26-1076 Defined.

As used in this article, “scrap metal processor” means any person engaging principally in the business of purchasing or receiving scrap iron and metal, including scrapped motor vehicles, machinery and equipment, and the storing or adding value thereto by manufacturing, refining or processing for sale or exchange thereof.

(Code 1985, § 8-136)

Cross reference—Definitions generally, § 1-2.

26-1077 License required.

No person shall operate or cause to be operated within the city the business of a scrap metal processor without first having obtained a license from the city.

(Code 1985, § 8-137)

26-1078 Fence required.

All business licensed under this article shall be carried on, maintained or conducted entirely inside an enclosed building, or on premises entirely enclosed, except gates or doors for ingress and egress, by a masonry wall or a metal faced fence at least seven feet in height above the existing grade within the storage yard and constructed so as to be opaque. Gates for access to the premises shall swing inward. Such gates shall be closed when the premises are not open to business.

(Code 1985, § 8-138)

26-1079 Maintenance of fence or wall.

(a)    All walls or fences at businesses licensed under this article shall be maintained in a neat and structurally substantial condition and free from defects, damage or defacing in any manner. The structural supports of all such fences shall be placed on the inside thereof. Barbed wire may be installed on the top of walls or fences on arms or supports projecting over the private property side only, and at least seven feet above the adjacent grade.

(b)    No stored scrap material shall be permitted to be placed less than three feet from the base of the enclosing walls or fences of businesses licensed under this article under any circumstances. Stored equipment or material shall be placed so that the topmost part of the pile is away from such enclosing walls or fences a distance at least equal to the pile’s maximum height, plus the required setback. In no case shall the stored equipment or material be placed in such a way as to present a danger of collapsing beyond the enclosing walls or fences.

(c)    No material shall be permitted to the outside of, or attached to, or suspended on the enclosing walls or fences of businesses licensed under this article.

(Code 1985, § 8-139)

26-1080 Premises to be kept sanitary.

All premises used for storage and business purposes under this article shall be kept and maintained in a clean, sanitary and neat condition, and free from rat and vermin infestation and fire hazards. No rubbish, debris, parts or other accumulations shall be burned on the premises.

(Code 1985, § 8-140)

26-108126-1110 Reserved.