[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of East Brunswick 7-11-66 as Ord. No. 66-58 and as Sec. 4-5 of the Revised General Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Any person, firm, partnership, association, corporation, company or organization of any kind.
- Any real property within the township which is not a street or highway.
- 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.
- A machine propelled by power, other than human power, designed to travel along the ground by use of wheels, treads, runners or slides and to transport persons or property or to pull machinery, and shall include, without limitation, automobile, truck, trailer, motorcycle, tractor, buggy and wagon.
No person shall abandon any vehicle within the township, and no person shall leave any vehicle at any place within the township for such time and under such circumstances as to cause such vehicle to reasonably appear to have been abandoned.
No person shall leave any partially dismantled, nonoperating, wrecked or junked vehicle on any street or highway within the township.
No person in charge or control of any property within the township, whether as owner, tenant, occupant, lessee or otherwise, shall allow any partially dismantled, nonoperating, wrecked, junked or discarded vehicles to remain on such property longer than forty-eight (48) hours; and no person shall leave any such vehicle on any property within the township for a longer time than forty-eight (48) hours, except that this section shall not apply with regard to a vehicle in an enclosed building, a vehicle on the premises of a business enterprise operated in a lawful place and manner, when necessary to the operation of such business enterprise, or a vehicle in an appropriate storage place or depository maintained in a lawful place and manner by the township.
[Amended 4-25-94 by Ord. No. 94-28; 5-10-04 by Ord. No. 04-06]
The Director of Public Safety, or any member of the Division of Police designated by him, is hereby authorized to remove or have removed any vehicle, left at any place within the township, 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 in accordance with applicable statutes. The Director of Public Safety, or any member of the Division of Police acting for him, shall notify the registered and legal owner in writing, by personal service or by certified mail, at the last known address of the owner, of the removal of such vehicle, the reason for the same and the location of the vehicle. Such vehicle shall be retained and impounded until the owner or his duly authorized agent shall have paid the cost of such taking and removal, together with a storage charge of twenty-five dollars ($25) for each and every day such vehicle is retained and impounded.
[Added 12-14-98 by Ord. No. 98-32]
Parking of inoperable vehicles and/or vehicles that are not legally licensed on private property are restricted to a limit of thirty (30) days. This includes flat tire, missing wheels, left on jacks for long periods during repair of storage, engine problems that prevent the vehicle from being driven. Vehicles that are not "street legal", not registered, or without current license tags shall be considered inoperable.