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Council may hike parking fines

By Emily Ford
eford@salisburypost.com
SALISBURY ó Hereís your chance to weigh in on possible late fees and a repeat offender ordinance for parking violations.
Salisbury City Council will take public comment at 4 p.m. Tuesday in City Hall, 217 S. Main St.
Downtown Salisbury Inc. and Salisbury Police want the city to put some teeth into its parking ordinance with a $20 late fee and a repeat offender fine after someone receives four tickets in a month. The fourth parking ticket would jump from $5 to $50.
Executive Director Randy Hemann and the police department also want an automated tracking and billing system for parking infractions.
Also Tuesday, Council will:
Consider budget requests from ěspecial community efforts groups.î
Hear an update on the Salisbury Historic Preservation Master Plan.
Receive a presentation from the United Way regarding the Campaign Award for Excellence for City Employees.
Recognize city retirees and employees with 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30 years of service.
Hear from staff about the Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) Control Program.
Consider adopting a resolution in support of the Yadkin Pee-Dee River Basin Association, related to the High Rock Lake Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) process.
Receive a report from staff regarding Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality.
Hear from City Manager David Treme about the Pearl Street, Tower Drive and Davis Street neighborhood meeting.
Contact reporter Emily Ford at 704-797-4264.

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