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(A) Unless otherwise permitted, no person or other entity, whether the owner, tenant or manager of private property, or whether the last registered owner of the vehicle or transferee on a bill of sale covering the vehicles, shall permit the accumulation on private property of one or more vehicles or parts thereof which do not meet the following conditions:
(1) Any motor vehicle must be in operating condition and be licensed and insured for use in accordance with the requirements of the Michigan Vehicle Code, being Public Act 300 of 1949, being M.C.L.A. §§ 257.1 through 257.923 as amended, and the Uniform Traffic Code of the city.
(2) These provisions shall apply to all areas or zones except when the storage of the vehicles is in a completely enclosed building or in a commercial zoned area which permits the use of new and used automotive dealers or a licensed junk dealer or within any area permitted by a zoning chapter of the code of ordinances.
(B) An exception is hereby made to the requirements of divisions (A)(1) and (2) above for recreational vehicles, historical vehicles as defined in the Michigan Vehicle Code, being Public Act 300, § 803(a), of 1949, being M.C.L.A. § 257.803(a) as amended, and vehicles which are required to be licensed under the Motor Vehicle Code and are used in the construction industry on a seasonal basis.
(C) Any violations of the above sections shall constitute a nuisance.
(D) The Department of Public Safety is hereby authorized and directed to enforce the provisions of this subchapter and may issue appearance tickets in accordance with Public Act 175, § 9c, of 1927, being M.C.L.A. § 764.9c, or take any other legal action necessary for the enforcement of this chapter. Further, any person or entity which fails to comply with divisions (A)(1) and (2) above of this section shall be responsible for a civil infraction, and each additional day during which such nuisance continues shall be deemed a separate offense.
(Ord. passed 3-14-00)
Uniform Traffic Code, see §§ 70.01 et seq.