Parking Fines Set To Increase in Brookville

BROOKVILLE, Pa. (EYT) — Those parking in Brookville Borough better keep a supply of quarters handy.

The parking ordinance was finally unveiled at Tuesday’s council meeting and will be advertised for public review with the plan to vote on it at the Dec. 20 meeting.

If the ordinance is approved in its entirety, parking fines will increase from $3 to $5. Those who are ticketed must pay the fine within 96 hours or it will increase to $15. If the $15 fine is not paid in 30 days, it will increase to $25 plus the cost of prosecution and penalties. The cost of prosecution can not be more than $100.

Another significant change to the ordinance is that enforcement times will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Also, parking a car in the front yard, unless on an improved parking surface, will no longer be allowed. An improved parking surface includes an area that is paved with concrete, asphalt, paving stones, compacted gravel or other hard-surfaced, durable material.

Also, for those parallel parking, the right-hand side of the vehicle must be parked next to the right-hand curb in direction or travel.

The ordinance also provides a procedure to establish handicapped parking spaces in certain areas of the borough.

The ordinance will take effect 30 days after it is adopted.

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