November 7, 2018 at 11:45 am #2453
Posted by Lisa J on February 08 2018 at 06:30 PM | 10 comments
I am a new Board member and assisting with development of some key Board Policies to compliment our bylaws. We are a bare land condo complex. Visitor parking abuse is always a challenge to monitor and enforce. I am looking for some ideas and sample policies that other Condo Boards have implemented. What tools do you use to assist with enforcement. Do you use the municipal Peace Officers in any way to support these efforts
November 7, 2018 at 11:45 am #2454
We are a 103-unit apartment condo, with about 10 visitor parking spaces. We allow people to park free of charge in those spaces for 4 days. After that, we require that they rent vacant rental space. We have a towing contract, with the company posted, along with the bylaw citation (as required). We have not had to use Peace Officers since the policy was instituted.
Robin W on February 08 2018 at 06:42 PM
November 7, 2018 at 11:45 am #2455
Thanks Robin! Does the Board pay the towing fee then charge back to the owner
Lisa J on February 08 2018 at 06:45 PM
November 7, 2018 at 11:45 am #2456
We are a 30 unit condo with only 6 visitor parking spaces. I have been told by the RCMP that they will only come (with the appropriate forms filled out) if your parking signs cite the correct bylaw, as Robin says. They will not come otherwise. If you contact them, they will send you the procedure they wish you to follow – at least that is what happened when I contacted them.
Ruth M on February 08 2018 at 08:19 PM
November 7, 2018 at 11:45 am #2457
We are a 78 unit bareland/8 unit conventional condo Corp with 12 visitor spaces. We ask Owners to have their visitors post contact numbers on dashboards assuming they respect the 3-day limit. If not, we photo & post a message on the vehicle. If it becomes a repeater & or a longed stay then we ramp it up with a tow truck- vehicle owner pays.
So far the threat of towing has worked.
Robert M on February 08 2018 at 08:31 PM
November 7, 2018 at 11:45 am #2458
For one of my buildings, near the new stadium, parking was always a problem. We took a simple, yet effect approach. Parking is never an issue anymore, and for good reason. The visitor parking stalls are autonomously monitored by a towing company at no charge. They simple pop by now and then tow cars that do not have a visitor parking pass on their rear view mirror. It took about 3 months for all the previous problems to disappear completely. Be sure to use high grade passes that are not easily duplicated without great effort, time and expense.
Bernard J on February 09 2018 at 09:29 PM
November 7, 2018 at 11:45 am #2459
Hi Bernard, can you elaborate on the parking pass? I ho issues it-the owner, board or property manager? What happens with “drop in” visitors who don’t give sufficient advance notic? Any abuse from owners using parking passes for their own vehicle? Do you pay for this service?
I’m in a 150 condo and owners were using visitor parking for a second stall and we had to use an outside company to set up a registration, monitor and tow for us but we pay a month lunch fee.
Janice H on February 23 2018 at 01:02 PM
November 7, 2018 at 11:46 am #2460
Janice H on February 23 2018 at 01:02 PM Delete
*monthly fee (darn autocorrect)
Janice H on February 23 2018 at 01:03 PM
November 7, 2018 at 11:46 am #2461
We -Stellar MGMT- mailed it out to all the residents, gave plenty of notice, and keep records of each pass. The number doesn’t correspond to the unit number, for privacy.
No advance notice is needed, only the pass is needed – and without exception – it must be displayed.
Abuse from owners was the least of our concern near the arena, it was outsiders we were most concerned about, however if a resident is abusing the system, residents can make a complaint – provide us the number on the pass – and we can go back and check the cameras and then provide warnings – followed by a fine, followed by complete ban with the pass number being added to a list with the towing company.
We do not pay for the service, as there are many opportunities for the towing company to make money on towing and lot fees – being so close to the arena.
I hesitate to share where the passes are made, as I don’t want them to be duplicated, but they are very difficult to copy locally.
Alicia J on February 26 2018 at 09:34 AM
November 7, 2018 at 11:46 am #2462
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