(a) All walls and fences of businesses licensed under this article shall be maintained in a neat, substantial manner.
No junk, secondhand property, salvage or scrap metal or other materials shall be permitted to lean on or touch any such wall or fence, nor to be in front or attached to or suspended on any such wall or fence on the building thereof, nor permitted, along any highway or street or residential property, to be piled within two (2) feet from the base of the wall or fence nor in excess of the enclosing wall or fence, and in no case to be piled in a manner likely to endanger a person or persons using any such highway or street, or be visible from an adjoining street or highway or residentially zoned property.
Scrap metal, stored in connection with reprocessing operations may exceed the height of the walls or fences required under this article, provided, that said material is no closer than 25 feet to the surrounding fence or wall along any highway, street or residential property.
(b) The material located in or on the premises of any business licensed under this article shall be so arranged so that safe aisles, driveways and uniform passageways provide reasonable access to all parts of the premises for inspection by law enforcement officers or firefighting operations.
(c) The layout, arrangements and construction of buildings and premises used in connection with businesses licensed under this article shall comply with the applicable requirements of the City Code and shall be provided with suitable fire protection and extinguishment equipment.
(d) Maintenance of premises, burning on premises. All premises used in connection with a business licensed under this article shall be maintained in a clean, sanitary and neat condition, and so maintained so that rats, vermin, and fire hazards are as far as practicable reduced to a minimum. No junk, secondhand property or parts thereof shall be burned on such premises unless a valid permit from the Fire Marshal and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources have been issued and are in force.
All businesses licensed under this article shall comply with all laws and regulations promulgated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.
(Ord. 2945, passed 3-11-1985)