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The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this article, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:
Automobile collector shall mean a person who collects and restores motor vehicles.
Junked appliances shall mean any unit, or part thereof, of machinery, furniture or equipment, whether functional or ornamental, and whether mechanical or powered by some source of energy or not, including, but not limited to, stoves, refrigerators, television sets, beds, lamps, tools, objections of art, etc.; the condition of which is one (1) of the following:
(3) Partially dismantled;
Provided, the terms shall not apply where the unit does not exceed fifteen (15) cubic feet or the combination of units in the immediate proximity to each other does not exceed one hundred twenty (120) cubic feet.
Junked motor vehicles shall mean any contrivance, or parts thereof, propelled by power and used for transportation of persons or property, the condition of which is one (1) or more of the following:
(3) Partially dismantled;
Ordinary public view shall mean a sight line within normal visual range by a person on a public street or sidewalk adjacent to real property.
Parts car shall mean an automobile that is not intended to be operated along streets and roads, but is used to provide parts for the restoration of other automobiles.
Portable moving and storage units shall mean any container, storage unit, shed-like container or other portable structure that can be or is used for the storage of personal property of any kind and which is located for such purposes outside an enclosed building other than an accessory building or shed complying with all building codes and land use requirements. Portable moving and storage containers may be utilized as permitted temporary outdoor storage for a period not exceeding one (1) week in duration from time of delivery to time of removal. No more than two (2) such units may be located on a specific piece of property at one (1) time and such containers may not be located on a specific property more than two (2) times in a given thirty (30) day calendar day period. Portable moving and storage units may not encroach into the street or sidewalk and may not be located closer than ten (10) feet to the property line unless placed on an existing impervious driveway. It shall be the obligation of the property owner to secure the units in a manner that does not endanger the safety of persons or property in the vicinity. The owner or user of the portable moving and storage unit may apply to the codes enforcement officer for an extension of time, not to exceed an additional one (1) week for placement of the unit and the codes enforcement officer, upon showing of good cause, shall grant the requested extension. Any extension shall be in writing. The keeping or maintaining of a portable storage structure as set out herein shall constitute permitted temporary outdoor storage. The keeping or maintenance of such structure except as set out in this definition shall not constitute permitted temporary outdoor storage and shall be deemed a public nuisance for all purposes of this chapter.
Temporary outdoor storage shall include portable moving and storage units, as limited and defined above, and shall also mean the limited exterior storage for a period not to exceed sixty (60) days from date of placement on property (or any adjoining or adjacent parcel) of raw materials, lumber and/or building supplies essential for the addition, renovation, or restoration of a one (1) or two (2) family dwelling or its premises. This includes structural, sheathing, or decorative materials, trim materials, other housing components including fixtures, and landscaping materials including uninstalled fencing materials, uninstalled pools and ancillary equipment, bulk landscaping materials, and components for detached buildings. The codes enforcement officer shall have the authority, upon written application by the property owner prior to the extension of the initial sixty (60) day penalty stating with particularity the reason an extension is needed and stating further the expected date of removal of materials stored outdoors, to extend the permitted outdoor storage time limit by two (2) separate additional thirty (30) days. All temporary outdoor storage shall be confined to the rear or side yard of the residence and no front yard storage shall be permitted. All such materials shall be covered or tarped during periods when no work is being performed, including nights and weekends. Temporary outdoor storage shall not include scrap piles, waste piles, brush piles, or similar materials covered adequately in other areas of this article. Renovation and demolition debris are considered as refuse and trash under this article. Storage of raw materials in front yard of a residence shall be considered a public nuisance under this chapter. Storage of raw materials, lumber, building equipment or materials in excess of the time limit shall not be deemed temporary and shall be considered a public nuisance under this chapter. For all purposes under this article, including the right of entry and enforcement, the terms “nuisance item” or “nuisance items” shall be deemed to include non-compliant portable moving and storage units, raw materials, lumber and/or building supplies stored in the front yard or stored for a period exceeding the time limitations as set out in this section.
(Code 1977, § 65.020(1); Ord. No. 1692, § 1, 11-28-05; Ord. No. 1705, § 1, 9-11-06; Ord. No. 1730, § 1, 4-14-08; Ord. No. 1784, §§ 2 - 3, 6-13-11)
Cross reference--Definitions and rules of construction generally, § 1-2.