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Record #: O2011-5603   
Type: Ordinance Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 7/6/2011 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Health and Environmental Protection
Final action: 5/20/2015
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Section 7-28-785 regarding permit requirements for collection bins used for charitable purposes
Sponsors: Brookins, Jr., Howard, Cardenas, George A.
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 7 - Health & Safety - Ch. 28 Health Nuisances
Attachments: 1. O2011-5603.pdf
Related files: R2015-407
SECTION 1. Chapter 7-28-785 ofthe Municipal Code ofthe City of Chicago is hereby amended by striking through and adding new language underlined, boldfaced and italicized as follows:
7-28-785 Collection bins.
(a) For purposes of this section only, the following definitions shall apply, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:
(1) "Collection bin" means any bin, box, truck, or other container placed outdoors for the collection of clothes or other items as donations. Temporary or seasonal containers set up for the sole purpose of collecting money for charitable purposes are exempt.
(2) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of streets and sanitation.
(3) [Reserved.]
(4) "Owner" has the same meaning ascribed to that term in Section 13-4-010.
(5) "Operator" means an organization or business that has a written agreement with the "Owner" to undertake and be responsible for all operations regarding the collection bins upon the Owner's property, including the installation, collection and maintenance of the collection bins. An "Operator" must be in good standing under the laws of the State of Illinois and hold a valid Business License with the Citv of Chicago.
(b) It shall be unlawful for any person to install or maintain any collection bin outdoors on private property in the city without first obtaining a permit.
(c) An application for a permit shall be made to the commissioner of business affairs and consumer protection and shall include the following:
(1) the applicant's name and address, and the name and address ofthe property owner, if different from the applicant's;
(2) for permits applied for bv an Operator, the Operator ¦ shall provide and submit all collection bin locations within each ward to the commissioner oftbusiness affairs and consumer protection, and to the Alderman for each ward where collection bins are located. All citv officials shall have access to a detailed list and ward maps d...

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