City of Columbia, IL
Monroe County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Columbia 2000 by Ord. No. 1842 (Ch. 15.69 of the 1997 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Trailers used for purposes of storage shall not be allowed to stand or be located on any real estate lots in the City, except as follows:
A. 
When the trailer is being used in construction of a building being constructed on the lot, in which event it shall be removed from the lot within 14 days after the completion of construction of the building. Completion of construction of the building is to be determined by the Zoning Administrator.
B. 
When the trailer is being used for a special promotion, it may be located on a lot in the City, but not to exceed 30 days from the date of the issuance of a permit therefor. The permit shall be issued by the Zoning Administrator.
C. 
When the lot owner is issued a special use permit therefor under the City's Zoning Code.
"Nonconforming storage trailer" means any trailer used for storage located on a real estate lot in the City which is in violation of the requirements of this chapter of the City's Municipal Code. A nonconforming storage trailer may remain and be maintained on a real estate lot in the City by ordinary repairs until April 30, 2001 (being one year from the date of the adoption of this chapter of the City's Municipal Code); provided and only if:
A. 
It is not altered or enlarged in such a way as to increase its nonconformity;
B. 
It meets the zoning requirements of the zoning district in which it is located;
C. 
It is being used as an accessory use to the principal building on the premises; and if the use of the principal use of the building on the premises for which the trailer is an accessory use is discontinued, the trailer must be removed;
D. 
It will not be replaced after incurring damage in an amount exceeding 50% of its market value at the time of loss, as determined by the Zoning Administrator;
E. 
It must meet the anchorage and tie-down requirements of the City's Building Code; and
F. 
If the use of the storage trailer is discontinued for a continuous period of six months, the storage trailer must be removed.