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(a) Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, it shall be unlawful for the owner, occupant or person having control or management of any land within the city to permit a public nuisance, health hazard, or source of filth to develop thereon through the accumulation of junked or wrecked appliances, automobiles, vehicles, machines, or other scrap or salvage materials; through the placement or maintenance of portable moving and storage units for a period exceeding one (1) week, or if a written extension has been granted, for two (2) weeks, or the placement and maintenance of raw materials, lumber, and building supplies for a period in excess of sixty (60) days from the date of placement on property; or through the storing or accumulation on any land within the city of one (1) or more mobile or manufactured homes, as defined in KRS 227.550, that are junked, wrecked or non-operative, and which are not inhabited. The presence of any such items, motor vehicle or appliance on public property or on any private lot, tract or parcel of land or portion thereof, occupied or unoccupied, improved or unimproved, within the city, shall be deemed a public nuisance, and shall further be considered rubbish or refuse; and it shall be unlawful for any person to cause or maintain such a public nuisance by wrecking, dismantling, partially dismantling, rendering inoperable, abandoning or discarding any such nuisance item, motor vehicle or appliance on the real property of another; or to suffer, permit or allow any such nuisance item, junked motor vehicle or appliance to be parked, left or maintained on his or her own real property.
(b) This section shall not apply with regard to:
(1) Junked, wrecked or non-operative automobiles, vehicles, machines, or other similar scrap or salvage materials located on the business premises of a licensed automotive recycling dealer, as defined under the provisions of KRS 190.010(8); or any motor vehicle or appliance in an enclosed building.
(2) Junked, wrecked or non-operative motor vehicles, including parts cars, stored on private real property by automobile collectors, whether as a hobby or a profession, if these motor vehicles and parts cars are stored out of ordinary public view by means of suitable fencing, trees, shrubbery or other means.
(3) Any motor vehicle that is owned, controlled, managed or leased by a motor carrier.
(4) Farm equipment, whether operable or inoperable, which is used in usual and normal agricultural or silvacultural practices, or which is otherwise exempt from this article by the provisions of KRS 413.072. Inoperable farm equipment shall be stored only in the rear yard of the residence.
(c) Nothing in this article shall authorize the maintenance of a public or private nuisance as defined under other provisions of law.
(Code 1977, § 65.020(2); Ord. No. 1692, § 2, 11-28-05; Ord. No. 1705, § 1, 9-11-06; Ord. No. 1730, § 1, 4-14-08)