Great Neck, NY
Chapter 442: PROPERTY, ABANDONED
§ 442-2. Abandonment unlawful.
It shall be unlawful for any person, his agent or employee to leave or to suffer or permit to be left any vehicle, cart, shopping cart, wagon, box, barrel, bale of merchandise or other movable object of any description whatsoever, either owned by him or in his possession, custody or control, upon any public place.
§ 442-3. Removal of abandoned property.
The Superintendent of Highways of the Village shall remove or cause to be removed any such property found upon any public place and shall take same or cause same to be taken to property or premises of the Village where same shall be held until redeemed or sold, as hereinafter provided.
§ 442-4. Notice. [Amended 9-7-1976 by L.L. No. 5-1976]
Whenever the Superintendent of Highways shall take and hold any property containing identification of ownership or right to possession, a notice shall be sent by certified mail to such person, advising that such property is held by the Superintendent of Highways and advising the amount necessary to redeem such property.
§ 442-5. Redemption procedure. [Amended 7-7-1987 by L.L. No. 12-1987; 12-16-2003 by L.L. No. 17-2003]
Such property may be redeemed by the owner thereof at any time prior to the sale, dismantling, or disposal thereof by tendering to the Village Clerk such amount as shall be prescribed from time to time by the Board of Trustees. In addition, the person seeking to redeem shall be required to pay the cost of advertising the sale of such property, if any. The Village Clerk shall require from the person seeking redemption satisfactory proof of ownership or right to possession of the property sought to be returned. Any return of property by the Clerk to a person pursuant hereto shall be an absolute defense to the Village against any other person claiming to be entitled thereto.
§ 442-8. Additional penalty applicable. [Amended 9-7-1976 by L.L. No. 5-1976]
In addition to the penalties provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article II, any fees for redemption of impounded property or costs of sale shall be chargeable to an owner or person entitled to possession of impounded property, as provided herein.
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