[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting of the Town of East Granby 4-25-1972 (Ch. XXVII, Art. 2, of the 1975 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Discarded motor vehicles and discarded motor vehicle parts, as hereinafter defined, are prohibited with the limits of the Town.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- DISCARDED MOTOR VEHICLE
- A motor vehicle located on private property for a period of 30 consecutive days which:
- A. Is inoperative and is no longer intended to be rendered operative; or
- B. Is unregistered and not in condition for legal use on the public highways and is in such a condition as to create a blighting or deteriorating effect on the public landscape or nearby private property or is otherwise a public nuisance or a safety hazard.
- DISCARDED MOTOR VEHICLE PARTS
- Unused parts of motor vehicles or old iron, metal, glass, paper, cordage, or other waste, or discarded or secondhand material which has been a part or is intended to be a part of any motor vehicle, located on private property for a period of 30 consecutive days, provided that any such parts or materials are not lawfully stored within a garage, building or structure.
- MOTOR VEHICLES
- Any vehicle propelled or drawn by any power other than muscular to include but not be limited to automobiles, trucks, busses, tractors, trailers, motorcycles and like vehicles.
This chapter shall not apply to discarded motor vehicles and discarded motor vehicle parts located in a motor vehicle recycler’s yard licensed in accordance with the provisions of C.G.S. § 14-67g through 14-67w, as amended, or permitted under any exemption to such licensing requirement.
Any owner of a discarded motor vehicle or of discarded motor vehicle parts and any owner of property or person in possession of property on which a discarded motor vehicle or discarded motor vehicle parts are located shall be subject to a fine of not to exceed $250 for each day that such condition continues commencing 10 days after the Town has given written notice to remove to such owner or person, as hereinafter provided. Each additional day shall constitute a new and separable offense punishable hereunder.
When it is determined that a discarded motor vehicle, or discarded motor vehicle parts are located on private property, the Town shall notify the person in possession or control of such property and the owner of such property, and also the owner of said vehicle parts, if known, in writing by registered or certified, mail, postage prepaid, to remove said vehicle or parts, and shall also post a notice of said notification on the Town signpost. If such person or owner has not caused the removal of said vehicle or parts within 20 days after receipt of said notification, the Town shall cause said motor vehicle to be removed to a licensed motor vehicle junkyard, or to an area authorized by proper authority for impoundment and retention or for disposal of such vehicle and parts. The Town shall have the right to collect the cost incurred in removing and disposing of such vehicle or parts from the owner of said vehicle or parts of from the person in possession or control of the property, or the owner of the property, from which the said vehicle or parts were removed.
Prior to the removal of any discarded motor vehicle as provided for in the foregoing, the Town shall give written notification to the State Commissioner of Motor Vehicles of the issuance, by the Town of the aforementioned notices, such notification to include the location of the vehicle, the identification of the vehicle as may assist in establishing the legal ownership of the vehicle.
The First Selectman shall be responsible for the giving of all notice required by this chapter and for removal and disposition of such motor vehicles or parts.