[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Riverton 7-12-2017 by Ord. No. O-2017-08. Amendments noted where applicable.]
For the purposes of this chapter, the following terms shall have the meaning ascribed to them herein:
- PORTABLE STORAGE UNIT
- A transportable unit designed and used primarily for temporary storage of building materials (before they are utilized for building purposes), household goods, and other such materials for use on a limited basis on residential property.
A portable storage unit may be located upon private residential or commercial property subject to the conditions set forth herein. No person, corporation or firm shall place or utilize or permit a portable storage unit to be placed on or along a public area in the Borough of Riverton without first having obtained a permit from the Borough Clerk. A permit must be obtained from the Borough Clerk within seven days of placing a portable storage unit on property which a person owns, rents, occupies or controls. The fee for a permit shall be set by Resolution of the governing body, which may be amended from time to time, and shall be kept on file with the Borough Clerk.
A permit for a portable storage unit will be valid for a period of 30 days.
A permit obtained for a storage unit to be used during construction on the residential property or commercial property where the unit is located may be renewed for up to five additional thirty-day periods for a maximum period of six months. Application for renewal must be made prior to the expiration of the existing permit. Renewal shall be at the discretion of the Construction Official and shall require proof of a current construction permit for the property.
A permit for a portable storage unit for any purpose other than construction related will be valid for 30 days. It may be renewed once for an additional 30 days. Further renewals will be at the discretion of the Borough Code Enforcement Official upon a showing of hardship or other good cause.
Only one permit per property, including all renewals of said permit, shall be granted during a twelve-month period.
A portable storage unit shall only be located in the property driveway at the furthest accessible point from the street. If there is no driveway on the property, the storage until must be placed in the side or rear yard at the furthest accessible point. Only two portable storage units may be placed on a residential property at one time.
If the unit must be placed on the street the limit is one and written permission of the Chief of Police and the Fire Subcode Official of the Borough of Riverton must first be obtained. The time period for the placement of a storage unit on a public street shall not exceed seven days.
No hazardous material or organic waste shall be placed in a portable storage unit.
No portable storage unit shall be used for the storage of construction debris, business inventory, commercial goods or goods for property other than the residential property where the unit is located. Upon reasonable notice to the applicant and as a condition to any permit issued hereunder, the Borough may inspect the contents of any portable storage unit for compliance with this chapter.
It shall be the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the portable storage unit is maintained in good condition, free from evidence of deterioration, weathering, discoloration, rust, ripping, tearing or other holes or breaks.
No portable storage unit shall exceed 20 feet in length.
Any person, company or firm who shall violate any provision of this chapter, upon conviction, shall be subject to removal of the portable storage unit and shall further be subject to a fine of not more than $2,000 for each offense and imprisonment for not more than 90 days if an individual, in the discretion of the Borough Municipal Judge.