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n'(4 <br /> MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING OF LEESBURG TOWN COUNCIL, SEPTEMBER 8, 1976. 101 <br /> A regular meeting of the Leesburg Town Council was held in the <br /> Council -Chambers, -10 West Loudoun Street; Leesburg, Virginia, on <br /> September 8, 1976. The meeting was called to order by the Mayor at <br /> 7 : 31 P.M. , with the invocation being offered by Mr. Bange, and fol- <br /> lowed -with the _Salute to the Flag. Present were: Mayor Mary Anne <br /> Newman, Councilmembers Charles E. Bange, Glen P. Cole, Stanley D. <br /> Herrell , Jr. , James A. .Rock, C. Terry Titus and John W. Tolbert, Jr. ; <br /> also Town Manager John Niccolls, Assistant to the Manager Jeffrey H. <br /> Minor and Town Attorney George M. Martin. <br /> The minutes of the regular meeting of August 25, 1976 were ap- <br /> proved as written. <br /> 76-0-18 - Ordinance - Regarding the removal and disposition of un- <br /> attendee vehicles generally. <br /> On motion of Mr. Cole, seconded by Mr. Tolbert, the following <br /> ordinance was proposed and unanimously adopted: <br /> BE IT ORDAINED by the Council of the .Town of Leesburg, Vir- <br /> ginia, as follows : <br /> SECTION I. That the Town Code is hereby amended by adding <br /> p a new section to be numbered Section 10-164, which shall <br /> read as follows: <br /> Section 10-164. Removal and disposition of .unattended ve- <br /> O hides generally. <br /> (a) Whenever any motor vehicle, trailer or semitrailer is <br /> found on the public streets or public grounds unattended <br /> by the owner or operator and constitutes a hazard to <br /> traffic or is parked in such manner as to be in viola- <br /> tion of law or whenever any motor vehicle, trailer or <br /> semitrailer is left .unattended for more than ten days <br /> upon any privately owned property other than the prop- <br /> erty of the owner of such motor vehicle, trailer or <br /> semitrailer, within the municipality, or is abandoned <br /> upon such privately owned -property, without the per- <br /> mission of the owner, lessee or occupant thereof, any <br /> such motor vehicle, trailer or semitrailer may, be re- <br /> moved for safekeeping by -or under the direction of a <br /> police officer to a storage garage or area; provided, <br /> however, that no such vehicle shall be soremovedfrom <br /> privately owned premises without the written request <br /> of the owner, lessee or occupant thereof. ,The person <br /> at whose request such motor vehicle, trailer or semi- <br /> trailer is removed from privately owned property shall <br /> indemnify the municipality against any loss or expense <br /> incurred by reason of removal, storage or sale. thereof. <br /> Each removal shall be reported immediately to the police <br /> department, and notice thereof shall be given to the <br /> owner of the motor vehicle, trailer or semitrailer as <br /> promptly as possible. . <br /> (b) . The owner of such vehicle or trailer or semitrailer, be- <br /> fore obtaining possession thereof, shall pay to the mu- <br /> nicipality all reasonable costs incidental to the removal, <br /> storage and locating the owner of such motor vehicle, <br /> trailer or semitrailer. Should such owner fail or re- <br /> . fuse to pay the cost or should the identity or where- <br /> abouts of such owner be unknown or unascertainable <br /> after a diligent search has been made, and after notice <br /> to him at his last known address and to the holder of <br /> any lien of record in the office of the division of <br /> motor vehicles of this state against the motor vehicle, <br /> trailer or semitrailer, the chief of police may, after <br /> holding the motor vehicle, trailer or semitrailer sixty <br /> days and after due notice of sale dispose of the same <br /> at public sale and the proceeds from the sale shall be <br /> forwarded by the chief of police to the municipal di- <br /> 'rector of finance; provided, that if the value of such <br /> motor vehicle, trailer or semitrailer be determined by <br /> three disinterested dealers or garagemen to be less <br /> than fifty dollars which would be incurred by such ad- <br />