The city of Hermiston is putting together an ordinance regulating shipping containers used as storage and is looking for feedback from residents.
A survey is available in English and Spanish on the city’s website at hermiston.or.us. It asks whether large metal shipping containers, sometimes known as Conex boxes, should be allowed in various zones and whether the city should place restrictions on the number, location and look of the containers if they are allowed.
In June the city’s planning commission recommended an ordinance that would limit the shipping containers to industrial and commercial properties only. Containers on those properties would have to meet requirements such as placement on a concrete slab and a logo-free paint job matching the color of the primary building on the property. City councilors had mixed feelings about the proposed ordinance and asked that the public be surveyed before the council voted.
The survey is available until July 22.