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Town of Plainville, MA
Norfolk County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting of the Town of Plainville 6-6-2011 ATM by Art. 26. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Enforcement — See Ch. 277.
Peddling and soliciting — See Ch. 346.
Zoning  — See Ch. 500.
Junk shall mean any article or material or collection thereof which is worn out, cast off, discarded and which is ready for destruction or has been collected or stored for salvage or conversion. Any article or material which, unaltered or unchanged and without further reconditioning, can be used for its original purpose as readily as when new shall not be considered junk. The outdoor display or storage of two or more unregistered or inoperable automobiles shall be considered junk.
The Selectmen may license suitable persons to be dealers in and keepers of shops for the purchase, sale or barter of junk, old metals or secondhand articles and may make such additional rules, regulations and restrictions as they deem proper, not inconsistent with the provisions of law or of these bylaws.
Every keeper of a junk shop shall keep a book in which shall be written at the time a description thereof of every purchase of any article mentioned in § 308-1; the name and residence of the person from whom and the day and the hour when such purchase was made; and such book shall, at all times, be open to the Board of Selectmen or to any person by it or by law authorized to make such inspection.
Every keeper of a junk shop shall display in a suitable place being conspicuous in his shop a sign having his name and occupation legibly inscribed thereon in large letters, and such shop and all articles and merchandise therein may, at all times, be examined by the Board of Selectmen or by any person by it or by law authorized to make such an examination.
No keeper of a junk shop shall, directly or indirectly, either purchase or receive by way of barter or exchange any of the articles mentioned in § 308-1 of a minor or an apprentice, knowing or having reason to believe him such, and no article purchased or received by a junk dealer shall be sold, concealed, broken up or disposed of, or its identity destroyed, until at least seven days have elapsed from the date of its purchase or receipt.
Every junk shop shall be closed except between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., and no junk shop dealer shall purchase, receive, sell or dispose of any of the articles described in § 308-1 excepting during the hours his shop may be open, as herein specified.
The Board of Selectmen may license suitable persons to be junk collectors, to collect from place to place in this Town by purchase or otherwise any of the articles mentioned in § 308-1, and each person so licensed shall pay therefor the sum of $25.
No collector of junk shall, directly or indirectly, either purchase or receive by way of barter, exchange or otherwise any of the articles mentioned in § 308-1 of a minor or apprentice, knowing or having reason to believe him such.
No collector of junk shall purchase, collect or receive any of the articles mentioned in § 308-1 except between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and sunset.
Every collector of junk while engaged in collecting, transporting or dealing in the articles mentioned in § 308-1 shall wear upon the outside of his clothing a badge which shall be provided by the Board of Selectmen, and every vehicle or receptacle used by him in the collection of junk shall bear the name and license plainly inscribed or painted on the body of the vehicle and shall have attached thereto a number and date of and the expiration of such license and the word "Plainville."
Every vehicle and receptacle used by a collector of junk shall at all times be open to the inspection of the Board of Selectmen or any person by it or by law authorized to make such inspection.
A. 
The enforcement officer for this section shall be the Inspector of Buildings.
B. 
The outdoor display or storage of junk shall not be permitted in a residential zoning district, except as otherwise provided by this bylaw.
C. 
Violations and penalties.
(1) 
Upon notice by the Inspector of Buildings to remove junk unlawfully stored or displayed, the owner or controller of the premises shall have a period of 30 days to effect such removal or be subject to a penalty as outlined in Chapter 277, Art. I, of the Code of the Town of Plainville.
(2) 
Violations of this § 308-12 may be enforced via the noncriminal disposition provisions set forth in Chapter 277, Article II, of the Code of the Town of Plainville; in which case, the penalty for any such violation shall be $50. The enforcing person(s) shall be as described in Subsection A of this section.
A. 
Except as otherwise specifically provided, the general penalty in Chapter 277, Article I, of the Code of the Town of Plainville shall apply to violations of this bylaw.
B. 
Except as otherwise specified, violations of this bylaw may be enforced via the noncriminal disposition provisions set forth in Chapter 277, Article II, of the Code of the Town of Plainville, in which case the penalty for any such violation shall be $50. The enforcing person(s) shall be the Inspector of Buildings.