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For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
FILLING STATION. Any place where gasoline or other fuel or oil for use in motor vehicles is sold or offered for sale at retail to the public. This shall include the ground on which the business is located, and all buildings, pumps, tanks, machinery, and equipment necessary or proper for the operation of the same. All buildings, pumps, and driveways shall be so constructed that service to patrons shall be on the property of the FILLING STATION and entirely off any street, sidewalk, alley, or public highway. However, any public or private garage located on private property where gasoline, fuel, or oil for use in motor vehicles is sold or stored, and where all pumps, tanks, containers, and service or discharge lines are within the building of the garage, shall not be considered a FILLING STATION. In addition, any structure entirely on private property which dispenses gasoline, fuel, or oil for use in motor vehicles for private use and does not sell the same at wholesale or retail, shall not be considered a FILLING STATION as defined in this chapter.
NEIGHBORHOOD. All parcels of real estate as shown by the public records of Fayette County, any part of which is within 500 feet of any part of the real estate used by the filling station.
OWNERS OF REAL ESTATE. The owner or owners of any lot, tract, or parcel as shown by the public records of Fayette County, at the time of the filing of a petition for a permit. Each lot, tract, or parcel shall be considered as one unit. All owners of each lot, tract, or parcel shall be considered as one person. If more than one person is the owner of any lot, tract, or parcel of real estate in a neighborhood of a filling station and they desire to sign a remonstrance, a majority of the owners shall be required to sign the remonstrance to have their names considered on that remonstrance.
PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS. Any drawing showing the dimensions of the lot, tract, or parcel of real estate on which the proposed filling station will be located; the public streets, alleys, sidewalks, and other public highways adjacent thereto; the size and shape of any building and its proposed location on the real estate; and the proposed location of pumps, tanks, and driveways. However, a detailed blueprint of the construction of any building to be used for a proposed filling station shall not be necessary.
(Ord. 1497, passed 3-16-59)