[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Port Chester 11-5-2018 by L.L. No. 12-2018. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- PORTABLE TEMPORARY STORAGE UNIT
- Any container designed and used for the storage of personal property that is transported to and from a location and typically rented to owners or occupants of property for temporary use. This term includes facilities known as portable on-demand storage (PODS®) and mobile on-demand storage (MODS®) units. It excludes construction trailers and dumpsters.
It shall be unlawful for any person or entity to place, permit or maintain the placement of a portable temporary storage unit on property located within the Village without obtaining a permit as required in this chapter.
An applicant seeking to place or permit a portable temporary storage unit must make application to the Village Manager or his/her designee on a form prescribed by the Village for such purpose, together with payment of an application fee in the requisite amount established in Chapter 175, Fees.
A permit shall be valid for a period not to exceed 60 days. However, the permit may be extended on request of the applicant to the Village Manager or his/her designee, together with the appropriate fee, on a showing of hardship. Hardship may be demonstrated by circumstances such as, but not limited to, additional time to make restoration or repairs due to fire, storm or other unanticipated event or calamity and not exceed the time for any duly issued building permit. Any extension shall be limited to the minimum time necessary.
In no event shall a permit be granted for property more than one time in any twelve-month period.
[Amended 5-20-2020 by L.L. No. 5-2020]
The following requirements shall apply to the placement and use of portable temporary storage units:
No more than one portable temporary storage unit shall be located on any lot.
Portable temporary storage units are only permitted in the following districts: CD-3, CD-3.R20, CD-3.R7, CD-3.R5, and CD-4 (except on lots facing Willett Avenue, South Regent Street, William Street (between Washington Street and Pearl Street), Westchester Avenue, Midland Avenue, Boston Post Road, North Main Street, Bowman Avenue, and Putnam Avenue (between North Main Street and Willett Avenue).
Portable temporary storage units shall not be located in any portion of the front, back, or side yard other than on an access driveway. When placed on an access driveway, the portable temporary storage unit must be placed at the farthest practicably accessible point from the street. A portable temporary storage unit shall not be placed less than three feet from any property line.
Portable temporary storage units are prohibited from being placed in or on the public right-of-way, nor may they be located in a manner that blocks access to fire hydrants or obstructs the view of vehicles on the streets and at intersections.
Portable temporary storage units shall be conspicuously marked with the name and address of the supplier and have affixed thereon a copy of the written permit authorizing the placement of the unit on the property.
No portable temporary storage units shall be used for habitable purposes or to store solid waste, construction debris, demolition debris, recyclable materials, business inventory, commercial goods, or any illegal or hazardous material.
A person in violation of any of the provisions of this chapter shall be subject to a fine in an amount of not less than $250 nor exceeding $750 or imprisonment not greater than 15 days, or both. Each day's violation shall constitute a separate and distinct offense.
In addition, the Board of Trustees hereby authorizes the Village Attorney to commence a civil proceeding seeking relief in an amount not less than $250 nor to exceed $750. Each day's violation shall constitute a separate and distinct offense.
The Board of Trustees also authorizes the Village Attorney to commence an action or proceeding in a court of competent jurisdiction to enjoin a violation of this chapter.