Township of Robinson, PA
Washington County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Robinson 12-1-1973 by Ord. No. 2-1973 (Ch. 13, Part 1, of the 1985 Code of Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
JUNK- OR SALVAGE YARD
The storing, accumulation, selling or processing of junked vehicles or parts thereof, or of any scrap or metal products, or of abandoned vehicles, whether or not such storing, accumulation, selling, or processing is done for profit. Two or more junked or abandoned vehicles shall be construed to come within the scope of this chapter. Moreover, any recycling or impacting for removal, shipment or reuse shall be deemed to come within the scope of this chapter.
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I)]
From the passage of this chapter, no junk- or salvage yard shall be established or maintained except in an industrial zone as a conditional use.
A. 
All junk- or salvage yards, whether established under this chapter or as a preexisting nonconforming use, shall file an application with the Township Zoning Officer in December of each year. Such application shall provide information as to the names and addresses of the owners of the tract of land to be utilized, or the names and addresses of the lessees, information as to the use and extent of the junk- or salvage yard, and shall be accompanied by a permit fee for the ensuing year in the amount of $200. Such application and payment of fee shall be filed and paid annually.
B. 
Provided that all applicable state and Township laws and ordinances have been complied with, the Zoning Officer shall issue a permit for the operation and maintenance of the junk- and salvage yard for one year.
All junk- and salvage yards, whether or not established prior to the date of this chapter, shall comply with the following rules and regulations:
A. 
Each such establishment shall be protected with steel posts and cyclone-type fence at least eight feet high from the ground with structural-type qualities, and evergreens of the tree variety shall be planted and grown a maximum of 12 feet apart on the outside of the fence upon the property of the owner.
B. 
No junked or abandoned vehicles shall be dismantled or destroyed except after a period of 48 hours from the time of delivery to such junk- or salvage yard.
C. 
All vehicle reports and books showing ownership of the same shall be open to inspection by the Zoning Officer or police.
D. 
Each such establishment shall have on duty an employee during normal working hours when the establishment is in operation.
E. 
No junk- or salvage yard shall be established or maintained within an area of 50 feet to any street or road or to any property line.
[Amended 9-9-1985 by Ord. No. 1-85]
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $300 and/or to imprisonment for a term not to exceed 90 days. Each and every day of violation shall be a separate offense.