Chapter 9.52
UNENCLOSED STORAGE PROHIBITED

Sections:

9.52.010    Unenclosed storage prohibited.

9.52.020    Period of amortization before becoming nuisance.

9.52.010 Unenclosed storage prohibited.

“Store,” as used in this chapter, means keeping any item of personal property outside of enclosed structures for more than ten days of any three hundred sixty-day period. No person may, in any residential zone of the city, store any personal property, except the following:

A. Property located in a completely fenced-in backyard. “Backyard,” for purposes of this section, means a yard which does not abut either a front lot line (defined in Section 17.03.410), or a side lot line (defined in Section 17.03.430) and no portion of which is nearer to the front lot line than the part of the principal structure which is nearest to the front lot line;

B. Property completely shielded from the view of a person standing upon public property or public rights-of-way;

C. The following vehicles, provided they are not used for habitation while stored:

1. Campers. “Camper” means a structure designed to be mounted upon a motor vehicle and to provide facilities for human habitation or camping purposes,

2. Pickups upon which a camper is located,

3. Travel Trailers. As used herein, “travel trailer” means a trailer designed to be used upon a highway capable of human habitation for camping or recreational purposes,

4. Vehicles meeting the definition of “travel trailer,” except that they are self-propelled;

D. Building materials being used as a part of a legal building project on the same lot as the storage; provided, that the building activity on that project is being continuously conducted (i.e., has not been discontinued except for time loss due to inclement weather) for more than five days;

E. Lawn furniture and accessories. For purposes of this section, “lawn furniture” means furniture designed primarily to be utilized out of doors;

F. Fully assembled boats (i.e., boats that are under construction are not exempt). (Ord. 546, 1983; Ord. 540 (part), 1983)

9.52.020 Period of amortization before becoming nuisance.

Notwithstanding any other provision of this code, any person who was carrying out storage activities prior to the city’s adoption of Section 9.52.010 shall have one month from the effective date of the ordinance establishing the prohibition to discontinue the storage activity. After that time, the activity shall constitute a public nuisance. (Ord. 540 (part), 1983)