Section 175-110.1 INOPERATIVE MOTOR VEHICLES.
A. No more than one (1) inoperative motor vehicle, trailer or semitrailer, as defined by Virginia Code Section 46.1-1, which is inoperative, shall be kept outside a completely enclosed building on any property zoned for residential or commercial purposes. Such inoperative vehicle must be fully screened year-round from public view by plantings, fencing or a professionally manufactured car cover. Any inoperative vehicle stored under a car cover shall not be maintained on the same lot for more than six months in a twelve month period. In no case shall any inoperative vehicles be stored in the required parking spaces for the use or in any required yard adjoining a public street.
(Ord. No. Z-8-95 Amended “A” 7-24-95-Effective Upon Passage)
(Ord. No. Z-6-01 Amended “A” 10-8-01-Effective Upon Passage)
B. For the purpose of this section, the word "inoperative" shall mean as follows:
1. For a period of sixty (60) days or longer, the motor vehicle, trailer or semitrailer has been partially or totally disassembled by the removal of tires and wheels, the engine or other essential parts required for operation of the vehicle; or
2. The vehicle, trailer or semitrailer does not display valid license plates; or does not display a valid inspection decal.
(Ord. No. Z-8-95 Amended “B 1&2” 7-24-95-Effective Upon Passage)
C. The provisions of this section shall not apply to a person, firm or corporation which has been regularly and continuously licensed and engaged in the business of an automobile dealer, salvage dealer or scrap processor at the property in question since June 26, 1970.
D. The owners of property zoned for residential or commercial purposes shall at the demand of the Town Council or its designated agent remove from their property any such inoperative motor vehicles, trailers or semitrailers that are not kept within a fully enclosed building or structure. Notice of the demand shall be sent to the property owner by first class mail to the owner's address as it appears in the town tax records. In the event that the inoperative vehicle has not been placed in a fully enclosed building or structure, fully screened year- round from public view by plantings, fences or a professionally manufactured car cover, or removed from the property within ten (10) days from the date the notice was sent, then the town or its designated agent may remove the inoperative vehicle, and thereafter dispose of the same upon furnishing the vehicle owner with ten (10) days' written notice. If the vehicle owner cannot be determined, the property shall be disposed of in accordance with Town Code Section 124-1 et seq.
(Ord. No. Z-8-95 Amended 7-24-95-Effective Upon Passage)
E. The cost of inoperative vehicle removal, storage and/or disposal shall be chargeable to the owners of the vehicle or the owners of the premises, and may be collected by the town as taxes and levies are collected. Every cost authorized by this section which is assessed against the owners of the premises shall constitute a lien against the property from which the vehicle was removed, and shall continue to constitute a lien until actual payment in full has been made to the town.
No. Z-8-95 Amended “E”
7-24-95-Effective Upon Passage)
(Ord. No. Z-2-85 Added Entire Section 7-22-85-Effective Upon Passage)