An automobile graveyard is an establishment maintained, used or operated for the specific purpose of storing, keeping, buying or selling five or more wrecked, junked scrapped, ruined, dismantled or inoperative motor vehicles.
(Ord. 460, Sec. 1)
There shall be no automobile graveyards established, maintained, or allowed to exist within the corporate limits of the city except automobile graveyards that hold a valid license under the provisions of K.S.A. 68-2201 to K.S.A. 68-2215, as amended, the junkyard and salvage control act, and licensed issued by the city.
(Ord. 460, Sec. 2)
The premises upon which the automobile graveyard is to be located shall be screened from public view by a fence constructed of sturdy and lasting materials. Posts shall be a lest four inches square or four inches in diameter, and 12 feet in length. Posts shall be spaced not more than 10 feet apart. Cross pieces shall be composed of not less than 2 x 4 dimensional lumber and shall be placed with the wider dimension vertical when attached to the posts. All lumber used shall be treated. The fence shall be not less than eight feet in height with the bottom of the fence not more than four inches above the surface of the ground. The fencing shall be constructed of uniform material such as one inch lumber, steel or aluminum sheeting or other material of equal strength and durability. The side of the fence facing the public ways shall be painted, stained or otherwise treated to preserve the beauty of the fence.
(Ord. 460, Sec. 4)
The grounds around the business establishment shall be maintained in a neat, clean and sanitary condition. Any commercial waste, garbage or refuse generated from day to day operation shall be placed in suitable containers or enclosures made for that purpose and removed from the premises and disposed of at least weekly.
(Ord. 460, Sec. 6)
Any automobile graveyard that is not in compliance with the provisions herein shall not be eligible to be relicensed. Any automobile graveyard that does not comply with this article by March 1st of the year after expiration of its current license, is declared to be a nuisance and shall be subject to abatement pursuant to the provisions of Article 3, Chapter 8 of this code.
(Ord. 460, Sec. 8)