TOWN OF ASQUITH
BYLAW NO. 11-2015
A BYLAW TO REGULATE THE USE
OF SHIPPING CONTAINERS WITHIN THE TOWN OF ASQUITH
The Council of the Town of Asquith in the Province of Saskatchewan enacts as follows:
1. a) “C.A.O.” shall mean the Town Administrator.
b) “Shipping Container” shall mean a prefabricated metal container or box specifically
constructed for the transport by rail, ship or transport truck.
c) “Town” shall mean the Town of Asquith
d) “Yard, Rear” shall mean the area between the side site lines, and the rear side line to the
rear building line.
e) “Yard, Side” shall mean the area between the front and rear yards and between the side
site line and the side building line.
2. Shipping containers shall be prohibited as an accessory building or structure in all Districts except those Districts zoned industrial.
3. Shipping containers that were pre-existing in the Town of Asquith prior to the passing of this Bylaw must meet the following conditions in order to remain within the Town limits:
- Shipping containers shall not be placed on any front yard but rather shall be placed in side and rear yards.
- Shipping containers shall be either sided or sandblasted and painted a neutral color.
4. Notwithstanding section 2, shipping containers may be placed temporarily on a site in any district:
- During construction on a site when the shipping container is utilized solely for the storage of supplies and equipment that are used for the site, provided that a valid building permit has been issued for construction on the site.
- The shipping container must be removed from the site upon completion of the construction OR within six months, whichever comes first.
- A permitting fee of $250.00 must be paid before a shipping container is allowed on a construction site.
- When placed on a site, the shipping container shall:
- Not be placed on a public right-of-way or dedicated lands; and
- Be located a minimum of 1.2 meters from any property line
- Be located so as not to create a safety hazard i.e. traffic sight lines
- Be located so it is readily accessible at all times to be removed.
- Only one shipping container will be allowed on a construction site, and must not exceed 20 feet in length.
5. Any person who violates or fails to comply with any of the provisions of this Bylaw is guilty of an offence and liable to summary conviction to the penalties set out in The Municipalities Act or the General Penalty Bylaw of the Municipality.
6. The Bylaw shall come into force on June 10, 2015.