City of Gardner, MA
Worcester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Gardner 11-16-1981 by Ord. No. 761. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The purpose of this chapter is to promote and preserve the health and safety of the inhabitants of the City of Gardner by regulating and restricting the use and control of watershed lands as hereinafter defined.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
OIL STORAGE TANKS
Tanks, drums or other devices used for the storage of any petroleum-based product.
WATERSHED LANDS
Those areas of land that lie adjacent to the City water supply sources, including but not limited to Crystal Lake, Perley Brook Reservoir and Marm John's Pond, as located and bounded as shown on map of the City of Gardner watershed as updated and on file in the office of the City Engineer. Said map and explanatory matter thereon are hereby made part of this chapter.
The City shall not hereinafter be authorized to sell or otherwise dispose of in fee any City-owned watershed lands.
[Amended 11-18-2013 by Ord. No. 1563]
A. 
Oil storage tanks presently located on watershed lands shall be regularly inspected by the Director of Public Health for evidence of rupture or spills.
B. 
Any oil storage tanks installed after the adoption of this chapter shall have inspection manholes located outside of and at each end of the tank. The Director of Public Health may also require, in his discretion, additional inspection manholes. Such inspection manholes shall reach the soil level at the bottom of said tanks and shall regularly be inspected by the Director of Public Health. No oil storage tank shall be installed without the plans therefor being previously approved by said Director of Public Health.
[Amended 11-18-2013 by Ord. No. 1563]
All revenues derived from the sale of timber or other resources on City-owned watershed land shall be deposited in the Water Reserve Account; provided, however, that 5% of such revenues each year shall be used for forest conservation purposes, under the direction of the Director of Public Works.