Parking fines could be on the rise
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Higher fines for parking violations were proposed Tuesday night at the Town of Bath Council meeting, and the ordinance's first reading was unanimously approved by council members.
The new fine for an expired meter violation will be $8, an increase of $3.
The fine must be paid within 30 days or the fine is increased to $30.
The ordinance lists 16 parking violations, from an expired meter - the lowest fine - to parking in a handicapped zone, which is the highest fine of $100, and increases to $150 if it's not paid within 30 days.
After 90 days of nonpayment, the vehicle will be booted.
"Payment of all fines and a charge of $50 booting fee will be required within 24 hours of boot placement," the ordinance states. After 24 hours the vehicle will be towed and impounded at the owner's expense.