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For the purposes of this subchapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
ABANDONED VEHICLE. Any vehicle which is left unattended or stored on any public property in the same or substantially same place within the city for a longer period than 24 hours.
INOPERABLE VEHICLE. Any vehicle which is not in operating condition due to damage, removal or inoperability of one or more tires and wheels, the engine or other essential parts required for the operation of the vehicle, or which does not have lawfully affixed thereto a valid state license plate or which constitutes an immediate health, safety, fire or traffic hazard.
PRIVATE PROPERTY. Any real property within the city which is privately owned and which is not public property.
PUBLIC PROPERTY. Any street, alley or highway which shall include the entire width between the boundary lines of every way publicly maintained for the purposes of vehicular travel, and also means any other publicly owned property or facility.
REMOVAL AGENCY. Any public body, private or nonprofit organization authorized by the city to remove and salvage abandoned or inoperable vehicles.
VEHICLE. Any conveyance which is designed to travel along the ground or in the water and shall include, but not be limited to, automobiles, buses, motorbikes, motorcycles, motor scooters, trucks, tractors, pull trailers, go-carts, golf carts, boats, campers and trailers.
(1992 Code, § 25-40) (Ord. 88-73, passed 10-8-1973; Ord. 102-76, passed 12-6-1976; Ord. 14-87, passed 3-9-1987)
Definitions and rules of construction generally, see § 10.002