(a)   No owner or operator of any premises shall maintain or permit to be maintained at or on the exterior property areas of such premises, any condition which deteriorates or debases the appearance of the neighborhood, reduces property values in the neighborhood, adversely alters the appearance and general character of the neighborhood, creates a fire, safety or health hazard, or is a public nuisance, including, but not limited to, the following:
      (1)   Fences, walls or structures which are broken or dilapidated;
      (2)   Fences, walls or structures with graffiti;
      (3)   Broken , uneven or improperly maintained walks or driveways;
      (4)   Broken, dilapidated or unused appliances, furniture, mattresses or other household furnishings;
      (5)   Tarps or other similar coverings hung up on lines and/or on other places;
      (6)   Containers for paint, wood stains or other similar liquids;
      (7)   Junk and debris; and
      (8)   Hedges and/or bushes which are overgrown, damaged, deteriorated or dead.
   (b)   No owner or operator of any premises shall maintain or permit to be maintained at or on the exterior property areas of such premises any portable/temporary/storage bin/box or dumpster until after the following criteria has been met:
      (1)   File an application with the City for the placement of the temporary storage bin/box/ dumpster;
      (2)   Submit a fee, pursuant to Chapter 185 of the Codified Ordinances, to the City for placement of the temporary storage bin/box/dumpster on a specific premises prior to such placement;
      (3)   No more than one temporary storage bin/box/dumpster on any one specific premises;
      (4)   Placement of the storage bin/box/dumpster must be behind the front setback line of the premises at all times;
      (5)   Permit is valid for 30 days with one 30-day extension with written request and permission. Only one permit shall be issued per 12-month period.
   (c)   All exterior illumination shall be located in such a manner as not to cause reasonable objections from other property owners or occupants.
   (d)   As used in this section, "donation box" means a receptacle designed with a door, slot or other opening that is intended to accept and store donated items, such as, but not limited to, clothing or household items. The definition of a donation box shall not include trailers where personnel are present to accept donations at all times that the trailer is present and accepting donated items.
   No owner or operator of any premises shall place or maintain or permit to be placed or maintained at or on the exterior property areas of such premises any donation box until after the following criteria has been met:
   (1)   Eligibility: The Building Commissioner shall not issue an annual permit to any donation box owner who:
      (a)   Is not a tax-exempt organization under 26 U.S.C. 501(c)(3);
      (b)   Does not maintain a donation box in accordance with the standards established under Section 1707.09(d).
   (2)   File a permit application with the City of Parma Building Department including the following:
      (a)   The name, address, phone, fax and e-mail of the owner;
      (b)   The name, address, fax and e-mail of a person or persons primarily responsible for placing, emptying, servicing, maintaining, and removing the donation box;
      (c)   A one hundred ($100.00) annual fee, per donation box, which shall not be prorated based upon the time of year the permit application is filed;
      (d)   The name and address of the party in control of the private property upon which the donation box will be placed, and written authorization from the party in control of the private property, including the terms of its placement by lease or otherwise;
      (e)   A site plan drawing showing where the donation box will be placed on the premises prior to such placement of the donation box.
   (3)   The Building Commissioner shall not approve the application unless he or she finds that no provisions of the City's Building Code or Planning and Zoning Code will be violated by the issuance of the permit, including but not limited to the following:
      (a)   Set back requirements;
      (b)   Use restrictions;
      (c)   Those portions of the Planning and Zoning Code that require that a specified number of parking spaces be available for the use of a particular business.
   (4)   No person shall place or maintain and no property owner or tenant shall permit or maintain any donation box in any location that obstructs the sight lines of vehicular traffic.
   (5)   A donation box shall not exceed 78 inches in height (measured from grade), 60 inches in width and 60 inches in depth.
   (6)   The permit is valid from the date of issuance until September 30th of each year. Prior to the expiration of a permit, any owner who intends to place, display or maintain a donation box shall obtain a new permit for the next twelve month period.
   (7)   Any donation box placed or maintained within the City of Parma that is not first registered in compliance with this Ordinance shall be subject to impoundment by the City. Any donation box impounded by the City shall be released to the owner upon securing proper registration, and the payment of an impound fee of $200.00. If after 30 days the donation box is not retrieved by the proper owner, the donation box will be sold for scrap and the funds will be credited to the City.
   (8)   Every donation box shall be maintained in a neat and clean condition and in good repair at all times. Each donation box shall be serviced and maintained so that it is free of dirt, grease, free of chipped, faded, peeling paint, cracked paint, free of rust and corrosion and free of cracks, dents, blemishes and discoloration.
   (9)   Donation boxes shall be emptied regularly and within forty-eight (48) hours of the primary contact person being notified by any City official that the box is full. Each box shall clearly state the name, address and phone number of the organization to which the donated items will benefit.
   (10)   No more than one donation box shall be permitted on any parcel of property.
(Ord. 145-13. Passed 7-1-13; Ord. 58-14. Passed 5-5-14; Ord. 209-17. Passed 11-20-17.)