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(A) It shall be a violation of this chapter and a public nuisance for any property owner or other person or entity to place, operate, maintain or allow a donation bin on real property unless the property owner first obtains a permit pursuant to this chapter and the donation bin is placed, operated and maintained in accordance with all of the provisions of this chapter.
(B) The permit application for donation bins shall be made on a form provided by the Department of Inspections and shall include the following information:
(1) The name, address, phone number(s) and e-mail address (if applicable) of the owner of the property upon which the donation bin is proposed to be located;
(2) The name, address, phone number(s), e-mail address and website (if applicable) of the entity which shall own, place, operate and maintain such donation bin; and
(3) A drawing sufficient to indicate the proposed location of the donation bin on the property owner’s real property and the size of the donation bin in measurement of height, width and length.
(4) The permit application must be signed by the real property owner or by someone duly authorized by the real property owner indicating consent to allow placement of a donation bin.
(C) Each application shall be accompanied by any non-refundable fee for each donation bin set forth in the schedule of fees, charges, penalties and rewards attached to the annual budget of the City of Waterbury pursuant to § 41.11 of this code. The City of Waterbury shall be exempt from payment of any application fee.
(D) Applications shall be filed with the Department of Inspections.
(E) Within 15 business days of receiving a completed permit application with any required non-refundable fee, the Building Official shall issue a permit or deny issuance of a permit. If a permit is denied the Building Official shall state, in writing, the specific reasons for denial.
(F) The Building Official shall not issue a permit if:
(1) The applicant has not submitted a complete and accurate application accompanied by any applicable fee; and
(2) The proposed location of the donation bin on the property owner’s real property does not comply with all applicable laws, codes and ordinances; including compliance with the requirements of this chapter as determined by the City Planning, Zoning and Inland Wetlands Department.
(G) A permit shall be valid until February 1st of the year following the date of issuance or renewal.
(H) Permits for placement of donation bins are not transferable, assignable and cannot be conveyed to another person or entity.
(I) Prior to the expiration of the permit, the permittee may voluntarily cancel the permit by notifying the Department of Inspections in writing of the intent to cancel the permit. The permit shall then become void upon receipt of such notice to Department of Inspections. No part of the permit fee is refundable or pro-rated.
(J) The Building Official reserves the right to revoke any permit.
(Ord. passed 5-11-2015) Penalty, see § 161.06