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All hearings under this chapter shall be held before the City Manager or his designee who shall hear all facts and testimony he deems pertinent. The facts and testimony may include testimony on the condition of the vehicle, or part thereof, and the circumstances concerning its location on the private property or public property. The City Manager or his designee shall not be limited by the technical rules of evidence. The owner of the land on which the vehicle is located may appear in person at the hearing or present a sworn written statement in time for con-sideration at the hearing, and deny responsibility for the presence of the vehicle on the land, with his reasons for such denial.
(A) The City Manager or his designee may impose such conditions and take such other action as he deems appropriate under the circumstances to carry out the purpose of this chapter. He may delay the time for removal of the vehicle, or part thereof, if, in his opinion, the circumstances justify it. At the conclusion of the public hearing, the City Manager or his designee may find that a vehicle, or part thereof, has been abandoned, wrecked, dismantled, or is inoperative on private or public property and order the same removed from the properly as a public nuisance and disposed of as hereinafter provided and determine the administrative costs and the cost of removal to be charged against the owner of the parcel of land on which the vehicle, or part thereof, is located. The order requiring removal shall include a description of the vehicle, or part thereof, and the correct identification number and license number of the vehicle, if available at the site.
(B) If it is determined at the hearing that the vehicle was placed on the land without the consent of the landowner and that he has not subsequently acquiesced in its presence, the City Manager or his designee shall not assess costs of administration or removal of the vehicle against the property upon which the vehicle is located or otherwise attempt to collect such costs from the landowner.
(C) If an interested party makes a written presentation to the City Manager or his designee but does not appear he shall be notified in writing of the decision.
('86 Code, § 11.31.090) (Ord. 3390, passed - - ; Am. Ord. 3511, passed - - ; Am. Ord. 3622, passed - - )