Borough raises fines

Published by adviser, Author: Haley Barnes - Rocket Contributor, Date: April 11, 2013

 Slippery Rock Borough Council voted to raise parking fines from $15 to $40 on April 2. This change does not affect parking on campus, as that decision lies with the campus police, but parking within the town of Slippery Rock.  

Slippery Rock Borough Administrator, Lucinda Lipko, explained that borough council decided to adjust the fine since there had not been any significant increase in years and they felt it was time for change. The parking fines will be increased on Saturday, June 1 because any new change that the borough council decides to make goes into effect after 60 days.

The borough police will be cracking down on enforcement for proper parking. Anyone in violation will be guaranteed a fine, no matter how slight the violation is. Parking meters will be checked thoroughly and streets will be checked for improper parallel parking, blocked driveways, proper handicap tags, parking in emergency vehicle spaces, and so on. 

In addition to the increase in the fine, there is a late fee of $10 enforced for every day that the payment is past the due date. An outstanding parking ticket can negatively affect your credit score. There are also other consequences of not paying a parking ticket, but they depend on the severity and jurisdiction of the situation.     








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