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Safelite van still parking off driveway.
We documented that at about 12:30 pm today.
We cannot issue a parking ticket in this part of the city so no tickets were issued.
We would follow up with a zoning notice of violation if the property is not in compliance with the approved parking on file with the planning and zoning office.
We first sent a written warning to the property owner a few weeks ago. The next step can be a Zoning Notice of Violation -NOV which provides specific timelines for compliance and potential appeals for the property owner if they are aggrieved by the actions of the city.
The NOV carries a 7 day compliance requirement which indicates the city will not pursue the violation if it is cured within that 7 days. Cured typically means the violation stopped or a permit is issued/applied for to make the parking area approved under the Zoning Ordinance.
A property owner has 15 days to appeal a Notice Of Violation. If they do, a hearing is held before the Development Review Board to determine if the City's Enforcement action was proper. The DRB issues a ruling and either party could appeal that decision to the Vermont Environmental Court within 30 days of the DRB ruling.
If the property own fails to appeal an NOV the city then has to document continued non-compliance and file an enforcement action at the Vermont Environmental Court to ask a Judge to compel the property owner's compliance with the Zoning Ordinance.
Filing, scheduling a hearing and then holding the court proceedings typically take months if there is not voluntary compliance with the ordinance. If a judge finds a property owner willfully violated the zoning ordinance they can penalize the property owner up to $200 per day for the violation.
This is an oversimplification of the process but it hits the basic elements of your question...then what?
The property owner was sent a Zoning Notice of Violation on February 2, 2018. They submitted a zoning permit application, permit #18-0669CA on February 6, 2018 to correct the violation.
The status as of today is not complete. We will post the results of the permit review by the Planning and Zoning Staff. If you are a neighbor you may have seen the red Z card in the window indicating the permit application.
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