[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Alpha 4-13-1965 by Ord. No. 167 (Ch. 114 of the 1974 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- INOPERABLE MOTOR VEHICLE
- Any motor vehicle incapable of being legally operated or moved under its own power on the public highways of the State of New Jersey and shall include any motor vehicle not currently registered or licensed to be operated or moved on public highways by a proper motor vehicle licensing and registration authority.
- MACHINERY and EQUIPMENT
- Any combination of mechanical, electrical, electromechanical or other means or elements to a given end or for a particular purpose, including vehicles, farm implements, industrial equipment and any or all parts for machinery or equipment.
- Any individual person, group of persons, partnership, corporation, firm or association or any other entity.
No person shall park, leave or store any inoperable motor vehicle or any machinery and equipment on any public lands or premises except in cases of emergency, and then for a period of not more than 48 hours.
No person shall park, leave, store or maintain any inoperable motor vehicle or unused machinery and equipment for a period of more than 30 days upon any private lands or premises.
No owner or occupier of any private lands or premises shall permit or suffer any inoperable motor vehicle or unused machinery and equipment to be parked, left, stored or maintained on his or her lands and premises for more than 30 days.
This chapter shall not apply to lawfully operated junkyards or to motor vehicles located or stored in garages or other buildings.
Any person violating or failing to comply with any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine not exceeding $1,250, a term of imprisonment not exceeding 90 days or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days, or any combination thereof, in the discretion of the Judge.
The imposition of a penalty or penalties for any violation of this chapter shall not excuse the violation nor permit it to continue, and all such persons shall be required to correct or remedy such violation within a reasonable time. If such violation is not corrected or remedied within a reasonable time, then each 10 days thereafter that the prohibited conditions are maintained shall constitute a separate offense hereunder. Such reasonable time shall be defined by the Judge.