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For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
AUTOMOBILE GRAVEYARD. Any establishment or place of business which is maintained, used or operated for storing, keeping, buying or selling wrecked, scrapped, ruined or dismantled motor vehicles or motor vehicle parts, or any land or structure used for a salvaging operation, including the collecting, dismantling, storage and salvaging of unlicensed and inoperable vehicles.
FENCE. A substantial, totally opaque, continuous structure forming a physical barrier which is so constructed and installed of materials designed, engineered and/or manufactured to withstand the weather and other natural forces normally found in the county. All FENCES shall extend from the surface of the ground to a uniform height of not less than eight feet.
JUNK. Old or scrap copper, brass, rope, rags, batteries, paper, trash, rubber debris, used tires, household appliances, waste or junked, dismantled or wrecked automobiles, or parts thereof, iron, steel and other old or scrap ferrous or non-ferrous material.
JUNKYARD. An establishment or place of business which is maintained, operated or used for storing, keeping, buying or selling junk, or for the maintenance or operation of an automobile graveyard.
OPERATOR. Any individual, partnership, corporation, limited liability company or business association of whatever nature engaged in the establishment, operation or maintenance of a junkyard.
VISUAL SCREEN. A static barrier which shields from view a specified object or objects. For the purposes of this chapter, the object or objects refers to junk or junkyards.
(Ord. 03-003, passed 6-19-2003)