Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 183.
It shall be unlawful for any person to store or keep any abandoned or junked motor vehicle on private or public property within the Borough, unless the keeping or storage of such vehicle has been approved by the Chief of Police of the Borough.
As used in this chapter, the following terms will have the meanings indicated:
- A. Any motor vehicle which is not in working order, or is without current registration plates, or is in such a state of disrepair as to be inoperable, or is incapable of being removed under its own power; and
- B. Is left unattended on public or private property for a period of seven days. "Unattended" shall mean storage in other than a four walled, roofed enclosure.
- A natural person, an association, partnership or corporation.
Any person desiring to store or continue to store an abandoned or junked motor vehicle on public or private property within the Borough shall apply in writing to the Chief of Police of the Borough for a permit setting forth the location and description of the land on which the motor vehicles are to be stored, the number and nature of the vehicles, the manner of storage and the length and purpose for the storage. If the Chief of Police determines that the storage concerning which a permit is requested does not or will not adversely affect the safety, cleanliness, health and beauty of the Borough and does not or will not constitute a nuisance, he shall issue a written permit therefor; otherwise, he shall refuse to issue a permit and shall give written notice of refusal to the applicant within 30 days after application is made and shall state the reason therefor.
Any abandoned or junked motor vehicle stored or kept on public or private property without a permit issued by the Chief of Police, as required herein, shall be removed by the owner or occupier of said property within five days after notice to do so. Upon failure or default to so remove, the Borough may cause such removal to be made and collect the costs therefor from the offending person together with a penalty of 10% of such costs in the manner provided by law for the collection of municipal claims or in an action in assumpsit.
In addition, any person violating the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $1,000 plus costs and, in default of payment of said fine and costs, to a term of imprisonment, not to exceed 30 days. Each day that a violation of this chapter continues shall constitute a separate offense.