[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Board of the Charter Township of Cascade 5-14-1973 by Ord. No. 1-1973 (Part 66 of the 1991 Compilation of Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- INOPERABLE VEHICLE OR MOTOR VEHICLE
- Any vehicle or motor vehicle which cannot be started or legally or physically operated on Township streets or public highways by virtue of lacking the equipment required by the laws of the State of Michigan or which does not bear valid and current license plates.
- JUNKED VEHICLES OR MOTOR VEHICLES
- Vehicles or motor vehicles which have been so damaged or dismantled as to be total losses and includes all parts or accessories of vehicles or motor vehicles without which vehicles or motor vehicles cannot be operated in a safe manner on Township streets or public highways. 
- MOTOR VEHICLE
- Every vehicle which is self-propelled and every vehicle which is propelled by electric power obtained from overhead trolley wires, but not operated upon rails.
- TOTAL LOSS
- The cost to repair a damaged or dismantled vehicle or motor vehicle exceeds the fair market value for such vehicle. Fair market value may be determined by using any nationally recognized appraisal books or method.
- Every device in, upon, or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a highway, excepting devices moved by human power or used exclusively upon rails or tracks.
No person, firm, or corporation shall accumulate, store, place or permit the accumulation, storage, or placement of any inoperable or junked vehicle or motor vehicle in Cascade Charter Township, for more than 48 hours, unless such inoperable or junked vehicle or motor vehicle is stored in compliance with the Zoning Ordinance of Cascade Charter Township or in enclosed garages or other structures.
Editor's Note: See Ch. 400, Zoning.
The ownership, occupation or use of land by any person, firm or corporation upon which an inoperable or junked vehicle or motor vehicle is accumulated, stored, or placed shall be prima facie evidence that such person, firm, or corporation accumulated, stored or placed such inoperable vehicle or motor vehicle upon such land, or permitted such inoperable vehicle or motor vehicle to be accumulated, stored or placed upon such land.
Any person who violates any provision of this chapter shall be responsible for a municipal civil infraction, subject to the penalties in Chapter 40, Article IV, Penalties for Misdemeanors and Municipal Civil Infractions.