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A. Unless the newsrack and its contents are being held as evidence in a criminal prosecution, the person maintaining the newsrack, or if there is no such known person, a claimant who provides sufficient proof of ownership of an impounded newsrack may, at any time up to and including the thirtieth (30th) day after the impounding, and if a hearing pursuant to this Chapter is held concerning the newsrack, may, at any time up to and including the thirtieth (30th) day after the decision at such hearing becomes final, obtain a return of the newsrack and its contents, upon paying an impound fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) plus the reasonable additional cost, if any, of impounding the newsrack in excess of twenty-five dollars ($25.00).
B. The City Manager or his designee may, after a hearing in accordance with this Chapter, order the newsrack returned without payment of any impound fee, or if an impound fee has previously been paid, may order return of any such impound fee.
C. A court before which criminal charges concerning an impounded newsrack are pending, may, upon dismissal of the charges or a finding of acquittal, in its discretion, order an impounded newsrack returned without payment of an impound fee or the return of the impound fee paid.