For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning:
      (1)   Any motor vehicle which is left on private property for more than 48 hours without the permission of the person having the right to the possession of the property;
      (2)   Any motor vehicle which is left on public property for 48 hours or longer without permission of the Chief of Police.
   INOPERATIVE MOTOR VEHICLE. Any motor vehicle not moved or driven for 72 consecutive hours shall be presumed inoperative.
      (1)   Any motor vehicle or trailer that is unlicensed or improperly licensed or uninsured, unless it is stored in a completely enclosed building; or
      (2)   Any motor vehicle meeting any three of the following criteria:
         (a)   Three years old or older.
         (b)   Disabling damage, including, but not limited to, any of the following:
            1.   Missing or deflated tire.
            2.   Missing wheel.
            3.   Missing transmission.
            4.   Missing motor.
         (c)   Fair market value less than $1,500.
         (d)   Apparently inoperative.
   MOTOR VEHICLE. Every vehicle propelled or drawn by power other than muscular power, including devices designed to be pulled, drawn, or towed by a motor vehicle.
   PERSON. Any individual, firm, partnership, company unincorporated association, or corporation.
   PRIVATE PROPERTY. Any real property within the city which is privately owned or operated.
   PUBLIC PROPERTY. Any public street, highway, alley, sidewalk, boulevard, bikeway, property open to the public for vehicular travel or parking and any other property owned or operated by the city, and any right-of-way thereof.
(‘97 Code, § 92.01) (Ord. 21-66, passed 5-16-66; Am. Ord. 53-92, passed 1-4-93; Am. Ord. 11-05, passed 8-15-05)