City of St. Charles, MO
St. Charles County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[R.O. 2009 §156.820; Ord. No. 07-212, 8-22-2007; Ord. No. 09-137, 7-23-2009]
A. 
Clothing drop boxes shall only be permitted in accordance with the requirements and conditions of this Section.
1. 
Only exempt organizations pursuant to 26 USC Section 501 may place upon its property or sponsor a clothing drop box.
2. 
A clothing drop box shall not exceed six (6) feet in height, four (4) feet in width and four (4) feet in depth.
3. 
Clothing drop boxes shall be constructed of metal or wood and shall be secured at all times except when being emptied by its owner or sponsor.
4. 
Clothing drop boxes shall be located a minimum of twenty (20) feet from any driveway curb cut and outside any sight distance triangle as described in Section 400.540. A clothing drop box shall not be located within any required street frontage buffer or landscape buffer, front, side or rear yard setback or in front of the front building line. A clothing drop box shall not encroach on any minimum required parking spaces.
5. 
No more than one (1) clothing drop boxes shall be permitted on site at any time.
6. 
Clothing drop boxes shall be emptied at least two (2) times per week or as often as necessary to prevent the contents from overflowing the box.
7. 
Any sign or label affixed to a clothing drop box shall pertain only to the box or the sponsoring organization. The name, address and telephone number of the owner shall be affixed to the box to enable the ownership of the box to be readily ascertained.
8. 
No clothing drop box shall be permitted in the South Main Preservation District, the Landmarks Preservation District, the Historic Downtown District, the Frenchtown Neighborhood District and the Commons Neighborhood District.
9. 
Site plan review. Any organization desiring to place or sponsor a clothing drop box shall submit to the Community Development Department:
a. 
A site plan which adequately and accurately describes the location of the box which may consist of a "red-lined" portion of a previously approved site plan or plat, and
b. 
A letter from the person who owns or has the right to possession of the property authorizing the use of the site as the location of a box.
10. 
Clothing drop boxes owned or operated by a for profit entity shall obtain and pay a business license fee pursuant to Chapter 605.