On Monday, Highland Park’s building inspections department will introduce a policy designed to clean up residential construction sites by requiring that all portable toilets in plain view from the street be concealed by a wooden screen on three sides.
The policy will make an exception for mobile lavatories that are in the rear of the property. It also stipulates that those portable units need to be removed from adjacent property lines by a minimum distance of 10 percent of the lot width. There’s no word yet on whether contractors will raise a stink.
“Historically we’ve always gotten really good cooperation and compliance from our builders,” said HP town spokesman Lance Koppa. “I don’t see us having any problems with it just being a policy.”