Lamoine Building & Land Use Ordinance

 

 

“Junkyards & Automobile Graveyards”

 

Proposed to the Lamoine Town Meeting

 

March 9, 2005


The following amendment is proposed to the Lamoine Building and Land Use Ordinance, adding a new Section 15 and changing the section number of the current Section 15 to 16 and all subsequent sections to the appropriate section number:

 

SECTION 15.    AUTOMOBILE GRAVEYARDS AND JUNKYARDS        

 

 

A.     GENERAL           

 

No automobile graveyard or junkyard as defined in this ordinance shall be established or operated without first obtaining site plan approval from the Planning Board and a non-transferable permit issued by the Selectmen in accordance with State licensing and local requirements complying with provisions in Section 15B and 15C.

 

B.     SITE REQUIREMENTS OF AUTOMOBILE GRAVEYARDS AND JUNKYARDS

 

1.                    Automobile graveyards and junkyards shall be located a minimum of two hundred feet (200’) from the edge of the rights-of-ways; and shall be set back one hundred feet (100’) from all side and rear lot lines. 

2.                    Automobile graveyards and junkyards shall be located a minimum of three hundred feet (300’) from any public park, facility or grounds. 

3.                    Automobile graveyards and junkyards shall be entirely screened from view by earth berms, plantings or fences which shall be well constructed and properly maintained at a minimum height of twelve feet (12’) and sufficient to accomplish the complete screening from ordinary view. 

 

C.     OPERATING REQUIREMENTS FOR AUTOMOBILE GRAVEYARDS AND JUNKYARDS

 

 

1.      1. Upon arrival at the automobile graveyard, all fuel, engine oil, radiator, battery, transmission fluids etc. shall be drained from all vehicles, disposed of in accordance with applicable state and federal laws and appropriate safety precautions such as the removal of door and trunk locks shall be taken to avoid injury and accidents. The fluid removal must take place on an impermeable pad of sufficient size to handle 25% of the vehicles permitted on the lot.

2.      No vehicles may remain intact in the yard for more than thirty (30) days and complete processing of vehicles into salvage materials shall be accomplished within four (4) months.

3.      All junk and salvage materials shall be stored within the screened/fenced areas and the operation shall be conducted in such a manner as to prevent unsightliness to the adjacent area.

4.      No open burning of salvage material or junk shall be permitted on the premises.

5.      Waste fluids and unusable solid waste materials shall be disposed of in compliance with Maine’s solid waste laws.