For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   ABANDONED VEHICLE. Any vehicle in a state of disrepair rendering the vehicle incapable of being driven in its condition or any vehicle that has not been moved or used for seven consecutive days or more and is apparently deserted.
   DERELICT VEHICLE. Any inoperable, unregistered, discarded motor vehicle, regardless of title, having lost its character as a substantial property and left unattended without justification on the owner’s land contrary to the public policy expressed in § 73.01.
   HIGHWAY. The entire width between the boundary lines of every way publicly maintained when any part thereof is open to the use of the public for purposes of vehicular travel.
   HISTORIC VEHICLE. Any operable vehicle over 25 years of age.
   INOPERABLE MOTOR VEHICLE. Any motor vehicle from which, for a period of at least seven days, the engine, wheels or other parts have been removed, or on which the engine, wheels or other parts have been altered, damaged or otherwise so treated or in a condition, such that the vehicle is incapable of being driven under its own motor power. INOPERABLE MOTOR VEHICLE shall not include a motor vehicle which has been rendered temporarily incapable of being driven under its own motor power in order to perform ordinary service or repair operations.
   OWNER. An owner, registered owner, lessee, lien holder or any person substantially in control of the vehicle. A person who allows or suffers an abandoned, derelict or inoperable motor vehicle to be or remain on said person’s real property in violation of this chapter is deemed to be substantially in control of the vehicle.
   VEHICLE. Every device, in, upon or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a highway, except devices used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks.
(1999 Code, § 24-7-2)  (Ord. 09/10/2002-2, passed 9-10-2002; Ord. 04/10/2012-1, passed 4-10-2012)