MARSHALL, Mich. (AP) — One western Michigan community is considering whether to ban charity donation bins that aren't monitored daily.
The Marshall City Council plans to vote Monday on whether to hold a public hearing in December on zoning changes affecting such boxes.
The change would prohibit bins not checked every day by an employee. A report to the council says the Marshall Planning Commission believes the bins "presented more of a nuisance concern than a benefit to the city."
Other nearby communities that have passed similar ordinances are Battle Creek, Portage and Calhoun County's Pennfield Township.
Marshall official Natalie Dean tells the Battle Creek Enquirer (http://bcene.ws/1a1jcSJ ) that the bins can cause problems when not attended to daily.
Information from: Battle Creek Enquirer, http://www.battlecreekenquirer.com