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(a) A hazardous materials license, as specified in Section 4-6-210, shall be required to conduct or operate a lumberyard or lumber storehouse.
Included hereunder, but not limited hereby, shall be all lumberyards, lumber storehouses and other places where new, used, finished or unfinished lumber, timber, wood (except firewood), wooden boxes, wooden barrels, veneers, plywoods, flex woods and the like, in excess of 5,000 feet, are kept, placed, stored or piled for sale or use, other than lumber for use in the repair, erection or construction of buildings or improvements incident to the land on the premises where so kept, placed, stored or piled on the premises immediately adjacent thereto.
(b) It shall be unlawful to conduct or operate any lumberyard or lumber storehouse, or to pile or store lumber or any of the aforementioned wooden articles in any lot or plot of ground, without first obtaining the written consents of property owners representing the majority of the total frontage of any lot or plat of ground lying wholly or in part within limits 150 feet distant from and parallel to the boundary of the lot or plot of ground upon which said yard or storehouse is to be established or maintained; provided, however, that for the purpose of this section, only the frontage of any such lot or plot of ground as comes within the 150 foot limits herein prescribed shall be considered; and provided further, that any and all petitions containing such consents of property owners shall be based on and contain the legal description of the property affected and the date of signature. Whenever the lot or plot of ground in which said yard or storehouse is to be established is in any shape other than a rectangle, the 150 foot limiting line aforementioned shall not exceed in distance 150 feet from any point in the boundaries of such lot or plot of ground. Such written consents shall be obtained and filed with the building commissioner before a license is issued hereunder.
(c) It shall be unlawful for any person to establish within 200 feet of a school, church or institutional building, a lumberyard where lumber, either new or old, is sold, or is stored for seasoning or drying; or a box yard where wooden boxes either new or old are stored, sold, manufactured or repaired; or a barrel yard where wooden barrels, either new or old, are stored, sold, manufactured or repaired.
(d) It shall be unlawful for any person to pile or to maintain a pile of lumber, either new or old; wooden boxes, either new or old; wooden barrels, either new or old; and other materials of like combustible nature for the purpose of selling, storing, manufacturing, drying or seasoning, within 50 feet of any building or within 25 feet of any fireproof or brick building, unless the roof of the brick building shall be of fireproof construction, and all exposed windows, doors and other openings in both brick or fireproof buildings are fitted and protected with approved fire-resisting wired glass and metal sash and frames, or all windows and other openings are equipped with metal-clad shutters or doors.
No lumber, boxes or barrels shall be piled in excess of 20 feet in height. If the area covered be in excess of 1,000 square feet, it shall be divided into areas of 1,000 square feet or less by aisles or passageways at least 48 inches wide.
(Added Coun. J. 2-7-96, p. 15616; Amend Coun. J. 3-5-03, p. 104990, § 419; Amend Coun. J. 11-13-07, p. 14999, Art. II, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 4-22-09, p. 58303; Amend Coun. J. 6-6-12, p. 28356, § 39)