Any vehicle or parts considered abandoned under the provisions of this chapter, which has in the officer’s opinion has a value of more than $100 shall be subject to removal, impoundment, and sale by the police department, under the following conditions. After making a reasonable effort to ascertain the owner or persons who may be in control of the abandoned vehicle by inquiring of other persons in the neighborhood where the abandoned vehicle is located, such vehicles shall be tagged by a police officer with a notice tag affixed in a prominent place on such vehicle and the tag which shall be prepared by the Police Department shall contain the following information:
   (A)   That the vehicle or parts are considered abandoned;
   (B)   That the vehicle or parts will be removed after 72 hours, impounded and subsequently disposed of;
   (C)   That the owner will be held responsible for all costs incidental to the removal, storage and disposal, and if not paid, the owner’s registration privileges will be suspended;
   (D)   That the owner may avoid costs or suspension of registration privileges by removal of the vehicle or parts within 72 hours; and
   (E)   The date, time, officer’s name and the address and telephone number of the Police Department to contact for information.
(Ord. 2013-05, passed 8-20-13)