For the purpose of this subchapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   INOPERABLE MOTOR VEHICLE. Any motor vehicle from which, for a period of at least seven days, the engine, wheels or other parts have been removed, or on which the engine, wheels or other parts have been altered, damaged or otherwise so treated that the vehicle is incapable of being driven under its own motor power, or a vehicle that is used for racing or demolition derby exhibition, or a vehicle which is incapable of being driven upon the public highways in a legal fashion and manner pursuant to the Illinois Vehicle Code, ILCS Ch. 625. INOPERABLE MOTOR VEHICLE shall not include a motor vehicle which has been rendered temporarily incapable of being driven under its own power in order to perform ordinary service or repair operations, the service or repair operations to be ongoing and completed within 60 days, nor to any motor vehicles that are kept within a building when not in use, to operable historic vehicles over 25 years of age, or to a motor vehicle on the premises of a place of business engaged in the wrecking or junking of motor vehicles.
   PROPERTY. Any real property within the city which is not a street or highway.
   VEHICLE. A machine propelled by power other than human power designated to travel along the ground by use of wheels, treads, runners or slides and transport persons or property or pull machinery and shall include, without limitation, automobile, truck, trailer, motorcycle, tractor, buggy and wagon.
(1986 Code, § 5.06.010) (Ord. 1544, passed - -2001)