(A)   The Chief of Police. Is hereby authorized to remove or have removed any vehicle left at any place within the village or on any village property within or without the corporate limits which reasonably appears to be in violation of this chapter or lost, stolen or unclaimed.
   (B)   Such vehicle shall be impounded until lawfully claimed or disposed of in accordance with the statutes of the State of Illinois and provisions of this subchapter provided, however, that any vehicle shall not be removed and impounded as provided herein until the Chief of Police shall have given written notice of his or her intention to impound said vehicle within ten days from the date of the notice, if the vehicle has not been removed at the end of such time. Such notice shall be given by:
      (1)   Affixing such notice on the vehicle;
      (2)   Sending notice by mail to the owner of such vehicle at his or her last known address if the owner is reasonably ascertainable; or
      (3)   By sending notice by mail to the person owner or controlling the property on which such vehicle is located.
   (C)   The Chief of Police may enter upon private property at all reasonable hours for the purpose of inspecting such vehicle, posting notice thereon, and removing and impounding such vehicle, and it shall be unlawful for any person to prevent the Chief of Police from entering on private property for purposes of carrying out his duties hereunder or to interfere with him in the lawful performance of his duties under the provisions of this chapter.
   (D)   The Chief of Police may tow, or cause to be towed, any vehicle abandoned, parked or otherwise kept in violation of the provisions of this chapter, to a suitable storage area.
(Ord. 306, passed 12-7-1970)