An Ordinance Regulating the Storage of Junk Motor Vehicles Within the Village of Killbuck, Ohio
WHEREAS, the Village Council for the Village of Killbuck, Ohio has determined that junk
motor vehicles stored within the Village cause risk to safety as well as to appearance of said
WHEREAS the council has determined that a need exists for amendment to Ordinance Number
2008-05; now therefore
BE IT ORDAINED by the Council of the Village of Killbuck, State of Ohio:
SECTION 1 - The following subsections are hereby enacted by Ordinance by Killbuck Village
Section 660.07 – STORAGE OF JUNK AND / OR COLLECTOR VEHICLES
a) As used in this section, “Junk Motor Vehicle” means any motor vehicle which has the
following damages or conditions: missing wheels, flat tires, motor or transmission issues,
wrecked or the appearance of being inoperable and which such vehicle has been left in the
open whether covered or not on private property for more than seventy-two hours and which
does not fall under the definition of “Collector Vehicle” pursuant to Ohio Revised Code
b) “Junk Motor Vehicle,” as defined herein, also includes but is not limited to, parts of
machinery or other motor vehicles which are not licensed for use upon the highways of the
State of Ohio that are left in the open whether covered or not on private property for fifteen
days or more. Excepted from this definition are unlicensed but operative vehicles which are
kept as the stock in trade of regularly licensed and established new or used automotive
c) No person shall be prevented from storing or keeping any unlicensed “Collector Vehicle,” as
defined in the Ohio Revised Code, on private property. However, any “Collector Vehicle” shall
be stored in a permanent, standing building and shall not be stored in the open.
d) Written notice to persons in violation of this ordinance may be sent by certified mail with
return receipt requested or delivered in person by any official of the Village of Killbuck or any
Law Enforcement Agency on behalf of the Village of Killbuck. Such notice will provide that
within ten days of the receipt of the notice that the “Junk Motor Vehicle” or “Collector Vehicle”
either shall be housed in a garage or other suitable permanent standing structure or shall be
removed from the property.
e) No persons shall willfully leave a “Junk Motor Vehicle” or an unlicensed “Collector Vehicle”
in the open and not in a garage or suitable structure of permanent stability as indicated herein for
more than ten days after receipt of notice as provided in this section. The fact that a “Junk Motor
Vehicle” or an unlicensed “Collector Vehicle” is so left is prime-facie evidence of willful failure
to comply with the notice.
Section 660.08 - PENALTIES
Whoever violates section 660.07 shall be deemed guilty of a minor misdemeanor upon a first
offense and upon conviction thereof shall be subject to a mandatory nonsuspendable fine of One
Hundred Fifty and No/100 Dollars ($150.00). On a second offense and all subsequent offenses
within one (1) year after the first offense, such person is guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth
degree and shall be subject to imprisonment for a term not to exceed thirty (30) days and/or a
mandatory nonsuspendable fine of Two Hundred Fifty and No/100 Dollars ($250.00).
This Ordinance shall take effect and be in force from and after the earliest period allowed by law.
Ordinance Number 2008-05 is hereby repealed.
Passed at a regular meeting of the Village Council, duly convened with a quorum present, this
____ day of ________________, 2011.
President of Council
Village Fiscal Officer