[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Port Jervis 7-23-2007 by L.L. No. 6-2007. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Property maintenance — See Ch. 417.
Solid waste — See Ch. 457.
Towing — See Ch. 486.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 505.
Editor's Note: This local law was adopted as Ch. 160, but was renumbered to fit into the organizational structure of the Code.
Except as hereinbefore provided, no owner or occupant of any parcel of real property within the City of Port Jervis, including real property occupied primarily for the sale and repair of automobiles or automotive equipment, shall store or keep or permit the storage or keeping thereon for a period of more than 30 days of one or more junk automobiles unless they are stored or kept in an enclosed building having a roof or in a place where they are not visible from any public highway or any other property owned or occupied by a person other than the owner of the premises on which they are stored or kept. With respect to any specific junk motor vehicle, the owner or occupant of real property may submit in writing to the Building Department a request that such owner or occupant be granted a thirty-day extension of time in which to dispose of the junk motor vehicle or otherwise comply with this chapter, and upon good cause shown, the Building Department may, in its discretion, grant such extension of time.
The outside storage of unlicensed, inoperative and/or discarded vehicles on privately owned property within the City of Port Jervis is a source of annoyance to residents and to owners and occupants of adjoining and nearby properties. The outdoor storage of such vehicles is unsightly and constitutes an attractive nuisance to children and a peril to their safety.
No such unlicensed, inoperative, and/or discarded vehicle shall be parked or stored outdoors on any privately owned property, vacant or otherwise, for a period of more than 30 days.
No vehicle, camper, or trailer may be used for any residential purpose or temporary habitation within the City of Port Jervis.
Any person committing an offense against any provision of this section shall, upon conviction thereof, be guilty of a violation pursuant to the Penal Law of the State of New York punishable by a fine not exceeding $250 or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 15 days, or both such fine and imprisonment. The continuation of an offense against the provisions of this section shall constitute, for each day the offense is continued, a separate and distinct offense hereunder.
In the event the owner or occupant of any parcel of real property within the City of Port Jervis violates or permits the violation of the provisions of the foregoing section, the Building Official shall serve a notice in writing, either personally or by registered mail, of such violation on the owner and occupant thereof. Such notice shall direct the removal of such vehicles from the premises within 10 days after the service of the notice. In the event the terms of the notice are not complied with within said period, the City, acting through its agents and employees, may enter upon the property where said junk automobiles are so stored or kept and cause them to be removed and destroyed. The expense incurred by the City in connection with the removal and destruction of said junk automobiles shall be assessed against the land upon which they were stored or kept and shall constitute a lien thereon to be collected as provided by law.