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A. Definitions: For the purposes of this section, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning:
INOPERABLE VEHICLE: Any vehicle from which, for a period of at least seven (7) days, the engine, transmission, wheels or other parts have been removed, or on which the engine, wheels, transmission or other parts have been altered, damaged or otherwise so treated that the vehicle is incapable of being driven under its own power, and/or any vehicle which does not display current license plates or have proof of current registration if license and registration are required by law for the vehicle to travel on public roads in the state of Illinois. However, inoperable vehicle shall not include a motor vehicle which has been rendered temporarily incapable of being driven under its own power in order to perform ordinary service or repair operations, nor to any motor vehicle that is kept within a building when not in use, nor to a motor vehicle on the premises of a place of business engaged in the wrecking or junking of motor vehicles.
VEHICLE: A machine propelled by power other than human power designed to travel along the ground by use of wheels, treads, runners, or slides and transport persons or property or pull machinery and shall include, without limitation, automobiles, trucks, trailers, motorcycles, dirt bikes, tractors, buggies, wagons, boats, personal watercraft, lawn mowers, campers, snowmobiles, four-wheelers, golf carts and motorized scooters. (Ord. 504, 6-19-2006; amd. 2012 Code)
B. Nuisance Declared: Inoperable and/or unlicensed vehicles, whether on public or private property and not enclosed in a building, are declared to be nuisances.
C. Abatement Of Nuisance: Any person is required to dispose of any inoperable vehicle under his control within seven (7) days after receiving written notice from the village stating that such person is to dispose of any inoperable vehicle under his control within seven (7) days, or such inoperable vehicle may be removed and disposed of in accordance with chapter 4, article II of the Illinois vehicle code. (Ord. 504, 6-19-2006)