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File #: O-398-16    Version: Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 11/1/2016 In control: Metro Council
On agenda: 4/13/2017 Final action: 4/13/2017
Title: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 115.451 OF THE LOUISVILLE/ JEFFERSON COUNTY METRO GOVERNMENT CODE OF ORDINANCES RELATING TO REMOVAL OF VEHICLES BY PRIVATE TOW OPERATORS; FEE LIMITS. (AS AMENDED)
Sponsors: David Yates (D-25)
Attachments: 1. O-398-16 V.3 CAM 032917 Private Tow Operator Fees.pdf, 2. O-398-16 V.2 CAM 031517 Private Tow Operator Fees.pdf, 3. O-398-16 V.1 111716 Private Tow Operator Fees.pdf, 4. ORD 064 2017 (AS AMENDED).pdf
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ORDINANCE NO. ______, SERIES 2017
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AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 115.451 OF THE LOUISVILLE/ JEFFERSON COUNTY METRO GOVERNMENT CODE OF ORDINANCES RELATING TO REMOVAL OF VEHICLES BY PRIVATE TOW OPERATORS; FEE LIMITS. (AS AMENDED)
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SPONSORED BY: PRESIDENT DAVID YATES
WHEREAS, Louisville Metro Code of Ordinances ("LMCO") ? 115.451 limits the amount of fees private tow operators may charge for services;
WHEREAS, the maximum collection fees permissible under LMCO ? 115.451 are below the amount charged by the Louisville Metro Police Department, do not properly cover the expenses incurred by the private tow operators, and this section was last amended over ten years ago;
WHEREAS, Metro Council amends this ordinance to allow private tow operators to adjust for inflation and increase expenses associated with managing this business; and
WHEREAS, Metro Council modifies the private tow operator's reporting requirements from Metro Safe to the Louisville Metro Police Department to decrease the number of reported stolen vehicles and better inform citizens of where and how to recover impounded motor vehicles.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL OF THE LOUISVILLE/JEFFERSON COUNTY METRO GOVERNMENT (THE COUNCIL) AS FOLLOWS:

SECTION I: LMCO ? 115.451 shall be amended as follows:
Where a private tow operator removes a motor vehicle because it is parked in a private parking lot in a manner inconsistent with posted instructions, and such removal is pursuant to a contract between the owner of the private parking lot and the tow operator for the removal of any such improperly parked motor vehicles, such tow operator may collect the following charges from the owner of the motor vehicle, payable before the vehicle is released: up to but not more than $107 $120 for removal and the first three days of storage. ; up to but not more than $10 $25 per day for storage thereafter. $138 for removal and the first 24 hours of storage, and up...

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