832.15  FENCE REQUIRED; SITE STANDARDS.
   The premises for which a license is sought to be issued or renewed shall comply with the following site requirements:
   (a)   Every materials recovery operator shall enclose his or her premises with a tight screening fence of board, corrugated sheet metal or chain link with metal inside and against the chain link.  Such fence shall be at least eight feet high and those portions of the fence visible from the exterior shall be painted.  The fence shall be kept and maintained in good repair.  On those sides adjacent to railroad property, a nonscreening chain link or galvanized steel fence of a height of not less than six feet may be used.  Any barbed wire placed at the top of such fence shall be inside the fence line. The requirement for side and rear fences may be waived by action of the Board of Zoning Appeals on an annual basis upon a showing by the applicant that the waiver will not cause an adverse environmental impact on adjacent premises or a dimunition in property values. 
   (b)   The stacking and piling of material within the materials recovery facility shall be carried out in such a manner so as not to endanger employees, customers of the establishment or persons in, on or near the licensed premises.  Vehicles and their frames, chassis or bodies may be stacked adjacent to the screening fence along the front of the premises to a height of eight feet.  Vehicles and their frames, chassis or bodies may be stacked higher than eight feet in an area of the premises more than twenty feet behind the fence along the front of the premises.  Vehicles and their frames, chassis or bodies which are stacked along rear or side screening fences shall be stacked perpendicular to the fence, but in no event higher than twenty feet above ground level.
   (c)   All premises subject to a license issued hereunder shall have available, at all times, an area within the fenced-in yard for the loading and unloading of materials received by or being shipped from the facility.  If unloading is carried on into and out of a building located on the licensed premises, such activity may be carried on outside the fenced-in yard.  No loading or unloading shall be conducted in a public right of way.
   (d)   No inoperable or unlicensed vehicles or other junk materials shall be stored, located or left remaining, and no materials shall be displayed or offered for sale, outside the fenced-in area of the premises licensed hereunder.  However, not more than one operable vehicle may be displayed or offered for sale outside the fenced-in area unless such displayed vehicle reduces the number of available parking spaces below that required by Chapter 1282 of these Codified Ordinances.
   (e)   No person shall leave, abandon, store, deposit, discard or otherwise place any inoperable or unlicensed vehicle or other junk material on a public right of way or on private property, except in a licensed materials recovery facility in an area designated by the licensee for delivery or deposit of such material.  However, this subsection does not apply to any motor vehicle for which a permit has been issued pursuant to Chapter 640 of these Codified Ordinances.
   (f)   All premises subject to a license issued hereunder shall have in place methods and procedures for collection, impoundment and disposal of flammable, explosive or gaseous materials, or materials, compounds or chemicals which are, tend to be or may be hazardous or toxic or in any  way hazardous to the public safety, welfare and comfort.  Such methods and procedures for disposal shall be in conformity with the standards set forth in the National Fire Prevention Code, (part sixteen of these Codified Ordinances), and any other applicable Federal or State statute or regulation. 
(Ord. 1988-12.  Passed 6-7-88; Ord. 1989-14.  Passed 9-5-89; Ord. 2001-01.  Passed 1-2-01.