§ 483.11  Watercraft Abandonment; Impounding, Redemption and Disposal
   (a)   No person shall abandon any watercraft at any time on the waters of the City.
   (b)   Any watercraft or outboard motor found unattended in a sunken, beached or drifting condition shall be deemed abandoned by the owner. In the interest of public safety such watercraft or outboard motor may be removed and impounded for safekeeping and disposal in accordance with the provisions of subsections (c) to (f) hereof.
   (c)   Such watercraft or outboard motor may be impounded by any member of the Police Division having jurisdiction in the area where such watercraft or outboard motor is found.
   (d)   The owner of such impounded watercraft or outboard motor, if known or can be found, shall be notified and the owner shall be permitted to redeem such watercraft or outboard motor by payment of a storage fee not to exceed three dollars ($3.00) per day plus the actual towing cost of the watercraft, not to exceed ten dollars ($10.00).
   (e)   When the owner of such watercraft or outboard motor cannot be found, the impounded watercraft or outboard motor shall be held at a place of safe keeping for a period of not less than ninety (90) days nor more than six (6) months.
   (f)   Any watercraft or outboard motor unclaimed by the owner within such ninety (90) day period shall be disposed of by destroying the same or by offering such watercraft or outboard motor for sale at public auction.
(Ord. No. 1684-76. Passed 6-29-76, eff. 7-6-76)