[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills 10-28-1986 by Ord. No. 86:72 as Sec. 3-9 of the 1986 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this section, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- INOPERABLE MOTOR VEHICLE
- Any vehicle which cannot be moved under its own power from place to place by reason of mechanical defects or inadequate equipment, including but not restricted to the lack of one or more tires, and which remains in such condition for a period of 14 days or more.
- Any real property within the Township which is not a street or highway.
- STREET or HIGHWAY
- The entire width between the boundary lines of every way maintained, when any part thereof is open to the use of the public for purposes of vehicular travel.
- A machine propelled by other than human power, designed to travel along the ground, by use of wheels, treads, runners or slides, and to transport persons or property or pull machinery, including, but not by way of limitation, an automobile, truck, trailer, motorcycle, tractor, buggy and wagon.
No person shall abandon a vehicle within the Township and no person shall leave a vehicle at any place within the Township for such time and under such circumstances as to cause the vehicle to reasonably appear to be abandoned.
No person shall leave any partially dismantled, inoperable, wrecked or junked vehicle on a street or highway within the Township.
No person in charge or control of property within the Township, whether as owner, tenant, occupant, lessee or otherwise, shall allow partially dismantled, inoperable, wrecked, junked or discarded vehicles to remain on the property longer than 48 hours; and no person shall leave such vehicles on any property within the Township for a longer time than 48 hours.
This section shall not apply to a vehicle in an enclosed building; a vehicle on the premises of a business enterprise operated in a lawful place and manner when necessary to the operation of the business enterprise; or a vehicle in an appropriate storage place or depository maintained in a lawful place and manner by the Township.
The Chief of Police or any member of the Police Department designated by him is authorized to remove or have removed any vehicle left at any place within the Township which is deemed to be in violation of this chapter. Such a vehicle shall be impounded until such is lawfully claimed or disposed of in accordance with applicable statutes and the procedures set forth in Chapter 409, Vehicles, Impounded.