§ 95.10  JUNK, WRECKED, ABANDONED VEHICLES DECLARED NUISANCE.
   (A)   It is hereby declared to be a nuisance to permit a junk, wrecked, partially dismantled, or abandoned motor vehicle to be parked or allowed to remain on any private or public property  other  than city streets within the city for a period longer than 15 days.
   (B)   A motor vehicle is covered by this subchapter if it does not have lawfully affixed thereto an unexpired license plate.  A motor vehicle is additionally covered by this subchapter if it is inoperable and remains in an inoperable condition for a period of 15 days, whether or not it has an unexpired license plate. A vehicle of any type shall not at any time undergo major overhaul, including body work, in a Residence Zone, as defined by the zoning ordinance of the city, unless such work is performed inside a structure or similarly enclosed area designed and approved for such purpose and not in violation of the zoning ordinance and/or zoning rules and regulations of the city. Under no circumstances shall more than one vehicle be upon the same property at any one time for the purposes of major overhaul, including body work.
   (C)   No person, corporation, or other legal entity, in control of premises, whether as owner, lessee, tenant, occupant, or otherwise, shall allow any junk, wrecked, partially dismantled, or abandoned motor vehicle to remain on the property longer than 15 days, and no person shall leave any such vehicle on any such property within the city for a period longer than 15 days, except that this division shall not apply with regard to any vehicle in an enclosed building or so located on the premises as not to be readily visible from any public place or from any surrounding private property.
   (D)   This subchapter shall not apply with regard to any vehicle on the premises of a business enterprise operated in a lawful place and manner when the keeping and maintenance of the vehicle is necessary to the operation of the business enterprise; or with regard to a vehicle in an appropriate storage place or depository maintained in a lawful place and manner by the city or any public agency or entity.
('83 Code, §96.10) (Ord.  121-1994, passed 9-15-94) Penalty, see § 95.99
Cross-reference:
   Abandoned vehicles on city streets, see § 72.007
   Towing services, see Ch. 114