[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Orfordville 3-31-1992 as § 10-5-8 of the 1992 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 3-26-2012; 10-12-2015]
Junked vehicles and appliances on private property. No disassembled, unlicensed, junked, or wrecked motor vehicles, including but not limited to truck bodies, truck tractors, trailers, farm machinery, appliances, household furnishings, tires, old lumber, boats, snowmobiles, recreational vehicles, abandoned mobile homes or trailers, appliances, miscellaneous junk, or construction equipment or debris shall be stored unenclosed and within public view upon private property used for residential, commercial or industrial use within the Village for a period exceeding 72 hours.
General requirements for residential and commercial property. The following regulations apply to residential and commercial property:
Every foundation, exterior wall, and roof shall be reasonably weathertight, watertight, and rodentproof and shall be kept in proper repair and shall be capable of affording privacy. Any hazardous sagging or bulging shall be properly repaired to a level and plumb position. Unless otherwise approved by the Planning Commission and Village Board, repairs to siding and roofing shall be uniform in materials, aesthetics, color, and style for all new roofs and repairs to said roofs and siding.
Every window, exterior door and basement hatchway shall be reasonably weathertight, watertight and rodentproof and kept in proper repair. All door and window hardware shall be installed and maintained in proper working condition.
Windows in the downtown business district shall not be boarded up; storefronts shall appear as though an operating business is in place with no cracked or missing windows, plywood or Styrofoam inserts.
Every outside stair, every porch and every appurtenance shall be so constructed as to be safe for use and capable of supporting the load that normal use may cause to be placed thereon and shall be kept in proper condition and repair and shall present an attractive appearance and be Code compliant.
Yard areas shall not be permitted to deteriorate and shall be kept in a clean and sanitary condition, free from any accumulation of combustible or noncombustible materials. Noxious weeds shall be destroyed pursuant to § 184-4, and grass shall be maintained at proper heights pursuant to § 184-6. No landowner shall allow the accumulation of rocks, trees, stumps, building waste or other debris on the landowner's property.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- DISASSEMBLED, INOPERABLE, JUNKED OR WRECKED MOTOR VEHICLES, TRUCK BODIES, TRACTORS OR TRAILERS
- Motor vehicles, recreational vehicles, truck bodies, tractors, farm machinery or trailers in such state of physical or mechanical ruin as to be incapable of propulsion or being operated upon the public streets or highways or which are otherwise not in safe or legal condition for operation on public streets or highways due to missing or inoperative parts, flat or removed tires, expired or missing license plates or other defects.
- INOPERABLE APPLIANCE
- Any stove, washer, refrigerator or other appliance which is no longer operable in the sense for which it was manufactured.
- MOTOR VEHICLE
- As defined in § 340.01(35), Wis. Stats.
- UNLICENSED MOTOR VEHICLES, TRUCK BODIES, TRACTORS OR TRAILERS
- Motor vehicles, truck bodies, tractors, recreational vehicles or trailers which do not bear lawful current license plates.
This chapter shall not apply to any motor vehicle or motor vehicle accessories stored within an enclosed building or on the premises of a business enterprise operated in a lawful place and manner in a properly zoned area, in such a manner as not to constitute a nuisance, when necessary to the operation of such business enterprise, in a storage place or depository maintained in a lawful place and manner, or seasonal use vehicles such as snowmobiles, motorcycles, motor scooters and nonmotorized campers, provided that such vehicles are stored in compliance with the ordinances of the Village. Also excepted are motor vehicles registered pursuant to §§ 341.265 and 341.266, Wis. Stats. In other situations the Village Board may issue temporary permits permitting an extension of not to exceed an additional 30 days' time to comply with this chapter where exceptional facts and circumstances warrant such extension.
Whenever the Building Inspector determines that any property fails to meet the requirements set forth in this chapter, the Building Inspector shall issue a written notice setting forth the alleged failures and advising that such failures must be corrected by a date certain to be included in the notice. At the end of the period allowed for correction of any violation, the Building Inspector shall reinspect the property. If, upon reinspection, the violations have not been corrected, the Village Board may initiate legal proceedings for the immediate correction of the violation.