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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Opelika will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers of the Municipal Building, 204 S. 7th Street, Opelika, Lee County, Alabama.
PURPOSE
The purpose of said Public Hearing will be to consider the adoption of an ordinance to amend Ordinance Number 124-91 (entitled “Zoning Ordinance of the City of Opelika”) adopted on September 17, 1991.  At said Public Hearing all who desire to be heard shall have the opportunity to speak for or in opposition to the adoption of the following ordinance:
ORDINANCE NO. _____
AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE TEXT OF THE ZONING
ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF OPELIKA
BE IT ORDAINED by the City Council (the “City Council”) of the City of Opelika, Alabama (the “City”) as follows:
Section 1.  Amendment.  That Ordinance 124-91 entitled “Zoning Ordinance of the City of Opelika, Alabama”, adopted on September 17, 1991, as amended, is further amended in the following respect:
That Section 2.2, “DEFINITIONS” is further amended to add the following definition of “Truck Fueling Station”
TRUCK FUELING STATION Any fuel sales facility selling and dispensing motor fuels, other petroleum products or accessories for trucks, tractor-trailer rigs, buses and similar commercial freight vehicles where the gas dispensing facilities are designed to primarily service semi-tractors or tractor-trailer truck vehicles.   A truck fueling station shall not include premises where vehicle repair and maintenance activities are conducted by the business.  A truck fueling station shall not offer overnight accommodations, shower facilities or restaurant. No more than twelve (12) parking spaces for tractor-trailer vehicles shall be permitted on site.  A truck fueling station may include a convenience store where limited food products, beverages and household items are sold.
That the use categories in the matrix table in Section 7.3, as amended, are further amended to provide for the use category of “Truck Fueling Station” as follows:
Truck Fueling Stations shall be allowed in the C-3 (General Commercial), M-1 (Industrial) and GC (Gateway Corridors) as a conditional use.  Truck Fueling Stations are not allowed in the R-1, R-1A, R-2, R-3, R-4, R-5,  R-5M, C-1, C-2, M-2 or I-1 districts.
The matrix table in Section 7.3 for “Truck Fueling Station” shall read as follows:
Uses:                Districts: R-1   R-1A   R-2   R-3   R-4   R-4M  R-5   R-5M  C-1  C-2 C-3  M-1  M-2  I-1   GC
Truck Fueling Station                    N       N         N       N     N       N         N       N         N     N     C     C    N      N       C
Except as specifically amended or changed therein, all other use categories as shown in the matrix table shall remain in full force and effect.
Section 2.  Repeal of Conflicting Ordinances.   Any ordinance or part thereof in conflict with provisions of this Ordinance be and the same are hereby repealed.
Section 3.  Effective Date.  This Ordinance shall become effective upon its adoption, approval and publication as required by law.
Section 4.  Publication.  This Ordinance shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the City of Opelika, Lee County, Alabama.
WITNESS my hand this the 9th day of November, 2016.
/s/    R. G. Shuman
CITY CLERK OF THE CITY OF OPELIKA, ALABAMA
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