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(A) The Chief of Police, Code Enforcement Officer, and/or their designees, are hereby granted the authority to cite any person for allowing any abandoned and/or inoperative motor vehicle to remain located on any lot or parcel of ground or upon any right-of-way within the corporate limits of the city.
(B) The property owner where the vehicle is located and/or owner of the abandoned or inoperative motor vehicle, shall have thirty (30) days from the date of written notice to remove the abandoned and/or inoperative vehicle or to make arrangements with the Police Chief of the city, or the Code Enforcement Officer for the removal of such vehicle.
(C) After such notice, the Police Chief, Code Enforcement Officer, or their designee, are hereby granted the authority to enter upon the property where the abandoned or inoperative vehicle is located in order to remove, transport and store any abandoned or inoperative vehicle which is located on any lot or parcel of ground within the corporate limits of the city. The removal, transportation and storage of said vehicle shall be at the sole expense of the owner of the vehicle or landowner who allows the violation to occur on his or her lot or parcel of ground.
(D) The city shall not be responsible for any damage to the abandoned or inoperative motor vehicle, or property associated with said vehicle, as a result of the removal of said abandoned or inoperative vehicle after proper notice to the violator or owner of said property. After the vehicle has been towed to a storage facility, the city, and any private person or entity who has taken possession of the vehicle for storage, shall have a lien on the vehicle, which shall be enforced pursuant to KRS 376.275. The owner of the vehicle may redeem the abandoned or inoperative motor vehicle within thirty (30) days after its removal, said redemption to be at the sole expense of the owner of said vehicle. At the expiration of the thirty (30) days period, the storage lot owner or the city shall dispose of the vehicle in any manner deemed appropriate by that person or entity.
(Ord. 2006-06, passed 3-21-06)