Any vehicle parked or abandoned on any street or highway within this Village during a snowstorm, flood, fire or other public emergency, or found unattended on any street or highway where said vehicle constitutes an obstruction to traffic, or found unattended on any such street or highway where stopping, standing or parking of vehicles is prohibited, may be removed by any employee or agent of the Village duly designated by the Mayor or Clerk.
[Amended 5-16-1996 by L.L. No. 3-1996]
After such removal of any vehicle as provided in this Article, or removal, seizure, storage and/or impoundment of any vehicle pursuant to any other provision of law, the duly designated employee or agent may store or cause such vehicle to be stored in a suitable place at the expense of the owner. Such owner or person in charge of the vehicle may redeem the same upon payment to the Village Clerk of the amount of all expenses actually and necessarily incurred in effecting such removal, such removal charges not to exceed $75 from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and not to exceed $100 from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m., together with any charges for storage, such storage charges not to exceed $8 per day or fraction thereof.
Prior to such removal from such storage, the owner or operator of such vehicle shall pay to the Clerk the amount of all reasonable charges and expenses actually and necessarily incurred in such removal from such street or highway, not to exceed the sum of $25 per day or fraction thereof. Proof of payment to the Village of removal charges or storage charges at rates not exceeding those hereinabove prescribed shall be deemed prima facie proof of the reasonableness of such charges.
The Clerk shall report without delay the removal and disposition of any vehicle removed as provided in this Article to the Mayor and the Board of Trustees, and also shall notify the owner or operator of any such vehicle so removed, if the name of such owner or operator can be ascertained, of the removal and disposition of any such vehicle and of the amount required to be paid before the same may be removed from storage.