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A. For the purpose of this Ordinance, certain terms and phrases shall be deemed to have the meaning ascribed to them in this Section.
1. Words in the singular number include the plural; those in the plural number include the singular.
2. Words in the present tense include the past and future tenses, and the future, the present tense.
3. The masculine gender shall include the feminine and neuter genders.
4. The word “shall” is mandatory, while the word “may” is permissive.
B. 1. Inoperable Motor Vehicle: As used in this Ordinance, the term “inoperable motor vehicle” shall mean any motor vehicle on public or private property from which, for a period of seven (7) days or more, the engine, wheels or other parts have been removed, or on which the engine, wheels or other parts have been altered, damaged or otherwise treated so that the vehicle is incapable of being driven under its own power. This definition shall include engines, wheels or other automotive parts which are detached and separate from a motor vehicle and which have remained on public or private property for seven (7) days or more.
2. Exemptions: an inoperable motor vehicle shall not include the following:
a. a motor vehicle which has been rendered temporarily incapable of being driven under its own motor power in order to perform ordinary service or repair operations,
b. a motor vehicle that is kept within a building when not in use,
c. an operable historic vehicle over twenty-five (25) years of age,
d. a motor vehicle on the premises of a place of business engaged in wrecking or junking of motor vehicles.
(Ord. O-200706-32-054, Art. 1, passed 6-19-2007)