It is unlawful for any person to install, store, use or otherwise maintain any liquefied petroleum gas cylinder, bottle or tank larger than 25-gallon capacity on residential property. It is further unlawful for any person to install, store, use or otherwise maintain any combination of cylinders, bottles or tanks with capacity greater than 50 gallons in the aggregate on any residential property. These regulations shall not apply in those areas where natural gas is not reasonably available as determined by the City Fire Marshal (Fire Code Official).
Installations of liquefied petroleum gas cylinders, bottles or tanks shall meet the requirements of the International Fire Code and NFPA 52.
Liquefied petroleum gas cylinders, bottles or tanks having a water capacity of 250 gallons or less may be used on a temporary basis on construction sites, provided, however, such cylinder, bottle or tank shall not be used or maintained for more than 180 days in any 12-month period.
Liquefied petroleum gas cylinders, tanks and bottles in residential districts in which natural gas is not reasonably available, as determined by the City Fire Marshal (Fire Code Official), shall not be larger than 500-gallon water capacity.
The following terms, as used in this section, shall be defined as follows:
(a) Residential property shall mean any property located within any district in the City zoned R-S, R-1, R-2, R-3, R-4, MHP and any planned unit development district that contains residential buildings, or any property upon which a residential building is situated.
(b) Residential building shall mean a building, all or part of which contains one or more dwelling units, including single-family dwellings, two-family dwellings, multiple-family dwellings and lodging houses.
(c) Construction site shall mean any location where construction work is actively pursued for which a building permit has been issued by the City.
(d) The term reasonably available shall be construed and determined by the City Fire Marshal (Fire Code Official).
Whenever the City Fire Marshal (Fire Code Official) shall disapprove an application or refuse to grant a permit applied for, or when it is claimed that the provisions of the International Fire Code do not apply or that the true intent and meaning of the Code have been misconstrued or wrongly interpreted, the applicant may appeal from the decision of the City Fire Marshal to the Chief of the Fire Department within 30 days from the dated of the decision appealed. The decision of the Chief of the Fire Department shall be final and no other appeal shall be permitted.