10.20.040 Determination of responsibility.
The owner of the land on which the automobile hulk and/or abandoned vehicle is located may appear in person at the hearing or present a written statement in time for consideration at the hearing, and deny responsibility for the presence of the automobile hulk and/or abandoned vehicle on the land, with his reasons for such denial. If it is determined at the hearing that the automobile hulk and/or abandoned vehicle was placed on the land without the consent of the landowner and that he has not subsequently acquiesced in its presence, then the city council shall not assess costs of administration or removal of the automobile hulk and/or abandoned vehicle against the property upon which the hulk is located or otherwise to collect such costs from the property owner. (Ord. 456 § 1, 2012; Ord. 267 § 4, 1988)