[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Spring Valley as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Storage Fees for Vehicles Seized by Police Department
[Adopted 4-12-2005 by L.L. No. 4-2005]
The provisions for this chapter are intended to apply to vehicles impounded by the Village Police Department because they were used in the commission of crimes or by individuals who have committed crimes.
It is the purpose of this chapter to establish a daily charge for vehicles seized because they were used in the commission of crimes or seized from individuals who have committed crimes to compensate the Village and its Police Department for the use of the Village parking areas and for the efforts to safely store and protect such vehicles from damage.
It is found that from time to time, the Police Department impounds vehicles which were used in the commission of crimes or by individuals who have committed crimes. These vehicles are secured and stored at the Police Department while research is done concerning the feasibility of commencing asset forfeiture procedures. If a decision is reached not to proceed with forfeiture, the vehicle is returned to the owner or the lien holder. The Board of Trustees finds that the owner or lien holder of such vehicles should pay a storage fee to the Village.
Where a vehicle is impounded by the Village Police Department because it was used in the commission of a crime or from individuals who have committed crimes and where, following impoundment, a determination is made not to proceed with a forfeiture action, the owner or lien holder shall pay a fee of $40 for each twenty-four-hour period the vehicle is stored by the Police Department up to a maximum of 10 days.
The proceeds of all fees received pursuant to this chapter shall be deposited to the Village treasury and credited to the forfeiture of proceeds of crimes restricted account.