(A)   Declaration. The following is declared to be a public nuisance adversely affecting the public peace, safety and general welfare and is prohibited. It shall be a public nuisance for any person to pile, store or keep wrecked, junked or abandoned vehicles on private property within the corporate limits of the city, except as hereinafter set forth in division (D) below.
(1992 Code, § 1035:00)
   (B)   Unlicensed or incapacitated vehicles. Any vehicle shall be deemed to be included under division (A) above if said vehicle does not have attached thereto a valid and current license plate issued by the proper state agency, or if such vehicle, because of mechanical deficiency, is incapable of movement under its own power and is parked or stored outside for a period in excess of ten days.
(1992 Code, § 1035:05)
   (C)   Enforcement. It shall be the duty of the Police Department to investigate all complaints submitted to the Council and if, after investigation, there appears to be a violation of this section, the investigating officer shall give owner of vehicles notice of violation. If the violation still exists after the expiration of the ten-day notice, an officer is authorized to sign a complaint.
(1992 Code, § 1035:10)
   (D)   Special permit or licensed business. Nothing herein contained shall be construed to apply to any junk dealer licensed by the city. Persons operating a gasoline filling station or storage garage, where no repair work is carried on, in a B-2 or B-3 Commercial District or I-1 or I-2 Industrial District, or persons operating an automobile sales service in a Commercial District, B-2, B-3, I-1 or I-2 Industrial District, or any person in an I-1 or I-2 Industrial District, may be granted a special permit for the purpose of keeping or storing a junked vehicle in the district authorized for a period of not to exceed six months. Application for such a permit shall be made at the office of the Building Inspector, who is authorized to issue such a permit upon application therefor and upon the payment of a permit fee in the amount duly established by the Council from time to time. No permit may be renewed, nor may the time of the permit be extended, without the prior approval of the Council upon such terms or conditions as the Council may prescribe.
(1992 Code, § 1035:15)
(Ord. 1268, passed 9-4-2001) Penalty, see § 93.999