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An ordinance to regulate the business of junking or wrecking automobiles and motor vehicles or other machinery, to provide for licensing of junk yards and carrying on of the business of wrecking or junking automobiles, motor vehicles or machinery, and to prohibit the carrying on of such business and the storing of wrecked or junked motor vehicles or the maintenance or junk yards within certain districts.






No person or corporation shall own, operate, maintain or suffer to be maintained upon premises owned or occupied by him within the Village of Nashville, any junk yard or place of storage of any junk, discarded machinery, wrecked or dismantled motor vehicles or other machinery without first having secured a license or permit to do so from the Village Council.




Such license or permit shall be issued by the Village Clerk under the direction of the Village Council only after a petition shall have been filed with said clerk and favorably passed upon by the Village Council.  Such petition shall set forth the location and description of said yard or storage place and the type of business to be carried on therein.  If the Village Council shall deem such proposed junk yard or storage space to be a nuisance because of its unsightly location or because it shall be injurious to the public health on account of dirt, dust, smoke or noisome odors, then it shall deny such application; otherwise it shall be granted.




It is further provided that no such junk yard or storage space shall be located upon any property or lot bordering upon main street, between the intersection of Reed Street and the Michigan Central Railroad Tracks.




Any person, firm, corporation, or other entity who violates any term or provision of this Ordinance is responsible for a municipal civil infraction and shall be punished by a civil fine of $50 for a first violation, $150 for a second violation, and $300 for a third or subsequent violation and shall be liable for the payment of costs in an amount of not less than $9.00 and not more than $500.







The maintenance and operation of any such junk yard or storage space, contrary to the provisions of this ordinance, are hereby declared to be nuisances, and to be ordered abated by the Village President; or such abatement may be had by aid of an action in equity.




All former ordinances or parts of ordinance conflicting with the terms of this ordinance shall be hereby repealed.




This ordinance shall take effect on the 15th day of May, 1939.