Petition against the building of gas station & manufactured home sales lot
Petition against the building of gas station & manufactured home sales lot
Why this petition matters
Help shut down the building of a gas station/convenience store AND manufactured home sales lot!!!
They are wanting to change from agriculture to general commercial zoning (which they have a right to do) but it is up to us local towns people to get together and petition against the actual building of businesses.
As we have shumans shell gas station less than a mile from where they are wanting to put another gas station.
Also wanting to put a manufactured home sales lot would cause unneeded traffic in and out of an already busy highway. Also becoming a nuisance to the local family directly across from both buildings wanting to be built. Also creating high possibly of toxicity of water to all housing around that dwell off of well water.
- How will our local dump site support abundance of new housing?
- How will the county help control off site dumping and pollution to roads from large amount of new population?
- Sound nuisance to family across road?
- Safety of entrance/exit from buildings onto busy road bringing large amount dirt onto highway making less safe to drive.
-pollution into wetlands?
LIBERTY COUNTY CODE OF ORDINANCES:
Code: Sec. 20-2. - Rules and regulations of board of health.
There are currently in existence certain rules and regulations adopted by the county board of health with the purpose of preserving the public health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of the county. This section specifically incorporates by reference the provisions of the following rules and regulations which are currently in force:
Sec. 10-60. - Off-site drainage facilities.
The county engineering department may allow stormwater runoff that otherwise is of unacceptable quality or which would be discharged in volumes or at rates in excess of those otherwise allowed by this article, to be discharged into drainage facilities off site of the development, provided the applicant has demonstrated:
Sec. 26-52. - Miscellaneous prohibited noises.
The following acts, among others, are declared to be loud, disturbing and unnecessary noise in violation of this article; but this enumeration shall not be deemed to be exclusive, namely:
Blowing horns. The sounding of any horn or signal device on any automobile, motorcycle, bus or other vehicle while not in motion except as a danger signal if another vehicle is approaching, apparently out of control, or if in motion, only as a danger signal after or as brakes are being applied and deceleration of the vehicle is intended; the creation by means of any such signal device of any unreasonably loud or harsh sound; and the sounding of such device for an unnecessary and unreasonable period of time.
Radios, phonographs, etc. The playing of any radio, phonograph, or any musical instrument or sound device, including but not limited to loudspeakers or other devices for reproduction or amplification of sound, either independently of or in connection with motion pictures, radio or television, in such a manner or with such volume, particularly during the hours between 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m., as to annoy or disturb the quiet, comfort, or repose of persons in any office or hospital, or in any dwelling, hotel, or other type of residence, or of any person in the vicinity.
Yelling, shouting, hooting, etc.Yelling, shouting, hooting, whistling, or singing on the public streets, particularly between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. or at any time or place so as to annoy or disturb the quiet, comfort, or repose of any persons in any hospital, dwelling, hotel, or other type of residence, or of any persons in the vicinity.
Use of vehicle. The use of any automobile, motorcycle, streetcar, or vehicle so out of repair, so loaded, or in such a manner as to cause loud and unnecessary grating, grinding, rattling, or other noise.
Blowing whistles. The blowing of any steam whistle attached to any stationary boiler, except to give notice of the time to begin or stop-work or as a warning of fire or danger, or upon request of proper county authorities.
Exhaust discharge. The discharge into the open air of the exhaust of any steam engine, stationary internal-combustion engine, motor vehicle, or boat engine, except through a muffler or other device which will effectively prevent loud or explosive noises therefrom.
Noises near schools, hospitals, churches, etc. The creation of any excessive noise on any street adjacent to any hospital or adjacent to any school, institution of learning, church, or court, while in session.
Noises to attract attention. The use of any drum, loudspeaker or other instrument or device emitting noise for the purpose of attracting attention, unless a permit for the use of such device shall have been obtainedu under the regulations hereinafter provided.
