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Junk Motor Vehicle Regulations:

Amended November 12, 2014

The Madison Township Zoning Commission held public hearings during the summer and fall of 2014 to amend the Junk Motor Vehicle Regulations for Madison Township Zoning that had not been updated in over 50 years.

On October 13, 2014 the Zoning Commission voted to approve the proposed changes to the Junk Motor Vehicle Regulations, and forwarded their recommendation to the Township Trustees. On October 28, 2014 the Trustees held a public hearing on the Zoning Commissions amendments to the Junk Motor Vehicle Regulations. On November 12, 2014 the Township Trustees voted to unanimously approve the ameded changes which became effective on December 12, 2014.

The new regulations now reduces the number of days a Junk Motor Vehicle can sit on a property from 45 days to 14 days. Which now mirrors Ohio law for Junk Motor Vehicle storage time. Additionally, a definition for a Junk Motor Vehicle which was not in the zoning code before was added. That definition also mirrors Ohio laws definition of a Junk Motor Vehicle. Below is the newly amended Section 103.7 of the Madison Township Zoning Resolution and the new definition of a Junk Motor Vehicle.

New Amended Section 103.7:

At no time shall anyone park unlicensed and/or inoperable/junk motor vehicle(s), or any part thereof, in any district other than an M-1 District in a Motor Vehicle Salvage Facility for a period of more than fourteen (14) days, unless under cover of a permanent structure. The only exception to this section will be in the case of Service Stations/Automotive Repair Facilities engaged in towing and storing vehicles pending action by responsible parties; repair garages performing repairs for vehicle owners, with a time limitation not to exceed ninety (90) days; and State licensed dealers holding operable vehicles for resale. The above mentioned exceptions must perform their services on the property normally used for their business in compliance with the Madison Township Zoning Resolution and in the permitted zoning district. Any dismantling or reducing to scrap of vehicles shall take place only in a Motor Vehicle Salvage Facility as defined in Section 142.4.5.5.1

New Junk Motor Vehicles Definition Section 101:

JUNK MOTOR VEHICLES - A motor vehicle that meets all of the following criteria;

1. Three (3) model years old, or older.

2. Apparently inoperable;

3. Extensively damaged including, but not limited to, any of the following: missing tires, engine or transmission.

A collector's vehicle, whether licensed or unlicensed, is a junk motor vehicle if it meets the above three criteria.