[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Old Bridge as Sec. 4-15 of the 1973 Revised General Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Any real property, either public or private, within the Township which is not a street or highway.
- STREET or HIGHWAY
- The entire width between the boundary lines of every way maintained when any part thereof is open to the use of the public for purpose of vehicular travel.
- A machine propelled by 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 pull machinery, including but not by way of limitation an automobile, truck, trailer, motorcycle, tractor, buggy and wagon.
No person shall abandon a vehicle on any street, highway or property within the Township, and no person shall leave a vehicle at any such place for such time and under such circumstances as to cause the vehicle to reasonably appear to be abandoned.
No person shall leave any partially dismantled, nonoperating, wrecked or junked vehicle on a street or highway in the Township or on any property except as provided in § 463-4.
No person in charge or control of any property, whether as owner, tenant, occupant, lessee or otherwise, shall allow partially dismantled, nonoperating, wrecked, junked, unlicensed or discarded vehicles to remain on the property longer than 48 hours, and no person shall leave such vehicles exposed to public view on any property for a longer time than 48 hours. This section shall not apply 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 the business enterprise; or a vehicle in an appropriate storage place or depository maintained in a lawful place and manner by the Township.
The Chief of Police or any member of the Police Department designated by him is authorized to remove or have removed any vehicle left at any place within the Township which appears to be present in violation of this chapter. Such vehicle shall be impounded until lawfully claimed or disposed of in accordance with applicable statutes. The Chief of Police or any member of the Police Department 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 the vehicle, the reason for the removal and the location of the vehicle. The vehicle shall be retained and impounded until the owner or his authorized agent pays the cost of such taking and removal, together with a garage charge of $20 for each day that the vehicle is retained and impounded.