Town of Rotterdam, NY
Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Chapter 173. Junkyards, Automobile

§ 173-11. Fencing.

Before use, a new junkyard shall be completely surrounded with a fence at least eight feet in height which substantially screens and with suitable gate which shall be closed and locked except during the working hours of such junkyard or when the applicant or his agent shall be within. Such fence shall be erected not nearer than 75 feet from a public highway. All motor vehicles and parts thereof stored or deposited by the applicant shall be kept within the enclosure of the junkyard except as removal shall be necessary for the transportation of the same in the reasonable course of the business. All wrecking or other work on such motor vehicles and parts and all dismantling of the same within the vicinity of the junkyard shall be accomplished within the enclosure. Burning of such motor vehicles or parts or components thereof is prohibited.
Where the topography, natural growth of timber or other considerations accomplish the purpose of this chapter in whole or in part, the fencing requirements hereunder may be reduced by the Town Board upon granting the license; provided, however, that such natural barrier conforms to the purposes of this chapter.