By Dan Spalding
WARSAW – A year-long grace period for downtown parking violations is coming to an end.
The city of Warsaw stopped ticketing motorists for parking violations in the downtown business district when the shutdown arrived.
Last week, there were indications that the parking attendant was once again marking vehicles in two-hour parking areas.
The city confirmed Thursday the moratorium was being lifted. That comes at a time as most remaining government restrictions are being scaled back.
“The Police Department is gradually implementing ticket writing,” said Staci Young, assistant to the mayor. “They are starting to write tickets again.”
The lack of enforcement has one specific downside for the city.
Revenues from parking fines and parking fees fell $14,000 from $36,065 in 12019 to $22,045 in 2020, according to information provided by Clerk-Treasurer Lynne Christiansen.