A.    LIQUID PETROLEUM GAS STORAGE TANK RESTRICTIONS. All aboveground and underground liquid petroleum gas storage tanks and the use thereof are prohibited within the corporate limits of the City of Belleville.

B.    EXCEPTIONS. Nothing in this section shall prohibit the following:

1.    Operation of a liquefied petroleum gas bulk storage facility which complies with the city’s zoning ordinance in all respects;

2.    Operation of liquefied petroleum gas-fueled vehicles;

3.    Operation of portable cooking grills with a tank capacity of Twenty-five (25) gallons or less;

4.    Operation of standard size heating tanks for the use by construction companies for temporary installation on a building site. This temporary installation shall in no case exceed forty-five (45) days and must be approved by the fire chief.

5.    Residential or commercial liquefied petroleum gas tanks for heating of premises or other residential or commercial uses when approved by the city manager. In making such approval, the city manager shall grant such approval only if natural gas service cannot be obtained.

C.    DEFINITIONS. Liquefied petroleum gases and L-P gases as used in this chapter shall mean and include any material which is composed predominantly of any of the following hydrocarbons. Or mixtures of them: propane, propylene, butane (normal butane or isobutons) and butylenes.

D.    PENALTY. Any person, firm. association or corporation who violates this chapter shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and may be fined up to Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) for each offense. Each separate day shall constitute a separate violation.

(Ord. 845; Code 2016)

A.    SIZE OF PROPANE STORAGE TANK. The size of propane storage tank shall not be larger than 500 gallons.

B.    LOCATION OF PROPANE STORAGE TANK. The location of the propane storage tank shall be as follows:

1.    A minimum of Ten (10’) feet from the building; and

2.    A minimum of Ten (10’) feet from the nearest line of adjoining property; and

3.    A minimum of Ten (10’) feet from an external ignition source; and

4.    A minimum of Twenty-five (25’) feet from the point of generation.

(Ord. 884; Code 2016)