[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Chesilhurst 3-14-1968 by Ord. No. 68-1. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The following definitions shall apply in the interpretation and enforcement of this chapter:
- Any person, firm, partnership, association, corporation, company, or organization of any kind.
- 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 poll machinery and shall include, without limitation, 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 reasonably to 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 72 hours; and no person shall leave any such vehicle on any property within the Borough for a longer time than 72 hours; except that this chapter 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.
It shall be unlawful for any person to park any vehicle or to allow any vehicle to remain parked on any public street or highway in the Borough during any snow fall which leaves an accumulation of snow amounting to three inches or more.
The Chief of Police or any member of his Department designated by him 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 the provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:10-A-1 et seq.
Any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punishable by a fine not exceeding $2,000, imprisonment for a period not exceeding 90 days and/or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days. Each day such violation is committed or permitted to continue shall constitute a separate offense and shall be punishable as such hereunder.