CITY OF LANESBORO:
ORDINANCE # 05012006
INOPERABLE VEHICLES, JUNK, FURNITURE, HOUSEHOLD FURNISHINGS AND APPLIANCES STORED ON PUBLIC OR PRIVATE PROPERTY
Subd. 1 Definitions
a.Inoperable Vehicle. Any motor vehicle, recreational vehicle, boat, trailer or semi-trailer which lacks a current registration, including component parts of any vehicles, or which will not operate consistent with its usual functions or which, because of its condition is unfit for the use for which it is intended and which had been located on the premises for ten days or longer outside an enclosed building.
b.Junk. All scrap metal, rags, batteries, paper, trash, rubber tires, debris, waste, wood, stone, masonry and concrete blocks, and/or construction materials not used in connection with a building project on which there has been issued a valid building permit or which is carried as inventory in an on-going construction business at a lawful place of business; dismantled vehicles, machinery and equipment and appliance or parts thereof and parts of vehicles, glass, tinware, plastic, aluminum and/or steel cans, old or discarded household goods, metal household furnishings, furniture or hardware.
Subd. 2 Declaration of Nuisance and Unlawful Act. The City finds that the outside parking of inoperable vehicles and outside storage of junk is a nuisance and unlawful act because of any or all of the following: a) threat to public health through accumulations of water and/or breeding of mosquitoes, b) obstructed views on streets and private property, c) creation of cluttered and otherwise unsightly areas, d) potential to decrease adjoining landowners’ and occupants’ enjoyment of their property, e) potential decrease of adjoining and nearby property values. It is unlawful for any person to accumulate and store any inoperable vehicles or junk, as defined above, unless housed in a completely enclosed building and the unlawful storage of inoperable vehicles or junk upon a public or private premises is hereby declared to be a public nuisance affecting health and safety.
Subd. 3 Enforcement. The Administrator and/or City designated Law Enforcement shall enforce the provisions of this section and ensure that proper procedures are followed.
Subd. 4 Notice and Abatement
a.Public Nuisance. Whoever by his or her act or failure to perform a legal duty, or, whoever intentionall .....[Read the Rest]