This article shall apply to any person drilling an original well, re-entering an abandoned well or plugged and abandoned well, conducting natural or artificial production operations or maintaining a disposal well within the city limits and every person shall have no longer than 90 days to come into compliance with this article.
   (A)   No initial permit fees shall be charged the person as would otherwise apply;
   (B)   No penalties shall be sought against any activity violative of this article where an activity pre- existed the adoption of this article and was otherwise in compliance with the applicable state law, rules, regulations, standards and directives.
   (C)   The City Manager or his or her designee may allow for reasonable extensions or variations for compliance with this article where to do so would be in the interest of fairness.
(Ord. 2991, passed 7-19-94)