College Hill is Easton's priciest neighborhood, even when it comes to parking tickets.
That's according to an amended version of the city's parking code, which was introduced to City Council Wednesday night.
The key change to the code is that drivers get an extra month—90 days instead of 60—to pay their tickets before the matter moves to district court.
In the past, an unpaid parking ticket at the district court level would cost around $83 after 60 days. Under the new system, drivers would pay $65 after the 60 -day mark.
But Councilman Roger Ruggles noted that some of the fees after the 60-day mark seem out of whack. For example, if you park without a permit in one of the three permit parking zones on College Hill, you'll pay $110 after 60 days.
“Somebody could park in front of a fire hydrant and have to pay less of
a fee than they have to pay to park on College Hill," Ruggles said.
In fact, that infraction, along with parking in a handicap spot, carries a $95 fee after $60 days.
City Administrator Glenn Steckman said he'll have the police department review the fees before council votes on the changes.