[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Bridgman 8-16-2010 by Ord. No. 180. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter:
- DISMANTLED AND PARTIALLY DISMANTLED MOTOR VEHICLES
- Motor vehicles from which a part or parts integral to the operation of such motor vehicle, or a part or parts required by any law or regulation to be present on a motor vehicle, has been removed or is missing.
- INOPERABLE MOTOR VEHICLES
- Motor vehicles which, by reason of dismantling, disrepair, lack of licensing or other cause, are either incapable of being propelled under their own power or are prevented by law from being propelled or driven on a public highway.
- MOTOR VEHICLES
- Any wheeled vehicle which is designed to be self-propelled.
- An individual, firm, corporation, partnership, association, limited liability company, limited partnership, or any other legal entity.
- PUBLIC HIGHWAY
- Any publicly maintained way upon which any part thereof is open to the use of the public for the purposes of vehicular travel.
No person shall park or store, or knowingly allow another person to park or store for a period of 14 consecutive days, one or more dismantled, partially dismantled or inoperable motor vehicle outside a fully enclosed building such that the dismantled, partially dismantled, or inoperable motor vehicle can be seen from any public highway or seen from any adjoining land owned by another person. This section shall not apply to service stations openly and actively engaged in making service repairs for the public.
A violation of § 504-2 of this chapter is hereby declared to be a public nuisance, a nuisance per se and is hereby further declared to be offensive to the public health, safety and welfare.
Any person who violates any provision of this chapter shall be responsible for a municipal civil infraction as defined in Public Act 12 of 1994, amending Public Act 236 of 1961, being MCLA § 600.101 to 600.9939, and shall be subject to a fine of not more than $100. Each day this chapter is violated shall be considered as a separate violation.
The City Zoning Administrator, Bridgman City Police Officers, and other persons appointed by the Bridgman City Council are hereby designated as the authorized City officials to issue municipal civil infraction citations directing alleged violators of this chapter to appear in court.
In addition to enforcing this chapter through the use of a municipal civil infraction proceeding, the City may initiate proceedings in the Circuit Court to abate or eliminate the nuisance per se or any other violation of this chapter.
If any section, provision or clause of this chapter or the application thereof to any person or circumstance shall be invalid, such invalidity shall not affect any remaining portion or application of this chapter which can be given effect without the invalid portion or application.