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(A) Any person desiring a permit to build and maintain a filling station within the corporate limits of the city shall file a petition in the office of the Clerk- Treasurer of the city, requesting that a permit be granted for that purpose. The petition shall be presented to the Common Council of the city at the first regular meeting of the Council after the petition has been filed, and shall be read in open Council meeting.
(1) The petition shall show the legal description of the real estate and the location by street number on which the proposed filling station will be erected. It shall contain plans and specifications as defined in this chapter and shall show the approval of the office of the State Fire Marshal.
(2) If the Common Council finds the petition in proper form, the Clerk-Treasurer of the city shall give notice of the filing and a time for the hearing. Such notice shall be given by publication for three consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the city. The petition shall be set for a hearing at the first regular meeting of the Common Council which is held more than 15 days after the final (third) publication of the notice.
(B) Any person desiring to build and maintain a filling station as defined in this chapter shall file his petition as provided herein before any petition is filed with the Plan Commission of the city to rezone the area on which the filling station will be erected, and before any petition is filed with the Board of Zoning Appeals for a variance of the master plan of the zoning of the city.
(Ord. 1497, passed 3-16-59; Am. Ord. 1548, passed 10-16-61)