The first reading of an ordinance amending Fridley City Code Section 102.01 was held on July 10, 2017. The second reading of the ordinance is scheduled for July 24, 2017.
NOTICE OF PROPOSED ORDINANCE
ORDINANCE NO. ____
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING FRIDLEY CITY CODE SECTION 102.01 DISPOSAL OF LOST AND STOLEN PROPERTY TO ALLOW FOR THE PRIVATE SALE OF UNCLAIMED PROPERTY TO A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION WITH A SIGNIFICANT MISSION OF COMMUNITY SERVICE
The Fridley City Council hereby finds after review, examination and recommendation of staff that Fridley City Code Chapter 102 related to Police be hereby amended and ordains as follows:
102.01. DISPOSAL OF LOST, UNCLAIMED, AND STOLEN PROPERTY
Pursuant to this section, tThe Assistant City Manager/Public Safety Director shall dispose of hold a public sale for the disposal of property lawfully coming into possession of the Fridley Police Department in the course of municipal operation and remaining unclaimed by the owner for a period of at least sixty (60) days. Disposition of such property may be by live public auction, online public auction or, upon approval of the City Council, by private sale to a non-profit organization that has a significant mission of community service. Public sales shall be held at least annually., tThe proceeds from said such sales shall be deposited with the Treasurer of the City of Fridley and become part of the General Fund. The former owner of sold property shall have the right to payment of the sale price from the fund upon application and satisfactory proof of ownership within the six (6) months of the sale. Notice of said public live auction sales shall be given in a legal newspaper at least ten (10) days prior to said such sale. Any disposition of property lawfully coming into possession of the Police Department may only occur after the Police Department has made a reasonable effort to contact the legal owner of the property.
PASSED AND ADOPTED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF FRIDLEY THIS ____ DAY OF ______ 2017.
Scott J. Lund, Mayor
ATTEST: Debra A. Skogen, City Clerk
First Reading: July 10, 2017; Second Reading scheduled for July 24, 2017; Proposed publication date August 4, 2017