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For the purpose of Chapter 708, the following words and phrases shall have the following meanings ascribed to them respectively.
(a) “Business premises” or “premises” means the area of a junkyard or a salvage yard as described in a license or application for license, as provided for in this Chapter.
(b) The term “combustible salvage material” means readily ignitable and free burning fibers, such as cotton, sisal, henequen, ixtle, jute, hemp, tow, coca fiber, okum, bailed paper, kapok, hay, straw, spanish moss, excelsior and synthetic fibers, and liquids or other flammable substances, including, but not limited to, gasoline, diesel fuel, and kerosine; those substances which have a flash point of above 80° Fahrenheit, as determined by the Tagliabue open cup tester.
(c) “Fence” means a barrier at least six feet, but no more than ten feet in height, constructed of nontransparent materials and maintained so as to obscure the junk from the ordinary view of persons in the City.
(d) The term “hazardous substance” means a substance or mixture of substances which:
(1) Is toxic, such as antifreeze;
(2) Is corrosive;
(3) Is an irritant;
(4) Is a strong sensitizor;
(5) Is radioactive and has a capacity to produce personal injury or illness to man through ingestion, inhalation or absorption through any body surface; or
(6) Generates pressure through decomposition, heat, or other means, if such substances or mixture of substances may cause substantial personal injury or substantial illness during or as a proximate result of any customary or reasonably foreseeable handling or use, including reasonable foreseeable ingestion by children.
(e) “Junk” means iron, steel, brass, copper, tin, lead or other scrap ferrous or nonferrous materials, but does not include scrap tires base metals; cordage, ropes, rags, fibers or fabrics, trash, waste, batteries, paper; rubber; bottles or other glass; bones; wastepaper and other waste or discarded material which might be prepared to be used again in some form; and any or all of the foregoing; but “junk” does not include materials or objects accumulated by a person as byproducts, waste or scraps from the operation of his own business or materials or objects held and used by a manufacturer as an integral part of his own manufacturing processes.
(f) “Junk”or secondhand dealer” means a person who operates a junkyard, shop, store or other place of business as defined above within the City. It does not include persons dealing in old stoves, plowirons and furniture.
(g) “Junkyard” means a yard, lot or place, covered or uncovered, outdoors or in an enclosed building, containing junk as defined above, upon which occurs one or more acts of buying, keeping, dismantling, processing, selling or offering for a business or commercial purpose, whether or not the proceeds from such act or acts are to be used for charity.
(h) “Motor Vehicle Salvage Dealer” means any person who engages in business primarily for the purpose of selling salvage motor vehicle parts and secondarily for the purpose of selling at retail salvage motor vehicles or manufacturing or selling a product of gradable scrap metal.
(i) “Person” means any person, firm, partnership, association, corporation, company or organization of any kind.
(j) “Rubbish and/or trash” means combustible and noncombustible waste materials, including residue from the burning of coal, wood, coke, or other combustible material, paper, rags, cartons, tin cans, metals, mineral matter, glass crockery, dust and discarded refrigerators, and heating, cooking or incinerator-type appliances.
(k) “Salvage motor vehicle” means used auto parts; wrecked, ruined or partially dismantled motor vehicles and motor vehicles, no longer used as such, to be used for scrap metal or stripping of parts. “Salvage” shall not include materials or objects accumulated by a person as by-products, waste, or scraps (excepting therefrom parts of machines and vehicles) from the operation of his own business and which are stored indoors or in an enclosed container; materials or objects held and used by a manufacturer as an integral part of his own manufacturing processes; used articles made of precious metal, used jewelry; or used furniture and household appliances in operating condition stored indoors for resale. “Salvage” shall not include garbage or rubbish.
(l) “Salvage yard” means a yard, lot, or place, covered or uncovered, outdoors or in an enclosed building when the salvage contained in the enclosed building covers more than two hundred square feet of floor space in the enclosed building, containing salvage, upon which occurs one or more acts of buying, keeping, storing, dismantling, selling, recycling, exchanging, or offering for sale any such salvage, in whole units or by parts, for a business or commercial purpose, or for personal use, and including the processing of iron, steel, nonferrous metals, or wastepaper for sale to be used in manufacturing.
(m) “Scrap metal processing facility” means an establishment having facilities for processing iron, steel and nonferrous scrap and whose principal product is scrap iron and steel or nonferrous material.
(Ord. 92-03. Passed 12-29-03.)