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'parking without valid control device'?? parking ticket fine in Town of Georgina

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'parking without valid control device'?? parking ticket fine in Town of Georgina

I received a ticket last Sunday while parking to go fishing. I stopped over to Lake Simcoe to briefly test out my fishing gear for the season. Turned my back to my car for a few minutes to talk with some other fisherman who where showing my how to use my gear better then when I turned around to go to the car for a cold drink in the cooler I saw the parking ticket.

On the ticket it says 'parking without valid control device'. The by-law section number is '5.10(d)' and the set fine is $50.00 (ouch).

It seems the parking officer picked the highest possible fine they can get away with.

Seems like no one else paid for parking this place as everyone stayed close to their cars to move at a moment's notice. I can understand if the ticket said 'no paid parking ticket' and change say $15.00 but $50.00 seems much.

What does 'valid control device' mean? To me a device is something like the 407 ETR box or cellphone, etc.

I was there approx. 25-30mins and about 10-15mins talking to other people with my back turned when that happened. Grr... > :( :( Was peeved over the ticket and decided to stay the whole day to get the most from the ticket but move the car next time the parking officers came (5hrs later). Seems like only come twice a day on a Sunday when it is busy and popular as on Thursday no one showed up all day.

Thanks in advance for someone to explain the ticket to me. Should I just pay it or fight it? It it was a lower fine like $10-15 I would just pay it but at $50.00 I am not sure.

EDIT:
I did try googling but can not seem to find the 5.10(d) bylaw. Closest I got was section 5.9 then it went onto 6.0

http://www3.georgina.ca/PDF/bylaw/2002/ ... 2-0046.htm
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Usually its a permit, you parked is a no parking without permit zone.
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Is the place a no-parking zone?
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valid control device could be something like a permit or parking pass - e.g. handicapped parking
It could also be signs designating parking - like not parking between signs, for example; parking meters, lights, traffic island, etc.
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thedealhunter2000 wrote: I received a ticket last Sunday while parking to go fishing. I stopped over to Lake Simcoe to briefly test out my fishing gear for the season. Turned my back to my car for a few minutes to talk with some other fisherman who where showing my how to use my gear better then when I turned around to go to the car for a cold drink in the cooler I saw the parking ticket.

On the ticket it says 'parking without valid control device'. The by-law section number is '5.10(d)' and the set fine is $50.00 (ouch).

It seems the parking officer picked the highest possible fine they can get away with.

Seems like no one else paid for parking this place as everyone stayed close to their cars to move at a moment's notice. I can understand if the ticket said 'no paid parking ticket' and change say $15.00 but $50.00 seems much.

What does 'valid control device' mean? To me a device is something like the 407 ETR box or cellphone, etc.

I was there approx. 25-30mins and about 10-15mins talking to other people with my back turned when that happened. Grr... > :( :( Was peeved over the ticket and decided to stay the whole day to get the most from the ticket but move the car next time the parking officers came (5hrs later). Seems like only come twice a day on a Sunday when it is busy and popular as on Thursday no one showed up all day.

Thanks in advance for someone to explain the ticket to me. Should I just pay it or fight it? It it was a lower fine like $10-15 I would just pay it but at $50.00 I am not sure.

EDIT:
I did try googling but can not seem to find the 5.10(d) bylaw. Closest I got was section 5.9 then it went onto 6.0

http://www3.georgina.ca/PDF/bylaw/2002/ ... 2-0046.htm
I found this link http://www3.georgina.ca/PDF/Bylaw/2011/ ... 1-0013.htm
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Oct 21, 2006
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fight it... tell them to go uncontrolled device up their anus
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Jigsaw wrote: fight it... tell them to go uncontrolled device up their anus
Haha I laughed hard when I saw this!

Sorry to hear about this op. Hope you get it resolved.
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Nov 1, 2006
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Fight it. The situation can only improve.
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OP, you must have parked at a place where meters are present but you failed to pay and/or display the required paid time on your car's dash ?

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