For the purpose of this chapter, 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 continuously without being moved for three days;
      (3)   A vehicle located on public property in such a manner as to constitute a hazard to obstruction to the movement of pedestrian or vehicle traffic on a public right-of-way;
      (4)   A vehicle that has remained on private property without the consent of the property owner or persons in control of the property for more than 48 hours;
      (5)   A vehicle from which there has been removed the engine, transmission or differential or that is otherwise partially dismantled or inoperative and left on public property;
      (6)   A vehicle that has been removed by a towing service or a public agency upon request of an officer enforcing a statute or ordinance other than this chapter, if the vehicle once impounded is not claimed or redeemed by the owner or his or her agent within 15 days of its removal; or
      (7)   A vehicle that is mechanically inoperable, and is left on private property continuously in a location visible from public property for more than 30 days.
   AUTOMOBILE SCRAPYARD. A business organized for the purpose of scrap metal processing, automobile wrecking or operating a junkyard.
   BUREAU.  The State Bureau of Motor Vehicles.
   FISCAL BODY.  The Common Council of the city.
   OFFICER.  A regular member of the Police Department and any Code Enforcement Officer.
   OWNER.  The last known record title holder of a vehicle, according to the records of the Bureau.
   PERSON.  An individual, firm, corporation, association, fiduciary or governmental entity.
   PRIVATE PROPERTY.  All property other than public property.
   PUBLIC AGENCY.  The Board of Public Works and Safety of the city.
   PUBLIC PROPERTY.  A public right-of-way, street, highway, alley, sidewalk, park or other municipal property.
   TOWING SERVICE.  A business that engages in moving, removing, storing and impounding disabled vehicles.
   VEHICLE.  An automobile, motorcycle, truck, trailer, semitrailer, tractor, bus, school bus, recreational vehicle, camper or motorized bicycle.
   VISIBLE FROM PUBLIC PROPERTY.  A vehicle which can be seen from public property and includes vehicles which have been covered by a temporary covering that allows the form and outline of the vehicle to remain visible from public property.
(1989 Code, § 90.02)  (Ord. 2002-1002, passed 10-14-2002)