[Ord. No. 4181, 4-27-2010, § 2.]
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- PRIVATE PROPERTY
- Any real property located within the Township of Teaneck which is not within the jurisdiction and control of the Township of Teaneck or any other governmental agency.
- REFUSE CONTAINER
- Any portable container without motor power designed to be towed, drawn or carried by a motor vehicle and placed upon private property for the purpose of the temporary storage and collection of refuse, debris, building materials and similar materials, including what is commonly known as a "roll-off" or "dumpster."
- STORAGE CONTAINER
- Any portable container without motor power designed to be towed, drawn, or carried by a motor vehicle and placed upon private property for the purpose of the storage of personal property, goods, merchandise, equipment, supplies or possessions, including what is commonly known as a "pod."
Except as otherwise permitted or required by ordinance or other law, no person shall place or cause to placed upon any private property a storage container or refuse container without having first obtained a permit therefor.
Applications for permits for the temporary placement of storage or refuse containers shall be submitted to the Construction Code Official, or to his/her designee, for investigation and approval.
An application for a permit shall contain the following information:
A description of the storage or refuse container to be placed on the private property;
The estimated duration during which such storage or refuse container shall be placed on the private property;
A diagram drawn to scale showing the proposed location of the storage or refuse container in relationship to surrounding curbs, streets, sidewalks, fire hydrants, driveways, walkways, principal buildings and structures, accessory structures, property lines, and such other features as may be required by the Construction Code Official upon the private property upon which the proposed storage or refuse container will be placed and the adjoining properties thereto;
The name, address, and phone number of the property owner or other person requesting the permit;
The name, address, and phone number of the owner or other person exercising control of the storage or refuse container and who shall be responsible for the removal of said storage or refuse container.
The application for a permit shall be submitted to the Construction Code Official, together with a fee and a deposit for removal as set forth in the Appendix III of Chapter 2 of the Code of the Township of Teaneck. The deposit shall be refundable upon the removal of the temporary storage or refuse container and verification that no damage has been caused to the public sidewalks, curbs, trees or streets of the Township of Teaneck as a result of the placement or removal of such temporary storage or refuse containers. If such temporary storage or refuse container is not removed prior to the expiration of the permit, or any renewal granted therefor, or if any damage has been caused to the sidewalks, curbs, trees or streets of the Township of Teaneck as the result of the placement and removal of such temporary storage or refuse container, the Township may apply such deposit to the cost of removal and disposal of the contents, and any repairs to or replacement of the sidewalk, curb, trees or street.
Permits issued hereunder for storage containers shall not be valid for a period in excess of 30 consecutive days. The temporary permit for placement of a temporary storage container is renewable a maximum of two times, provided that the Construction Code Official is satisfied that there is good cause for such renewals.
Permits issued for the placement and use of containers associated with a construction project, where such project requires the issuance of a permit under the New Jersey Uniform Construction Code, shall allow for the use of such container from the date of issuance of the NJ-UCC construction permit until seven days after the issuance of a certificate of occupancy or 180 days, whichever is less.
Before approving a permit, the Construction Code Official shall determine whether said permit can be issued in accordance with the rules and regulations set forth herein and whether such permit can be issued without endangering the public's health, safety, or welfare.
Any storage or refuse container for which a permit is issued shall comply with the following rules and regulations:
The storage or refuse container shall clearly contain thereon the name, address, and phone number of the owner or other person exercising control of the storage or refuse container and who is responsible for removing said storage or refuse container.
The storage or refuse container shall have affixed thereto a decal or sticker provided by the Township in such location as to be readily visible from the public street or at such location as shall be designated in the permit. Upon expiration of the permit, the decal or sticker shall be removed.
No storage or refuse container shall be temporarily placed within the required front yard setback on any private property except upon an existing paved surface.
Temporary storage containers shall not exceed eight feet in width, 20 feet in length and eight feet in height.
Containers must be located on an existing paved surface without additions or modifications, unless an alternative location is approved by the Construction Code Official.
Utility connections to containers are not permitted.
The owner or other person having control of a temporary storage or refuse container for which a permit has been issued shall remove said temporary storage or refuse container from the private property prior to the expiration of the permit unless an additional permit is obtained prior to the expiration thereof.
In the event the temporary storage or refuse container is not removed from the private property prior to the expiration of the permit, or in the event no permit has been issued, the Township shall have the right to remove the storage or refuse container from the private property.
Both the owner of the storage or refuse container and the person requesting the storage or refuse container on the private property shall be responsible for the cost of said removal.
In addition to such other remedies as may be provided by law, the cost of removal, storage, and any other cost incurred by the Township in connection with the removal of said storage or refuse container shall constitute a lien upon the real property owned by the applicant for which the permit was requested.
Any person violating any provision of this article shall be subject to a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $1,000 or imprisonment for a term not in excess of 90 days, or both. A separate offense shall be committed on each day during or on which a violation occurs or continues.