As part of its budget shortfall exercise, Rye City has privatized its parking fine process and raised parking ticket fine amounts significantly for 2011. The fine for failure to shovel snow after a storm has been quintupled to $50. Most fines have been raised between double to triple the 2010 amount.
The fines that have been increased are:
No Handicapped Permit from $65 to $150
Parking in Front of a Fire Hydrant from $35 to $150
Beach Area Parking from $35 to $75
Parking on the Street During the Snow Ordinance from $25 to $75
Parking in a Crosswalk from $25 to $75
Failure to shovel snow after a storm from $10 to $50
The parking fine system has been outsourced to Complus Data Solutions in Tarrytown. Both Parking Enforcement Officers and Rye Police Department Officers will issue tickets. The outsourcing will save the City about $65,000 in 2011 as compared to 2010, and about $20,000 in 2012 as compared to 2011, for total annual savings in 2013 of $85,000 as compared to 2010.
Full details about the privatization are available in Rye City's news release.