[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Plainsboro 5-11-1981 as Ord. No. 0-81-6. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- JUNK MOTOR VEHICLE
- Any automobile or other motor vehicle which is no longer in actual use as a motor vehicle, which is unlicensed or unregistered, which is wholly unfit without rebuilding or reconditioning for use on a public highway or which has been discarded for use as a motor vehicle.
- Any street over which the Township Police have enforcement responsibilities for motor vehicle regulations.
No person shall park, leave or store any inoperable, unlicensed, uninspected or unregistered junk motor vehicle or vehicle parts on any public land, streets or premises, except in case of emergency, and then for a period of not more than 24 hours.
No person shall park, leave, store or maintain any inoperable, unlicensed, uninspected or unregistered motor vehicle or vehicle parts for a period of more than 30 days upon any private land or premises. Any such storage shall be limited to no more than one such junk motor vehicle at any time, and no more than two in any calendar year.
No owner or occupier of any private lands or premises shall permit any junk motor vehicle or parts thereof to be stored or maintained on his lands or premises for more than 30 days.
This chapter shall not apply to motor vehicles, trucks, trailers or automotive parts stored in a garage or other building and shall not apply to motor vehicles used for farming or agricultural purposes.
This chapter will be enforced by the Police Department of the Township of Plainsboro in all matters where it has jurisdiction. The Zoning Officer of the Township of Plainsboro will enforce all of the remaining provisions of this chapter.
Violators of this chapter shall be punishable by a fine up to the limits imposed under the general penalty section of this code, the amount to be at the court's discretion. Any person who, after conviction of in offense under this chapter, is convicted of another offense under this chapter shall, for such other and subsequent offense, be punishable by a fine or imprisonment, the maximum limits of which shall be twice the limits otherwise imposed by this section, or by both such fine and imprisonment, in the discretion of the court.