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No person in charge of or in control of any property within the city, whether an owner, tenant, occupant, lessee, or otherwise, shall allow any disabled vehicle to be placed on or to remain on such property longer than three days unless such vehicle is within a completely enclosed building or on the premises of any automotive repair or storage business for which the owner of the business has a current city local business tax receipt and zoning approval.
(A) Prima facie evidence. A vehicle will be considered disabled because it is physically or mechanically incapable of being operated on the public streets if it is wrecked, partially dismantled, has no engine, has no transmission, has a dismantled engine or transmission, has no valid current license tag, or is in some comparable physical state rendering it inoperable. The absence of a current license tag alone shall not cause a vehicle to be considered physically or mechanically incapable of being operated on the public streets but does provide reasonable cause for further investigation.
(B) Interpretation of this requirement. Nothing in this section shall be construed as permitting the disassembling, tearing down, or scrapping of a vehicle or vehicles, or to permit one vehicle or vehicles to be scavenged or stripped for parts for use on another vehicle.
(C) Responsibility for compliance. The owner, agent, or tenant of the property on which the violation occurs shall be jointly and individually responsible for compliance with this section.
(Ord. 368, passed 5-5-88; Am. Ord. 1272, passed 12-20-07)