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(A) The police department and the code enforcement officer(s) shall be responsible for the administration and enforcement of this chapter. The police department shall be responsible for administering the removal and the disposition of vehicles determined to be abandoned on the streets and highways within the town and on property owned by the town. The code enforcement officer(s) shall be responsible for administering the removal and disposition of abandoned and nuisance vehicles located on private property.
(B) If the appropriate inspecting officer(s) have probable cause to expect a violation of this chapter, they shall have the right to enter on any premises within the town limits at any reasonable hour in order to determine if any vehicle is in violation of this chapter.
(C) The town may, on an annual basis and with prior approval of the Town Council, contract with private tow truck operators to remove, store and dispose of abandoned vehicles and/or nuisance vehicles in compliance with this chapter and applicable state laws.
(D) Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to limit the legal authority or powers of officers of the town police department or fire department in enforcing other laws or otherwise carrying out their duties.
(Ord. passed 12-16-2019)