[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Fort Plain 6-24-1971 as Secs. 9-38 through 9-41 of Ch. 9 of the 1971 Code of Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 182.
It is hereby declared and found that an abandoned, junked, discarded, dismantled or unlicensed motor vehicle or cycle, chassis or portion of any motor vehicle in and upon real property within the village is a matter affecting the public interest, that it constitutes a nuisance in that health, fire and safety hazards are created and that consequently this matter is subject to supervision and control for the purpose of safeguarding the public health, safety and general welfare of the people of the village.
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation, either as owner, lessee, occupant or otherwise, to store or deposit or cause or permit to be stored or deposited an abandoned, junked, discarded, dismantled or unlicensed motor vehicle or cycle, chassis or portion of any motor vehicle in and upon any vacant lot or land or vacant place upon the surface of any lot or land, enclosed or otherwise, within the village. Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to prohibit the parking of an unlicensed motor vehicle or cycle in a private garage or in a side yard not abutting a street upon a lot occupied by the owner of such vehicle or in a duly established junkyard or used car lot.
In addition to the remedies provided in § 178-4, any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall be subject to a penalty of not more than $250 or 15 days imprisonment, or both.
If the provisions of § 178-2 are not complied with, the Clerk of the village shall serve or cause to be served a written notice upon the owner, lessee or occupant of any premises to comply with the provisions of this chapter. If the owner of such lot or land is absent from the village or is a nonresident of the village, the Clerk shall mail or cause to be mailed such written notice to such owner, addressed to the last known address as the same may appear upon the last village assessment roll. If the person upon whom the notice is served fails, neglects or refuses to comply with the provisions of said notice within five days after such service or mailing of such notice, the Department of Public Works of the village shall cause such abandoned, junked, discarded, dismantled or unlicensed motor vehicle or cycle, chassis or portion of any motor vehicle to be removed and destroyed and such nuisance to be suppressed, and the total cost thereof shall be certified to the Clerk of the village and shall be assessed upon the premises on which such abandoned, junked, discarded, dismantled or unlicensed motor vehicle or cycle, chassis or portion of any motor vehicle is found and shall constitute a lien and charge on the lots or parcel of land on which it is levied until paid or otherwise satisfied or discharged and shall be collected in the manner provided by law for the collection of delinquent taxes.