(A)   Any person desiring to use or maintain any property within the city for the purpose of a junkyard shall make written application to the Building Inspector for a permit.  The application shall set forth the name and address of the applicant and legal description of the property or premises upon which the junkyard is proposed or conducted and any other information or evidence required or desired to consider the application.  Upon receipt of such application, the City Council shall decide in its discretion whether to approve or reject the application at its next regularly scheduled meeting.  In considering such application, the City Council shall take into account the nature and development of surrounding property, the proximity of churches, schools, hospitals, public buildings and other places of public gatherings, the health, safety and general welfare of the public and the suitability of the applicant to operate and/or establish and maintain such a yard or business.  If the City Council approves the application, the Building Inspector shall issue a permit to the applicant upon the payment of the permit fee.
   (B)   All existing junkyards in operation or being maintained prior to the effective date of this chapter shall be required to make application for a permit within 60 days from the effective date of this chapter and to comply with all general regulations hereof.
(`88 Code, Ch. 4, § 11.03)  (Ord. 260, passed 1-10-89)