- September 15, 2020
Ocoee commissioners voted unanimously Oct. 2 to amend the city’s land-development code to create a definition
for the terms “collection bin” and “collection trailer.”
City Planner Mike Rumer said the ordinance adds clarification and terminology to the land-development code pertaining to donation collection bins and trailers.
“We’re adding the definition into our land-development code so then we can add the term collection bin and collection trailer into the existing section of our land-development code where we talk about temporary storage facilities (and) Dumpsters,” Rumer said.
Rumer said the locations of donation-collection bins are currently regulated under the city’s land-development code. Donation-collection bins must be located within a fully screened masonry enclosure — similar to a Dumpster enclosure — away from the view of adjacent roads or parking areas.
“They can’t just set (donation-collection bins) out in a parking lot for everyone to see,” Rumer said. “They’ve got to be shielded on three sides in a nice area that’s not adjacent to a road, drive aisle or parking lot.”
City leaders also presented the first reading of an ordinance that annexes and rezones a 2.59-acre property located on the south side of Fullers Cross Road, west of the intersection of Fullers Cross Road and North Lakewood Avenue. The ordinance proposed annexing the property into the city and rezone it from Orange County A-1 to city of Ocoee A-1 “Agricultural.” The property was purchased by Innovation Montessori School to be used as recreational fields and as an overflow parking lot. The second meeting and public hearing for the ordinance will take place during the Oct. 16 commission meeting.
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