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(A) For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
ABANDONED VEHICLE. A vehicle shall be deemed to have been ABANDONED in the following circumstances:
(a) It has been left upon a street or highway in violation of a law or ordinance prohibiting parking;
(b) It fails to display a current license plate;
(c) It is partially dismantled or wrecked;
(d) It is incapable of self-propulsion or being moved in the manner for which it is intended;
(e) It is left on property owned or operated by the city for a period of not less than 24 hours;
(f) It is left on private property without the consent of the owner, occupant or lessee for a period of not less than two hours; or
(g) It is left on any street or highway of the town for a period of not less than 48 hours.
JUNKED VEHICLE. A vehicle shall be deemed to be a JUNKED MOTOR VEHICLE whenever it is found to be an abandoned vehicle as defined above; and, in addition, is found to be inoperable, dismantled or damaged, five years old or older and worth less than $50.
MOTOR VEHICLE or VEHICLE. Includes all machines designed to be self-propelled or pulled and intended to travel along the ground by means of wheels, treads, runners or slides.
(B) Nothing herein shall be construed to apply to any vehicle in an enclosed building or vehicle on the premises of a business enterprise being operated in a lawful place and manner and the vehicle being necessary to the ordinary operation of that business enterprise, or to a vehicle in an appropriate storage place or depository maintained in a lawful place maintained by the town.
(Ord. passed 11-1-1971)