No vehicle shall be parked or stored anywhere within the Village of Lake Grove whether on commercial or residential property other than in a driveway or garage. The parking or storage of either registered or unregistered vehicles shall be prohibited from any front yard, lawn or side yard.
Unregistered vehicle storage on private property. An owner of private property, lessee, tenant or occupant of property situated within the Village of Lake Grove may not store more than one unregistered vehicle which, if registered, could be registered as a motor vehicle, provided that said motor vehicle is stored in a suitably enclosed location inside a building or behind a fence which suitably screens such unregistered motor vehicle from view, or said motor vehicle can be stored in the rear yard or in the driveway of said property, provided that said vehicle is at all times covered with a completely opaque fabric car covering. The car covering shall be kept in good repair and shall cover the car at all times, extending to the lower edge of the bumpers or to the lower edge of the fenders if said motor vehicle is not equipped with bumpers.
Storage and sale of vehicles on highways. It is hereby declared to be unlawful to park or display vehicles for purposes of storage or sale on or within 100 feet of the state and county highways or roadways within the incorporated portions of the Village of Lake Grove, or within 250 feet of any intersection of the aforementioned highways unless otherwise provided in this Code. Vehicles owned and/or operated by the federal, state, county or town government or agencies thereof or operated by any other municipality, including fire or ambulance districts, shall be exempt from provisions of this section.
Sales of vehicles; residential area. No owner of private property, lessee, tenant or occupant of private property shall offer to sell more than one vehicle at a time. Such vehicle must belong to an owner or occupant of the premises upon which it is parked. Such vehicle shall only be parked or stored in the driveway. Vehicles must be in a presentable condition and no vehicle parts for sale will be displayed nor any partial dismantling of the vehicle will be permitted. No commercial vehicles (exceeding 6,000 pounds gross vehicular weight) will be permitted to be sold in any residential area within the Village.
Any vehicle parked or displayed for the purposes of storage or sale in violation of § 168-18 shall be removed by the Department of Public Works Superintendent in the same manner and under the same conditions as set forth in § 1224 of the Vehicle and Traffic Law of the State of New York, which is incorporated herein by reference. Any vehicle removed for violation of § 168-18 shall be deemed an abandoned vehicle, and redemption or disposal of such vehicle shall be in accordance with § 1224 of the Vehicle and Traffic Law.
Penalties for offenses. Any person or persons, association or corporation committing an offense against this article or any sections or provisions thereof shall be guilty of a violation punishable by a fine not less than $100 nor more than $1,000 or imprisonment for a period not exceeding 15 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. Each day of continued violation shall constitute a separate additional violation.
Costs of removal in storage. The last owner of an abandoned vehicle shall be liable to the Village of Lake Grove for the costs of removal and storage of such vehicle.
Legislative intent. The outdoor storage of abandoned or junked motor vehicles or the used parts therefrom within the Village of Lake Grove is a hazard to the preservation of the public health, welfare and safety in that it constitutes health, fire and safety hazard and is an attractive nuisance to children which is a peril to their safety. Such outdoor storage constitutes a blight on the Village's landscape, it is generally unsightly and tends to depreciate the value of property in the neighborhood. Outdoor storage of abandoned or junked motor vehicles or the used parts therefrom within the Village of Lake Grove is hereby regulated for the preservation of the public health, safety and welfare of its residents.
Definitions. As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- ABANDONED VEHICLE
- Any motor vehicle, the ownership of which cannot reasonably be determined or of which the owner does not intend to recover possession.
- Any motor vehicle which is unregistered in the State of New York or any other state, and/or which is either in a wrecked or dismantled or partly dismantled or inoperative condition.
- MOTOR VEHICLE
- All vehicles propelled or drawn by power other than muscular power, intended for use on public highways.
- Any individual, firm, partnership, association or corporation.
Outdoor storage prohibited.
It shall be unlawful for any person to store or deposit or cause or permit to be stored or deposited an abandoned or junked motor vehicle or the used parts therefrom in the Village of Lake Grove, except within a wholly enclosed building.
Any abandoned or junked motor vehicle or the used parts therefrom stored or deposited on any land in the Village of Lake Grove shall be removed by the owner, occupant, lessee, agent or tenant thereof or the person occupying, managing or controlling said land.
Enforcement. The Code Enforcement Officer and/or Building Inspector of the Village of Lake Grove or his or her authorized representatives are hereby designated to enforce the provision of this section.
If the provisions of this section are violated, the Building Inspector, Code Enforcement Officer or Superintendent of the Department of Public Works shall serve a written notice of violation upon the owner, occupant or person having control of the land upon which the violation exists to comply with the provisions of this chapter. The owner, occupant or person having control of said land shall be given 10 days from the date of the notice to remove the abandoned or junked motor vehicle or the used parts therefrom.
The written notice of violation shall be by personal service or by certified mail, postage paid, return receipt requested, and addressed to such person's last known address; and if by certified mail, a copy of the notice shall be posted on the premises.
Any person or persons, association or corporation committing an offense against this article or any section or provision thereof shall be guilty of a violation punishable by a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $1,000 or imprisonment not exceeding 15 days, or by such fine and imprisonment.
Each day of the continued violation shall constitute a separate additional violation.