ARTICLE IAbandoned Vehicles (§ 272-1)
ARTICLE IIHarboring Improper Vehicles (§ 272-2 — § 272-5)
§ 272-1Conversion of unclaimed vehicles.
The Village of Oxford may convert for village use one percent (1%) of its unclaimed abandoned vehicles, those with number plates affixed and/or those valued at more than seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.), or two (2) such vehicles, whichever is greater, within a calendar year.
§ 272-5Penalties for offenses.
As used in this definition, the following terms shall have the meaning indicated:
- IMPROPER VEHICLE
- Any device capable of transporting people by other than muscle power and/or required to be registered by the State of New York for proper operation as the device is intended to be used and which is not so properly documented for said use and which said device is located on property in public view. Devices that are in such locations during the normal course of the operation of properly established businesses are exempt.
The owner of property, lessee of property, the person in charge of property or the owner of said devices located in the Village of Oxford shall not have an improper vehicle on said property in public view, nor numerous components thereof.
Exemptions shall be as follows:
Improper vehicles housed within the confines of a structure.
Improper vehicles covered in entirety by a suitable covering designed for the same.
Improper vehicles for which a permit has been obtained, indicating the location for which it is to be held, the owner and contact number and for which a fee of ten dollars ($10.) has been rendered for a period of six (6) months for the purpose of restoration, temporary storage or sale. A permit for an extension of one (1) month at a time for an additional fee of five dollars ($5.) per month may be granted by approval of the Village Board.
Each violator shall be sent a letter of notice of the violation. A grace period of ten (10) days shall be given from the date of mailing of the letter of notice, in which to remove the improper vehicle or to obtain a permit. Upon completion of the grace period, if said person has not removed the improper vehicle nor obtained a permit, said person shall be subject to citation for the violation and shall be subject to a maximum fine of two hundred fifty dollars ($250.) or imprisonment for not more than fifteen (15) days, or both, and may be subject to having the improper vehicle removed by persons chosen to complete said task at the expense of the violator. Each day after the grace period shall be deemed a separate violation.