For the purpose of this subchapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
      (1)   A vehicle located on public property illegally.
      (2)   A vehicle left on public property without being moved for 24 hours.
      (3)   A vehicle located on public property in such a manner as to constitute a hazard or obstruction to the movement of pedestrian or vehicular traffic on a public right-of-way.
      (4)   A vehicle that has remained on private property without the consent of the owner or person in control of that property for more than 48 hours.
      (5)   A vehicle from which the engine, transmission, or differential has been removed or that is otherwise partially dismantled or inoperable and left on public property.
      (6)   A vehicle that has been removed by a towing service or public agency upon request of an officer enforcing a statute or an ordinance other than this chapter if the impounded vehicle is not claimed or redeemed by the owner or the owner's agent within 20 days after the vehicle's removal.
      (7)   A vehicle that is at least three model years old, is mechanically inoperable, and is left on private property continuously in a location visible from public property for more than 20 days. For purposes of this subdivision, a vehicle covered by a tarpaulin or other plastic, vinyl, rubber, cloth, or textile covering is considered to be visible.
   AUTOMOBILE SCRAP YARD.  A business organized for the purpose of scrap metal processing, automobile wrecking, or operating a junkyard.
   BUREAU.  Refers to the Bureau of Motor Vehicles.
   FISCAL BODY.  City Council, for the City of Austin, Indiana.
      (1)   A regular member of the Indiana State Police; or
      (2)   A regular member of the City Police Department.
   OWNER.  The last known record titleholder of a vehicle according to the records of the Bureau under I.C. 9-13-12.
   PARTS.  Refers to all components of a vehicle that as assembled do not constitute a complete vehicle.
   PERSON.  Individual, firm, corporation, association, fiduciary, or governmental entity.
   PRIVATE PROPERTY.  All property other than public property.
   PUBLIC AGENCY.  The Bureau or local agency given the responsibility by statute or ordinance for removal, storage, and disposal or abandoned vehicles.
   PUBLIC PROPERTY.  A public right-of-way, street, highway, alley, park, or other state, county, or municipal property.
   TOWING SERVICE.  A business that engages in moving or removing disabled vehicles and, once removed, to store or impound vehicles.
   VEHICLE.  An automobile, motorcycle, truck, trailer, semitrailer, tractor, bus, school bus, recreational vehicle, or motorized bicycle.
(Ord. 2001-08, passed 5-8-2001)