(A)   A vehicle may be impounded without giving prior notice to its owner under the following circumstances:
      (1)   The vehicle is impeding or likely to impede the normal flow of vehicular or pedestrian traffic;
      (2)   The vehicle poses an immediate danger to the public safety,
      (3)   The vehicle is illegally parked within ten (10) feet of a fire hydrant;
      (4)   The vehicle is illegally parked within a marked fire lane;
      (5)   The vehicle, without a valid designated plate or placard issued under state law, is parked in a space clearly marked and designated for use by disabled persons;
      (6)   A police officer reasonably believes that the vehicle is stolen;
      (7)   The vehicle is parked in a private parking lot pursuant to § 72.08;
      (8)   The vehicle is parked in a public right-of-way or on other publicly owned or controlled property in violation of any law, ordinance or regulation, and there are five (5) or more outstanding parking citations issued against the vehicle that have not been responded to, appealed to the Parking Enforcement Hearing Board, or been appealed to the Calloway County District Court; or
      (9)   The vehicle is abandoned or is a junk vehicle.
   (B)   All vehicles seized for impound by the City of Murray Police Department shall be towed to an impound lot designated by the Murray Police Department.
   (C)   All vehicles towed at the request of the city for violations of this chapter shall be towed by companies approved by the city.
   (D)   For any vehicle towed to the city's impound lot, the operator for the towing company shall give to the arresting officer or charging officer an invoice for the towing charge. The towing fees shall be collected by the city and will be remitted to the towing company on a biweekly basis. The registered vehicle owner shall be responsible to reimburse the city for towing fees.
   (E)   For any vehicle towed to the city's impound lot, storage fees shall be charged for impounded vehicles at the rate of fifteen dollars ($15) per day for the first thirty (30) days and then five dollars ($5) per day for each day thereafter, not to exceed six hundred ($600) per year. Storage fees for any vehicle towed to an impound lot other than a city owned impound lot, shall be determined by the impound lot owner. The registered owner shall be responsible for all storage fees.
(Ord. 2014-1631, passed 1-23-14; Am. Ord. 2017-1732, passed 4-27-17)