[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Burlington by Ord. No. 8-1997 (Ch. 5.44 of the 1996 Municipal Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person shall operate or maintain a motor vehicle junkyard or any other junkyard or any junk business without a license for such yard or business from the Council.
The application for a license shall be filed with the City Clerk and, in addition to the requirements of § 213-2, shall state the location and dimensions of the junkyard premises.
The license fee for a motor vehicle junkyard or any other junkyard or out-of-town peddlers, junk dealers or junk car buyers engaged in buying in the City shall be as set forth in Chapter 146, Fee Schedule, of the Code of the City of Burlington. There shall be no refund to a licensee upon the surrender or revocation of a license.
No license issued under this chapter shall entitle the licensee to operate at any other location than that specified in such license.
No license shall be transferable without consent of the Council.
All licenses shall be subject to such reasonable rules which may be made from time to time by the Council for the proper operation and regulation of the licensed business. The Fire Chief, Health Officer or any other proper official shall have the right to inspect the premises at any time.
The following regulations apply to junkyards operated or maintained in the City:
Gasoline from any motor vehicle shall be removed within 24 hours and securely stored.
No car or part of a car shall be kept or stacked in such a manner that rainwater collects and remains in any of the parts for a longer period than 48 hours.
Parts of motor vehicles or other junk or materials shall not be placed in any way which creates a fire hazard or creates a place for the harboring or breeding of rats, mice or vermin.
No automobiles, parts thereof or other junk or materials shall be placed or kept within 20 feet of the inside sidewalk line of any street. This provision shall not apply to junkyards existing on November 1, 1955.
All yards or places where such businesses are conducted shall be enclosed by a substantial fence at least eight feet high and of a type and construction approved by the Building Inspector. The fence shall be higher if necessary to obscure the view from the street.
Automobile parts or other junk or materials shall not be burned when there is a high wind. There shall always be available for emergencies 50 feet of three-quarter-inch hose or longer length if needed to cover the premises.
No person shall hammer or pound any metals or other materials on the premises between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. weekdays or at any time on Sundays.