Those wrecker firms that do not wish to participate in the program will not be used in the selection process. The maximum fee for services by a licensed wrecker in the limits of the town or within 20 minutes of the town shall be established by the Town Council.
   (A)   Towing and storage charges. Operators fee for towing services rendered shall be in accordance with the following:
      (1)   Wrecked, disabled vehicles
      (2)   Traffic offenses/stolen vehicles/abandoned/junked vehicles
      (3)   Righting turned over vehicles (extra)
      (4)   Dollies (extra)
      (5)   All tows after 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m.
      (6)   Heavy duty wrecker (determined by wrecker company)
      (7)   Winching a car, van or a pick-up truck from an embankment (determined by wrecker company)
      (8)   Storage per day after the first 24 hours
      (9)   Burned vehicles (extra)
NOTE: All wrecker companies participating in the rotation program of the Department, agree to abide by the above list of charges for all services rendered in response to police calls for their tow services.
   (B)   Stored or impounded vehicles.
      (1)   Shall not be released until proper evidence of ownership is presented to the Police Department. Upon presentation, the Police Department will issue a signed tow release to be given to the wrecker company for release of the vehicle(s). The wrecker company is solely responsible for collection of all towing and storage fees.
      (2)   All rates approved by the town shall be posted in a conspicuous place at the business location of the wrecker company. Each vehicle owner shall be provided with an invoice or receipt itemizing all towing and storage charges when paid. The town shall not be responsible for any towing or storage charges under any circumstances.
   (C)   General consideration.
      (1)   The wrecker company will be responsible for maintaining a complete record on each vehicle towed and stored. Monthly inventory reports containing all information may be requested by the town.
      (2)   The wrecker company shall obtain at its own expense any and all licenses, permits and public liability insurance coverage.
      (3)   Responsibility of wrecker company, any loss, cost, damage or other expense in performance of work under this agreement or occasioned by negligence of the wrecker company shall be the sole and entire responsibility of the wrecker company and not the town. All and total liability shall be upon the towing company from initial hook-up to a vehicle until release of said vehicle.
      (4)   The wrecker company agrees to indemnify and save harmless the town, its employees, agents and assigns from suit, and claims or action of every nature and description brought for, or on account of or sustained by any person or person(s) as a result of any act or acts of the wrecker company, its employees, agents or assigns in the performance of services under the terms of the contract.
(Ord. 94-16, passed 1-16-95; Am. Ord. 95-8, passed - -95; Am. Ord. 2004-09, passed 10-18-04; Am. Ord. 2008-17, passed 1-21-09)