Now, real summonses are being issued.
One ticket-receiver was not happy about it, and was wondering who even issued the ticket.
“So I have heard about this for a while, but now this is the first time that I’ve received a ticket for parking on Clifton Avenue longer than two hours,” he said. “I’ve reached out to the police department a while ago and they told me at that time that they do not give citations for parking on Clifton Avenue longer than two hours. This ticket looks like was given by the Inspection Department and not by the police department. Are they allowed to do this? I’ve been parking on Clifton Avenue for more than two hours a day for more than five years and I never saw this before.”
During the warning period (pictured), Township Inspection Department Director Mike Saccamano told TLS the Department was cracking down in response to numerous complaints from Downtown store-owners.
So how do they know how long you were there for?
Chalk. Inspectors use chalk to mark the tires, and then return to see if the vehicle has moved in the allotted time.
The Downtown area is defined as the area between Route 9 and Lexington Avenue, and between 5th Street and Main Street. The areas being monitored, says Saccamano, are the Municipal parking lots and area marked with timed parking – such as two or three-hour parking limits.
The fine for parking is $20. There is no court appearance required.