(Wednesday - December 09, 2020) - The City of
Kingsford came one step closer on Monday, to adoption of an ordinance
which would regulate "backyard storage" within the City, a move similar
to one taken by the City of Iron Mountain.
ordinance, like the one adopted by Iron Mountain, would require that all
residential storage units conform to neighborhood standards.
major difference is that the Kingsford ordinance deals somewhat
specifically with "shipping containers," which have become an
increasingly common and cost-effective means of storage.
the ordinance would not completely eliminate the use of shipping
containers, it would drastically limit their use.
the text of the proposed ordinance:
The Council is currently studying information
gathered during a public hearing held during the Monday Council meeting,
as well as other public input being received by members of the Council.
A decision on the matter could come at the next regularly scheduled
Council meeting, which will be held on December 20.