I think it was October, 2011 When Jim Moyer of the Salvation Army asked the Deerfield Beach Commission for permission to place Salvation Army Clothing Donation Bins around the city.
He had noticed many collection bins around the city and I guess he assumed it was a permitted use. But, he was told no, it was against code, the ones he saw were not legally placed.
I was amazed, as everyone in the city has seen the white and blue FOR PROFIT bins all over and, as far as I could tell, none of them had been cited for violations or removed. Many residents were outraged about this and urged the commission to permit the Salvation Army to place the bins.
Look back in my past postings to review the work that went into getting this ordinance this far. This Tuesday's meeting will have the item on the agenda but not as a public input item. That will be on February 12, and if it passes both times, it will go into effect.
To read the entire proposed ordinance click here:
Agenda item 15: Ordinance 2013/ - AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF DEERFIELD BEACH, CREATING A NEW SECTION 46-31, REGULATING DONATION BINS AND PROVIDING FOR CERTAIN CLOTHING DONATION BINS TO BE PERMITTED UPON CERTAIN CONDITIONS; PROVIDING FOR REGULATIONS, A PERMITTING PROCESS AND IMPLEMENTATION; CONTAINING A PROVISION FOR INCLUSION IN THE CITY CODE; CONTAINING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; CONTAINING AN EFFECTIVE DATE
ACTION: Commission to vote on Ordinance and set public hearing for February 12, 2013
Monday, January 14, 2013
At Last!!! Clothing Bin Ordinance to be Voted On.
Posted by Bett Willett at 1:41 PM