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Handicapped parking rules get update in borough

By Dan Miller

danmiller@pressandjournal.com

717-944-4628
Posted 9/12/18

Middletown Borough Council by 7-0 vote Sept. 4 approved an ordinance revising rules and regulations for residents who want to get an unreserved on-street handicapped parking space in town.

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Handicapped parking rules get update in borough

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Middletown Borough Council by 7-0 vote Sept. 4 approved an ordinance revising rules and regulations for residents who want to get an unreserved on-street handicapped parking space in town.

The borough has not considered any new on-street handicapped parking spaces since March 2015, when the borough suspended the program due to council being unable to approve revisions to the program that the borough had proposed.

Among the changes, any new handicapped parking space will be “unreserved” — meaning that any such space can be used by anyone whose vehicle displays a valid handicapped registration plate or permanent placard issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

The borough will charge a one-time $75 for someone to apply for a handicapped parking space.

If granted a space, the applicant will be required to renew the space annually, by paying a $35 fee once a year to the borough.

Besides helping the borough recoup costs of designating the space by paint and signage, the annual fee will give the borough a way to track how many handicapped parking spaces exist, and are actually being used, throughout the town.