MUNICIPALITY CHALLENGES LAW ON PARKING FOR DISABLED
The Mossel Bay Municipality has officially objected to the new National Road Traffic Regulation, which stipulates that only a disabled person in possession of a driver’s licence can qualify for a permit to park in reserved parking and that the disabled person must be the driver of the vehicle.
“We feel that the regulation discriminates against disabled persons who are unable to drive their own vehicles but who may because of their disability have the same need to park as closely as possible to their destination.
“While we are compelled to apply the law, we trust that this problem will be sorted out soon and that if the regulation cannot be changed that we can at least get a special dispensation for the disabled persons concerned.
“We, however, remain as committed as ever to enforce the regulation that only persons with legible and valid permits will be allowed to park in bays reserved for the disabled. Transgressors will risk a fine and the towing away of their vehicles,” said the Municipal Manager, Dr Michele Gratz.
The fine for parking in a bay for the disabled is R500. If a vehicle is towed away, the cost is for the account of the vehicle owner. The present rate is R480.
Published: Internal News Release - Thursday, 07 October 2010
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COUNCIL TABLES BUDGET OF R948,6 MILLION
Published: Mossel Bay Municipality - Friday, 27 March 2015
The Executive Mayor of Mossel Bay, Alderlady Marie Ferreira, tabled a total draft budget of R948,6 million for the 2015/2016 financial year at the Council meeting on 26 March 2015. This compares with the revised total budget of R914,3 million for the current financial year.. Read More...
R18 MILLION MUNICIPAL PROJECT KICKS OFF
Published: Internal News Release - Friday, 13 February 2015
The site for the new sludge dewatering plant at the Municipalityís regional sewerage works at Hartenbos was handed over to the civil subcontractor for the project on Wednesday, 11 February 2015.. Read More...
FRUITFUL DISCUSSIONS WITH INDONESIAN AMBASSADOR
Published: Internal News Release - Tuesday, 27 January 2015
A sister city arrangement with Yogyakarta and Indonesian investment in Mossel Bay were on the agenda when the Mayoral Committee and municipal management met with an Indonesian delegation led by Mr Suprapto Martosetomo, the Indonesian Ambassador in South Africa, last Friday. Read More...
MOSSEL BAY MUNICIPALITY OPEN OVER FESTIVE SEASON
Published: Internal News Release - Friday, 12 December 2014
Apart from closing at 13:00 on 24 December 2014 as well as on 31 December 2014 the Mossel Bay Municipality will maintain normal office hours from 07:45 to 16:15 daily on weekdays between Christmas Day and New Yearís Day. It will also be open as usual on 2 January 2015. Read More...
THIRD CLEAN AUDIT FOR MOSSEL BAY
Published: Internal News Release - Friday, 05 December 2014
The Mossel Bay Municipality has achieved a clean audit for the 2014 book year, making it the third consecutive year that it has achieved a clean audit. It also places Mossel Bay amongst the five per cent of 278 local municipalities in South Africa to have received three or more consecutive clean audits.
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