[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Warsaw 2-15-1965 as Ch. 3 of the 1965 Code of the Village of Warsaw. Section 149-4 amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
The seriousness of the matter of the outdoor storage of abandoned, junked, discarded and unlicensed motor vehicles upon privately owned properties within the village increases with the passage of time. It is a source of vexation and annoyance, not only to the members of the traveling public, but to the owners and occupants of adjoining lands. The outdoor storage of such vehicles upon residential lands is unsightly. It constitutes an attractive nuisance to children and a peril to their safety, in case of fire and explosion, whenever gasoline is left in the fuel tanks of such vehicles. It depreciates the value of neighboring properties. The preservation of peace and good order, the supression of vice, the benefit of trade, the preservation of public health, the protection of property and the prevention and extinguishment of fires and explosions compel the Board of Trustees of the Village of Warsaw to legislate upon this subject matter. It is hereby declared that the adoption of this chapter has for its purpose the effective termination of such obnoxious practice.
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation, either as owner, occupant, lessee, agent, tenant or otherwise, to store or deposit or cause or permit to be stored or deposited an abandoned, junked, discarded or unlicensed motor vehicle or motor vehicles upon any land or upon the right-of-way of any public street or highway within the corporate limits of the Village of Warsaw. Except a bona fide used car dealer or garage may store such vehicles as may be used in the course of his business upon his own premises.
If the provisions of the foregoing section are violated, the Village Clerk shall serve written notice, either personally or by mail, upon the owner, occupant or person having charge of any such land to comply with the provisions of this chapter. The notice shall be in substantially the following form:
"To the owner, occupant or person having charge of land known on the Assessment Map of the Village of Warsaw as Lot(s) _____, Number(s) _____, Sheet _____, Block _____ or Number _____, Street or Avenue.
"Notice is hereby given that an abandoned, junked, discarded and unlicensed motor vehicle has been found stored or deposited upon the above-described property in the Village of Warsaw. This automobile must be removed within five days from the date of this notice.
"In case you fail or refuse to comply with this notice on or before the expiration of said five days from the date of this notice, the Village of Warsaw, acting through its duly authorized agents, servants, officers and employees, will enter upon your land and remove and cause the same to be destroyed. The expense incurred by the village will be assessed against the above-described land and shall constitute a lien thereon and be collected as provided by law.
Any owner, occupant, lessee, agent or tenant who shall neglect and refuse to remove said abandoned, junked, discarded and unlicensed motor vehicle, as directed by this chapter, or who shall fail or refuse to comply with the provisions of any notice herein provided for or shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter or who shall resist or obstruct the duly authorized agents, servants, officers and employees of the village on the removal and destruction thereof shall, upon conviction thereof, be guilty of a violation pursuant to the Penal Law of the State of New York, punishable by a fine not exceeding $250 or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 15 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.