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For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
AUTOMOBILE GRAVEYARD. Any establishment or place of business which is maintained, used or operated for storing, keeping, buying or selling, of five or more wrecked, scrapped, ruined or dismantled motor vehicles.
ESTABLISHMENT. A place of business or residence and everything connected with it.
EXPANSION. Any increase in the land area of an existing junkyard or automobile graveyard beyond the physical boundaries in use at the effective date of this chapter.
JUNK. Old or scrapped copper, brass, rope, rags, batteries, paper, trash, rubber debris and waste, or junked, dismantled or wrecked automobiles, or parts thereof, or iron, steel and other old or scrapped ferrous or non-ferrous materials.
JUNKYARD. An establishment or place of business which is maintained, used or operated for storing, keeping, buying or selling junk, or for the maintenance or operation of an automobile graveyard.
SALVAGE YARD. Any establishment maintained, used or operated for the storing, keeping, dismantling, salvaging, buying or selling of scraps or discarded pieces of metal, paper, rags, tires, bottles and other materials; inoperable, wrecked, scrapped, ruined or discarded automobiles, automobile parts, machinery or appliances. If junked or wrecked automobiles remain outside a building for more than 30 days as inoperable, partially dismantled, wrecked or junked automobiles, the area shall be deemed, for the purpose of this chapter, a SALVAGE YARD.
(Ord. 90-8, passed 5-15-90)