Limiting Storage Devices In Berlin Proposed

BERLIN – Portable
storage containers, like PODS, might soon be restricted to five days located at
a Berlin house, according to a draft ordinance discussed by the Berlin Planning
Commission this week.

According to Planning
and Zoning Director Chuck Ward, Berlin Mayor Gee Williams asked him to look
into an ordinance to control the length of time a relocatable storage container
can remain on site after getting some complaints from townsfolk.

The town wants to
prevent residents from keeping the containers on their property as permanent
storage. The town does not want to ban the movable containers, Ward said, since
people do need to use them for moving.

The Planning Commission
agreed that five days should be enough for a residential movable container, but
asked Ward to extend the time such a container could be used at a building

Ward will bring the
adjusted draft ordinance back to the commission in the next few months. Once
the commission is satisfied with the final draft, the council would have to
approve it.