[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Westville as Ch. 25, Art. IV, of the 2015 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
(See 65 ILCS 5/11-40-3.)
For the purposes of this chapter, the following term(s) shall have the meanings ascribed to them as follows:
- INOPERABLE MOTOR VEHICLE
- Any motor vehicle on which, for a period of at least seven days, the engine, wheels or other parts have been removed, or on which the engine, wheels or other parts have been altered, damaged or otherwise so treated that the vehicle is incapable of being driven under its own motor power. "Inoperable motor vehicle" shall not include a motor vehicle which has been rendered temporarily incapable of being driven under its own motor power in order to perform ordinary service or repair operations.
All inoperable motor vehicles, whether on public or private property in view of the general public, are hereby declared to be a nuisance.
The Police Chief or a designated representative shall notify the owner of the motor vehicle, informing the owner that the Police Chief shall dispose of any inoperable vehicles under his control. If the owner fails to dispose of said inoperable vehicle(s) after seven days from the issuance of the notice, the Police Chief or a designated representative may authorize a towing service to remove and take possession of the inoperable vehicle or parts thereof.
Nothing in this chapter shall apply to any motor vehicle that is kept within a building when not in use, to operable historic vehicles over 25 years of age, or to a motor vehicle on the premises of a licensed business engaged in the wrecking or junking of motor vehicles.