[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Buchanan 7-5-1988 by L.L. No. 6-1988 (Ch. 23 of the 1971 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- An area of land, with or without buildings, used for or occupied by a deposit, collection or storage, outside a completely enclosed building, of used or discarded materials such as wastepaper, rags or scrap material or used building materials, house furnishings, machinery, vehicles or parts thereof, with or without the dismantling, processing, salvage or sale or other use or disposition of the same. A deposit or the storage on a plot of two or more unregistered, wrecked or broken-down vehicles or part of two or more such vehicles for one week or more in a residential district, or for three weeks or more in any other district, shall be deemed to be a junkyard.
Junkyards shall be a prohibited use within the Village of Buchanan.
Existing junkyards may not be expanded, enlarged, improved or otherwise altered except when required by law. Normal maintenance and repair of an existing structure or accessory occupied by a junkyard use is permitted if it does not extend the useful life of said use.
Any person, firm, corporation or other entity violating the provisions of this chapter shall be subject to a penalty of $250 for each day such violation continues and, in addition, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.