After complaints, drop boxes in Glenville will require permits

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GLENVILLE, N.Y. — Clothing drop boxes are a way charities provide clothing and shoes for the needy, but in Glenville officials want to make sure those boxes don't violate the laws of the town.

After receiving complaints that drop box was blocking the vision of drivers, Glenville authorities looked into the placement of the town's roughly 18 drop boxes along two major thoroughfares. The town will now require businesses and churches with drop boxes to apply for a 90-day permit, considering them “portable storage containers,” like PODS.

According to the current ordinance, a permit is $50 and is valid for a maximum of 90 days.

The town is now working to amend that ordinance to distinguish charitable donation boxes from storage containers, and hope to have a yearly permit in place soon. 

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