[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting of the Town of Sharon as Art. 10, § 23, of the Town Bylaws. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Subject to the provisions of the Town's Zoning Bylaw, no person or entity, corporate or otherwise, as owner or as one in control of premises, shall keep in the open in any area of the Town of Sharon any junk or other waste material, including, but not limited to, any junk automobile, wagon, truck, bus, cycle, or trailer as define in § 182-2 of this bylaw.
For the purposes of this bylaw, "junk" is defined as:
Waste material; and/or
Worn out, cast off or discarded articles, worn out, cast off or discarded appliances, parts stripped from vehicles, entire vehicle bodies or parts of vehicle bodies that are in disrepair, or materials that are ready for destruction or have been stored or collected for salvage or conversion into some other use.
Subject to the provisions of §§ 182-1 and 182-2 above, no person or entity, corporate or otherwise, including, but not limited to, an individual or entity who repairs or remodels vehicles as a hobby, shall have more than one unregistered vehicle, car, truck or trailer ungaraged on his or her premises at any one time unless authorized by the Select Board.
This bylaw shall not apply to land used for the primary purpose of agriculture, horticulture, floriculture, or viticulture; land owned by the Town of Sharon and used for municipal purposes; and land designated by the Select Board for public dumping purposes.
Once a written violation notice is issued, the owner and/or person or entity in control of the property shall have 30 days to correct the violation without penalty. If the violation is not corrected within said 30 days, a fine of $100 per violation shall be imposed upon the owner and/or person or entity in control of the property. Such fines may be imposed as criminal fines, pursuant to MGL c. 40, § 21, or civil fines pursuant to MGL c. 40, § 21D, and Chapter 1, Article I, of the General Bylaws.
The provisions of this bylaw shall be enforced by the Building Inspector, Police Department and/or a prosecuting officer of the Town of Sharon Police Department. The Building Inspector shall be responsible for maintenance of records pertaining to violations and penalties imposed hereunder.
For purpose of this bylaw, the existence of a violation shall be deemed a separate offense for each day that such violation continues.
If the owner or person or entity in control of the property fails to pay fines issued for violations of this bylaw, the Town may impose a lien upon the property pursuant to MGL c. 40, § 58.