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Town of Union

§ 194-2. Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:

INOPERABLE MOTOR VEHICLE

A vehicle which cannot be driven upon the public streets for reasons including, but not limited to, being unlicensed, wrecked, abandoned, in a state of disrepair, or incapable of being moved under its own power.

MOTOR VEHICLE

Any vehicle originally or currently propelled or drawn by power, other than muscular power, originally or currently intended for use on public highways, private roads or trails or across open terrain, which said definition shall include but not be limited to automobiles, buses, trailers, trucks, tractors, motorcycles, minibicycles, detachable truck bodies and campers, pumps, tanks or any other device used in connection with a motor vehicle as hereinbefore defined.

OPENLY STORED

Storage other than in a completely enclosed structure such as a garage, which such structure shall be constructed completely of wood, brick, masonry blocks or metal.

§ 194-3. Prohibited acts.

It shall be unlawful and a violation of the chapter for any person, entity, firm or corporation, either as owner, occupant, lessee, agent, tenant or otherwise, to openly park, leave, store or deposit, or cause or allow or permit to be parked, left, stored or deposited, any motor vehicle no longer intended or in condition for legal use on the public highway, or parts or waste material from such motor vehicles, upon any private or public land or premises or highway within the limits of the Town of Union outside the limits of the Villages of Endicott and Johnson City unless the owner of said vehicle obtains a vehicle sales permit, seasonal use permit or restoration permit.

§ 194-5. Restoration permit.

A.  Upon written application and the fee as set from time to time by resolution of the Town Board, the Town Building Official shall issue a permit for the open storage of one motor vehicle otherwise prohibited by this chapter, pending the making of such repairs as are necessary to place this vehicle in condition for legal operation for use on the public highway or for such use as it was originally intended.

B.  The application shall:

(1) Include a representation and agreement by the applicant that the applicant intends, within the permit period, to make all such necessary repairs and that if such repairs have not been made by the end of the permit period the applicant will terminate open storage of such motor vehicle within the Town of Union.

(2) State whether the applicant is the owner of said vehicle or, if not, the name and address of the owner, together with a complete description of the vehicle, the repairs to be effected and whether the applicant will make the repairs himself or, if not, the person or persons who will make such repairs.

(3) Set forth the place where the vehicle is presently stored, the place where the repairs will be made and the name and address of the owner of such property or the tenant in possession.

(4) State that the vehicle shall maintain a street setback of 15 feet from the street property line and shall conform to § 205-38, Visibility at intersections, of Chapter 205, Zoning.

C.The vehicle shall be adequately supported and shall not create a safety hazard while repairs are being made. Any violation will result in the immediate revocation of the restoration permit, and the vehicle shall be subject to the provisions of this chapter.

D. A separate permit shall be required for each vehicle and shall only be valid as to that vehicle and as to that particular place of storage designated in the application. All permits shall be issued for not in excess of 60 days. No more than one permit shall be issued for each vehicle.

E. Vehicles in violation of this chapter after the expiration of the permit herein provided for shall be removed and destroyed by the Town pursuant to the provisions of § 194-4of this chapter.

F.  A copy of the restoration permit shall be taped to the interior of the windshield of the vehicle. If the vehicle is visible from the street, the permit shall be placed so that it is visible from the street.

§ 194-6. Vehicle for sale permit.

A.  Upon written application and a fee as set from time to time by resolution of the Town Board, the Town Building Official shall issue a permit for the open storage of one vehicle for the purpose of offering a vehicle for sale that is currently not registered or licensed or inspected under New York State law subject to the following conditions:

(1) The vehicle shall be owned by one of the inhabitants of the property where the vehicle is being offered for sale.

(2) The vehicle shall maintain a ten-foot street setback and be in compliance with § 205-38, Visibility at intersections, of Chapter 205, Zoning.

(3) A copy of the permit shall be affixed to the interior of the windshield in order that the permit information is visible from the street.

B. Only one permit shall be issued for a vehicle for sale at a time. A separate permit shall be required for each vehicle and shall only be valid as to that vehicle. All permits shall be issued for not in excess of 60 days. There shall be no extensions. A new permit shall be applied for in the event that more time is needed to sell the vehicle. The maximum number of permits that shall be issued for a vehicle is three for a total of no more than 180 days.

§ 194-7. Seasonal use vehicle permit.

Upon written application and a fee as set from time to time by resolution of the Town Board, the Town Building Official shall issue a seasonal vehicle permit for the outdoor storage of one seasonal use vehicle on a parcel of property, subject to the following conditions:

A. The vehicle shall be owned by one of the inhabitants of the property.

B. The vehicle shall have a current inspection sticker permanently attached to the windshield.

C. The permit shall expire eight months after the date of issuance.

D. The vehicle shall not be parked within the required side or rear setback of the premises, and may not be stored in the required street setback except if stored in a driveway where it shall maintain a minimum street setback of 10 feet and shall comply with § 205-40, Visibility at intersections.

§ 194-9. Additional rules and regulations.

An enforcement officer and/or the Town Board of the Town of Union may make reasonable rulings and may issue reasonable regulations, including application forms and permits, for the furtherance of this chapter.