Nyack changes its mind, a lot.
In the past year, the Village Board reversed a decision on parking rates and postponed the date that new rates would take effect. In its most recent about-face, the Nyack board voted last week to change the structure of parking penalties, just three months after new penalties were set.
Some business owners were upset in April, when the Nyack Village Board decided to raise the penalties for parking tickets from $12 to $25, or $15 if a person paid within two days. The new rate structure was supposed to take effect Sept. 1.
Though their pleas didn’t work back then, merchants were successful last week is getting the board to change its decision on penalties. The board voted 3-1 to lengthen the time in which drivers could still pay just $15. Richard Kavesh voted no, and Denise Hogan was absent.
Now, drivers can pay $15 up until the day of their court appearance. After that, they must pay $25. A court appearance can be scheduled anywhere from two weeks to five weeks from the day the ticket was issued, depending on how busy the courts may be.
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