Loudspeaker or amplifiers on vehicles. The use of mechanical loudspeakers or amplifiers on trucks or other moving or standing vehicles for any purposes, unless a permit for the use of such device shall have been obtained under the regulations hereinafter provided.
Sec. 34-4. - General disposal of refuse and garbage.
It shall be unlawful for any person to dump or cause to be dumped any garbage, refuse, litter, junk, appliances, equipment, cans, bottles, paper, lumber, trees, tree limbs, brush or parts thereof anywhere in the jurisdictional area of the county except at the sanitary landfill, dry trash landfill or transfer station operated by the county or as may be permitted elsewhere in these regulations without the expressed approval by action of the board of commissioners under such terms and conditions as may be invoked from time to time by the board.
The provisions of subsection (a) of this section do not apply to the dumping on private property of sand, dirt, broken concrete, blocks, bricks, broken pavement sections, or other suitable material for use as fill to raise the elevation of the land, provided the owner possesses a state-approved permit to operate an inert landfill; and providing the owner has given permission, and provided it is not maintained in an unsightly condition and provided the owner of the property on which such material is dumped agrees to level such dumped material with appropriate equipment and assess the cost thereof against the real property on which such material is dumped. This section is not to be construed as authority to fill or modify wetlands which is governed by the corps of engineers.
If any of the matter or material dumped in violation of the provisions of subsection (a) of this section can be identified as having last belonged to, been in the possession of, sent to or received by, or to have been the property of any person prior to its being dumped as prohibited herein, this identification shall be presumed to be prima facie evidence that the owner dumped or caused to be dumped such matter and material in violation of this chapter.
For information leading to the arrest and conviction of any person violating the provisions of this chapter or the provisions of any state law prohibiting the dumping of garbage, refuse, or litter on any public or private property within the county, the board may, in its discretion, pay a reward in the amount established by action of the board of commissioners, a copy of which is on file in the office of the county administrator, to the person furnishing such information leading to such arrest and conviction and such monies as may be a necessary cost of the operation and administration of the county government.
All compactors containing combustible materials emptied at a county disposal facility will pay the price per ton established in section 34-45. These fees may be changed from time to time by resolution of the governing authority of the county.
No person shall place any accumulations of refuse or trash in any street, median, alley, or other public place or travel, nor upon any private property except with the written consent of the property owner thereof and then only in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.
No person shall place any refuse, trash, refuse receptacle or container on, over, or near any storm drain or drainage, ditches, or so close thereto as to cause such material to interfere in any way with such drainage.
Any accumulation of refuse or trash items on any lot, property, premises, public streets, alley or other public or private place not permitted by this article is hereby declared to be a public nuisance. Failure of the owner or occupant to remove and correct any such accumulation of refuse after appropriate notice from the county shall raise the presumption that such person intended to violate the article.
It shall be unlawful for any person to place or leave outside any building or dwelling except as specified in this subsection any dilapidated furniture, appliance, machinery, equipment, building material, junked motor vehicle, or other items which is either in a partially rusted, wrecked, junked, dismantled, or inoperative condition, and which is not completely enclosed within a building or dwelling. Any such item or items which remain on the property of the occupant for a period of 30 days after notice of violation of this section, shall be presumed to be abandoned and subject to being removed from the property by the county without further notice. The county may charge the owner or occupant a fee for the cost of removing said item or items. This section shall not apply to licensed junk dealers or currently licensed establishments engaged in the repair, rebuilding, reconditioning or salvaging of equipment or furniture.
It shall be unlawful for any person to leave outside any building in a place accessible to children any appliance, refrigerator, or other container which has an airtight snap lock or similar device without first removing therefrom the lock or door. This section shall not apply to any appliances, refrigerators or container which has been placed on or adjacent to the rear of the building and which has been crated, strapped or locked so that it will be impossible for a child to obtain access to any compartment thereof.
No person other than the owner thereof or an agent or employee of the county/municipality shall disturb or interfere with any container used for the purpose of storing refuse pending the collection, or remove any contents therefrom or remove such container from its location.