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A. For the purpose of this Ordinance, an abandoned automobile service station, gas station, or filling station shall be defined as one in which the petitioner or lessee has failed to operate for at least six (6) consecutive months in any eighteen (18) month period.
B. All automobile service stations, gas stations, or filling stations where use is discontinued after the enactment of this Ordinance shall be presumed to be a nuisance affecting or endangering surrounding property values and to be detrimental to the public health, safety, convenience, comfort, property, or general welfare of the community, and shall be abated (refer to ORC 3791.11-13 and 3791.99).