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As used in this chapter, the following words and phrases shall have the following meanings:
ABANDONED VEHICLE. Any vehicle as described in ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, § 4-200, for which the Police Department initiates abandoned vehicle procedures and does not include those vehicles defined herein as an UNCLAIMED VEHICLE.
HEAVY DUTY. Involving vehicles, and vehicle combinations, 26,001 pounds GVWR/GCWR or heavier.
LIGHT DUTY. Involving vehicles up to, and including, 10,000 pounds GVWR.
MEDIUM DUTY. Involving vehicles from 10,001 pounds up to, and including, 26,000 pounds GVWR.
NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS. Licensee towing businesses shall have normal business hours of at least Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., except for official village holidays.
POLICE TOW. A tow requested by the Police Department for:
(1) Vehicles that are disabled where the person in charge of the vehicle has no preference for any particular tow service or is unable to make such decision.
(2) Village-owned vehicles.
(3) Vehicles impounded by the Police Department for evidentiary, investigative or seizure purposes, or arrests.
(4) Abandoned vehicles that are towed pursuant to Police Department procedures.
(5) Illegally parked vehicles that pose a traffic hazard.
Specifically excluded from this chapter is the moving by tow truck, of vehicles within, or from one village lot to another for purposes related to auctioning or seizure.
POLICE TOWING LICENSE. A license issued by the village authorizing a person or firm to engage in the business of vehicle towing at the request of the Police Department.
POLICE TOWING LICENSEE. A person or firm engaged in the business of, or offering the services of; vehicle towing whereby motor vehicles are or may be towed or otherwise relocated from one place to another, or serviced on scene, by use of a tow truck, and by request of the Police Department and approved by the Police Department.
POLICE TOWING LICENSEE LIST. A list maintained by the Police Department containing the names of those licensees approved by the Chief of Police to respond to requests by the Police Department for the towing of vehicles.
STANDBY. When a licensee is called out and the tow driver is asked by police or fire personnel to wait at the scene before the tow driver can start the requested service.
TOW DRIVER. An agent that works for a licensee, driving or operating a tow truck, or working at the scene of a license call.
TOW TRUCK. As defined in the Illinois Vehicle Code, ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, § 1-205.1, as amended.
UNCLAIMED VEHICLE. Vehicles that have been towed by a licensee to their storage lot and have not been picked up or disposed of by their owner.
UPRIGHTING. Bringing a vehicle that is either overturned or on its side to the upright position to tow.
WINCHING. Bringing a vehicle that is completely off of the road surface onto the road surface for the purpose of towing.
(Ord. 2007-41, passed 7-16-07)