Kent City Council approved new timelines for temporary structures at its meeting Wednesday.
The vote was the final one needed to approve the new definitions that specify what a temporary structure is -- any structure without foundation or footings -- and their time frame for use, which was not clear before.
Temporary structures, which now includes outdoor scaffolds in addition to tents or canopies, are now limited to no more than 14 days of use in total, consecutive or not, in a 60-day period. Any structure exceeding that will be subject to permanent structure guidelines, which include site plans and permits.
Among other action Wednesday, council, in a very brief, join meeting with Franklin Township trustees, reaffirmed regulations for the Standing Rock Cemetery without discussion.
Communication regarding the transfer of a trex license permitting alcohol sales from Eclipse Entertainment LLC to the Belleria Pizza and Italian Restaurant was read into the record.
Following an executive session, council voted to amend waste management policies to include all residential properties in the same solid-waste pools.
Service Director Gene Roberts said that action essentially lets the service department insert new language allowing clarifying that contractors working for Kent apartment complexes can make use of the same recycling and solid-waste services as residents, which wasn't specified before.
That language needs drafted and must go through a public-hearing process before becoming official.
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