By ADAM ATKINSON
CANTON – A public hearing scheduled for Oct. 16 regarding a proposed increase in the village parking fine has been canceled.
Trustees are working with the village attorney to iron out some issues within the proposal would raise fines for parking violations in the village. Canton’s current general parking fine is $10. The proposed hike might set the fee at $25 for general parking violations, closer to what is paid on average by parking violators in other communities.
Fines in these other communities do vary depending on the type of parking violation, but are generally higher than the $10 fine in Canton.
“The public hearing for the parking fines has been canceled because of some conflicting wording in our code. The board and the village attorney want to review that code language prior to a hearing that seeks input from the public. No future date has been set,” said village Mayor Mike Dalton Tuesday in an email to North Country This Week.