[Amended 4-5-1989 by L.L. No. 4-1989]As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Any place of storage or deposit, where two or more unregistered motor vehicles are held, other than vehicles stored or held in an enclosed structure. Such term shall include any place of storage or deposit of parts or waste materials from motor vehicles which, taken together, equal in a bulk two or more such vehicles; provided, however, that the term "junkyard" shall not be construed to mean an establishment for which a current dealer registration is issued pursuant to § 415 of the Vehicle and Traffic Law or for which a current vehicle-dismantler or salvage-pool registration is issued pursuant to § 415-a of the Vehicle and Traffic Law.
- MOTOR VEHICLE
- Any vehicle propelled or drawn by power other than muscular power, originally intended for use on public highways.
- UNREGISTERED MOTOR VEHICLE
- Any motor vehicle which does not have valid number plates affixed both to the front and rear of the vehicle evidencing the fact of its current and valid registration pursuant to § 401 of the Vehicle and Traffic Law.
A. Before use, a new junkyard shall be completely surrounded with a fence at least eight feet in height which substantially screens and with a suitable gate which shall be closed and locked except during the working hours of such junkyard or when the applicant or his agent shall be within. Such fence shall be erected not nearer than 50 feet from a public highway. All motor vehicles and parts thereof stored or deposited by the applicant shall be kept within the enclosure of the junkyard except as removal shall be necessary for the transportation of same in the reasonable course of the business. All wrecking or other work on such motor vehicles and parts and all burning of same within the vicinity of the junkyard shall be accomplished within the enclosure.
B. Where the topography, natural growth of timber or other considerations accomplish the purposes of this chapter in whole or in part, the fencing requirements hereunder may be reduced by the Town Board upon granting the license; provided, however, that such natural barrier conforms to the purposes of this chapter.
A. Each person convicted of any violation of any provision of this chapter shall be guilty of violation and punishable by a fine of not more than $250 or imprisonment of not more than 15 days, or by both.
B. In addition, the violation of this chapter or any of the provisions thereof shall subject the person, firm or corporation violating the same to a civil penalty in the sum of $50, and when the violation of this chapter or any of the provisions thereof is continuous, each 24 hours thereof shall constitute a separate and distinct violation, said penalty to be recovered by the Town of Greenport in a civil action.
C. The application of the above penalty or penalties or the prosecution for the violation of the provisions of this chapter shall not be deemed to prevent the revocation of any permit issued pursuant thereto or the enforced removal of conditions prohibited by this chapter.