[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Washington 5-13-1964; amended in its entirety 3-11-1987 by Ord. No. 87-4. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
It is hereby determined and declared that the placing, abandoning, leaving, keeping or storage out of doors of any trailer or of any motor vehicle not currently in use for transportation and not licensed for the current license year on public or private lands in the Township of Washington is contrary and inimical to the public welfare, in that such articles so placed, abandoned, left, kept or stored attract or may attract persons of tender years who, being so attracted, may play in and about them and be injured in so doing and in that such articles so placed, abandoned, left, kept or stored out of doors, exposed to the elements, deteriorate and in themselves are unsightly and, deteriorating, become more unsightly and are detrimental to and depreciate the value of properties in the neighborhood where they are located and in the Township of Washington as a whole.
No owner or occupier of any private lands or premises shall place, abandon, leave, keep or store, or suffer or permit the placing, abandoning, leaving, keeping or storage, of any article described in § 115-1 out of doors upon any public or private land in the Township of Washington for a period in excess of 30 days.
As used in this chapter, the following words shall have the meanings indicated:
- An individual, firm, partnership, corporation or association of persons.
- PUBLIC GARAGE or FILLING STATION
- Any building, premises or land in which or upon which a business, service or industry involving the sale, storage, maintenance, washing or servicing, and storage in connection therewith, of motor vehicles is conducted or rendered.
This chapter shall not apply to motor vehicles or trailers stored in an enclosed garage or other building or on the business premises of a duly licensed new or used car dealer or farm machinery situate on a farm.
This chapter shall not apply to motor vehicles or trailers stored on the premises of a public garage or filling station as defined herein for a period less than 30 days in any calendar year.
Any person who shall violate this chapter may be fined not more than $500 or be imprisoned in the county jail for not more than 90 days, or both, in the discretion of the Judge before whom he may be convicted.