[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Council of the Village of New Haven 8-12-2014 by Ord. No. 330. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The purpose of this chapter is to limit and restrict the outdoor storage, parking or unreasonable accumulation of abandoned junk, unused, partially inoperable or nonoperating motor vehicles, house trailers, or tractor trailers, or new or used parts thereof, upon premises primarily used or zoned for any type of residential purpose within the Village, to avoid injury and hazard, or devaluation of property values.
No owner or tenant, or person otherwise having care and custody of property within the Village, shall park, store, place or allow the parking, storage or placing on any public right-of-way or public property or private property, unless zoned and approved for such use, any motor vehicle, or body, or chassis or a motor vehicle, house trailer, or tractor trailer, or new or used parts or junk, unless the same is wholly contained within a fully enclosed building and the same does not violate any zoning or building laws of the township, county or state except in the following instances:
Duly licensed and operable vehicles or trailers with substantially all main components attached, bearing a current registration plate.
Vehicles or trailers that are temporarily inoperable because of minor mechanical failure, but which are not in any way dismantled, and have substantially all main parts attached, which may remain on private property for a period not to exceed 14 days.
Not more than one vehicle in fully operational condition, such as a stock car or modified car that has been redesigned or reconstructed for a purpose other than that for which it was manufactured, provided that no building or garage is located upon the premises in which the same could be parked or stored.
Under the exceptions listed here, in no event shall any such vehicle or trailer be parked in the front or side street yard of any residential premises.
No repairing, redesigning, modifying or dismantling work or operations shall be allowed upon any vehicle or trailer or parts thereof, upon any public right-of-way or public property or any property primarily used or zoned for any type of residential purpose for a period in excess of 24 hours, except such as shall be accomplished within a fully enclosed building, and such as will not constitute an annoyance or nuisance under the provisions of Chapter 515, Zoning. Further, any such work within the twenty-four-hour period heretofore allowed shall not consist of any major repair, redesigning, modifying or dismantling work, but only such minor occasional work as may infrequently be required to maintain a vehicle or trailer or parts thereof, in normal operating condition.
If the regulations of this section create any special or particular hardship beyond the control of the violator because of unforeseen circumstances, the Code Enforcement Officer of the Village is hereby given the authority to grant permission to an applicant to operate contrary to this chapter for a limited period not to exceed 14 days, provided no adjoining property is adversely affected in an unreasonable manner.
Licensed operations not affected by provisions.
This chapter shall not prevent the operation of any licensed junkyard, salvage yard, garage, body or paint shop legally operating within a proper zone as defined in Chapter 515, Zoning, and shall be in addition to any other laws or ordinances regarding rubbish, refuse, litter, trash or junk control and regulations.
Nuisances are not to be created or maintained. Any parking, storage, placement, or operation of a motor vehicle, house trailer, tractor trailer, or new or used parts and junk therefrom, in violation of the provisions of this chapter, is hereby declared to be a nuisance, and is prohibited as being unlawful. Such violation may subject the violator to civil damages as well as fines and penalties as established by Village Council.
Any person who violates any provision of this chapter shall be subject to the provisions set forth in Chapter 59, Municipal Civil Infractions, of the Code of the Village of New Haven. Each day that a violation continues to exist shall constitute a separate offense.
[Amended 1-13-2015 by Ord. No. 333]
In addition to the imposition of fines and penalties, the Village Code Enforcement Officer or any designated police officer may cause any vehicle, trailer, or parts thereof which violation the provisions of this chapter, to be removed from the premises, impounded and destroyed or sold for junk at the discretion of such officer, and the cost thereof assessed against the owner of such vehicle, trailer or parts thereof, or against the owner of the premises on which the same was located. Any sums of money realized on the sale over and above costs incurred by the Village shall be reimbursed by the owner of the vehicle, trailer, or parts thereof.