Beginning May 1st, the Town of Cape Charles will begin enforcing Code, Sec. 42-90 (parking, storage, or use of major recreational or mobile living equipment). This ordinance prohibits any boat or camping trailer from parking on any public street or public right-of-way for more than 48 hours.
The Town will begin actively enforcing this ordinance on May 1, 2023. Anyone who currently has a trailer of this type parked on any public street or right-of-way is requested to remove this property before that time.
Failure to correct or remove the violation within the time specified constitutes a violation of Chapter 42 of Town of Cape Charles Code with possible sanctions described in Section 42-71. Violations may result in the issuance of citations. Each day that the violation continues shall constitute a separate violation and may result in a daily fine. Additionally, the Town may choose to tow the property at the owner’s expense. Commercial fees for towing and storage change often but could be as much as $400 per tow plus
$100 per day storage.
Paul Plante says
This should make for some very interesting commentary in the next so many weeks and months.
Only applies to the local residents.
Paul Plante says
That’s what is going to make it interesting when their boats get hauled away, keeping in mind that what goes on in Cape Charles is a spectator sport for millions of Americans who are unfortunate themselves to not be able to actually live in Cape Charles who tune in here each day to catch up on the latest Cape Charles news and views.
Is it true it only applies to local residents?
I think this enforcement is important. Boats and RV’s clog the roads and are often left for weeks or even months.
I have a small skiff and pay storage to keep it parked. The yacht center has room for storage so really no excuse not to keep your boat parked off the street.
The town has a code for this enforcement and not doing so makes a mockery of the law.
It’s time to enforce the law.
So much for Cape Charles being a fishing destination…I have ample room to park a boat in my yard, but can’t because I can’t access it due to the median on South Peach St. I also have to deal with people blocking my driveway every weekend during the concerts in the park as well as the golf carts that cram every inch of the median…not to mention the food trucks parked directly in front of our view to the stage. Instead we get to enjoy the drone of a generator all night. I have 2 small children…God forbid we had an emergency and EMS had to respond. They wouldn’t have access. I would also like to know exactly many boats(since that is what this ordinance is ultimately directed towards) are parked long term on town streets. If I were a betting man, I’d it wouldn’t exceed 20…
Stuart Bell says
Another Liberal Wet Dream….