[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Lumberton 8-21-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-13. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The purpose of this chapter is to provide a uniform set of procedures for administering the placement and maintenance of clothing bins within the Township of Lumberton, as well as providing for a uniform set of procedures for administering the issuance and revocation of all permits issued by the Zoning Officer of the Township of Lumberton for the placement of clothing bins.
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, corporation, club or charitable organization, institution or association to place and/or maintain any bin, dumpster or other depository to collect clothing for the needy or for any other group of people on any public or private property, including any public sidewalk street or alley or any private parking lot or walkway or at any other location in the Township without first submitting an application and obtaining a permit from the Zoning Officer.
Application for a permit to place and/or maintain a clothing bin, dumpster or depository shall be made in writing to the Zoning Officer prior to placing the clothing bin, dumpster or depository. The application shall contain the following information:
Name and address of person, firm, corporation, club or charitable organization, institution or association placing and/or maintaining such clothing bin, dumpster or depository.
Name and address of the owner of the premises on which the clothing bin, dumpster or depository is to be located and the written consent of the owner if applicant is other than the owner.
A sketch plat showing the exact location which the clothing bin, dumpster or depository will be located.
A description including dimensions of the proposed clothing bin, dumpster or depository.
There shall be a two-hundred-fifty-dollar fee for each permit.
Any permit issued pursuant to the section shall remain in full force and effect until it is revoked by the Zoning Officer.
The permit authorized hereunder shall be prominently displayed upon the clothing bin, depository or dumpster at all times.
The location of the bin, depository or dumpster shall be subject to the approval of the Zoning Officer.
Each clothing bin, dumpster or depository shall be accessory to an existing nonresidential use.
No clothing bins, dumpster or depository shall be placed so as to create a danger or hazard to any pedestrian or vehicular traffic.
Each clothing bin, dumpster, depository shall be appropriately located so as to not interfere with sight triangles, on-site circulation, required setbacks, landscaping and parking.
Each clothing bin, dumpster, depository and the surrounding area shall be maintained in a neat, clean and orderly condition, and shall be regularly emptied by the licensee. Failure to maintain the clothing bin, dumpster or depository and surrounding area in neat, clean and orderly condition shall be cause for revocation of the license granted hereunder.
Each property is permitted to have a maximum of four clothing bins, dumpsters or depositories, or any combination thereof so long as the total aggregate number of bins, dumpsters or depositories located on any one property does not at any time exceed four in number.
This chapter shall be enforced by the Zoning Officer. All licensed clothing bins, dumpsters and depositories shall be subject to inspection by the Zoning Officer or any other duly authorized representative of the Township of Lumberton.
Any person, firm, corporation, charitable organization, institution or association violating or failing to comply with any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be liable for a fine not to exceed $1,200 and the inability to obtain license. Each day that a clothing bin, dumpster or depository remains at a location in the Township of Lumberton without a permit shall be considered a separate offense.