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304.01 RESPONSIBILITY OF PARTIES; DEFINITION.
(a) No person, being the owner, lessee, or bailee of a motor vehicle or the owner, lessee, agent or tenant having charge of any lots and lands within the City, shall park, store or leave, or permit to be parked, stored or left uncovered in the open upon such lots or lands an unlicensed, abandoned, wrecked or out-of-repair vehicle.
(b) For purposes of this chapter, the following terms, phrases, words, and their derivations shall have the meanings given herein. When not inconsistent with the context, words used in the present tense include the future, words in the plural number include the singular number, and words in the singular number include the plural number. The word “shall” is always mandatory and not merely directory. For purposes of this chapter, the term “unlicensed or out-of-repair vehicle” means:
(1) Any motor vehicle meeting the definition of “junk motor vehicle” set forth in Section 303.10 (any motor vehicle meeting the requirements of Ohio R.C. 4513.63(B) to (E) that is left uncovered in the open on private property more than seventy-two hours with the permission of the person having the right to the possession of the property); or
(2) Any motor vehicle required to display license plates not having current year license plates or having illegal plates left for a period of more than thirty days unless completely enclosed in a building or garage; or
(3) Any motor vehicle so damaged or out of repair so as to render it incapable of being moved under its own power left for a period of more than thirty days unless completely enclosed in a building or garage.
(Ord. 12-1995. Passed 5-9-95.)