Borough of Woodbury Heights, NJ
Gloucester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Woodbury Heights 4-8-63 as Ord. No. 63-3. Section 68.5 amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Article I. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
No person, firm or corporation shall, within the borough, own, operate or maintain a junkyard.
In addition to the ordinary and accepted meaning of the term "junkyard," for the purposes of this chapter, a "junkyard" shall also be defined as any business and any place of storage or deposit adjacent to or visible from a public street which displays, or in or upon which there are displayed, to the public view, two or more unregistered motor vehicles which, in the opinion of Borough Council, are unfit for reconditioning for use for highway transportation, or used parts of motor vehicles or material which has been a part of a motor vehicle, the sum of which parts or material shall, in the opinion of the Borough Council, be equal in bulk to two or more motor vehicles.
The Borough Council is hereby vested with the power of declaring any lot within the Borough of Woodbury Heights a junkyard if there has accumulated on said lot so much debris, junk and other similar materials, whether of an organic or inorganic material, as to constitute a detriment to the public health and welfare of citizens of the municipality.
No person, firm or corporation shall be charged with a violation of this chapter until he or it has received written notice from the Borough Council, which shall specify that said person, firm or corporation is violating this chapter and that the person, firm or corporation so charged shall have 14 days in which to remove the materials creating said violation. If within the fourteen-day period aforesaid the person, firm or corporation so charged shall remove the offensive materials, then and in that event they shall not be in violation of this chapter.
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter shall be liable to a fine of not more than $500 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days, or both; and the borough shall abate conditions which constitute violations, and the costs of such shall be a lien upon the affected properties.