[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Mantua 8-22-2000. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- MOTOR VEHICLE
- Any vehicle that is, or is capable of, being propelled or drawn on land or water by an engine or motor.
No motor vehicles shall be sold in the Township of Mantua, in any zone or on any property within any zone except under the following terms and conditions:
No more than two motor vehicles per year may be sold from any property within the Township.
No more than one motor vehicle shall be offered for sale at any time.
Any motor vehicle offered for sale must be titled and shall be the property of the owner of the lands and premises from which the motor vehicle sale is sought to be made.
Proof of title shall be required to be shown to the Code Enforcement Officer upon request concerning the motor vehicle being offered for sale.
No motor vehicle shall be offered for sale longer than 60 days on any given property or lot.
No motor vehicle shall be placed for sale in the front yard area except on a driveway surface and when such motor vehicle is so situated so as to not obstruct the sight triangle necessary for safe access and egress to and from the property.
No motor vehicle shall be placed for sale so as to impair the vision from any intersection or street.
No motor vehicle shall be offered for sale unless it shall be within the setbacks of the zone in which the sale is being offered.
No signs shall be permitted except in or on the motor vehicle offered for sale. No independent sign shall be permitted offering any motor vehicle for sale.
No permit from the municipality shall be required to sell motor vehicles in accordance with this chapter.
Unless otherwise required by state law, no additional permits are required for sale of motor vehicles within the Township of Mantua.
The provisions of this chapter dealing with the limitation on sales of motor vehicles within the Township of Mantua shall be exempt to those properties licensed for the sale of motor vehicles or which contain an active, permitted or conditional use on the property which is a use customarily associated with the sale of used motor vehicles.
Any person, entity or corporation who or which violates any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable by one or more of the following: imprisonment in the county jail or any place provided by the municipality for the detention of prisoners for a term up to but not exceeding 90 days or by a fine of not less than $50 and not more than $2,000 or by a period of community service up to but not exceeding 90 days, or any combination of the above.
Each day that a violation exists, occurs or continues shall constitute a separate offense for the purpose of imposing the penalties referred to above.