[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Farmingdale 12-6-2010 by L.L. No. 6-2010. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- STORAGE CONTAINER
- Any container intended for the purpose of storing or keeping household goods and other personal property that is intended to be filled, refilled, or emptied while located outdoors on a residential property.
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to place, keep or maintain any storage container on any property improved with a dwelling for more than seven days, without securing a permit.
Any person desiring a permit to place or maintain a storage container shall file an application with the Building Department. The form for this application is to be furnished by the Building Department and shall be sworn to and filed by the applicant with the Building Department, along with an application fee of $10.
A permit for a storage container may only be granted if there is currently a building permit for improvement of the dwelling upon which the storage container is located.
A storage container may not be more than 160 square feet and no more than 8.6 feet in height.
The storage container shall be set back from any side yard property line a minimum of five feet and from the front property line by a minimum of five feet and also be a minimum of five feet away from any structures on the property. In granting the permit the Building Inspector shall consider the rights of adjacent property owners so that there shall not be any unreasonable deprivation of light, air or a reasonable use of adjoining property.
The Building Inspector is hereby authorized, in the exercise of reasonable discretion, to revoke any permit issued hereunder if, after due investigation, he deems that the holder thereof has violated any provisions of this subsection, in that the storage container is being maintained in an unsafe manner or is being maintained as a nuisance. Written notice of said revocation shall be given, either by personal service upon the person to be notified or by depositing said notice in the United States mail in a sealed envelope, postage prepaid, addressed to such person at the address which appears on the records of the Building Department.
The length of time a storage container shall be permitted to remain shall be 90 days. An extension beyond 90 days will be considered upon application to the Board of Trustees. It shall be mandatory that the storage container be removed at the end of the permitted period of time.