Borough of Hampton, NJ
Hunterdon County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Hampton 12-9-1991 by Ord. No. 19-91. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Land development — See Ch. 157.
Littering — See Ch. 163.
Solid waste — See Ch. 205.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 225.
It shall be unlawful for any person to place, keep, store or maintain more than one junk vehicle or one motor vehicle body or separately the parts of more than one motor vehicle, which are exposed outside of an enclosed building on any tract of land within the Borough which is owned or leased or rented or in the possession of or under the control of such person, unless such junk motor vehicle bodies and parts are kept temporarily in the operation of a business primarily conducted for the sale and repair, or either, of motor vehicles and not more than five such junk motor vehicles or bodies or parts are kept at one time in the operation of the business.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
MOTOR VEHICLE or JUNK MOTOR VEHICLE BODY
Any motor vehicle which is no longer in actual use as a motor vehicle or which is wholly unfit without rebuilding or reconditioning for use for highway transportation or which has been discarded for use as a motor vehicle.
The premises where any such junk motor vehicles, junk motor vehicle bodies or junk motor vehicle parts are kept, stored or maintained in violation of this chapter shall be deemed to be a nuisance and detrimental to the health and welfare of the residents of the Borough and shall be subject to regulations or ordinances of the Borough, including those enacted by the Borough Board of Health.
This chapter shall not apply to the keeping of one inoperable or unlicensed motor vehicle if such vehicle is located so that it is not visible from any public road and is kept in such condition that it presents no danger to any person who might come near it. This exception shall not be applicable if a representative of the Board of Health or the Municipal Violations Officer should determine that the vehicle is visible from a public road or constitutes a danger. It shall be a violation of this chapter to leave such vehicle on private property for a period in excess of 15 days after receipt of a warning from such Board of Health representative or Municipal Violations Officer.
Any person who violates any of the provisions of this chapter shall be subject to a penalty as follows:
A. 
For a first offense: a fine of not more than $1,000 or imprisonment for not more than 90 days, or both.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
B. 
For a second offense: a fine of not more than $2,000 or imprisonment for not more than 90 days, or both.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
C. 
For a third or subsequent offense: a fine of not less than $100, nor more than $2,000, or imprisonment for not more than 90 days, or both.[3]
[3]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
D. 
As an alternative or in addition to the penalties set forth herein, serving a period of community service not to exceed 90 days.
[Added 4-24-1995 by Ord. No. 4-95]