[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting of the Town of Southborough as Art. XIB of the 1983 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The following definitions shall apply in the interpretation and enforcement of this chapter:
- Any person, firm, partnership, association, corporation, company or organization of any kind.
- Any real property within the Town which is not a street or highway.
- STREET OR HIGHWAY
- The entire width between the boundary lines of every way publicly maintained when any part thereof is open to the use of the public for purposes of vehicular travel.
- A machine propelled by power other than human power, designed to travel along the ground by use of wheels, treads, runners or slides, to transport persons or property or pull machinery, and shall include, without limitation, automobile, truck, trailer, motorcycle, tractor, buggy and wagon.
Except as to vehicles for which other provisions are made under the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, no person shall abandon any vehicle within the Town, and no person shall leave any vehicle at any place within the Town for such time and under such circumstances as to cause such vehicle reasonably to appear to have been abandoned.
Except as to vehicles for which other provisions are made under the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, no person shall leave any partially dismantled, nonoperating, wrecked or junked vehicle on any street or highway within the Town.
No person shall permit more than one unregistered motor vehicle or trailer or major parts thereof, except for farm vehicles, to remain ungaraged on his premises at any time, unless under a Class 1 or Class 2 license for sale of motor vehicles (MGL c. 140, §§ 57 through 69), or unless given written authorization by the Selectmen following an investigation and report thereon by the Board of Health. Authorization shall be granted only if no hazard to health or safety is involved and no unsightly condition visible from adjacent property or public ways is created.
No person in charge or control of any property within the Town, whether as owner, tenant, occupant, lessee or otherwise, shall allow any partially dismantled, inoperative, wrecked, junked or discarded vehicle to remain on such property longer than 10 days, and no person shall leave any such vehicle on any property within the Town for a longer time than 10 days, except 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 such business enterprise, or a vehicle in an appropriate storage place or depository maintained in a lawful place and manner by the Town. This section shall not apply to Class 3 licenses under MGL c. 140, § 58.
Any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined in an amount not exceeding $50. Each day such violation is committed or permitted to continue shall constitute a separate offense and shall be punishable as such hereunder.
If any section is held to be invalid, it shall not affect any other section of this chapter.