1171.21  TEMPORARY STRUCTURES AND PORTABLE TOILETS.
   (a)   Definitions.  For the purpose of this Section, terms or words used herein shall be interpreted according to the following and Chapter 1123.
      (1)   "Construction Dumpster" means any unit designed for the collection of large quantities of trash, yard waste, garbage, building or construction debris, trees, limbs and designed to be delivered and picked up by a truck.  Construction dumpsters do not include garbage cans that can be moved by a person.
      (2)   "Portable Toilet" means a portable, self-contained outhouse manufactured of molded plastic used as a temporary toilet for construction and/or large gatherings/events.
      (3)   "Portable, On-Demand Storage Device" ("POD") means any device, container, enclosure or structure, either wheeled trailers or containers carried on motor vehicles or trailers, commonly used to store home furnishings, and other personal items on a temporary basis during a time of home repair, construction, renovation or relocation.  Portable, on-demand storage devices do not include self-propelled registered motor vehicles and are not used as habitation for humans or animals, or for the storage of commercial/industrial materials.
   (b)   Portable, On-Demand Storage Devices ("POD").
      (1)   Certificate required.  No POD shall be constructed, erected, or placed upon any residential property without first obtaining a Zoning Certificate from the Building Inspector in accordance with Chapter 1129, Certificates.
      (2)   Fee.  The fee for a Zoning Certificate for a POD shall be submitted with the application.
      (3)   Application requirements.  Applications for a Zoning Certificate for a POD shall be in writing on forms provided by the Building Inspector and shall include the following:
         A.   Description of the POD, including size and dimension; and
         B.   A development plan to scale showing the location of the POD and compliance with the regulations in this Section.
      (4)   Restrictions.  All PODs shall comply with the following:
         A.   A Zoning Certificate for a POD shall be valid for a period of sixty (60) days and shall authorize the construction, erection or placement on the property described in the application.
         B.   PODs are only permitted on a lot containing an existing residential dwelling or a residential dwelling under construction/renovation/repair, where a valid building permit/Zoning Certificate has been issued when applicable.
         C.   Only one (1) POD shall be placed on a lot at one time.
         D.   PODs shall be located on a paved area or gravel area unless located on a residential construction project where a driveway is not yet installed, in which case the POD shall be located in the proposed driveway location.
         E.   PODs shall be located entirely on the owner's lot, and when applicable, as close to the residence as possible, not blocking any site lines.
         F.   No part of any POD shall be located on any public property or in the right-of-way.
         G.   Any POD constructed, erected or placed upon property shall comply with all applicable provisions of the Codified Ordinances of the Village of Moreland Hills.
      (5)   Renewal. A Zoning Certificate for a POD may be renewed one time for an additional sixty (60) days provided that the applicant has complied with the requirements of this Section and pays the applicable renewal fee. 
   (c)   Construction Dumpsters and Portable Toilets.
      (1)   Zoning certificate required. No Construction Dumpster and/or Portable Toilet shall be constructed, erected or placed upon any residential property without first obtaining a Zoning Certificate from the Building Inspector in accordance with Chapter 1129, Certificates.
      (2)   Fee.   The fee for a Zoning Certificate for Construction Dumpsters and Portable Toilets shall be submitted with the application, plus any applicable road damage fee.
      (3)   Application requirements.   Applications for a Construction Dumpster and/or a Portable Toilet shall be in writing on forms provided by the Building Inspector and shall include the following:
         A.   Description of the Construction Dumpster and/or Portable Toilet, including size and dimension; and
         B.   A development plan to scale showing the location of the Construction Dumpster and/or the Portable Toilet and compliance with the regulations in this Section.
      (4)   Restrictions.   All Construction Dumpsters and Portable Toilets shall comply with the following:
         A.   A Zoning Certificate for a Construction Dumpster and/or a Portable Toilet shall be valid for the duration of a construction project and shall authorize the construction, erection, or placement on the property described in the application.  If a Certificate of Zoning Compliance is required for a residential project, the Construction Dumpster and/or Portable Toilet shall be removed before the issuance of the Certificate of Zoning Compliance. 
         B.   Construction Dumpsters and Portable Toilets shall only be permitted on a lot containing an existing residential dwelling or a residential dwelling under construction/renovation/repair, where a valid building permit/Zoning Certificate has been issued when applicable.
         C.   Only one (1) Construction Dumpster and one (1) Portable Toilet shall be placed on a lot at any one time.
         D.   Construction Dumpsters and Portable Toilets shall be located on a paved or gravel area unless located on a residential construction project where a driveway is not yet installed, in which case the Construction Dumpster and/or the Portable Toilet shall be located in the proposed driveway location.
         E.   Construction Dumpsters and Portable Toilets shall be located entirely on the owner's lot and when applicable, as close to the residence as possible, not blocking any site lines.
         F.   No part of any Construction Dumpster or any Portable Toilet shall be located on any public property or in the right-of-way.
         G.   Any Construction Dumpster and/or Portable Toilet constructed, erected or placed upon property shall comply with all applicable provisions of the Codified Ordinances of the Village of Moreland Hills.
         H.   The Building Inspector is granted authority to require immediate removal of a Construction Dumpster and/or a Portable Toilet if it is determined the Construction Dumpster and/or the Portable Toilet is no longer needed at the site, the Construction Dumpster/Portable Toilet is filled to capacity or any violation of this Section.
   (d)   Exceptions. The Building Inspector, in the event of emergencies, such as floods, wind storms, fires, or other natural disasters, and man-made disasters, such as sewage back-ups, water leaks, electrical overloads and other similar events beyond the control of the property owner or resident may relax the provisions of this Section to make reasonable allowance for the extension of time periods, limits on number of containers, locations of containers on property, and other appropriate waivers where necessary to assist in recovery, restoration, mitigation of further damage and construction efforts. 
(Ord. 2012-21.  Passed 7-11-12.)