[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Footville 7-5-1965 by Ord. No. 70 (Ch. 33 of the 1990 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Except as provided in this chapter, the keeping, housing, storing and placing of all junk, such as all scrap iron, wrecked cars, junked cars, junked machinery, wrecked machinery, junked trailers, wrecked trailers, bottles, jugs, rags, broken glass, paper of all kinds, all scrap metal, and anything that might pertain to a junkyard, is declared a public nuisance, and a detriment to the public health and welfare of the citizens of the Village of Footville.
No person shall keep, house, store or place in the Village, any junk, such as all scrap iron, wrecked cars, junked cars, junked machinery, wrecked machinery, broken glass, junked trailers, wrecked trailers, bottles, jugs, rags, papers of all kinds, all scrap metals, and anything that might pertain to a junkyard, unless he conforms to the regulations of this chapter.
Such person shall secure from the Village Board a license, at the cost of $300 per year, payable to the Village at the Village Clerk's office on July 1 of each year.
Such license shall be granted only by 3/4 majority vote of the Village Board.
It shall be the duty of the Village Board to decide where any person seeking a license to operate a junkyard may have the place of business located. No license shall be granted to anyone to operate a junkyard within 1,000 feet of any residence in the Village.
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III)]
All junkyards shall be completely surrounded by a fence; this fence to be constructed of wood or metal. This fence shall be perfectly solid so as to keep all junk from view of any passerby or occupant of any adjoining property. The fence shall be well constructed, well painted and maintained in neat appearance. The fence shall have a minimum height of eight feet.
All dealers of cars, trucks, machinery and trailers, wanting to keep wrecked cars, junked cars, wrecked trailers, junked trailers, junked machinery, wrecked machinery, in their possession are classed as junkyard operators and shall conform to the regulations of this chapter.
[Added at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III)]
Violations of this chapter shall be subject to the penalties provided in § 1-4, Penalties.