The Inspection Department is continuing its timed parking enforcement in the Downtown Lakewood area by chalking tires.
Township Inspection Department Director Mike Saccamano tells TLS the Department is cracking down in response to numerous complaints from Downtown store-owners.
Inspectors use chalk to mark the tires, and then return to see if the vehicle has moved.
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 Department us currently issuing warnings for first-time offenders, and a $20 parking fine for repeat offenders.
There is no court appearance required for the fine.