955.14  IMPOUNDMENT, CONFISCATION AND SALE OF ABANDONDED BOATS OR MOTORS.
   (a)   Any watercraft found unattended in a sunken, beached, or drifting condition shall be deemed abandoned by the owner and shall be removed and impounded for safekeeping and disposal in accordance with this section.  Any boat found moored in any slip, dock, or mooring and removed from the water, or locked up at some convenient point on shore, it shall not be released until a receipt from the Village Administrator covering payment of a ten dollar ($10.00) impoundment fee, plus payment of a storage fee, not to exceed one dollar ($1.00) per day for handling and services, is presented by the owner.
 
   (b)   The mailing of written notice to the owner, by certified mail, if known, at the address given on the most recent license certificate filed by him, shall constitute sufficient service, or of no response is received from the owner within ninety days after the date of mailing of the impoundment notice the Village Administrator shall consider the boat and/or equipment as abandoned and it will become confiscated Village owned property, and shall be disposed of according to law. 
(Ord. 01-004.  Passed 5-8-01.)