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On joint motion of all Councilmembers present the following ordinance was offered: SUMMARY NO. 22816 ORDINANCE NO. 23615 An Ordinance amending Chapter 19, Article III, Section 19-16, and Chapter 36, Article I, Section 36-5, of the Jefferson Parish Code of Ordinances relative to illegally parked or stored vehicles and personal property on private and public property, and otherwise providing with respect thereto. (Parishwide) NOW, THEREFORE, THE JEFFERSON PARISH COUNCIL HEREBY ORDAINS: SECTION 1. That Chapter 19, Article III, Section 19-16 be amended to be and read as follows: Sec. 19-16. Trash, debris, junk, refuse, abandoned property prohibited on public and private property. (a) It shall be unlawful for any person or proprietary party to maintain, permit or allow the accumulation, collection on his premises or the keeping, depositing on or scatter over or upon his premises or within his vehicle including but not limited to the following: Trash, debris, refuse, junk, abandoned, discarded or unused objects, equipment, machinery, or parts thereof, including, but not limited to, furniture, stoves, refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, vehicles, parts of vehicles, trailers, boats, campers, haulers, cans, containers, metal, building materials or other discarded, abandoned or noxious matter; and, the same is hereby declared to be a nuisance. (b) The unenclosed or unsheltered storage or keeping of any old, stripped, wrecked, partially dismantled or otherwise non-operating vehicles, machinery, implements, equipment, building materials, or personal property of any kind, which is no longer in good operating condition or safely usable for the purposes for which it was manufactured, or any vehicle without valid inspection tag(s) and/or valid license plate, on any premises by a proprietary party is hereby prohibited and declared to be a nuisance. (c) It shall be unlawful for any person or proprietary party to display a vehicle, trailer, boat, camper or other item "for sale," "for rent," or other like display on private or public property as said vehicle is considered abandoned. Only vehicles operating on a daily basis may display such verbiage or items located on the proper zoned and used property, car dealership and/or used car lot; otherwise, said display is hereby prohibited and declared to be a nuisance. SECTION 2. That Chapter 36, Article I, Section 36-5 be amended to be and read as follows: Sec. 36-5. Parking, storing, driving and/or riding a motor vehicle upon servitudes, etc., prohibited. (a) It shall be unlawful for any person to park, store, drive and/or ride a motor vehicle upon any canal servitudes, levees or levee rights-of-way, public drainage servitudes, neutral grounds, medians, and/or on the rights-of-way between the paved portion of a dedicated street and the property line of the adjacent landowner within the parish, and/or on the unpaved or non-graveled portion of the front yard area of any private residence or business except where permitted by the appropriate parish department, which permission shall be indicated by the erection of appropriate signs in the area. (b) Any motor vehicle which is parked or stored unlawfully in violation of this section may be tagged by the department of inspection and code enforcement, and such motor vehicle may be subject to the same processes as junked, wrecked and/or abandoned vehicles, in accordance with Article V, Division 3 of this chapter. Alternatively, any motor vehicle which is parked or stored unlawfully in violation of this section and is deemed to be a recurring or multiple violation (defined as more than one occurrence), may be issued a violation under this section and be subject to hearing and penalties pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 2.5 of the Code of Ordinances. SECTION 3. That all ordinances in conflict with the provisions of this proposed ordinance are hereby repealed. SECTION 4. That any and all sections found to be void or in conflict with other laws be repealed without the repealing of the entire ordinance. SECTION 5. That the Chairman of the Jefferson Parish Council, or in his absence, the Vice-Chairman, is authorized to sign and approve this Ordinance to create uniformity among the penalty provisions for those violations of the Jefferson Parish Code of Ordinances enforced by First Parish and Second Parish Courts. The foregoing ordinance having been submitted to a vote, the vote thereon was as follows: YEAS: 6 NAYS: None ABSENT: (1) Congemi This ordinance was declared to be adopted on the 12th day of August, 2009, and shall become effective as follows: if signed forthwith by the Parish President, ten (10) days after adoption; thereafter, upon the signature by the Parish President, or, if not signed by the Parish President, upon expiration of the time for ordinances to be considered finally adopted without the signature of the Parish President, as provided in Section 2.07 of the Charter. If vetoed by the Parish President and subsequently approved by the Council, this ordinance shall become effective on the day of such approval.
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