[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Manchester at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I). Amendments noted where applicable.]
The outdoor storage of unlicensed motor vehicles, tractors, lawn mowers, snowmobiles, go-carts, motorcycles and salvage parts displayed on private property for the purpose of a sale within the Town of Manchester is dangerous, unsightly and a detriment to the preservation of public health, the protection of property and the safety and welfare of the residents of the Town of Manchester. Therefore, such storage and sales are regulated for the preservation of the public health, safety and welfare of the residents of the Town of Manchester.
Hereinafter, the term "vehicles" for the purposes of this chapter shall refer to the following: unregistered, uninspected or inoperable automobile or other motor vehicle, snowmobile, lawn mower, go-cart, motorcycles, abandoned vehicles or salvage vehicles, heavy equipment, i.e. graders, snow plows, rollers, cranes, shovels, trucks, tractors, trailers, as well as off-road or all-terrain vehicles, boats and equipment capable of or outfitted to travel on highways.
It shall be unlawful to park or display a vehicle for purposes of sale within the right-of-way of any highway, road, street, avenue, alley, public place, public highway or any other public way within the bounds of the Town of Manchester.
No owner of private property, lessee, tenant or occupant of residential private property shall place a "for sale" sign or allow sales, or offers to sell, more than one vehicle at a time, without being a registered vehicle dealer.
Unlicensed vehicles shall only belong to an owner or occupant of the premises upon which it is parked. Such unlicensed vehicles shall only be parked or stored in the back yard or in the front yard adjacent to the driveway for single-family or duplex residences, or for multiple-family residences in designated parking areas. Each single vehicle allowed to be sold under this chapter must be sold or removed from the property within three months of the date it was first displayed for sale in compliance with this chapter.
Unlicensed vehicles must be in presentable and operating condition, and no vehicle parts for sale shall be displayed, nor shall any partial dismantling of the vehicle be permitted.
Garage or yard sale items shall be allowed to be displayed outside on any part of the private property for a period of not more than three consecutive days.
The display on or about the vehicle of any sign, sticker, writing or other indication that the vehicle is for sale shall be presumptive evidence that said vehicle is parked or displayed for purposes of sale.
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate a provision of this chapter, or fail to comply therewith, or with any of the requirements thereof, shall be prosecuted within the limits provided by state or local laws. Any violation of this chapter is an offense punishable by a fine not exceeding $250 for conviction of a first offense. A conviction of a second offense, both of which were committed within a period of two years, shall be punishable by a fine not less than $250, or imprisonment for a period not to exceed 15 days, or both. However for the purpose of conferring jurisdiction upon courts and judicial officers generally, violations of this chapter shall be deemed violations and for such purposes only all provisions of law relating to violations shall apply to such violations. For the purposes of this chapter each day's continued existence of a violation shall constitute a separate violation.