[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Somerville 10-19-64 as Ord. No. 607. Section 168-6 amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
No person shall park, leave or store any inoperable motor vehicle on any public lands or premises except in case of emergency and then for a period of not more than twenty-four (24) hours.
No person shall park, leave, store or maintain any inoperable motor vehicle for a period of more than thirty (30) days upon any private lands or premises.
No owner or occupier of any private lands or premises shall permit or suffer any inoperable motor vehicle to be parked, left, stored or maintained on his or her lands or premises for more than thirty (30) days.
The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to a licensed service station operator or a licensed new or used automobile dealer where said motor vehicle is being or is about to be repaired or is being disposed of or scrapped; nor shall this chapter apply to lawfully operated junkyards or to motor vehicles located in garages or other buildings.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- INOPERABLE MOTOR VEHICLE
- A motor vehicle which in its then-existing state cannot be moved under its own power from place to place on a public highway.
- MOTOR VEHICLE AND PERSON
- As defined in N.J.S.A. 39:1-1 et seq.
Any person who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be liable to a fine of not more than five hundred dollars ($500) or imprisonment for a term of not more than ninety (90) days, or both, in the discretion of the Judge.
The imposition of a penalty or penalties for any violation of this chapter shall not excuse the violation or permit it to continue, and all such persons shall be required to correct or remedy such violations within a reasonable time. If said violations are not corrected or remedied within a reasonable time, then each fifteen (15) days thereafter that the prohibited conditions are maintained shall constitute a separate offense hereunder.