Village of Boston Heights OH, Planning and Zoning Code  




Self-Service Storage Facilities




1175.01 Purpose.

1175.05 Business activity in self-service storage facilities.

1175.02 Minimum construction distance.

1175.06 Inspections.

1175.03 Building height.

1175.07 Lease agreement.

1175.04 Lighting.

1175.99 Penalty.





1175.01 PURPOSE.

The purpose of this chapter is to promote the public health, safety and welfare through the regulation of self-service storage facilities. (Ord. 5-2000. Passed 3-8-00.)



No structure used a self-service storage facility shall be built or erected within 1,000 feet of any residential dwelling, hotel, motel, tourist house, school, hospital, nursing home, or any public administrative or any public safety building, and shall not present a nuisance or safety hazard to the general public. When the Planning Commission finds that there would be no adverse impact, a lesser set back distance may be approved, but not less than 500 feet. (Ord. 5-2000. Passed 3-8-00.)



Self-service storage buildings shall be one story and shall not exceed twenty feet in height. (Ord. 5-2000. Passed 3-8-00.)


1175.04 LIGHTING.

All lights shall be shielded to direct light onto the established buildings and away from adjacent property, but may be of sufficient intensity to discourage vandalism and theft. All lights shall be mounted at a height not exceeding that of the building.
(Ord. 5-2000. Passed 3-8-00.)



Other than employees of the company or corporation operating the self-service storage facility, no persons shall be involved in any business activity in any self-service storage facility except for the storing or retrieving of material. (Ord. 5-2000. Passed 3-8-00.)



The Fire Chief, the Fire Prevention Officer, and all Firefighters as directed by the Chief, shall have access to the individual self-service storage units for the purpose of inspection to determine compliance with this chapter and with the Ohio Fire Code. Owners or operators of self-service storage facilities and the lessees of each individual self-service storage unit shall allow access to the individual units for this inspection up to six times per year. The Fire Chief is authorized to draft regulations establishing procedures for these inspections. The Fire Chief shall enforce this inspection procedure pursuant to Chapter 1521 of the Fire Prevention Code and any and all other applicable laws and ordinances. (Ord. 5-2000. Passed 3-8-00.)



Owners or operators of self-service storage facilities must include language within the lease for the individual self-service storage units advising the lessees of the regulations drafted pursuant to this section and shall further contain a provision authorizing inspection of the units by the Fire Department up to six times per year.
(Ord. 5-2000. Passed 3-8-00.)


1175.99 PENALTY.

Whoever violates any provision of this chapter, and upon conviction thereof, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree. Each day that such violation continues shall constitute a separate offense. (Ord. 5-2000. Passed 3-8-00.)

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