Chapter 6.20
ABATING JUNKYARDS

Sections:

6.20.010    Nuisance declared.

6.20.020    Abatement required.

6.20.030    Establishing prohibited.

6.20.040    Penalty for violations.

6.20.010 Nuisance declared.

All junkyards and/or wrecking yards within the city are a public nuisance, because they accumulate rubbish, scrap iron, junkpipe, old, worn out wrecked and dismantled automobiles and parts and other junk and refuse, and, as a consequence, they are unkept, unclean, unsightly, odorous, filthy and an eyesore, serving to detract from the appearance and character of and to discredit and disparage the city to depreciate property values and to vex, annoy and threaten the health, security and welfare of the inhabitants of the city. (Ord. 173 § 1, 1954).

6.20.020 Abatement required.

It is therefore declared that the owners of all junkyards now located within the city shall, within thirty days of the adoption of this ordinance codified in this chapter, discontinue the operation of the junkyard and/or wrecking yard, and shall have removed all such accumulated parts and debris from within the city limits. (Ord. 173 § 2, 1954).

6.20.030 Establishing prohibited.

It is hereby declared that no person shall in the future establish, own or operate a junk or wrecking yard within the city. (Ord. 173 § 3, 1954).

6.20.040 Penalty for violations.

Any person violating the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished as provided in Section 1.01.110. (Ord. 173 § 4, 1954).