City of Grand Ledge, MI
Eaton County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Grand Ledge as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
City Police — See Ch. 4, § C-4.12.
[Adopted 4-10-1978 by Ord. No. 257]
[Amended 6-24-2002 by Ord. No. 480]
Whenever the Chief of Police of the City of Grand Ledge Police Department has any recovered stolen property, including money, which is unclaimed for more than six months after recovery, he shall report the fact to the Grand Ledge City Council and request authority from the Council to dispose of it as provided in this article.
[Amended 6-24-2002 by Ord. No. 480]
The City Council shall act upon the request of the Chief of Police within one month after the receipt of such request. If the Council approves the request, the Chief of Police shall publish notice in a newspaper of general circulation in the City at least five days before the sale. The notice shall describe the property, including money, and shall state the time and place of public sale at which the property may be purchased by the highest bidder. Until the date of the sale of the property it may be claimed at the Chief of Police's office; if ownership is proved the Chief of Police shall turn the property over to the owner and cancel the sale as far as the claimed property is concerned.
The Chief of Police shall conduct such sale and shall deposit the proceeds of the sale, after deducting the cost of sale, together with any money included in the notice with the City Treasurer to the credit of the City general fund.
If within six months from the date of the sale the owner of the property sold files with the City Council a claim for the property and proves his right to the property, the Council shall direct the City Treasurer to pay the amount received for the property to the owner. The City Council shall not approve any claims filed more than six months after the sale. Any Chief of Police disposing of property in the manner provided shall not be liable to the owner thereof.