[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Aldermen of the City of Melrose as Rev. Ords. 1976, §§ 8-22 to 8-24 (Rev. Ords. 1989, §§ 7-66 to 7-69). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Fire prevention — See Ch. 119.
[Amended 4-6-1987 by Ord. No. 1655; 11-15-2004 by Ord. No. 05-084; 5-16-2005 by Ord. No. 05-213]
The City Council may grant licenses, in accordance with the provisions of MGL c. 148, § 13, to suitable persons to use land for the construction or maintenance thereon of buildings or other structures for the keeping, storage or sale of any of the articles named in § 9 of such chapter, except fireworks, firecrackers or torpedoes, and for the keeping of vehicles with gasoline or other volatile inflammable fluid, as defined in § 14 of such chapter, in the same. The fee for any license granted under this section shall be in accordance with the following schedule:
For a license for keeping in a designated building or structure one to five cars, inclusive: $50; six to 25 cars, inclusive: $100; and 25 cars and up: $150.
For a license or licenses to keep and store crude petroleum, or any of its products, or other inflammable fluids: for the first 10,000 gallons at the rate of $20 for each 1,000 gallons or fraction thereof; and for all over 10,000 gallons at the rate of $1 for each 1,000 gallons or fraction thereof.
For a license or licenses to keep, store and sell crude petroleum, or any of its products, or other inflammable fluids: for the first 10,000 gallons at the rate of $15 for each 1,000 gallons or fraction thereof; and for all over 10,000 gallons at the rate of $1 for each 1,000 gallons or fraction thereof.
For licenses for keeping, storing and selling ammunition in a designated building or structure: $2.
No license shall be granted under this section unless the application therefor is approved by the Chief of the Fire Department, nor shall any license be granted for the keeping for sale at any retail filling station of more than 40,000 gallons of gasoline or more than 500 gallons of other inflammable fluids.
Editor's Note: This order provided an effective date of 1-1-2005.
Licenses granted under § 137-1 shall be subject to the provisions of MGL c. 148, § 13, requiring the filing of a certificate of registration therefor annually, and the fee for the filing of such certificate shall be 1/2 the amount of the fee for the license.
The City Clerk shall, on the first day of May in each year, notify the City Council of all owners or occupants of land used under licenses hereinbefore referred to who have failed to file a certificate of registration as herein required, and, upon receipt of such notification, the City Council may, in the manner provided by law, revoke such license.
No owner or occupant of premises licensed for the keeping, storing and selling of gasoline shall place, keep or store, or permit to be placed, kept or stored, in the open on the licensed premises any empty barrels, cans or other containers or tires, new or used, except in racks or other display devices, or any motor vehicles, except those belonging to such owner or occupant or to his/her employees or to his/her actual customers whose vehicles are on the licensed premises incident to the servicing of such vehicles, provided that so much of this section as relates to motor vehicles shall not apply to premises occupied by a licensed motor vehicle dealer or by a licensed operator of an open-air parking space. Failure to comply with the requirements of this section shall be deemed to be cause for revocation of the license.
[Added 12-3-1979 by Ord. No. 20282]
The approval of any license or permit to store fuel for the purposes of retail sale to the public, or the approval of any application for the renewal or reissuance of any license or permit to store fuel for the purpose of retail sale to the public, shall be conditioned upon the installation and continuing maintenance and operation on the licensed premises of an air pump for the use of the general public without a fee or charge for the use thereof.
The failure to keep the air pump operative and available to the general public for more than 72 consecutive business hours shall constitute a violation of the condition of the license or permit sufficient to result in the revocation of the license or permit.