NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNERS IN NEW PORTLAND
This is a friendly reminder to all property owners in New Portland that the town officials will be enforcing the New Portland Junkyard and Automobile Graveyard Ordinance as well as The State of Maine Statute, Title 17 Chapter 91 § 2851 Dangerous Building
Definitions are as follows:
1. Junkyard- means a yard, field or other area used to store discarded or worn-out and unusable furniture, metals, appliances, lumber or other waste materials.
2. Automobile Graveyard- means a yard, field, or other area used to store 3 or more powered construction, automotive, or other motor vehicles which are unserviceable, worn-out, discarded or junked, or parts thereof. It does not include any area used for temporary storage by an establishment or place of business which is primarily engaged in doing auto body or other repair work to make vehicles serviceable, or season storage of serviceable agriculture equipment.
3. Dangerous Building- is structurally unsafe; unstable; unsanitary; constitutes a fire hazard; is unsuitable or improper for the use or occupancy to which it is put; constitutes a hazard to health or safety because of inadequate maintenance, dilapidation, obsolescence or abandonment; or is otherwise dangerous to life or property.
After June 30, 2015 violation notices will be going out giving property owners thirty (30) days to be compliant with the Town’s ordinance and State Statute.
Property owners that do not comply with these will be brought before the Board of Selectmen for possible legal action.
You can find a copy of the Town’s ordinance’s at newportlandmaine.org under the Government tab. And you can find the State Statute at maine.gov.