[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Stillwater 12-1-1970 by L.L. No. 1-1970. Amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter shall be known and may be cited as "Local Law Restricting the Storage of Liquefied Petroleum Gas in the Town of Stillwater."
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- COMBUSTIBLE LIQUID
- Any liquid having a flash point at or above 140° F. and below 200° F.
- Any tank, whether or not placed upon, attached, welded or otherwise fastened to a vehicle, truck, trailer or railroad car.
- INHABITED BUILDING
- A building or structure regularly used in whole or in part as a place of human habitation. It shall also include any church, store, school or any other building or structure where people are accustomed to congregate or assemble.
- LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GAS
- Includes any material which is composed predominantly of any of the following hydrocarbons, or mixtures of them: propane, propylene, butanes (normal butane or isobutane) and butylenes.
- Any individual, corporation, joint association or partnership.
- The permanent location or temporary location for more than 24 hours of any tank or container hereinafter described.
The storage of liquefied petroleum gas or other combustible liquid in tanks or containers having individual capacities exceeding 2,000 gallons (water capacity) is hereby prohibited within the Town of Stillwater where any such container or tank is located within 400 feet of any inhabited building or within 100 feet of any public street or highway or of any main line railroad track.
Any person who causes, suffers or permits the storage of such gas in violation of this chapter upon lands owned by him or which are subject to his control or who, not being the owner thereof, stores or causes to be stored such gas in violation hereof, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. The lessee or sublessee of lands may, for the purposes of this chapter, be considered an owner thereof.
Each violation of any of the provisions of this chapter shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $500 or imprisonment for not more than 30 days or both. Each twenty-four-hour period during any part of which such gas is unlawfully stored shall constitute a separate and distinct violation.