The following requirements shall be met by all owner(s) of any junkyard within the city:
   (A)   Contents to be kept in orderly condition.  The junk or rubbish or salvage to be placed within the premises of a junkyard shall be kept in an orderly condition allowing sufficient space on each side so an individual may be able to walk among junk or rubbish or salvage and inspect the premises and to permit easy access to all junk for fire fighting purposes.
   (B)   Yards must be open to inspections.  All junkyards must be open to inspection by law enforcement officials, Health Department representatives, Fire Department officials and building inspectors.  Such inspections shall be for the purpose of ascertaining whether any health, safety or sanitary violations exist and to assist in locating stolen or lost property.
   (C)   Vehicles and machinery to be drained of all flammables.  It shall be the duty of the owner(s) of the junkyard to see that the automobiles, trucks, tractors or machinery of any kind which is kept within the premises are drained of all flammable liquids and oils.
   (D)   Junkyards to be screened.
      (1)   The property and premises of such junkyards shall be enclosed by a fence at least six feet in height, measured from ground level, and of material which obscures the view.  The fence shall be kept in good repair at all times and no junk of any character, or parts or machinery of any kind shall be allowed to remain outside of such fence.  Materials shall not be permitted to protrude above the fence.  However, any person operating such junkyard in the city shall be allowed 90 days from the effective date of their permit within which to construct a fence of the kind and character required.
      (2)   Such fence enclosing the junkyard shall not be used to post bills or for other advertising purposes, except a space not larger than 50 square feet which may be used for the advertisement of the junkyard and if not in violation of the city's zoning ordinance or sign regulations.
   (E)   Contents not to collect water.  It shall be the duty of the owner(s) of the junkyard to see that the contents of such junkyard will not be placed in a position whereby they will collect water, thus becoming a breeding place for mosquitoes.
   (F)   Standing water prohibited in junkyards.  No water shall be allowed to stand in any place on the premises in such manner as to afford a breeding place for mosquitoes.
   (G)   Tall weeds prohibited in junkyards.  Weeds and other uncultivated growth on the premises, other than trees, shrubs and bushes, shall be kept at a height of not more than 12 inches.
   (H)   Garbage and waste prohibited in junkyard.  No garbage or other waste shall be kept on the premise; nor shall any refuse of any kind be kept on the premises, unless such refuse is junk as defined herein and in use on the permitted premises.
   (I)   Open fires shall not be permitted.  The burning of rubbish, trash, automobiles or any parts thereof, or other junk shall not be permitted.
   (J)   Junk not to protrude.  No junk shall be allowed to rest upon or protrude over any public street, walkway or curb or become scattered or blown off the premises of such junkyard.  Also, the owner(s) shall not allow or permit junk to be stored at a height exceeding the height of the fence enclosing the premises.
   (K)   Appliances to be stored in manner to prevent entrapment.  All junk, including but not limited to, refrigerators, stoves, washing machines and dryers, shall be rendered in such a manner to prevent entrapment.  All refrigerators and freezers not stored in a lockable structure shall have the doors removed.  All junk stored or accumulated on such premises shall be dismantled in such a manner so that they do not constitute a public safety hazard.
   (L)   Combustible material prohibited in junkyards.  No combustible material of any kind, not necessary or beneficial to the permitted business, shall be kept on the premises; nor shall the premises be allowed to become a fire hazard.
(`88 Code, Ch. 4, § 11.06)  (Ord. 260, passed 1-10-89)  Penalty, see § 10.99