Notwithstanding any of the other provisions of this chapter, the Planning Commission shall have the right to recommend rejection of any application for a permit when, by reason of the location of the proposed well, the character and value of the permanent improvements already erected, the use to which the land and surroundings are adapted for civic purposes or for sanitary reasons, the drilling of an oil or gas well will constitute a serious disadvantage, nuisance or hazard to the City or any of its inhabitants. When a permit is rejected, the cash deposit required to be made with the application shall be returned to the applicant. Appeal from a decision of the Planning Commission to deny a permit to the applicant under the provisions of this section shall be to Council, which may reverse such decision by a three-fourths vote of its members.
(Ord. 64-40. Passed 6-16-64.)