Here’s what Leland Town Manger Bill Farris had to say: “The Town of Leland had a long-standing code provision that prohibited parking on public streets before Jan. 21, 2010. At its January meeting, the Town Council adopted a Town Code revision recommended by the Code Rewrite Committee that allows parking on town-maintained rights-of-way by permit issued by the police department. These permits cost $3. Before this amendment to the Town Code, your relatives visiting for the holidays may have been issued a ticket if they parked in the street. Under the old code provision, enforcement was primarily complaint-driven.”
So if you have family visiting, they must have the same permit a resident does to park on a town-maintained street.
Update on Aug. 26, 2010, from Leland Police Chief Tim Jayne:
“Beginning September 1, 2010, the Leland Police Department will begin enforcement of the Town’s parking ordinance.
“The Town of Leland’s parking ordinance states that no vehicles shall be parked on Town streets. The penalty for violating the parking ordinance is set at fifty dollars.
“Violators who receive a parking citation will be able to mail the citation and fine to the Town of Leland or pay it in person at Town Hall. Three day visitor parking permits are available for purchase at Town Hall. These limited use parking passes are still subject to Homeowner’s Restrictive Covenants in your community and can not be used for resident owned cars.
“The Town of Leland parking ordinance can be located on the Town’s website at www.townofleland.com under the Codes and Ordinances link on the left.”
Date posted: July 28, 2010
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