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(a) The Chief of Police, or his designee, is authorized to act on behalf of the Police Department concerning disposal of forfeited motor vehicles.
(b) If the estimated fair market value of the motor vehicle is less than the towing and storage charges, the Chief of Police is authorized to transfer title to the motor vehicle to the towing company that is owed money for towing and transfer at no cost to the City.
(c) If the estimated fair market value of the motor vehicle exceeds any towing, storage or other charges, the Chief of Police is authorized to solicit as many bona fide bids for the sale of the motor vehicle as possible. Upon receipt of the bids, the Chief of Police is authorized to sell the motor vehicle to the highest and best bidder, after paying towing, storage or other charges, and any other expenses incident to the sale, if any.
(d) The Chief shall provide an accounting of each sale and furnish this accounting to the City Manager and the Finance Director on a quarterly basis.
(e) All proceeds from the sale of the vehicles shall be turned over to the Finance Director to be placed in the General Fund of the City to the credit of the Police Department.
(f) All vehicles shall be sold on an "as is" and "with all faults" basis with no warranties provided by the City.
(g) The Chief shall not make more than five such casual sales of motor vehicles in a 12-month period.
(Ord. 01-108. Passed 6-26-01.)