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Maywood Clamps Down on Overnight Parking on Village-Owned Property

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Open green space on the no hundred block of 19th Ave. in Maywood that has been used by motorists to park their vehicles overnight. | Google Earth

Friday, May 19, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews

The Maywood Board of Trustees recently clamped down on automobile owners who park their vehicles in vacant green lots owned by the village that aren’t technically classified as prohibited spaces in the village’s ordinances.

The village prohibits overnight street parking except for people who have village-issued overnight parking permits. But some people have been parking their vehicles overnight in areas across the village, particularly open green space near 22 S. 19th Ave., and have been getting away with it.

As long as those spaces weren’t clearly defined in village ordinances as spaces where overnight parking is prohibited, the village couldn’t ticket those violators.

At a May 16 regular meeting, the Maywood Board of Trustees voted unanimously to approve a code amendment that would close up that parking loophole. The village has already started installing signage on some of those properties in question, said Village Manager Willie Norfleet, Jr.

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Norfleet said that another village-owned space that is often used for overnight parking is on the No Hundred block of N. 5th Avenue. The space, he said, wasn’t recorded in the ordinances as a parking lot.

“You have to have it in your ordinance because there’s nothing to write the citation,” he said. “Then you have to legitimately post [signs] and warn the individuals.”

Former trustee Michael Rogers said that the signs should not be a prerequisite to enforcement.

“Park your vehicle in the property you own or you’re going to get a ticket,” Rogers said. “We should post the signs but we don’t have the speed limit posted everywhere either. The law is what it is.” VFP

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Maywood Overnight Parking Database Explained

The Village of Maywood recently unveiled a new parking system provided by Accutron Systems, Inc to facilitate user parking requests online. To purchase a permit, instead of requesting an overnight, please visit the Village in person. 

ACCUTRON SUGGESTS THE FOLLOWING:

Getting Started

Do you have an account? If not, navigate to the top right of the page and select ‘register’ to set up your new over night parking account.

Already have an account?

Log in at the top right hand corner to view your history and any available parking requests for the month.

Do you need extra help?

Navigate to the ‘Contact’ tab in order to get important numbers to call for help. Whether you need to manually call in a request, need help with your account, or are interested in obtaining our services, we can be of service to you!

More Info

Accutron’s Over Night Parking (ONP) Database software is accessible to any device with internet access, including laptops, tablets and smart phones. ONP is easy to use and offers Powerful Reporting Features that will give you valuable insight into your parking organization.

With ONP, Customers are able to request over night parking online, at any hour. Customers can log into the system and receive a reference number automatically after submitting their automobile information. ONP is easy as 1-2-3.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES 

  • Online Registration and Activation
  • Privacy Protected
  • Convenient & Economical
  • All Make & Model Database
  • Simple Reporting Features
  • Administrative Dashboard

For more information, call (312) 648-8627, or visit www.accutronsystems.net. VFP