500 fine, a maximum of 30 days in jail, or both.

(Ord. 382; Code 2017)