"One person's junk may be another person's treasure",
but when it comes to junk vehicles our Ordinance outlines the safety and welfare hazards to the general public.
Chapter 20 states, in part:
A junked vehicle, including a part of a junked vehicle, that is visible at any time of the year from a public place or public right-of-way:
- Is detrimental to the safety and welfare of the public;
- Tends to reduce the value of private property;
- Invites vandalism;
- Creates a fire hazard;
- Is an attractive nuisance creating a hazard to the health and safety of minors;
- Produces urban blight adverse to the maintenance and continuing development of the municipality; and
- Is a public nuisance.
A junked vehicle is one that is self-propelled and;
Displays an expired license plate or does not display a license plate; and is
- Wrecked, dismantled or partially dismantled, or discarded; or is
- Inoperable and has remained inoperable for more than:
- Seventy-two (72) consecutive hours, if the vehicle is on public property or
- thirty (30) consecutive days, if the vehicle is on private property.