[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Oxford as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Placement in Public Thoroughfares
[Adopted 2-17-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-02]
No dumpsters, roll-offs, or drop boxes may be placed upon any Township street, alleyway, sidewalk, right-of-way or other public thoroughfare without first obtaining a permit from the Township Engineer.
Before a permit is issued, application must be made upon the forms provided by the Township Engineer. The application must include specific details as to the location of the container and must be accompanied by a valid construction or demolition permit.
Such permits shall be issued only to persons or corporations engaging in construction or demolition projects that have been properly authorized by the Division of Inspections.
The Township Engineer may attach conditions to the permit to ensure the health, welfare and safety of pedestrians and motorists.
All containers shall be clearly marked with the owner's name, address and business phone number and shall be equipped with reflectors on each side of the container.
Each permit shall specify the name and residence of the applicant, the place or places where the container is to be located, and the time period for which the permit is valid. Additionally, the permit must be visibly exhibited, must be in the possession of the parties at the site and must be exhibited to the Township Engineer or his or her authorized representative upon request. No such permit shall be valid except for the place and time specified.
Such permits shall be valid for an effective period not to exceed 15 consecutive calendar days, to be determined and specified thereon by the Township Engineer. Such effective period may be extended, if so requested in writing by the permittee prior to the expiration, for a period not to exceed 15 additional days.
No such permit shall be extended beyond 30 consecutive calendar days except by a majority vote of the governing body. However, no such permit may be extended beyond three consecutive months nor more than six months in any twelve-month period.
The Township Engineer shall have the right to revoke or cancel the permit at any time should the permittee fail to comply with any of the terms, agreements, covenants and conditions thereof.
This permit shall not be signed or transferred except upon the prior written consent of the Township Engineer.
Each applicant for a permit shall pay $50 for the purpose of the issuance of a permit for the public right-of-way.
Any property owner utilizing any Township street, alleyway, sidewalk, right-of-way or other public thoroughfare for the placement of a dumpster, roll-off container, and/or drop box upon the effective date of this article shall apply to the Township Engineer for the permit specified within and shall comply with all of the regulations of this article. Any such container shall be considered a new placement with respect to the time limits set in Subsection H.
Any person or persons, partnership, association or corporation performing or causing to be performed any work contrary to the provisions of this article shall be subject, for each offense, to a fine of at least $100, but not to exceed $1,000, and may be subjected to a period of imprisonment not to exceed 90 days or to community service not to exceed 90 days. Each violation of any provision of this article shall be a separate and distinct violation and, in the case of a continuing violation, every day's continuance thereof shall be deemed to be a separate and distinct offense.
The Township Engineer is authorized to enforce the provisions of this article, including but not limited to issuing all notices and orders to abate violations and issuing all summonses.