A rash of parking tickets has left residents questioning parking meter enforcement in Ellwood City’s business district.
The uncertainty is because of the time the tickets were issued. According to the warnings posted on the meters, enforcement occurs from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Recently, tickets were issued after 6 p.m.
Mayor Anthony Court said all the tickets issued after 6 p.m. are in the process of being voided.
“I believe the ticketing situation was wrong,” Mayor Court said.
Court said he will recommend to Ellwood City Borough Council during Thursday’s meeting, a change in the borough parking ordinance. Although the meters claim enforcement time ends at 6 p.m., according to a borough parking ordinance tickets can be issued for illegal parking until 9 p.m. Court said he will be suggesting an enforcement time of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
“It is a change that is long overdue,” Court said. “A change should have been made long ago.”
Court added that in the future his goal is to have the meters removed from all business district parking.