I have been following this issue with great interest, and am astounded by the indecisiveness of Council on this matter.
The all or nothing approach that the original bylaw proposed was heavy handed and inflamed the issue.
The proper approach it seems to me would be to permit the use of sea cans on industrial or light industrial areas and to track and regulate by charging a nominal permit fee. On construction sites no permit fee should apply but their use should be limited to the duration of the project. As far as residential use goes, I ask myself the question “Would I be happy to see a container on my neighbor’s property?” The answer to this question is an emphatic no. That being said they should be permitted on residential property by permit, 30,60 or 90 days only, as I can see their value when one is doing, for example major renovations on their residence.
The tendency to study things to death just to reach an almost foregone conclusion seems to be a hallmark of the current administration.