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Monday, June 06, 2005

Extreme Junk

Extreme Junk
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Town of Lindley Junk Law


A. Any motor vehicle, as defined in the Vehicle and Traffic Law of the State of New York, that is any of the following:
1.Unlicensed, old, wrecked, stored, discarded, dismantled or partly dismantled or which is not in any condition to meet NYS inspection standards for legal use upon the public highway.
2. Being held or used for the purpose of resale of used parts therefrom or for the purpose of reclaiming for use some or all of the materials therein for the purpose of disposing of same.
3. In such condition as to cost more to repair and place in operating condition than its reasonable market value at that time before such repair.
B. With respect to any motor vehicle not required to be licensed or not usually used on public highways, the fact that such motor vehicle has remained unused for more than six (6) months and is not in condition to be removed under its own power shall be presumptive evidence that such motor vehicle is an "abandoned, junked or inoperative motor vehicle."
C. All waste materials customarily handled and collected by refuse collectors and junk dealers, and all items regardless of size, discarded or abandoned by reason of obsolence, age or state of repair, or intended to be discarded, abandoned or junked, including but not limited to discarded housedhold furnishings and appliances, crates, boxes, cartons, building materials, machines, farm equipment, and/or parts of machines and equipment.


Anonymous Marc said...

Sally- After reading this last article i cant beleive the old farmers in this town voted to have it illegal to have junk farm machinery for parts on their property .Some of this stuff sounds ok for town but a lil strick for the country.

8:26 PM  
Anonymous Sallyann said...

You make a good point, Marc. Not every farmer can afford new equipment, and must rely on old equipment for parts to keep his operation going. I guess the question would be: How many pieces of junk farm machinery laying around consitutes a benefit to the farmer and his livelihood or is really a blight on the town? Most of the time I think a CEO could tell by looking at a "farmer's property" and determine if the machinery is really being used for parts, or if its machinery just got parked to the side with good intentions, but was long forgotten. Code enforcement relies on good judgment on the CEO's part. It wouldn't hurt if the town developed clearer critieria for "what is considered a junk property" in Lindley. Corning's criteria for junk property is a bit strict for Lindley. But people live on top of each other in a city, so their standards should be stiffer. Besides, most people who live in the country are fiercely independant and don't appreciate "government interference." That's why most rural areas in America are largely Republican/Conservative strongholds.

4:40 PM  

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