ORDINANCE 572

 

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE NORRIS ZONING CODE

BY ADDING PROVISIONS FOR TEMPORARY STORAGE CONTAINERS

 

WHEREAS, Tennessee Code Annotated Sections 13-7-201 through 13-7-210 has delegated the responsibility to municipalities to adopt regulations designed to promote the public health, safety, and general welfare of its citizenry; and

 

WHEREAS, pursuant to the Tennessee Code Annotated, this amendment to the Norris Zoning Ordinance has been reviewed and recommended by the Norris Municipal Planning Commission, and

 

WHEREAS, The City Council of the City of Norris concurs with the recommendation of the planning commission and has held a public hearing pursuant to the municipal code of the City of Norris;

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED that the City of Norris Zoning Ordinance be amended as herein contained that:

 

 Section 1.   Chapter 2, Zoning Ordinance, Section 14-203 Definitions, be amended by adding the following defined terms and phrases:

 

TEMPORARY STORAGE STRUCTURES:  A portable storage unit that does not have a permanent foundation or footing and which includes cargo containers, portable storage containers, truck trailers, construction trailers, and bulk solid waste containers.  Such structures shall not be considered a building.

CARGO CONTAINER:  A container intended for multi-model transportation via sea going vessel, train, and truck-trailer.  These containers are self-contained without axles or wheels. 

PORTABLE STORAGE CONTAINER:  A self-storage container that is delivered to and retrieved from a home or business for long term off-site or on-site storage.  Portable Storage On Demand or PODS are a familiar trade name for such containers.  These containers are not on a chassis and do not have axles or wheels.

SEMITRAILER:  A mobile trailer of fifty-three (53) feet or less in length with a chassis, axles, and wheels that is towed by a truck or tractor.  

CONSTRUCTION TRAILER/CONTAINER/PORTALBLE STRUCTURE:  A trailer, portable temporary container, or portable structure with or without axles and wheels intended to support construction activity at a site with an active building permit.

BULK SOLID WASTE CONTAINER:  A container intended for construction waste material or other refuse, excluding garbage, for the purpose of removing said material from a site.

 

Section 2.  That the following Section 14-424 be added to the Norris Zoning Ordinance in its entirety:

 

14-424. Temporary Storage Structures.  Temporary storage structures are intended to provide temporary storage of household goods on residential property and business specific goods on professional, commercial, or industrial used and/or zoned lands.  Such temporary structures shall not interfere with the normal operation of the permanent use on the property and shall not be detrimental to property or improvements in the surrounding areas.  There shall also be no risk of injury to persons as a result of such storage. 

The following conditions shall apply to all temporary storage structures:

1.       Cargo containers shall not exceed industry standards for width and height, and shall not exceed fifty-three (53) feet in length.  The use of such containers shall be limited to commercial or industrial used land.  Such containers shall be located to the rear or side of the principal building and set back a minimum of five (5) feet from side and rear property lines.  There shall be a maximum of two (2) containers per site. No wide or high loads will be allowed.

The use of such containers shall be limited to no more than sixty (60) days in any calendar year.  In the event the owner of the property suffers a catastrophic loss due to fire, flood, or other physical calamity, the owner shall obtain a demolition permit and/or building permit.  Such containers shall be removed within one (1) week of the demolition or building permit expiration, the issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy, or the issuance of a Certificate of Completion. 

2.       Portable storage containers shall not exceed industry standard for width, height and length, not to exceed 10' wide by 10'high by 20' in length in residential used land. The use of such containers shall be limited to residential, professional, or commercial used land.  On commercial and professional used land, such containers shall be located to the rear or side of the principal building and set back a minimum of five (5) feet from side and rear property lines.  On residential used land, such containers shall be set back a minimum of five (5) feet from side and rear property lines and ten (10) feet from front property lines.  There shall be a maximum of one (1) container per site.

The use of such containers shall be limited to no more than sixty (60) days in any calendar year.  In the event the owner of the property suffers a catastrophic loss due to fire, flood, or other physical calamity, the owner shall obtain a demolition permit and/or building permit.  Such containers shall be removed within one (1) week of the demolition or building permit expiration, the issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy, or the issuance of a Certificate of Completion.

3.       Semi-truck trailers shall not exceed fifty-three (53) feet in length.  The use of trailers shall be limited to commercial or industrial used land. No wide or high loads will be allowed.

4.       Construction trailers/containers/portable structures may be used on residential, professional, commercial, or industrial zoned land provided there is an active building permit in place.  Such structures shall be set back a minimum of five (5) feet from side and rear property lines and ten (10) feet from front property lines.  Such structure shall be removed within one (1) week of the building permit expiration, the issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy, or the issuance of a Certificate of Completion. No wide or high loads will be allowed.

 

5.       Bulk solid waste containers may be used on residential, professional, commercial, or industrial used land.  Such containers shall be set back a minimum of five (5) feet from side and rear property lines and ten (10) feet from front property lines.  Such container used in conjunction with a demolition or building permit shall be removed prior to the demolition or building permit expiration, the issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy, or the issuance of a Certificate of Completion.

 

Bulk solid waste containers may also be used for the removal of miscellaneous waste without a demolition or building permit.  In this case, the use of such containers shall be limited to no more than forty-five (45) days in any calendar year. 

 

No temporary storage structure shall be located so as to interfere with traffic

visibility.

 

 

Section 3.   This ordinance shall take effect immediately after its final passage and required public hearing, the welfare of the City of Norris requiring it.

 

 

 

 

                                                            Passed First Reading       January 13, 2014

                                                            Public Hearing               March 10, 2014

Passed Second Reading   March 10, 2014