[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of West Manchester 5-27-1966 by Ord. No. 66-5. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The placing, leaving, abandoning or parking upon private property in West Manchester Township, York County, Pennsylvania, of any motor vehicle or vehicles when such motor vehicle or vehicles, either by reason of their old and dilapidated condition, flat tires, the removal of any parts therefrom, from damage by wreck or otherwise, the failure to be properly inspected or for any reason whatsoever cannot be moved or operated under their own power, is hereby declared to be a nuisance. A motor vehicle which has remained on such private property for a period in excess of 30 days under any of the conditions set forth in this section shall be prima facie evidence of abandonment of the motor vehicle.
No person, firm or corporation shall place, leave, abandon or park or permit to be placed, left, abandoned or parked on private property in West Manchester Township, York County, Pennsylvania, any motor vehicle in the condition or conditions set forth in § 143-1 of this chapter.
The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to the placing, leaving, abandoning or parking of a motor vehicle in an enclosed structure.
[Amended 11-14-1991 by Ord. No. 91-09; 5-9-1996 by Ord. No. 96-14; 6-26-1997 by Ord. No. 97-15]
Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon being found liable therefor in a civil enforcement proceeding commenced by West Manchester Township, pay a fine not exceeding $600 plus all court costs, including reasonable attorney's fees, incurred by West Manchester Township. West Manchester Township police officers, the appropriate code enforcement officers of West Manchester Township or other appropriate officer or officers of West Manchester Township shall have the power to enforce the provisions of this chapter. The amount of the fine imposed for the violation of this chapter shall be established by the officer who determines that a violation has occurred. Notice of the violation of this chapter and the amount of the fine imposed shall be given by personal delivery or by certified mail to the person violating this chapter. If the person violating this chapter fails or refuses to pay the fine imposed within the period specified in the notice of the violation of this chapter, the Township shall file a civil enforcement proceeding with the District Magistrate to enforce the fine imposed.