Collection drop off boxes may be placed in the City only in commercially zoned districts and are permitted with the following conditions:
   (a)   Boxes must be placed on hard surfaces such as asphalt or concrete.  Boxes may not be located in parking spaces if it reduces the available spaces below that which is required for occupancy. Boxes may not be located in a fire lane or within ten feet of a structure.  No box may be located in an area which creates a hazard to visibility or flow of traffic or pedestrians on public or private property.
   (b)   Responsibility for keeping the area clear and clean around boxes shall be shared with the property owner, the leaseholder and the entity providing the box. Bags, boxes and debris around the box shall be immediately removed.  The Building Commissioner may order the removal of any box where repeated violations are found.
   (c)   No more than two boxes may be located on any property.  Property, for this section, is defined as a free standing occupancy, a shopping center or a strip center regardless of the number of parcels making up these properties.
   (d)   The owners or operators of the boxes shall be required to register the location, provide contact information and tax information with the City annually.  An annual registration fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) is due by January 31st of each year.
      (Ord. 9668-19.  Passed 1-22-19.)