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Unless otherwise provided by law, each board or commission and the administrative head of each office, department and institution of the County shall take charge of all personal property coming to them that has been abandoned or that has been lost and for which no owner can be found. Lost property other than money shall be held for a period of six months and turned over to the Purchasing Agent to be dealt with in accordance with law; money shall forthwith be deposited in the trust fund of the board or commission or office, department or institution, pending its withdrawal and disbursement as provided by law. Property known to be abandoned may be retained by and added to the inventory of the board or commission or office, department or institution having custody of the property, or it may be turned over to the Purchasing Agent and included in his salvage inventory for disposition as salvage. Lost property to which the County has obtained title in accordance with law shall be included in the Purchasing Agent's salvage inventory. Each board or commission or office, department, or institution of the County shall immediately notify the Auditor & Controller of abandoned property which has been retained for use by the County and lost property to which the County has obtained title in accordance with law. The Auditor & Controller shall record such property in the accounting records of the County at an appraised value determined by the Purchasing Agent as of the date of acquisition of title, and charge the property to the proper County officer.
(Amended by Ord. No. 1411 (N.S.), adopted 8-24-54; amended by Ord. No. 3745 (N.S.), effective 9-30-71; amended by Ord. No. 10711 (N.S.), effective 2-11-21)