The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this article, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:
Junk means any wornout or discarded metal, old iron, other metals, automobile parts, chain, copper, parts of machinery, bottles, rags, tallow, hides, wornout automobile tires and other articles commonly known as junk.
(Code 1974, § 9-1)
Cross reference— Definitions and rules of construction generally, § 1-2.
Any person now engaged in or proposing to engage in the business of buying, selling, handling, storing or hauling any junk shall comply with the regulations set out in this section.
Any person described in subsection (a) shall make written application to the town clerk and treasurer for a permit, which application shall state the place where such business is to be conducted. Such written application shall, by proper endorsement thereon, be approved by the county board of health, showing that such place where such business is to be conducted complies with the regulations of the county board of health. Such application shall also, by proper endorsement thereon, be approved by the town building inspector or town clerk and treasurer, showing that the place where such business is to be conducted is not within a zone prohibiting such business, unless it appears that such business was being conducted in such place on June 6, 1957, and no such permit shall be issued by the building inspector if the location of such junkyard will create or be likely to create a fire hazard to adjoining or adjacent properties.
(Code 1974, § 9-2)
Nothing but automobile dismantling shall be carried on in any automobile junkyard, and if repairs are made to any automobile or other self-propelled vehicle, such repairs shall be made in a building meeting all the requirements of a public garage as prescribed by the building code.
(Code 1974, § 9-3)
No automobile or any part thereof shall be burned for wrecking or salvage purposes in or on any premises occupied as a junkyard.
(Code 1974, § 9-4)
At junkyards where large quantities of waste, paper, rags and other combustible materials are handled and stored, such handling and storage shall be carried on in a building of other than frame construction. Height shall be not over one story, unless the building is of fireproof construction. One-story buildings shall be provided with skylights in the roof, as may be required by the building inspector to provide adequate ventilation in case of fire.
(Code 1974, § 9-5)
Every junkyard permitted under this article shall be enclosed by a fence, which fence shall obstruct the view of such junkyard from all public streets in the town.
(Code 1974, § 9-6)
State law reference— Screening of junkyards, G.S. 136-147, 136-148.