Ho-Ho-Kus June 24, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES III • Page 7 Council mulls regulations for portable storage units by Jennifer Crusco Regulations for the use of temporary storage units are being considered for the Borough of Ho-Ho-Kus. Addressing Mayor Thomas Randall and the council last week, HoHo-Kus Borough Administrator Don Cirulli noted that the municipality does not have an ordinance regarding the use of these storage systems, which include the portable on demand storage units, also known as PODS. Temporary storage units are placed on residential lots for various reasons, and are often requested when homeowners are moving or remodeling their homes. Mayor Randall noted that Westwood has approved an ordinance concerning storage units, acknowledging, “Sometimes they tend to linger.” Other Bergen County municipalities that have adopted storage unit ordinances include the townships of Wyckoff and Mahwah. Mahwah’s regulations, which were approved in November 2007, require that an individual obtain a $10 permit from the township to allow the placement of a temporary storage unit on his or her property, or on any premises in the township. The Mahwah Council found there is a public need for temporary storage units because many township residents do not have garages or other storage facilities. The ordinance states that the governing body pursued the regulatory measure to benefit and protect the township’s citizens. Mahwah’s regulations require that temporary storage unit applications be made in writing and contain the name and address of the property owner and the applicant, a description of the temporary storage unit and the zone in which the unit will be located, and a statement that the applicant understands and agrees that this storage unit is temporary and has read the relevant ordinance. Permits are granted for 30-day periods, although two 30-day extensions of the permit may be granted. Planning board approval is required in instances where the unit is needed beyond the two extensions. Temporary storage units cannot remain on the same premises more than 90 days, cumulatively, within a 12-month period starting with the date of delivery unless planning board approval has been granted. Storage units may not exceed 16 feet in length, and only one unit may be placed upon any single lot at one time. Ho-Ho-Kus resident Lynne Warshaw has been named chair of the board of trustees for the Community Blood Services Foundation. The foundation is the fundraising branch of Community Blood Services, a not-for-profit organization devoted to serving the community’s transfusion medicine needs for more than 50 years. 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