[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Hudson 12-13-1973 by Ord. No. 18-1973 (Ch. 66 of the 1973 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
The intent of this chapter is to enable the City of Hudson to prohibit the use of any land, lot, structure or part thereof as a junkyard, except that this chapter shall not serve to prohibit the continued use of an existing junkyard on the same premises.
For the purpose of this chapter, the terms used herein are defined as follows:
- A lot, land or structure, or part thereof, used for the collection, sorting, baling, storage or sale of wastepaper, rags, scrap metal or other discarded materials, or for the collecting, dismantling, storage or salvage of machinery or vehicles not in operable or running condition, or for the sale of parts thereof; except that this definition shall not apply to nor limit the use of lots, lands or structures or parts thereof by a business or industry which, in the regular and normal conduct of such business or industry, incidentally generates, as a by-product of such conduct or activity, rags, wastepaper, scrap metal, discarded materials or machinery or vehicles not in operable or running condition. In any event, the above exception notwithstanding, the storage of one or more vehicles not in running or operable condition, or the collection or storage of any by-products generated in the regular and normal conduct of such business or industry, on any lot, land or structure or part thereof for one month or more shall constitute use as a junkyard.
- Any passenger automobile, truck, tractor-truck, trailer, bus, motorcycle or the mechanism or means of transport or conveyance of persons, animals or things, however propelled, and includes bulldozers and other mechanical earth-moving equipment of every kind and description.
No individual, partnership, association or corporation shall establish, maintain or operate a junkyard within the limits of the City of Hudson.
Any person committing an offense against any provision of this chapter shall be guilty of a violation punishable as follows: by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 15 days or by a fine not exceeding $250, or by both such fine and imprisonment. The continuation of an offense against the provisions of this chapter shall constitute, for each day the offense is continued, a separate and distinct offense hereunder.
In addition to the above-provided penalty, the Common Council may also maintain an action or proceeding in the name of the City in a court of competent jurisdiction to compel compliance with or to restrain by injunction the violation of this chapter.