Whenever the Building Inspector finds any gasoline filling station to be abandoned within the meaning of Section 1397.02, he shall give notice in the same manner as the service of summons in civil cases, or by certified mail addressed to the owner of record of the premises at his last known address, or to the address where tax bills are sent, or by any combination of the foregoing methods, to abate such abandoned condition within sixty days, either by placing the gasoline filling station in operation, or adapting and using the building for another permitted business use, or by razing the gasoline filling station structure, removing the pumps and signs, removing underground storage tanks in accordance with safe practice as prescribed by the National Fire Prevention Code under the supervision of the Fire Prevention Bureau of the City and filling depressions to the grade level of the lot. However, if the station is in operation at the time notice is given and remains in operation for ninety consecutive days thereafter, the provisions of this section shall not apply, and provided further that if there is declared a national emergency which would curtail the operation of motor vehicles, or if Council determines that there exists a state of general economic depression, the provisions of this section shall not apply.
(Ord. 74-263. Passed 10-21-74.)