§ 17-176.  Abandoned vehicles.
   (a)   If within ten (10) business days of impoundment a motor vehicle impounded by the City of Danville has not been claimed, or a hearing has not been requested pursuant to the provisions herein, notice shall be mailed by certified mail to the registered owner, if known, and lienholder of record, if any, affording such parties the right within ten (10) days from the date of notice to claim the vehicle or request a hearing pursuant to section 17-175 herein.  The notice shall state that, if no hearing is requested, the vehicle shall be deemed abandoned unless the charges thereon are paid within ninety (90) days of receipt of notice.
   (b)   After ninety (90) days from the date of notice required by subsection (a) herein, an impounded motor vehicle shall be deemed abandoned and the vehicle shall escheat to the City of Danville.
   (c)   If the vehicle is judged suitable for use, the City of Danville may obtain a certificate of registration and ownership from the county clerk pursuant to KRS 186.020 and either use the vehicle for governmental purposes or sell the vehicle at public auction to the highest bidder.  If the vehicle is not suitable for use, it may be sold for its scrap or junk value.
(Ord. No. 1401, § 6, 8-23-88)