As of June 21, 2007, covering a junk vehicle with a tarp will no longer suffice as shielding
it from view in a public place. An ordinance passed by the City Council declared all junked vehicles nuisances and a hazard to public
safety and prohibits the location of junked vehicles in drives,
rights-of-ways, or any place visible to the public regardless of whether
the vehicle is covered or uncovered.
Owners should move such vehicles
from public access and view to a secure and screened location as soon as
possible to avoid complaints and fines.