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For the purpose of this section, the term "portable storage unit" shall mean any portable enclosed unit of whatever type of construction or material, designed for permanent or temporary storage, which can be transported by vehicle and left on-site. The following restrictions and conditions shall apply to portable storage units in any residential district of the City:
(a) Portable storage units must be located on an improved surface outside the City right-of-way and shall not obstruct or hinder vehicular or pedestrian traffic. Such units shall be a minimum of three feet from any property line and ten feet from the City right-of-way.
(b) Not more than one unit per zoning lot is permitted. Stacking of portable storage units on top of each other is strictly prohibited.
(c) Portable storage units shall not exceed a size of 1,200 cubic feet on the interior and shall be free from visible forms of deterioration such as rust or peeling paint.
(d) Portable storage containers are permitted as a temporary use for a period not to exceed ten consecutive days up to a maximum of 30 days in any one 12-month period.
(e) When necessary to facilitate cleanup and/or restoration activities resulting from a major catastrophe (e.g. fire, flood, water leak, sewage back-up, or other event where there is significant property damage) the Zoning Administrator may extend the time period to a maximum of 90 days within anyone 12-month period.
(f) Portable storage units may be used in conjunction with construction or alteration when a building permit has been issued provided the following conditions are met:
(1) Unit may be located on-site for duration of construction but not to exceed three months for new construction, remodeling, renovation, or expansion work. The Zoning Administrator may extend this time for a reasonable period.
(2) For construction of a new residential house the container may be located in an unpaved driveway provided all other placement requirements are met.
(3) Unit must be removed from premises after construction is complete prior to issuance of a certificate of occupancy.
(Ord. 69-09. Passed 7-13-09.)