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All stolen property recovered by the police department of the city shall be turned over to the chief of police of the city. Lost or abandoned property recovered by the police department of the city shall be turned over to the chief of police of the city. The chief of police or a delegate shall return the property to any person making satisfactory proof of title thereto. If such property is unclaimed within ninety (90) days, then the chief of police or a delegate may dispose of said property in the following manner:
A. The chief of police, after consulting with the city attorney, has determined the property is no longer needed as evidence or for any other purpose in connection with any litigation, then the chief of police or a delegate shall file an application in the district court for Okmulgee County, requesting authority to dispose of the property. Said application shall have attached thereto a list of property having a fair market value in excess of its face value and otherwise complying with state statute as to form, content, and published notice.
B. The application shall specify:
1. Which property is proposed for donation to one or more not for profit corporations,
2. Which property is proposed for sale at auction,
3. Which property is proposed for sale on the internet,
4. Which property is proposed to be kept by the city of Okmulgee for use,
5. Which property is proposed to be disposed of by other stated means, and
6. Which property is proposed to be destroyed; provided, that weapons which are not destroyed or kept for use by the city of Okmulgee shall be sold only to a person or entity holding a valid and current federal firearms dealer's license.
C. Disposition will be in accord with the court order rendered on the application. Regardless of the means of disposition, the chief of police shall make a return to the court.
D. After payment of court costs and other expenses, the remainder of money received from the sale of the personal property shall be paid to the city clerk and deposited in the municipal fund. (Ord. 1869 § 1, 2006: Ord. 1364 § 1, 1979: prior code § 368)