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City Looking To Crack Down On Front Lawn Parking

Wednesday October 12th, 2016, 10:00am

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The city is looking to make things easier to crack down on those who park illegally on their front lawns.

Currently, complaints about illegally parked cars on front yards is handled by the building department who issues a order to comply against an individual using the land illegally.  The city says that it can be challenging for a building inspector to identify the specific owner, or user of a vehicle and the order must be to the individual parked improperly, and can not be written using the license plate number.

Administration is recommending that parking by-law be updated to make it an offence for parking, standing or stopping a motor vehicle on a front or side yard.

This would allow enforcement of front and side yard parking to be transitioned from building inspectors to the Commissionaires who would be able to issue tickets on the spot.

Those tickets would be the same as parking tickets, and must be paid or the owners of vehicles, or they will not be able to renew or obtain new vehicle license plates.

The report goes to the Environment, Transportation & Public Safety Standing Committee on October 19th.

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