Businesses within the township’s light industrial zone will be able to keep storage trailers and containers on their properties under a new ordinance introduced by the township council recently.
The ordinance, which still requires a public hearing and second vote before adoption, allows businesses within the zone – which includes the township’s industrial park off Route 70 – to house either two 20-foot storage facilities or one 40-foot storage facility on their properties. The trailers and containers would have to be licensed and registered with the township and all would be subject to inspection by township officials.
Currently, storage trailers and containers are not allowed on any business site, Mayor John Ducey said.
“We want to be business friendly, so we’ve decided to take a look at allowing storage units,” he said.
The maximum number of containers is based on lot square footage, Ducey added, and all facilities must be used to store items that are related to the operation of the business.
The ordinance is expected to be on the agenda for a second vote and public hearing at the June 21 council meeting, which begins at 7 p.m. at the township municipal complex.