City of Crystal Lake, IL
McHenry County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Crystal Lake 2-20-2007 by Ord. No. 6161. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Zoning — See Ch. 650.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
TEMPORARY OUTDOOR STORAGE CONTAINER
A fully enclosed, detached and self-supporting structure, by itself incapable of motion or movement, designed for or used in the packing, shipping, movement or transportation of any goods, materials, or merchandise, except those units designated for garbage and trash. The unit must be manufactured/assembled off site and transportable, by means other than its own, to a location where it is set into place on grade and not upon a foundation or wheels. The unit shall not be refrigerated nor contain any motors or noise-generating equipment. Storage of hazardous materials is prohibited. It shall be made of metal or a similar stable, durable and acceptable material and shall not include a foundation, electricity, plumbing, external illumination, or other mechanical systems as part of its assembly or use.
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to provide a temporary outdoor storage container to any property in the City without having first obtained the license therefor.
Applications for such licenses shall be made in writing to the City Clerk, and shall be subject to the approval of the Mayor and City Council. The application shall be under oath and shall state as follows:
A. 
The name, address and statement of legal age of the applicant in the case of an individual; in the case of a co-partnership, the persons entitled to share in the profits thereof; and in the case of a corporation for profit, the date of incorporation, the objects for which it was organized, the names and addresses of the officers and directors, owned by one person or his/her nominees, the name and address of such person.
B. 
[1]The character of business of the applicant; and in case of a corporation, the objects for which it was formed.
[1]
Editor’s Note: Former Subsection B, requiring the applicant’s citizenship on a license application, was repealed 8-15-2017 by Ord. No. 7391. This ordinance also redesignated former Subsections C through J as Subsection B through I, respectively.
C. 
The length of time that said applicant has been in business of that character or, in the case of a corporation, the date on which its charter was issued.
D. 
The location and description of the premises or place of business which is to be operated under such license.
E. 
A statement that applicant has never been convicted of a felony and is not disqualified to receive a license by reason of any matter or thing contained in this chapter, laws of this state or the ordinances of this City.
F. 
Whether a previous license by any state or subdivision thereof or by the federal government has been revoked, and the reasons therefor.
G. 
A statement from whom the license will be obtained, including the name and address of the supplier of the outdoor storage containers.
H. 
A statement acknowledging that the applicant has read and fully understands the requirements for the placement of temporary outdoor storage containers, as required by Chapter 650, Zoning.
I. 
That the license to be issued upon the application is and will be subject to revocation by the Mayor and City Council.
A. 
A license shall be purely a personal privilege, good for not to exceed one year after issuance. The one-year period shall be from the first day of February of each year to the 31st day of January of each year unless sooner revoked or suspended as in this chapter provided. Licenses issued after the first day of February of any year shall pay the full license fees as provided. A license shall not constitute property, nor shall it be subject to attachment, garnishment or execution, nor shall it be alienable or transferable, voluntarily or involuntarily, or be subject to being encumbered or hypothecated. Such license shall not descend by the laws of testate or intestate devolution, but it shall cease upon the death of the licensee, provided that the executors or administrators of the estate of any deceased licensee, and the trustee of any insolvent or bankrupt licensee, may continue the business under order of the appropriate court, and may exercise the privileges of the deceased or insolvent or bankrupt licensee after the death of such decedent, or such insolvency or bankruptcy, until the expiration of such license, but not longer than six months after the death, bankruptcy or insolvency of such licensees. In no event shall there be any refund of any portion of any license fee paid.
B. 
Any licensee may renew his/her license at the expiration thereof, provided he/she is then qualified to receive a license and further provided that the renewal privilege herein provided for shall not be construed as a vested right which shall in any case prevent the Mayor and City Council from decreasing the number of licenses to be issued within their jurisdiction.
The Building Commissioner, or his/her designated representative, shall inspect or cause the inspection of any outdoor storage container on the property on which any such container is set up for use. Any violations shall be corrected immediately by the licensee, including removal if necessary.
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any persons, firm or corporation to install, operate or maintain any such temporary outdoor storage container without having first obtained a license therefor. Applications shall be made to the City Clerk.
B. 
The fee for such permit shall be $250 per year or any portion of a year. The license period shall be from February 1 of each year through January 31 of the following year.
No license shall be issued except upon approval by the City Council. Upon approval of the applicant and the payment of the license fee, the City Clerk shall issue a stamp bearing a notation: "City of Crystal Lake License for the Calendar Year of 20___." One license shall be issued for each container company licensed and it shall be placed in a conspicuous place on the property on which the business is conducted and so affixed that it cannot be transferred from one container to another.
Nothing contained within the provisions of this chapter shall relieve any person, firm or corporation from complying with the provisions of Chapter 650, Zoning, §§ 650-50E, H, I and 650-77.
Any persons, firm or corporation who or which violates the provisions of this chapter may, in addition to any penalty imposed under Chapter 1, Article II, of this Code, suffer the penalty of having his/her or its license revoked for any such violation. Revocation shall be in writing signed by the Mayor.