[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Glen Rock 12-13-1971 by Ord. No. 763 as Ch. VI, Sec. 6-7, of the 1971 Revised General Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The following definitions shall apply in the interpretation and enforcement of this chapter:
- Any real property within the borough which is not a street or highway.
- STREET or HIGHWAY
- The entire width between the boundary lines of every way publicly maintained when any part thereof is open to the use of the public for purposes of vehicular travel.
- A machine propelled by power other than human power, designed to travel along the ground by use of wheels, treads, runners or slides and transport persons or property or pull machinery, and shall include, without limitation, an automobile, truck, trailer, motorcycle, tractor, buggy and wagon.
No person shall abandon any vehicle within the borough and no person shall leave any vehicle at any place within the borough for such time and under such circumstances as to cause such vehicle to reasonably appear to have been abandoned.
No person shall leave any partially dismantled, nonoperating, wrecked or junked vehicle on any street or highway within the borough.
No person in charge or control of any property within the borough, whether as owner, tenant, occupant, lessee or otherwise, shall allow any partially dismantled, nonoperating, wrecked, junked or discarded vehicle to remain on such property longer than 48 hours; and no person shall leave any such vehicle on any property within the borough for a longer time than 48 hours; except that this section shall not apply with regard to a vehicle in an enclosed building, a vehicle on the premises of a business enterprise operated in a lawful place and manner when necessary to the operation of such business enterprise or a vehicle in an appropriate storage place or depository maintained in a lawful place and manner by the borough. The provisions of this section shall be subject to Chapter 230, Zoning.
This chapter shall be enforced by the Police Department of the borough, except that the Zoning Officer of the borough shall also have concurrent authority to enforce the removal of vehicles abandoned on private property.
The Chief of Police or any member of the Police Department designated by him or her is hereby authorized to remove or have removed any vehicle left at any place within the borough which reasonably appears to be in violation of this chapter or lost, stolen or unclaimed. Such vehicle shall be impounded until lawfully claimed or disposed of in accordance with applicable statutes. The Chief of Police or any member of the Police Department acting for him or her shall notify the registered and legal owner, in writing, by personal service or by certified mail, at the last known address of the owner, of the removal of such vehicle and the reason for the same and the location of the vehicle. Such vehicle shall be retained and impounded until the owner or his or her duly authorized agent shall have paid the cost of such taking and removal, together with a garage charge as provided in Chapter 101, Fees, for each and every day such vehicle is retained and impounded.
[Added 5-9-1988 by Ord. No. 1125]
Maximum penalty. For violation of any provision of this chapter, any other chapter of this Code or any other ordinance of the borough where no specific penalty is provided regarding the sections violated, the maximum penalty shall, upon conviction of a violation, be punishable by any combination of the following: a fine not exceeding $1,000, imprisonment for a period not exceeding 90 days or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days.
Separate violations. Except as otherwise provided, each and every day in which a violation of any provision of this chapter or any other ordinance of the borough exists shall constitute a separate violation.
Application. The maximum penalty stated is not intended to state an appropriate penalty for each and every violation. Any lesser penalty, including a nominal penalty or no penalty at all, may be appropriate for a particular case or a particular violation.