[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Rockville Centre 12-4-2006 by L.L. No. 13-2006. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the indicated meanings except where the context clearly demonstrates otherwise:
- STORAGE CONTAINER
- Any container located outdoors on a residential property, and which is used or intended to be used for the purpose of storing or keeping household goods and other personal property. The term “storage container” as used in this chapter shall not include a shed or garage.
No person or entity shall locate, or permit to be located, any storage container on any property in the Village without a permit as authorized by this chapter.
Upon proper written application pursuant to this chapter, the Building Inspector may issue a permit for a storage container, subject to the conditions set forth in this chapter.
The form of such application shall be established by the Building Department.
Such application shall be accompanied by payment of a fee in an amount determined from time to time by resolution of the Board of Trustees.
No more than one storage container shall be permitted on the property at one time, and such storage container shall not occupy a ground area in excess of 120 square feet, nor be more than eight feet in height.
Any authorized storage container shall be set back not less than five feet from the side and rear property lines and from any structures on the property. A storage container located in the front yard shall be set back not less than 10 feet from the front property line.
In determining whether to grant a permit for a storage container, the Building Inspector shall consider the rights and interests of owners and occupants of adjoining properties, to the end that such adjoining properties not be deprived or unduly limited in light, air or reasonable use during the period of time that the storage container is on any property.
The duration of any permit for a storage container shall not exceed 60 days, except that upon written application and payment of any additional fee as may be from time to time established by the Board of Trustees, the Building Inspector may extend the duration of such permit for an additional period of time, not to exceed 30 days. Further extensions of time shall be in the discretion of the Building Inspector upon good cause shown.
Storage containers shall be removed from the property no later than the date of permit expiration.
In granting or extending any permit pursuant to this chapter, the Building Inspector may impose reasonable conditions where such conditions are determined to be necessary to protect the public health, safety or general welfare.
Any permit issued pursuant to this chapter may be revoked by the Building Inspector if, after due investigation, it is determined that the permit holder has violated any condition of this chapter or of such permit, that the container is being maintained in an unsafe condition, or that the container is a nuisance. Written notice of such revocation shall be given either by personal delivery to the permit holder or the owner of the property on which the container is located, or by mailing such notice to such person or entity in a sealed postage paid envelope addressed to the permit holder or the property owner at the address indicated for such person or entity in the records of the Building Department.