[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the City of New Rochelle: Art. I, 6-20-1966 by Ord. No. 243-1966; Art. II, 6-17-1986 by Ord. No. 151-1986. Section 309-5 amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions. Art. II. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
Parking lots and garages — See Ch. 221.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 312.
Towing of vehicles — See Ch. 316.
Editor's Note: This legislation was included as Sec. 11-23 of the 1965 General Ordinances.
[Adopted 6-20-1966 by Ord. No. 243-1966]
It is hereby declared and found that abandoned, junked, discarded, dismantled and unregistered motor vehicles upon private property within the City of New Rochelle are detrimental to the public health, welfare and safety. Such vehicles constitute an attractive nuisance to children and are a peril to their safety, depreciate the value of neighboring properties and constitute a fire hazard. It is hereby declared that the adoption of this article has for its purpose the effective termination of such practices.
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- ABANDONED, JUNKED, DISCARDED, DISMANTLED AND UNREGISTERED MOTOR VEHICLES
- Include any vehicles which are incapable of being self-propelled upon the public streets, vehicles whose owners cannot be identified and those vehicles which are without current license plates.
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation, either as owner, lessee, occupant or otherwise, to store or deposit or cause or permit to be stored or deposited an abandoned, junked, discarded, dismantled or unregistered motor vehicle in and upon any private land or private property within the City of New Rochelle. Nothing in this article shall be construed to prohibit the parking of an unlicensed motor vehicle or motorcycle in a private garage.
This article shall not apply to properties occupied and used for the repair, reconditioning and remodeling of vehicles in conformance with the Zoning Ordinance of the City of New Rochelle.
Any person who shall be found guilty of a violation of this article shall be subject to a fine not exceeding $250 or imprisonment not exceeding 15 days, or both, for each and every violation.
[Adopted 6-17-1986 by Ord. No. 151-1986]
This article shall not apply to worthless, derelict or abandoned vehicles reported to the Department of Public Works by the Police Department but shall apply to all other such unidentifiable, worthless or abandoned property found in the streets.
The Commissioner or his duly authorized representative is hereby empowered to declare any such derelict property as worthless and valueless and is authorized to dispose of such property at Department of Public Works disposal points or, in his discretion, to have such worthless property removed and disposed of by private contractors.