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(A) An ABANDONED VEHICLE is defined by I.C. 9-13-2-1 and those definitions are incorporated herein by reference.
(B) The Town Board of Metropolitan Police Commissioners, and his or her deputies, are the public agency of the town vested with the responsibility to remove, store and dispose of abandoned vehicles.
(C) (1) All money received by the Town Board of Metropolitan Police Commissioners as a result of his or her disposal of an abandoned vehicle as provided in division (D) below shall be deposited to the abandoned vehicle account.
(2) All charges for towing, storing or removing such abandoned vehicle, incurred under this section, shall be paid from the abandoned vehicle account.
(D) If a vehicle or parts of a vehicle are in such condition that a vehicle identification number or other means of identification are not available to identify the owner or lienholder, and the identity of such is not known, the Board of Metropolitan Police Commissioners shall dispose of such vehicle without notice, if the value of the same is less than $100.
(E) In all cases other than as set out in division (D) above, the Board of Metropolitan Police Commissioners shall comply with the provisions of the Indiana Code, and the regulations of the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles implementing that statute, relating to the disposal and removal of abandoned vehicles.
(F) (1) The manner, method and means of disposing of an abandoned vehicle under division (D) above shall be at the discretion of the Board of Metropolitan Police Commissioners.
(2) The manner, method and means of disposing of an abandoned vehicle under this division (F) shall be as required by the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles, except, that the charge for towing such vehicle shall not exceed $65, and the charge for storage shall not exceed $15 per day.
(Ord. 2019-2, passed 5-22-2019)