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CITY OF TRENTON
ORDINANCE NO. 705-17

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE TRENTON CITY ZONING CODE, SECTION 110, BY ADDING A NEW SECTION 110-642 ESTABLISHING REGULATIONS FOR THE STORAGE AND PLACEMENT OF DUMPSTERS AND TEMPORARY STORAGE CONTAINERS IN THE CITY OF TRENTON, COUNTY OF WAYNE, WHICH SHALL READ AS FOLLOWS:

SECTION 1. A new Section 110-642 entitled: "Dumpsters and Temporary Storage Containers." is hereby created regulating the placement and use of containers for storage and waste materials on public and private property located within the City of Trenton which shall as follows:

Sec. 110-642. - Dumpsters and Temporary Storage Containers:

a) Prohibited. It shall be prohibited to store dumpsters or temporary storage containers on private property except as hereinafter provided. Dumpsters and temporary storage containers shall include, but are not limited to, the following illustrative examples, construction dumpsters, roll-offs, portable on demand storage containers, shipping containers, over-seas containers, inter-modal containers, moving containers.

b) Limitations. Dumpsters and temporary storage containers are allowed on private property or private streets provided the following:

(1) Line of sight shall not be obstructed, as defined in the City of Trenton Zoning Ordinance, Sec. 110.634.

(2) Dumpsters and temporary storage containers shall not be located in a public right-of-way and shall not obstruct public sidewalks.

(3) Dumpsters and temporary storage containers shall clearly identify the providing company's name and phone number.

(4) Only one dumpster or temporary storage container may be placed on a property at any one time.

(5) Dumpsters and temporary storage containers are allowed on a property for a period of an accumulative period not to exceed twenty-one days within a 6 month period.

(6) Dumpsters and temporary storage containers shall not be used to store household trash or other items or waste that will cause offensive odors, attract insects or vermin, and/or create a nuisance in general.

(7) Open containers shall not be filled beyond the top edge.

(8) When not in use, open containers shall be securely tarped.

(9) Dumpsters and temporary storage containers shall comply with all other applicable codes, ordinances and zoning requirements of the City of Trenton.

c) Exemptions.

(1) In cases where the physical limitations of a property prevent a dumpster or temporary storage container from being stored on private property, the City Engineer or his/her designee may, upon application, permit a dumpster or temporary storage container to be located on public property, provided however, that such approval is in writing and in compliance with all other regulations. In granting this exemption, the timeframe for which the placement may be allowed can be restricted below that otherwise permitted, or extended beyond that specified in subsection 110.642, if approved and individual circumstances warrant.

(2) Construction dumpsters are allowed on a property for a period of six months, provided that a valid construction permit exists for the same location and compliance with all other regulations occurs.

(3) Dumpsters required for demolitions are allowed on a property for the term of a valid demolition permit for the same location and there is compliance with all other regulations.

d) Violations. Violations of the provisions of this ordinance are a municipal civil infraction for which the fine is $50.00 per day.

SECTION 2. Saving Clause. Nothing in this Ordinance or in the Code hereby adopted shall be construed to affect any suit or proceeding pending in any court, or any rights acquired, or liability incurred, or any cause or causes of action acquired or existing, under any act or ordinance hereby repealed; nor shall any just or legal right or remedy of any character be lost, impaired or affected by this Ordinance.

SECTION 3. Severability. Should any word, sentence, phrase or any portion of this Ordinance be held in a manner invalid by any court of competent jurisdiction or by any state agency having authority to do so for any reason whatsoever, such holdings shall be construed and limited to such work, sentence, phrase or any portion of the Ordinance held to be so invalid shall not be construed as affecting the validity of any of the remaining words, sentences, phrases or portions of this Ordinance.

SECTION 4. Conflicting Ordinances. All prior existing ordinances adopted by the City of Trenton inconsistent or in conflict with the provisions of this Ordinance are, to the extent of such conflict or inconsistency, hereby expressly repealed.

SECTION 5. Readings. This Ordinance shall be given a first reading on January 3, 2017, shall be enacted on February 6, 2017, and shall be published on or before February 13, 2017, and shall be effective February 14, 2017.

ADOPTED, APPROVED AND PASSED by the City Council of the City of Trenton this 6th day of February, 2017.

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