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For the purposes of this chapter, the following words shall have the following meanings:

A. “City” means the city of Bothell.

B. “Code compliance officer” means a code compliance officer, the director of community development, or director of community development’s designee.

C. “Department” means the Washington State Department of Licensing.

D. “Director” means the Director of the Department of Licensing or the director’s designee.

E. “Impound” means to take and hold a vehicle in legal custody.

F. “Inoperable” means incapable of being operated legally on a public highway.

G. “Nuisance vehicle” means and includes any car, truck, motorcycle, boat, trailer, recreational vehicle (RV), self-propelled construction equipment or heavy machinery, or any other motorized or non-motorized means of conveyance, or any part thereof, and which:

1. Meets any one of the following criteria:

a. Is extensively damaged, such damage including, but not limited to, any of the following: a broken window or windshield or missing wheels, tires, motor or transmission;

b. Is apparently inoperable;

c. Has an approximate fair market value equal only to the approximate value of the scrap in it; and

2. Is not validly licensed and/or registered under the laws of the state of Washington.

H. “Police chief’ means the Bothell police chief or the police chief’s designee.

I. “Vehicle” has the same definition as the definition of “vehicle” in RCW 46.04.670. (Ord. 1874 § 2, 2002).