[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Angola as Ch. 65, Art. VII, of the 1974 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Abandoned vehicles — See Ch. 224.
As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- MOTOR VEHICLE
- A passenger automobile, truck, tractor-truck, trailer, bus, motorcycle or other vehicle, however propelled, as well as tractors, bulldozers, and similar machinery and equipment.
- USED CAR DEALER
- Any person who has been duly licensed by the State of New York as a used car dealer and who is selling, exchanging or otherwise disposing of used or secondhand motor vehicles in the Village, where said used or secondhand motor vehicles have not been acquired by said person in a trade-in transaction arising from and out of the sale or disposition at retail of new motor vehicles in the Village or acquired under dealers' franchises with manufacturers, shall be deemed to be engaged in the business of dealing in secondhand motor vehicles.
No person shall engage in the business of dealing in secondhand motor vehicles in the Village, as defined herein, without first obtaining a license as hereinafter provided, which license shall be known and described as a "used car dealer's license."
No license for the establishment of a used car lot or for a used car dealer's license shall be issued unless the applicant shall have complied with the provisions of the Village of Angola Municipal Code.
[Added by L.L. No. 5-1978]
Any license issued hereunder shall expire on the 31st day of May each year. Renewals may be obtained during the month of May at the Village Clerk's office.
Any person desiring to engage in the business of dealing in secondhand motor vehicles shall make application to the Village Clerk, in writing, for such license. Said application shall set forth in full the name or names and residences of such applicant or applicants, if an individual or firm, or if a corporation the full name of the corporation and the location and address of such corporation and the names of the principal officers of said corporation, and in all cases the location where it is desired to locate or maintain and operate a used car lot. After the filing of said application, the same shall be referred to the Town of Evans Police Department for investigation; and upon the investigation, a report shall be filed with the Village Clerk. The Mayor shall issue a license to the applicant or applicants, provided that the report of the Town of Evans Police Department is found to be satisfactory, and provided further that the license fee hereinabove provided for is paid.
Any person engaged in the business of dealing in secondhand motor vehicles, or his manager for him, shall keep a record of all motor vehicles offered for sale, exchange or disposal to the public, which record shall show the make of said motor vehicle, the year of its manufacture, its serial number and the engine number, which record shall always be kept available for the Town of Evans Police Department or any police officer within the Village and open to their inspection at any time. It shall be the further duty of every such person dealing in secondhand motor vehicles to immediately report to the Town of Evans Police Department the presence in his place of business of any motor vehicle on which the serial or engine number has been defaced or altered.
The surface of a used car lot shall be covered with concrete, asphalt, macadam, or similar paving; and such used car lot shall be kept clean and free from dust and refuse at all times.
Each car lot shall have erected thereon a suitable building in conformity with Chapter 245, Zoning, and other applicable provisions of this Code, which, as a minimum, shall provide heating and toilet facilities.
No sign or part thereof shall contain or consist of banners, posters, pennants, ribbons, streamers, spinners, or similar moving, fluttering or revolving devices. The said devices, as well as strings of lights, shall not be used for the purposes of advertising or attracting attention when not part of a sign. In no event shall an illuminated sign or lighting device be so placed or directed so as to permit the beams and illumination therefrom to be directed or beamed upon a public street, highway, sidewalk or adjacent premises so as to cause glare or reflection that may constitute a traffic hazard or nuisance.
Screening. In any district, all areas designated or used as used car lots shall be screened with either a wall, a solid fence or an open fence with evergreens to a height of at least five feet above grade level on all sides where the adjacent land is in a residential district or use. Such screening shall not be required within 15 feet of the intersection of a driveway with the right-of-way line of a public street.
Automobile parts. All automobile parts and dismantled vehicles are to be stored within a building, and no major repair work is to be performed outside a building.