City of Herculaneum, MO
Jefferson County
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[Ord. No. 115 §1]
The following definitions shall apply in the interpretation and enforcement of this Chapter:
PERSON
Any person, firm, partnership, association, corporation, company, or organization of any kind.
VEHICLE
A machine propelled by power other than human power designed to travel along the ground by use of wheels, treads, runners, or slides and transport persons or property or pull machinery and shall include, without limitation, automobile, truck, trailer, motorcycle, tractor, buggy, and wagon.
STREET OR HIGHWAY
The entire width between the boundary lines of every way publicly maintained when any part thereof is open to the use of the public for purposes of vehicular travel.
PROPERTY
Any real property within the City which is not a street or highway and which is freely open to the use of the public.
[Ord. No. 115 §2]
No person shall abandon any vehicle within the City and no person shall leave any vehicle at any place within the City for such time and under such circumstances as to cause such vehicle reasonably to appear to have been abandoned. Provided further any vehicle which does not have valid state motor vehicle license plates and which is unmoved for a period of seventy-two (72) hours shall be deemed abandoned.
[Ord. No. 115 §3]
No person shall leave any partially dismantled, non-operating, wrecked, or junked vehicle on any street or highway within the City.
[Ord. No. 115 §4]
The Chief of Police or any member of his Department designated by him is hereby authorized to remove or have removed any vehicle left at any place within the City which reasonably appears to be in violation of this Chapter or lost, stolen, or unclaimed. Such vehicle shall be impounded until lawfully claimed or disposed of.
[Ord. No. 115 §5]
A. 
Any person defined herein violating the provisions of this Chapter shall, upon conviction, be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be fined not more than fifty dollars ($50.00).
B. 
Each day said abandoned vehicle shall not be removed or disposed of shall constitute a separate offense.