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City of Newburgh, NY
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A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person, or agent or employee thereof, to leave or to suffer or permit to be left any vehicle or other property upon any public highway or municipal parking area beyond the period such vehicle or property may lawfully be left parked or upon such public highway or municipal parking area, or in such position thereon as shall unlawfully obstruct or impede vehicular or pedestrian traffic or constitute a condition dangerous to such traffic, or which shall constitute an abandoned vehicle as the same is defined by § 1224 of the Vehicle and Traffic Law of the State of New York.
B. 
In the event that any vehicle or property shall unlawfully obstruct or impede traffic, or remain on a public highway or municipal parking area for a continuous period exceeding 12 hours beyond the lawful period of permitted continuous use of any public highway or municipal parking area, or if such vehicle or property shall be deemed an abandoned vehicle pursuant to § 1224 of the Vehicle and Traffic Law of the State of New York, then such vehicle or property shall be deemed to have been abandoned and the Police Chief or his designated representative within the Police Department may remove or cause to be removed any such abandoned vehicle or property to the City yard or yards or elsewhere as he may deem advisable.
C. 
When any vehicle is parked or abandoned on any public highway within the City during a snowstorm, flood, fire or other public emergency, said vehicle may be removed and stored by the Police Chief or his designated representative within the Police Department if he deems such removal advisable for public safety or convenience.
A. 
Any vehicle which is deemed to have been abandoned under the provisions of this article or under any other provision of law or ordinance and which has been removed by the Police Department may be disposed of by the procedures set forth in § 1224 of the Vehicle and Traffic Law of the State of New York.
B. 
Any vehicle impounded as a stolen vehicle for which the owner cannot be located (Vehicle and Traffic Law, § 242, Subdivision 2) may be disposed of by the procedures set forth in § 1224, Subdivision 5, of the Vehicle and Traffic Law of the State of New York. Any vehicle impounded due to a lack of a motor vehicle identification number (§ 423-a of the Vehicle and Traffic Law) may be disposed of by the procedures set forth in § 1224, Subdivision 5, of the Vehicle and Traffic Law of the State of New York.
A. 
The owner of any such vehicle or other property removed from any public highway or municipal parking area under any provision of this article may redeem such property at any time after its removal, but prior to the sale or destruction thereof, upon payment to the Parking Violations Bureau in accordance with the provisions set forth in Chapter 70, Parking Violations Bureau, of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Newburgh.
[Amended 10-26-1998 by Ord. No. 19-98; 11-26-2012 by Ord. No. 9-2012]
B. 
Any vehicle impounded under § 511-b of the Vehicle and Traffic Law may become the property of the Police Department as set forth in § 511-b, Subdivision 4, of the Vehicle and Traffic Law.