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Judge Agrees To Prevent Removal Of Charity Bins

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YPSILANTI TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - A judge has agreed for now to prevent a Michigan township from forcing the removal of a Maryland-based nonprofit's outdoor clothing donation bins from the area.

U.S. District Court Judge Denise Page Hood this week granted a request by Planet Aid for a temporary restraining order. The charity has 16 clothing and shoe collection bins on commercial properties in Washtenaw County's Ypsilanti Township and said it was being unfairly targeted.

Elkridge-based Planet Aid got approval from property owners to put in bins. Officials in Ypsilanti Township, near Ann Arbor, were enforcing a decades-old zoning decision requiring accessory structures to be approved by the Planning Commission.

Ypsilanti Township's attorney says the township has received complaints about the cleanliness, orderliness and placement of the bins.

 

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