Village of East Aurora, NY
Erie County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of East Aurora 2-15-1965 by L.L. No. 1-1965 (Chapter 36 of the 1972 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Property maintenance — See Ch. 192.
The seriousness of the matter of the outdoor storage of abandoned, damaged, discarded, unlicensed and/or inoperable motor vehicles upon privately owned properties within the Village increases with the passage of time. It is a source of vexation and annoyance, not only to the members of the traveling public, but to the owners and occupants of adjoining lands. The outdoor storage of such vehicles upon private lands is unsightly. It constitutes an attractive nuisance to children and a peril to their safety in case of fire and explosion whenever gasoline is left in the fuel tanks of such vehicles. It depreciates the value of neighboring properties. The preservation of peace and good order, the suppression of vice, the benefit of trade, the preservation of public health, the protection of property and the prevention and extinguishment of fires and explosions compel the Board of Trustees of the Village of East Aurora to legislate upon this subject matter. It is hereby declared that the adoption of this chapter has for its purpose the effective termination of such an obnoxious practice.
[Amended 3-14-2006 by L.L. No. 1-2006]
It shall be unlawful for any persons, firm or corporation, either as owner, occupant, lessee, agent, tenant or otherwise, to store or deposit, or cause or permit to be stored or deposited, one or more abandoned, damaged, discarded, unlicensed or inoperable motor vehicle or motor vehicles upon any private land within the corporate limits of the Village of East Aurora, outside a completely enclosed building, except that new and/or used motor vehicles which are operable and qualify for a New York State motor vehicle inspection sticker under Article 5 of the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law and are offered for sale to the public, may be stored on premises on which new car sales and used car sales in connection therewith may be conducted in accordance with Chapter 285, Zoning, of the Village of East Aurora.
If the provisions of the foregoing section are violated, the Village Clerk shall serve written notice, either personally or by mail, upon the owner, occupant or person having charge of any such land, to comply with the provisions of this chapter. The notice shall be in substantially the following form:
"To the owner, occupant, or person having charge of land known on the Assessment Map of the Village of East Aurora as Lot (s) _________, Number (s) ___________, Sheet _______________, Block ____________, or Number ______________ Street or Avenue.
Notice is hereby given that an abandoned, damaged, discarded, unlicensed and/or inoperable motor vehicle has been found stored or deposited upon the above described property within the Village of East Aurora. This automobile must be removed within five days from the date of this notice.
In case you fail or refuse to comply with this notice on or before the expiration of the said five days from the date of this notice, the Village of East Aurora, acting through its duly authorized agents, servants, officers and employees, will enter upon your land and remove and cause the same to be destroyed. The expenses incurred by the village will be assessed against the above described land, and shall constitute a lien thereon, and be collected as provided by law.
Village Clerk
[Amended 2-19-1990 by L.L. No. 9-1990; 3-14-2006 by L.L. No. 1-2006]
Violations of any of the provisions of this chapter shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $250 or by imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or both. Each day's continuance of a violation after notice shall be deemed a separate and distinct violation and shall be punishable accordingly.