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The city council finds that the accumulation or storage of abandoned, wrecked, dismantled, or inoperative vehicles or parts thereof (“abandoned vehicles”) on private or public property, not including highways, creates a condition that reduces the value of private property, promotes blight and deterioration, invites plundering, creates fire hazards, constitutes an attractive nuisance creating a hazard to the health and safety of minors, creates a harborage for rodents and insects and is injurious to the health, safety and general welfare. Therefore, any abandoned vehicle, on private or public property, not including highways, is hereby declared to constitute a public nuisance which may be abated as such in accordance with the provisions of this article.
(`64 Code, Sec. 19-23) (Ord. No. 2410)