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City of Marlborough, MA
Middlesex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Marlborough as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Building and site development — See Ch. 270.
Zoning — See Ch. 650.
[Adopted 2-28-1972 by Ord. No. 11248; amended in its entirety 5-15-1972 by Ord. No. 11472 (Ch. 112, Art. I, of the 1986 Code)]
All gasoline stations, car washes or car wash operations located in the City shall open for business no earlier than 6:00 a.m. and close no later than 11:00 p.m. daily.
[Amended 9-11-1995 by Ord. No. 95-6218A]
A. 
When, in the judgement of the City Council, the public convenience and welfare may be substantially served without detrimental effect upon the public health, peace or safety, the City Council may, on petition to it in writing by the owner or operator of a gasoline station, car wash or car wash operation, issue a permit granting an exemption to the applicability of the curfew established by this article.
B. 
If granted, such permit shall:
(1) 
In regard to both location and holder, be nontransferable;
(2) 
Be subject to such conditions and safeguards as the Council, in the sole exercise of its discretion, may impose;
(3) 
Initially be issued for a period of one year and may thereafter, at the discretion of the City Council, be renewed for periods of up to five years.
C. 
Upon receipt of a petition, in writing, for a permit, the City Council shall, within a reasonable time, set a date for a public hearing on such petition. Notice of time and place of hearing shall be given by publication, no less than seven days prior thereto, in a newspaper published in the City and to the applicant, by certified mail, not less than seven days prior to such hearing. The applicant shall pay to the City Clerk an amount equal to the cost of publication of such notice.
During hours in which gas stations, car washes or car wash operations are closed for business, rest rooms, including those having coin-operated devices, are to be locked so as to be inaccessible to the public, and the lighting of the premises is to be at a minimum and only sufficient to provide security.
This article shall apply equally to all existing and subsequent gasoline stations, car washes or car wash operations.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Art. II, Self-Service Gasoline Stations, adopted 8-25-1975 by Ord. No. 14906, which immediately followed this article, was repealed 11-20-1989 by Ord. No. 89-3150A.
[Adopted 4-28-1980 by Ord. No. 20280 (Ch. 112, Art. III, of the 1986 Code)]
Fees for gasoline storage, as allowed under MGL c. 148, § 13, as amended, shall be $10, and $1 for the registration of the same.