[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Scranton 9-26-1979 as Ch. 16 of the 1979 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Fire prevention — See Ch. 243.
The owners, licensees or operators of all gasoline filling stations, gasoline service stations or consumer stations where gasoline products of any kind are stored for delivery by means of pumps, standards, pipelines or other devices directly to and into the tanks of any motor-driven vehicle shall at all times keep the ground space, driveways and other areaways adjacent to such pumps, standards, pipelines and other devices, as well as such equipment itself, free from grease, oil or other inflammable materials.
It shall be the duty of fire inspectors once every week to regularly inspect all service, filling or consumer stations, the equipment thereof and the area adjacent thereto, to determine whether or not the provisions of § 269-1 are being carried out.
[Amended by Ord. Nos. 173-1992; 190-1994]
The owner, licensee or operator of any gasoline filling station, gasoline service station or consumer station shall pay annually to the city a license fee to cover the cost of the regulation and inspection thereof.
For each pump, standard, pipeline or other device used in connection with the supplying of said gasoline products to any motor-driven vehicle there shall be paid a fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.). For the purpose of this section the terms pumps, standard, pipeline or other device as used herein describes a pump, standard, pipeline or other device capable of supplying gasoline products to no more than one (1) motor-driven vehicle at any one (1) given time, for each additional motor-driven vehicle which may be supplied with gasoline products from said pump, standard, pipeline or other device at any one (1) given time an additional fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.) shall be paid. It is the intent of this section that where each pump, standard, pipeline or other device used in connection with the supplying of said gasoline products contains more than one (1) hose, pipeline or other connecting device to a motor-driven vehicle but which cannot, due to mechanical or electrical controls, supply gasoline products to more than one (1) motor-driven vehicle at a time, even though there may be a separate hose, pumpline or other connecting device on either side of a pump or standard, the collector of fees should collect only one (1) fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.). If the pump, standard, pipeline or other connecting device capable of supplying a motor-driven vehicle with gasoline products is capable of supplying fuel through two (2) separate connecting devices or pipelines to more than one (1) motor vehicle simultaneously, the person so designated by the city shall collect the additional fee.
The license and inspection fee shall be paid on or before May 1 of each year and the license shall expire on April 30 of the following year. For any license taken out later than November 1 in any year, the license fee required to be paid shall be one-half (1/2) of the yearly fee.