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(A) Unless the context clearly indicates a contrary meaning, the following rules of construction shall apply in interpreting this chapter:
(1) Words used in the present tense include the future;
(2) The singular number includes the plural, and the plural the singular;
(3) The word “shall” is always mandatory; the word “may” is permissive;
(4) The words “used” or “occupied” as applied to any land or building, includes the words “arranged or designed or intended to be used or occupied.”
(B) For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
AUTOMOBILE JUNKYARD or AUTOMOTIVE DISMANTLER AND RECYCLER YARD. An establishment, property or place of business that is maintained, operated or used for storing or keeping wrecked, scrapped, ruined or dismantled motor vehicles or motor vehicle parts for the purpose of buying or selling the same, or used for the purpose of storing more than 5 wrecked vehicles pending final settlement of insurance matters. Vehicles impounded by the Maryland State Police or the Garrett County Sheriff’s Office shall be exempted from the number of vehicles tallied.
BOARD. The Garrett County Board of County Commissioners.
COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR. The County Administrator to the Board of County Commissioners.
INSPECTOR. The person designated by the Board to Administer this chapter.
JUNK. Old or scrap copper, brass, rope, rags, batteries, paper, trash, rubber, debris, waste, iron, steel, and other old or scrap materials, including wrecked, scrapped ruined or dismantled motor vehicles or motor vehicle parts.
JUNKYARD. An establishment, property, or place of business that is maintained operated, or used by any person, firm or corporation:
(a) For an automobile junkyard, automobile recycle yard, heavy equipment, farm equipment or other junkyard;
(b) As a public dump or sanitary fill;
(c) As a scrap metal processing facility; or
(d) For storing or keeping junk deposited within visual sight of any interstate, state or county highway or road and which said junk occupies an area greater than 1,000 square feet of land area.
NONCONFORMING JUNKYARD. A junkyard lawfully existing on the effective date of this chapter, which does not comply with 1 or more of the standards prescribed in §§ 111.40et seq.
PUBLIC DUMP OR LANDFILL. A property used as a sanitary landfill site for refuse disposal under the authority of a permit issued by the Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene pursuant to Md. Code, Art. 43, § 394.
STRUCTURE. A combination of materials assembled, constructed or erected at a fixed location, the use of which requires location on the ground or attachment to something having location on the ground. The word STRUCTURE shall include any part thereof.
(Ord. —, passed 11-6-1978; Am. Ord. —, passed 11-6-1979; Am. Ord. —, passed 6-15-1983; Am. Ord. —, passed 3-7-1988)