Thursday around noon, Sellen Street, town center
Friday around noon, Sellen Street, town center
In the past year I've spotted and photographed three vehicles in town center with a "denver boot" attached. Being bright orange they are pretty hard to miss. And all three times, within hours, the driver had paid their parking tickets so the boot would be removed.
According to Treasurer/Collector Parking Director Claire McGinnis the town has two boots although she can only remember maybe one occasion over the past ten years when both were in use at the same time.
The boot is used when a driver has accumulated five unpaid tickets, and since a simple parking meter violation is only $10 that five ticket threshold is not all that much in actual dollars. Of course there's additional late fees on each ticket, and an additional $25 charge to remove the boot, $50 the second time and $75 the third time.
Which is why I'm a little surprised this driver has not gotten the message, and still let the parking meter expire.
Town takes in almost as much in fines/violations as it does for routine meter fees