[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting 5-8-1988 ATM, Art. 98, as Secs. 150.6, 150.6.1 and 150.6.2 of the General Bylaws. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No leaving of wrecked, non-operating vehicles on street. Except as to vehicles for which other provisions are made under the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, no person shall leave any partially dismantled, non-operating, wrecked or junked vehicle on any street, highway, Town owned property or right-of-way, within the Town.
[Amended 5-11-2009 ATM, Art. 26]
No person in charge or control of any property within the Town, whether as owner, tenant, occupant, lessee, or otherwise, shall allow any unregistered, partially dismantled, non-operating, wrecked, junked, or discarded vehicle to remain on such property longer than 10 days; and no person shall leave any such vehicle on any property within the Town for a longer time than 10 days; except for a vehicle in an enclosed building; a vehicle on the premises of a business enterprises operated in a lawful place and manner, when necessary to the operation of such business enterprise; or a vehicle in an appropriate storage place or depository maintained in a lawful place and manner by the Town. This section shall not apply to Class 3 license under MGL c. 140, § 58.
The Fire Chief, Chief of Police, Director of Public Works, or any member of his department designated by him is hereby authorized to remove or have removed any vehicle left at any place within the Town which reasonably appears to be in violation of this bylaw or lost, stolen or unclaimed. Such vehicle shall be impounded until lawfully claimed or disposed of in accordance with MGL c. 135 relative to unclaimed and abandoned property. All costs related to the above shall be borne by the owner if said ownership can be legally established.