Tow-away planned for Pennsbury

Motorists visiting friends in Pennsbury Township are advised to take care where they park their vehicles. An updated parking ordinance will now authorize vehicles to be towed if parked illegally. Township supervisors passed the update during their Oct. 17 meeting. The newly amended parking code is aimed at drivers who park on streets where such parking is already illegal. Streets involved are Brinton Bridge Road, Cossart Road, Pennsbury Way West and Route 1.

Township Manager Kathy Howley said the change came about because “No Parking” signs have gone missing on a number of streets where on-street parking is prohibited.

Tom Oeste, Pennsbury’s solicitor, said the code now allows the township to appoint an enforcement officer who is authorized to issue warnings and tickets. Fines, which start at $50, may be doubled up to $1,000 for repeat offenders. Additionally, he said, vehicles may be towed without a ticket being issued and the code also carries penalties for tampering with the “No Parking” signs.

Other business

Pennsbury Township supervisors will hold their next regular meeting on Nov. 14 but will hold a budget workshop on Monday, Oct. 2 at 8:30 a.m.

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About Rich Schwartzman

Rich Schwartzman has been reporting on events in the greater Chadds Ford area since September 2001 when he became the founding editor of The Chadds Ford Post. In April 2009 he became managing editor of ChaddsFordLive. He is also an award-winning photographer.

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