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The Telegram
  • Frankfort board adopts new parking fines

  • New parking enforcement penalties will be going into effect in the village of Frankfort.

    The village board voted during a meeting Thursday to pass a local law amending the penalties for parking offenses in the village. A public hearing on the proposal was conducted prior to Thursday’s meeting, but no one from the public attended.

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  • New parking enforcement penalties will be going into effect in the village of Frankfort.
    The village board voted during a meeting Thursday to pass a local law amending the penalties for parking offenses in the village. A public hearing on the proposal was conducted prior to Thursday’s meeting, but no one from the public attended.
    The new fines are as follows:
    • $15 for each violation within 24 hours related to improper parking, wrong side of roadway, all night parking, no parking zone, blocked driveway, parking within 20 feet of an intersection, blocking crosswalk and other.
    • $25 for each violation within 24 hours for uninspected and unregistered vehicles when the violation occurs 60 days or less from the expiration date. If the violation is more than 60 days after the expiration date, the fine will be $50.
    • $50 for each violation within 24 hours for blocking a fire hydrant.
    • $75 for each violation within 24 hours for unauthorized parking in handicapped zone.
    If fines are not paid or answered in court within 30 days of the issuance of the parking citation, the fines will be doubled at the start of business on the 31st day.
    The new law is scheduled to take effect June 1.
    In other business, the board:
    • Agreed to an offer by the county for a quit-claim deed on a parcel of property currently owned by the Herkimer County Industrial Development Agency. The IDA and the village had assumed the village already owned the property, but it was recently learned the parcel is owned by the IDA.
    “If we want the property, they’ll do a quit-claim deed and the county will pick up the expenditure,” said Mayor Frank Moracco. The board agreed.
    • Approved an agreement for an animal control officer for a fee of $2,000, which includes equipment and fees. Trustee Richard Adams said he and Trustee Mark Harris met with the village of Ilion to discuss the arrangement. The town of Frankfort has also accepted the plan. Harris asked about the forms the officer will use as there will be three different municipalities served. Police Chief Ron Petrie said forms can be generated for use in the village.
    • Decided to advertise for someone to lease the restaurant at the Frankfort Marina. The people who operated the restaurant last year will not be doing so again this year. The board also decided not to purchase the equipment the previous tenants offered for sale to the village.
    • Was asked by Moracco to come up with a list of priorities to take care of the work needed on various village facilities. The board toured the department of public works garage, fire station, water department, power and light and cold storage facilities recently to see what work was needed.
    • Heard the village will be hosting the Herkimer County Conference of Mayors dinner on March 28. The site has not been determined.
    Page 2 of 2 - • Heard the inmates who have been working on the village hall have painted rooms and put in windows in the village business incubator program area on the second floor, as well as working on floors and painting in other areas of the building. They are due back for a week in April when they are scheduled to pour a concrete slab for the village fire department.
    • Heard Village Superintendent Ron Vivacqua plans to send two employees from the light department to a winter engineering workshop in Syracuse on March 13 and 14. The cost is $121 for each person.

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