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(A) Appearance of collection points. At every commercial collection point within 80 feet of a public street, solid waste containers shall be properly maintained and largely shielded from view from such public street by wall, fence, earth berm, or evergreen trees or shrubs forming an appropriate sight barrier, which shall be termed a sight shield, as approved by the County Manager.
(B) Selection and design of collection points. Specific points for commercial collection and solid waste storage shall be designated by the County Manager, using the following procedure and criteria:
(1) Site plan submission. A property owner or his or her agent, whose site will require commercial collection, shall submit an accurate site plan of the entire site for which service is desired. The plan shall be drawn accurately, at a scale that clearly illustrates the following required data:
(a) Lot lines.
(b) Existing and planned buildings.
(c) Proposed solid waste collection point(s) and sight shields.
(d) Existing and planned sidewalks, curb cuts, drives, parking spaces, landscaping, recreation areas, freestanding signs, poles (e.g., street lights), and other structures on the premises, and within 35 feet of the premises.
(e) Public right-of-way, fire hydrants and bus stops on the premises or adjacent to the premises.
(f) Neighboring structures within 100 feet.
(g) Other information required by the County Manager.
(2) Site plan review and approval.
(a) The County Manager may approve requested locations for commercial collection and sight shields, or may require alternative locations. Such alternative locations shall be drawn on the relevant site plan prior to final approval.
(b) The County Manager shall evaluate and select locations for commercial solid waste collection according to the following criteria:
1. Collection from public alleys shall be maximized, to the extent that it is consistent with efficient collection routes.
2. Safe access by collection vehicles and crews shall be available.
3. View from public street shall be minimized.
4. Distance from residences and outdoor recreation or relaxation areas shall be maximized.
5. Distance from bus stops shall be maximized.
(c) No site plan shall be approved if it is contrary to provisions of county zoning ordinances or regulations.
(d) No site plan shall be approved if it locates a container within a public street right-of-way, or in a location in conflict with clear sight requirements for driveways or intersections, unless a variance is granted (division (D) of this section, Variances).
(e) Commercial solid waste collection sites shall be paved with a concrete apron meeting specifications for the designated container with maximum loading. However, commercial solid waste collection sites approved prior to the effective date of this chapter, June 18, 2010, which sites were paved in a way that met the off-street parking requirements of county zoning ordinances and regulations prior to the effective date, are exempt from the concrete paving requirement if the owner of the property agrees, in writing, to maintain the paving and hold the county harmless for any damage to the pavement resulting from solid waste collection.
(3) Sight shield plan submission. A property owner or his or her agent, who requires commercial solid waste collection, shall submit a site plan of the proposed solid waste container sight shield when the site plan is submitted.
(4) Sight shield plan review and approval. The County Manager shall establish criteria and approve plans for design of sight shields for commercial solid waste collection points.
(a) The sight shield shall not interfere with solid waste collection.
(b) The sight shield shall be constructed so as not to be damaged by normal collection practices.
(c) The sight shield plan may be revoked in the event that the type, size or number of containers used at the site changes, or the sight shield is improperly installed or maintained, or does not screen the collection site as intended.
(C) Effective date for requirement for conformance to site plans; shielding collection points and removal of illegal containers.
(1) The owner of any proposed development site requiring commercial solid waste collection,, for which a building permit has not been issued, or the use begun by the effective date of this chapter, shall conform to this chapter.
(2) The owner of commercial property requiring solid waste collection shall meet the sight shield requirements of this section within 1 year of the effective date of this chapter.
(3) The requirement for removing illegal solid waste collection points on a public street right-of-way shall be met within one year of the effective date of this chapter.
(D) Variances. The County Manager shall establish guidelines for which a variance may be granted as part of the rules and regulations to be developed pursuant to this chapter. The guidelines shall be approved by the Board of County Commissioners.
(E) Fees. Fees shall be adopted by resolution submitted to and approved by the Board of County Commissioners to pay the county costs for processing site plan approvals, variance requests, and appeals.
(Ord. 2010-01, passed 5-19-2010 5-19-2010; Am. Ord. 2017-02, passed 8-23-2017) Penalty, see § 50.99