§ 97.07  INOPERABLE MOTOR VEHICLES.
   (A)   Declaration of nuisance. Any motor vehicle described in this section shall constitute a hazard to the health and welfare of the residents of the community as the vehicles can harbor noxious diseases, furnish a shelter and breeding ground for vermin, and present physical danger to the safety and well-being of children and citizens. Motor vehicles also contain various fluids which, if released into the environment, can and do cause significant health risks to the community.
   (B)   Inoperable motor vehicles. It shall be unlawful to keep, park, store or abandon any motor vehicle that is not in operating condition, partially dismantled, used for repair of parts or as a source of repair or replacement parts for other vehicles, kept for scrapping, dismantling or salvage of any kind, or which is not properly licensed for operation within the state, pursuant to M.S. § 168B.011, as it may be amended from time to time.
   (C)   Screening. This section does not apply to a motor vehicle enclosed in a building and/or kept out of view from any street, road or alley, and which does not foster complaint from a resident of the city. Privacy fencing in compliance with federal, state or local law is permissible.
(Ord. 517, passed 10-26-2009)  Penalty, see § 97.99