For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   ABANDONED. When used in conjunction with the term vehicle, means:
      (1)   Any vehicle located on public premises which does not have lawfully affixed thereto or displayed thereon a valid unexpired license plate and inspection sticker permitting its operation upon the highways of the State of Indiana.
      (2)   Any vehicle which is parked or located on public premises continuously without being moved for a period of 72 hours, except before the legal or temporary residence of the owner.
      (3)   Any vehicle located on public premises illegally or in such manner as to constitute a hazard or obstruction to the movement of pedestrian or other vehicle traffic on a public right-of-way, street or highway.
      (4)   Any vehicle that remains on private premises without the consent of the owner or person in control of such premises, for more than 48 hours.
      (5)   Any vehicle that is over five years old, is mechanically inoperable, and is left unattended on private premises in a location which is visible from public premises or private premises of another for more than 14 days.
      (6)   Any vehicle from which there has been removed the engine or transmission or differential or which is otherwise partially dismantled or inoperable and left unattended on public premises.
      (7)   Any vehicle which has been removed by a towing service or a public agency upon request of an officer enforcing a statute or ordinance other than the ordinance codified in this chapter, the violation of which may require the removal and impoundment of the motor vehicle, and which motor vehicle once impounded is not claimed or redeemed by the owner or his or her agent within 30 days of its removal.
   AUTOMOBILE WRECKER. An automobile wrecking and parts business.
   BUREAU. The Bureau of Motor Vehicles of the State of Indiana.
   DISPOSAL AGENT. means any firm or individual engaged in the business as a scrap metal processor or automobile wrecker.
   OFFICER. Any regular member of the Paoli Police Department.
   OWNER. The last known record title holder to a vehicle according to the records of the Bureau of Motor Vehicles of the State of Indiana under the provisions of I.C. 9-1-1.
   PARTS. All component parts of a vehicle which are in a state of disassembly, or are assembled with other vehicle component parts, but which, in their state of assembly, do not constitute a complete vehicle.
   PERSON. All natural persons, firms, partnerships and corporations.
   PRIVATE PREMISES. All privately owned property which is not classified within the definition of public premises in this section.
   PUBLIC AGENCY. Bureau or local agency given the responsibility by ordinance for the removal, storage, and disposal of abandoned vehicles.
   PUBLIC PREMISES. Any public right-of-way, street, highway, alley, park, or other state, county or municipally owned property.
   SCRAP METAL PROCESSOR. An establishment having facilities for processing iron, steel or nonferrous scrap and whose principal product is scrap iron and scrap steel or nonferrous scrap for sale or remelting purposes.
   TOWING SERVICES. A business organized for the purpose of moving or removing disabled motor vehicles and, once removed, to store or impound such motor vehicles.
   VEHICLE. Any motor vehicle, automobile, motorcycle, truck trailer, semitrailer, truck tractor, bus, school bus, recreational vehicle, motorized bike, or parts from any said vehicles.
   VISIBLE. Located in an open area and not in a fully enclosed facility.
(Ord. 2013-05, passed 8-20-13)