Residents here won't be allowed to store inoperable vehicles or trailers in their yards where other people can see them.

The City Council passed an ordinance Tuesday that allows only one inoperable vehicle or trailer per yard, and it must be out of sight behind a fence, in a garage or covered, Police Chief Dee Rosenbaum."Inoperable cars become junk," he said.

Rosenbaum said police will cite residents who fail to comply.

Spanish Fork has had a law prohibiting exposed disabled vehicles, but the new zoning ordinance, passed last year, failed to include it. When the council passed the new ordinance, it put it under police, rather than zoning, authority.

"We've had an ordinance for years that we've continually enforced," Rosenbaum said.

However, the new law gives more emphasis to police enforcement. "We will more rigorously enforce it," he said.