Any other provision of this chapter to the contrary notwithstanding, the Planning and Zoning Commission may recommend rejection of an application for the permit provided for in § 836.01 where, by reason of the location of the proposed well, the character and value of the permanent improvements already erected and 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 health or safety problem to the city and its inhabitants. When such permit is refused, the fee deposited with the application shall be returned to the applicant. An appeal from the decision of the Commission to deny a permit to the applicant may be made to the Board of Zoning Appeals, as provided by the City Charter and city ordinance.
(Ord. 80-O-104, passed 2-17-1981)