§ 91.040  DEFINITIONS.
   For the purpose of this subchapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   ABANDONED MOTOR VEHICLE. A vehicle that:
      (1)   Has been left upon a street or highway in violation of a law or ordinance prohibiting parking;
      (2)   Is left on property owned or operated by the town for longer than 24 hours;
      (3)   Is left on private property without the consent of the owner, occupant or lessee thereof for longer than two hours; or
      (4)   Is left on any public street or highway for longer than seven days.
   JUNK OR SALVAGE YARD. The use of any part of a lot, whether inside or outside of a building, for the storage, keeping, abandonment, assembly, dumping, wrecking, sale or resale of junk, salvage or scrap materials; or the dismantling, demolition or abandonment of automobiles and other vehicles or machinery or equipment or parts thereof.
   JUNKED MOTOR VEHICLES. An abandoned motor vehicle that also:
      (1)   Is partially dismantled or wrecked;
      (2)   Cannot be self-propelled or moved in the manner in which it originally was intended to move;
      (3)   Is more than five years old and appears to be worth less than $100; or
      (4)   Does not display a current license plate.
   MOTOR VEHICLE. Includes all machines designed or intended to travel over land or water by self-propulsion or while attached to any self-propelled vehicle.
   NUISANCE VEHICLE. A motor vehicle in the condition described as a JUNKED MOTOR VEHICLE above, but not necessarily an abandoned motor vehicle described as an ABANDONED MOTOR VEHICLE, on public or private property that is determined and declared to be a health or safety hazard, a public nuisance or unlawful, including, without limitation, a vehicle found to be:
      (1)   A breeding ground or harbor for mosquitoes, other insects, rats or other pests;
      (2)   A point of heavy growth of weeds or other noxious vegetation over eight inches in height;
      (3)   A point of collection of pools or ponds of water;
      (4)   A point of concentration of quantities of gasoline, oil or other flammable or explosive materials as evidenced by odor;
      (5)   One which has areas of confinement subject to latching or locking, such as trunks, hoods and the like;
      (6)   So situated or located that there is a danger of it falling or turning over;
      (7)   Any other vehicle specifically declared a health and safety hazard and a public nuisance by the Town Council;
      (8)   So offensive to the sight as to damage the community, neighborhood or area appearance, upon a finding that such aesthetic regulation is necessary and desirable for the protection of property values, promotion of tourism, indirect protection of health and safety, preservation of the character and integrity of community, or promotion of the comfort, happiness and emotional stability of area residents; or
      (9)   Defined as a JUNKED MOTOR VEHICLE and as a NUISANCE VEHICLE and kept or located on the outside of any building or screen fence of any automotive service station and automotive repair garage for more than ten days.
   OWNER OR OPERATOR OF A JUNKYARD. Includes any person who shall keep, maintain, operate or use any building, lot, parcel of ground or other place for assembly, collection, dumping, wrecking, storing or keeping, depositing or removing any old iron, old automobiles, wrecked automobiles for dismantling and sale of parts, machinery, accessories thereto or any refuse, junk or waste material for the purpose of salvage or sale.
   SCREENS. Shall be of durable material, a height of not less than six feet above the finished grade. SCREENS shall be maintained in good repair and condition at all times, routinely painted an earth tone color so as to blend in with the surrounding neighborhood. Areas surrounding the SCREEN shall be landscaped and maintained free of debris and trash.
   VISIBLE. Capable of being seen without visual aid by a person of normal visual acuity.
(1991 Code, § 11-66)  (Ord. passed 8-19-1986)