Illegal vehicles parked at Cultus Lake to get the boot

Park board approves use of vehicle immobilizers in residential areas

If you thought parking enforcement at Cultus Lake was already strict, you ain’t seen nothing yet.

Anyone who visits the popular summer destination near Chilliwack knows how quickly the parking tickets fly in the paid parking areas near Main Beach.

But as of this Friday, June 29, a further crackdown that includes vehicle immobilization is coming in resident-only areas.

In a press release issued Wednesday, the board said the new “Vehicle Immobilization Device Usage Policy and Procedure” approved by the Cultus Lake Park Board earlier this month means bylaw enforcement “may” immobilize any vehicle that is parked in a designated “Permit Parking Only” area without a valid parking permit clearly displayed.

(This was a softening of an earlier version of the press release, which said “bylaw enforcement will immobilize any vehicle” illegally parked.)

As for vehicles parked in areas impeding emergency access, they will be immediately towed.

“Cultus Lake Park is a popular place, and challenges with parking cause frustration for both residents and visitors,” Park Board Chair Joe Lamb said in a press release. “Our Vehicle Immobilization Device Usage Policy and Procedure has been put in place to make sure that everyone obeys parking bylaws. When that happens, it makes for a much more pleasurable experience at Cultus Lake Park for everyone.”

If your car is immobilized, signage will be posted in the park with a phone number to have the device removed.

This information will also be left on any immobilized vehicle. The fine for a vehicle parked on Cultus Lake Park property, without displaying a valid permit, is $50 with an additional fee of $100 for the removal of the vehicle immobilization device.

“Focusing on stronger bylaw enforcement means there is incentive for people to ensure that they are parking where it is allowed,” Lambe said. “And there is a high cost to those who continue to park where they shouldn’t.”

• RELATED: From 2016 – Parking and lease rates going up in Cultus Lake Park

• RELATED: From 2013 – Parking rates proposed to go up in Cultus Lake


@PeeJayAitch
paul.henderson@theprogress.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Findlay to be next CPC candidate for South Surrey-White Rock

Former cabinet minister lost 2017 election to Liberal Gordie Hogg

Teenage girl, 17, accused of stabbing girl, 16, in Surrey

Victim’s injuries not life-threatening

Fledgling Surrey City Orchestra tunes up for showcase concert Friday

Conductor Stuart Martin’s four-year goal is to build a core group of about 60 Surrey-based musicians

Fraser Health to buy two private MRI clinics in Surrey, Abbotsford

New clinics will provide 2,000 more MRIs by fiscal year-end

Safe Surrey Coalition opposes removing any property from ALR

McCallum and Pettigrew take issue with a Port Kells proposal to exclude property from the Agricultural Land Reserve

Video: Flyers new mascot ‘Gritty’ a bearded, googly-eyed terror

The Philadelphia Flyers unveiled their new mascot Monday, and as one would expect of the team that gave us the “Broad Street Bullies,” he’s far from cuddly.

Edmonton cannabis company revenues more than triples to $19.1 million

Aurora Cannabis revenues more than triple in fourth quarter

B.C. pharmacist suspended for giving drugs with human placenta

RCMP had samples of the seized substances tested by Health Canada

Seattle one step closer to NHL after arena plan approved

Seattle City Council unanimously approved plans for a privately funded $700 million renovation of KeyArena

Harvest Moon to light up B.C. skies with an ‘autumn hue’

It’s the first moon after the autumn equinox

Fraser River First Nations say they aren’t getting their share of sockeye salmon

Shortage is a result of decisions made by DFO, not a shortage of sockeye, complaint says

Hockey league gets $1.4M for assistance program after Humboldt Broncos crash

Program will help players, families, coaches and volunteers after the shock of the deadly crash

Canada has removed six out of 900 asylum seekers already facing U.S. deportation

Ottawa had said the ‘overwhelming majority’ had been removed

Most Read