Council discusses abandoned vehicles Posted in: News At last week’s regular meeting, the Elgin City Council heard more details about an imminent initiative to deal with junked and abandoned vehicles. A junked vehicle is any motor vehicle that is wrecked, dismantled or discarded, or has remained inoperable for more than 72 hours on public property or 30 days on private property, and does not have an unexpired license plate and valid motor vehicle inspection certificate. In the past, dealing with abandoned vehicles has been more complaint-driven; however, Elgin PD assistant chief Phillip Taylor told the council last Tuesday this initiative will be more proactive. He said he has wanted ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!