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Corn Hill frustrated with tickets
Rochester, NY - Kaylee Merritt has lived in Corn Hill for two years without getting a parking ticket. She and her boyfriend have since received two tickets under the same ordinance.
"Up until the end of January it hadn't been enforced now its blatantly being enforced with everyone on the street and people are getting multiple tickets," said Merritt.
The ordinance states:
The driver of a vehicle shall not park such vehicle and the owner of a vehicle shall not suffer or permit such vehicle to be parked for more than 12 hours on any street in the city, except that where alternate parking regulations are in effect, parking shall be permitted for the maximum period authorized under such regulations.
Corn Hill Neighborhood Association President Robert Goodling said his inbox has been flooded with complaints from residents all over Corn Hill fuming over the new tickets for what is an old law. The law was last amended 29-years ago.
"The problem as I see it is that folks did not know there was a 12 hour rule," said City Counsel member Carolee Conklin (D).
In some cases, complainants say their vehicles had not been parked in spaces for a full 12 hours.
A spokesperson for Mayor Lovely Warren said the mayor was unaware that this has happened.
A police spokeswoman said tickets may be related to snow removal, but that RPD is not ticketing drivers in Corn Hill.
Which may mean parking enforcement is doing the ticketing, though the city's parking director did not respond to a message left by 13WHAM or a city spokesperson.
Conklin said she plans to alert city council members about the issue.