Wildwood commissioners are set to review a proposed ordinance that would empower police to issue $25 parking tickets for vehicles parked on public streets near Fenney Putt & Play.
Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at Wildwood City Hall.
The popular Putt & Play in the Village of Fenney only offers golf cart parking. Villagers driving from the north are asked to park their cars at the Blue Heron Recreation Center or Sugar Cane Recreation Center and walk to the Putt & Play.
Frustrated residents who live near the Putt & Play have put “No Parking” signs in their front yards, as people have been parking on the streets rather than at the recreation centers.
Complaints from residents prompted Wildwood officials to draw up the ordinance.
The proposed ordinance amends Chapter 12 of the city’s code of ordinances “Motor Vehicles and Traffic” to include regulation of parking within the city, which would include law enforcement’s ability to enforce the city’s rules and procedures through a ticketing system. The police department will be able to issue warnings or a $25 parking citation for violation of the ordinance.
The proposed ordinance is substantially consistent with a similar ordinance enforced by the Sumter County Commission. By adopting this ordinance, parking regulations within unincorporated Sumter County and within the Wildwood city limits will be uniform.
Other provisions of the ordinance include:
• A $10 late fee if the ticket is not paid on time.
• Specifies that a car parked in the same place for 48 hours could be considered abandoned.
• Gives police the authority to have some vehicles towed.
• Creates exceptions for utility, service and delivery vehicles.
You can read the entire ordinance at this link: Wildwood parking ordinance