[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Mars 3-21-1955 by Ord. No. 177. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The establishment and maintenance of junkyards, salvage yards and other places used and maintained for the collection, storage and disposal of used or secondhand goods, automobiles, machinery and materials within the Borough of Mars is hereby declared a nuisance.
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to establish or maintain any junkyard, salvage yards or other place used and maintained for the collection, storage and disposal of used or secondhand goods, automobiles, machinery or materials within the corporate limits of the Borough of Mars.
Any person, firm or corporation violating the provisions of this chapter shall be punishable for each offense by a maximum fine of $300, the same to be for the use of the Borough of Mars and to be collected as like fines and penalties are now by law collectible, or by imprisonment for not more than 90 days for each and every day said prohibited acts are continued and maintained in violation of this chapter.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- A lot or land, or part thereof, where waste or used or secondhand materials are bought, sold, exchanged, stored, collected, baled, packaged, disassembled or handled, including but not limited to scrap iron, other metals, paper, rags and rubber tires, and further includes an auto-wrecking yard, machinery or vehicle salvage and sale of parts thereof. The collection and/or storage of two or more vehicles or heavy machinery units not in running condition constitutes a junkyard within the scope of this chapter. Junkyards must be fenced by a six-foot opaque fence.