[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Cortlandt 11-16-2010 by L.L. No. 17-2010. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Zoning — See Ch. 307.
The Town Board has become increasingly concerned with the utilization of clothing drop-off bins throughout the Town. While many of the bins are for bona fide charitable organizations which is commendable, others have been determined to have been illicit and not for charity. Additionally, many of the bins are overflowing and become unsightly creating negative visual impacts throughout the Town. It is for these purposes that this chapter is hereby established.
The Zoning Ordinance of the Town clearly provides that clothing drop-off bins are prohibited unless they are part of an approved site plan. Nothing herein shall modify the absolute condition that permanent installation of clothing drop-off bins on commercial premises throughout the Town require site plan amendments.
Upon registration with the Director of the Department of Technical Services, a bona fide charity may install clothing drop-off bins on commercial premises within the Town. The application to the Director shall include verification of the charitable status, contact information for immediate resolution of any issues with respect to overflowing and pickup, the written consent of the property owner, and an acknowledgment that the installation of said bins is terminable at will by the owner and/or by the Town if conditions become unacceptable.
Upon review of an application of a bona fide charitable organization for the installation of clothing drop-off bins within the Town, the Director shall issue permission for the installation of said bins for a period not to exceed six months, which may be renewed at six-month intervals following a review by the Director of the maintenance of said facilities and the area surrounding it. The bins shall be so located as to be least visible from public highways and so as to not interfere with any integral parts of the site plan as approved by the Planning Board. All bins that are permitted shall contain a number on the bin which will identify it as having had approval granted by the Director. The Director may at any time refer the request to the Planning Board for an advisory opinion as to the placement of said bins or for a permanent amendment to a site plan should the same be requested.