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Town of Rotterdam, NY
Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Chapter 173. Junkyards, Automobile

§ 173-12. Established junkyards.

[Amended 6-22-1966[1]]
A. 
For the purposes of this chapter, the location of junkyards already established and in compliance with the Town Zoning Ordinance[2] shall be considered approved and the owner thereof deemed suitable for the issuance of a license. Within 60 days from the effective date of this chapter, however, the owner shall furnish the Town Board the information as to location which is required in an application and a certificate of compliance of conformance to the Zoning Ordinance issued by the Building Inspector/Code Enforcement Officer of the Town of Rotterdam, together with the license fee, and the Town Board shall authorize issuance of a license by the Town Clerk valid until the next December 31, at which time such owner may apply for renewal as herein provided. Such owner shall comply with all other provisions of this chapter, including the fencing requirements set forth in § 173-11 of this chapter, subject to approval of the Building Inspector/Code Enforcement Officer.
[2]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 270, Zoning.
B. 
With respect to the fencing requirements, such owner shall furnish to the Building Inspector/Code Enforcement Officer of the Town of Rotterdam, within 10 days from the effective date of this chapter, a written description of the fence, if any, presently enclosing the junkyard, including the height and material of which it is made. If there is no fence enclosing such established junkyard, the owner shall, within 60 days from the effective date of this chapter, submit to the Building Inspector/Code Enforcement Officer a description of the fence proposed to be constructed pursuant to § 173-11, and the distance of such proposed fence from the nearest public highway. The Building Inspector/Code Enforcement Officer after consultation with the Town Board shall thereafter notify, in writing, such owner of the suitability of such existing fence, if any, or proposed fence. If such existing fence, if any, or proposed fence, is not deemed suitable to substantially screen the junkyard, the Building Inspector/Code Enforcement Officer shall recommend to the owner shall erect a suitable fence within 60 days from such notification.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).