[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Board of the Township of Grosse Ile 8-11-1980 by Ord. No. 137 as Ch. 41 of the Grosse Ile Township Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Whenever the Grosse Ile Township Police Department has recovered any lost, unclaimed, or abandoned property, including any unclaimed recovered stolen property, which remains unclaimed for six months after recovery, that fact shall be reported to the Township Board and a request shall be made of the Board to dispose of it as provided for in this chapter of the Code.
If the Township Board approves the request, the Township shall publish a notice in its official newspaper at least five days before the sale. The notice shall describe the property to be sold and shall state the time and place of a public sale at which the lost, unclaimed or abandoned property may be purchased by the highest bidder. Until the date of the sale, the property may be claimed at the Township's Police Department. If ownership is proved, the Department shall turn the property over to the owner and cancel the sale insofar as the claimed property is concerned.
The Chief of Police or his representatives shall conduct the sale and shall deposit the proceeds of the sale with the Township Treasurer to the credit of the Township's general fund.
If, within six months after the sale, the owner of the property files with the Township Board a claim for the property and proves his right thereto, the Township Board shall direct the Treasurer to pay the money or the amount received for the property to the owner. The Township Board shall not approve any claims filed more than six months after the sale.