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COLUMBIANA Council seeks to put a limit on use of portable outhouses



Published: Fri, August 23, 2002 @ 12:00 a.m.



Council said a year is too long for portable outhouses to be at one site.

COLUMBIANA -- City council wants to limit use of portable plastic outhouses because some have become nearly permanent fixtures.

Council members said they don't mind the placement of outhouses for the street fair and other similar events, nor for construction sites, as long as their use is temporary.

They said, however, that residents have complained that at some commercial locations, the outhouses have been in place for nearly a year.

Temporary only

Council members agreed that use of portable outhouses in the city should be on a temporary basis. They said that in most cases, a year is too long for them to be in one location.

Members want city Law Director Daniel Blasdell to draft an ordinance that will limit the use of the outhouses but said they need more discussion about acceptable time limits.

Blasdell said that before he prepares such an ordinance, he will check to see if regulation of portable outhouses fits any city ordinance already in place.

Blasdell said there is probably some ordinance established decades ago relating to wooden outhouses or requirements regarding indoor plumbing.




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