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22. Mini Warehouse Space Lease or Rental

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CHAPTER 22

MINI WAREHOUSE SPACE LEASE OR RENTAL

5-22-1:  DEFINITIONS
5-22-2:  LICENSE REQUIRED
5-22-3:  EXEMPTIONS
5-22-4:  REGULATIONS

5-22-1:  DEFINITIONS:  (1959)  The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this Chapter, shall have the following meaning, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

“Mini Warehouses” or “Mini Storage” shall mean a building or group of buildings containing individual storage units rented or leased to individuals for the storage of merchandise, commodities or private property.

“Warehouse” shall mean a structure used for the storage of merchandise, commodities or private property.

5-22-2:  LICENSE REQUIRED:  (1959)  It shall be unlawful for any person to engage in the business of renting or leasing space in a warehouse, mini warehouse or mini storage unit without first obtaining a general business license pursuant to Chapter 2 of this Title.

5-22-3:  EXEMPTIONS:  The licensing requirements and special conditions delineated herein shall not apply to warehouses or storage areas serving and incidental to any business otherwise licensed by the City, unless portions of that warehouse or storage area are rented or leased to other persons or firms.

5-22-4:  REGULATIONS:  (1959)

(A) The following special conditions shall govern the business of renting or leasing space in warehouses, mini warehouses or mini storage units:

(1) Permitted uses for warehouses, mini warehouses or mini storage units are limited to the storage of domestic or commercial goods, unless the business license explicitly permits additional uses.

(2) Prohibited Uses.  The following uses are expressly prohibited in a warehouse, mini warehouse or mini storage unit:

(a) Private or commercial workshops;

(b) Auto repair shops;

(c) The conduct of any business;

(d) Any occupancy requiring a permit under the Uniform Fire Code, unless such storage conforms to the provisions of all pertinent City building, fire and zoning codes, and is approved by the City Manager or his designee, and

(e) The storage of explosives, more than five (5) gallons of flammable or combustible liquids, or other hazardous materials.

(3) All commercial uses, with the exception of storage, shall be limited to commercial warehouse complexes and other commercial areas.

(B) The owner or licensee of any mini warehouse shall be responsible for assuring compliance with the above provisions and for making provisions to assure access to the individual storage units by the City for periodic inspections and emergencies by providing and requiring use of a master keyed lock system.  The owner shall provide any necessary provisions in his contracts with the tenants to allow such access.

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