AN ORDINANCE TO PROVIDE FOR LICENSING REQUIREMENTS FOR THE OPERATION OF EXISTING SALVAGE YARDS AND TO PROHIBITING NEW SALVAGE YARDS.
Be it ordained by the Board of Alderman of the City of Rich Hill, Missouri, as follows:
Section 1. Definitions
“Salvage Yard” means a place of business where salvage is collected and held for the purpose of dismantling and wrecking, or for the purpose of salvaging any part of the same. It shall also include any lot, lots or parcels where two or more vehicles which cannot be moved under their own power are stored for a period longer than thirty days.
“Person” means individuals, partnerships, corporations and associations.
“City” means the City of Rich Hill, Missouri.
Section 2. License required
No salvage yard shall be established or operated within the City without a license for such operation having been previously issued by the City prior to the effective date of this Ordinance. Any salvage yard being operated in the City as of the effective date of this ordinance under a license previously issued by the City shall be required to purchase an annual renewal license at the rate of 25.00 upon the expiration of the period of time for which said salvage yard shall have been previously licensed. Applications for an annual renewal license for the operation of a salvage yard shall be filed with the City Clerk by May 15 of each year, and a renewal of a license shall be effective for a one year period beginning June 1 and ending May 31 the following year. All licensed fees collected under this Ordinance shall be made payable to the City of Rich Hilland deposited to the credit of the General Fund. No salvage yard not previously licensed as of the effective date of this Ordinance shall be operated within the City, and no license shall be renewed as to any salvage yard violating the provisions of this Ordinance or for which a renewal license has not bee applied for by May 15.
Section 3. Keep Clean
All salvage yards licensed under the provisions of this Ordinance shall be kept reasonably clean.
Section 4. Screening
No renewal license shall be issued to any salvage yard within the City and no salvage yard shall conduct business within the City unless said salvage yard is screened from public streets and highways by a tight board fence, the lumber of which is in reasonably good appearance, or by other screen fence of reasonably good materials, appearance, and construction, not less than six (6) feet high or of sufficient height to screen the salvage yard kept within from view of persons using the public streets and highways within the City on foot or vehicle in the ordinary manner. Such screen fence shall be kept in good repair at all times and shall be painted if necessary to make said fence of reasonably good appearance.
Section 5. Prohibition On New Salvage Yards.
No salvage yard not previously licensed for operation within the City as of the effective date of this Ordinance, nor any salvage yard previously licensed but for which a renewal license has not been applied for and/or granted, shall be operated within the City on and after the effective date of this Ordinance. Except for the renewal of licenses for those salvage yards that have been previously licensed for operation within the City prior to the effective date of this Ordinance, no new licenses for the operation of a salvage yard within the City shall be granted on and after the effective date of this Ordinance.
Section 6. Remedies For Violation
- Any violation of this Ordinance shall be deemed as a misdemeanor and shall upon conviction therefore be punishable with a fine not less than $25.00 and not more than $500.00 and/or ninety (90) days in jail.
- In addition to the other remedies provided for in this Ordinance, the City Attorney is hereby authorized to apply to any court of competent jurisdiction for a temporary or permanent injunction to restrain any person from violating any provision of this ordinance.
All ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict with this ordinance are hereby repealed as to the extent of such conflict.
Read two times and passed this 13th day of May, 2008
Richard Miller, Mayor
Rose Entrikin-City Clerk
Ayes: Billingsley, McDaniel, Dahman, Knowles