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Connecticut Laws | Title 14 Motor Vehicles. Use Of The Highway By Vehicles. Gasoline
CHAPTER 246* MOTOR VEHICLES
Sec. 14-67q. (Formerly Sec. 21-22). Commissioner may impose conditions concerning establishment and maintenance of yards.

The Commissioner of Motor Vehicles or his representative shall examine the location or proposed location of each motor vehicle recycler's yard or business and said commissioner may make reasonable regulations concerning and applicable to the establishment, operation or maintenance of such yards or businesses as are essential to the safety and general welfare of the public, and no license for any such yard or business shall be issued or renewed until such regulations have been complied with. Upon violation of any of the regulations established under the provisions of this section, the commissioner, after notice to such violator and giving him opportunity to be heard, may revoke the license issued or any renewal thereof. (1101)

Sec. 14-67r. (Formerly Sec. 21-22a). Fencing. (1102)(Text)

Each new location of a motor vehicle recycler's yard shall be completely surrounded with a solid fence at least eight feet high with a suitable gate which shall be closed and locked except during the working hours of such yard. All unregistered motor vehicles, used parts, old iron, metal, glass, paper, and any other material which may have been parts of such vehicles shall be enclosed within this location. Any dismantling of material or cutting up of parts of such vehicles must be carried on within this enclosure. (1103)

Sec. 14-67s. (Formerly Sec. 21-23). Ordinances creating restricted districts. (1104)(Text)

For the purpose of promoting the health, safety and general welfare of municipalities and governmental subdivisions in the state; for the purpose of conserving the value of buildings and encouraging the most appropriate use of land; for the purpose of providing for the public health, comfort and general welfare in living and working conditions; for the purpose of facilitating highway development and transportation and for the purpose of regulating and restricting unsightly and detrimental developments tending to depreciate the value of property and obstruct progressive improvements in such municipalities and governmental subdivisions, the legislative body of any town, city or borough, in addition to powers conferred by the statutes or special acts upon such towns, cities or boroughs or the respective officials thereof, may enact ordinances creating restricted districts within which any motor vehicle recycler's yard or motor vehicle recycler's business shall not be permitted to be established; provided, in any town, city or borough having a zoning commission or town or city planning commission or board, such zoning commission, planning commission or board shall have the authority to create such restricted districts by the adoption of appropriate rules, orders or regulations, and provided any ordinances, bylaws or regulations adopted prior to October 1, 1957, under the provisions of section 4654 of the general statutes, revision of 1949, otherwise valid except that they were not adopted pursuant to the procedure provided in this section, shall remain valid until altered or repealed under the provisions of this section. (1105)

Sec. 14-67t. (Formerly Sec. 21-24). Publication of ordinances. (1106)(Text)

Any ordinance, order, rule or regulation creating a restricted district or districts within which any motor vehicle recycler's yard or business shall not be located or established under the provisions of this subpart (H) shall, forthwith, be filed with the clerk of the municipality and said clerk shall, within ten days thereafter, cause such ordinance to be published once in a newspaper having a circulation in such municipality. (1107)

Sec. 14-67u. (Formerly Sec. 21-25). Appeal. (1108)(Text)

Any person, firm or corporation aggrieved by the action of any local officials, zoning commission or board, taken pursuant to the provisions of this subpart (H), may, within thirty days from the date of the action complained of and upon giving bond in the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars, appeal to the superior court for the judicial district within which such town, city or borough is situated, and any person, firm or corporation aggrieved by any action of the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles or his authorized representative, taken pursuant to said provisions, may, within said time of thirty days and upon giving such bond, appeal to the superior court for the judicial district of Hartford, in the same manner as is provided for appeals in civil actions. Upon any such appeal, said court shall make such order in relation to the action appealed from as it deems equitable. (1109)

Sec. 14-67v. (Formerly Sec. 21-26). Penalty. Injunction to restrain violation. (1110)(Text)

Any person, or any officer or agent of any firm or corporation, who establishes, operates or maintains a motor vehicle recycler's yard or motor vehicle recycler's business in any location within a restricted district created under the provisions of this subpart (H), or establishes, operates or maintains such yard or business without procuring such certificate of approval from the local authority or establishes, operates or maintains an intermediate processor in violation of any provision of this subpart (H), or transports or hauls any motor vehicle or used parts of a motor vehicle in violation of any provision of this subpart (H) or violates any provision of this subpart (H), shall be fined not more than one hundred dollars or imprisoned not more than ninety days or both. Each day of such establishment, operation or maintenance in violation hereof shall constitute a separate offense. The Commissioner of Motor Vehicles may, after notice and hearing, impose a civil penalty of not more than two thousand dollars on any person, firm or corporation that establishes, operates or maintains such yard or business, uses the title "motor vehicle recycler" or advertises or holds itself out as a motor vehicle recycler without a license. In addition to the penalties herein prescribed, the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles or the local authority, upon a violation of any of the provisions of this subpart (H), may bring an application to the superior court for the judicial district where such yard or business is located to enjoin a further operation or maintenance of such yard or business and to abate the same as a public nuisance. Said court may, upon finding such yard or business has been established, operated or maintained in violation of the provisions of this subpart (H), issue such injunction as it deems equitable and make such order for the discontinuance or abatement of such yard or business as a nuisance as it finds to be necessary, including authorization to the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles to enter such yard or business to eliminate, at the expense of the defendant, the conditions which constitute the violation of any provision of this subpart (H). (1111)

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