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
Tags: Mossel Bay
| road traffic
MUNICIPALITY PROVIDES FREE WI-FI SPOTS
Published: Municipality - Friday, 29 April 2016
Asla Park, D’Almeida and KwaNonqaba residents will soon have free Wi-Fi access to the internet as a result of hotspots installed by the Municipality in these areas.. Read More...
MAYOR SUBMITS BUDGET OF R1,3 BILLION FOR 2016/2017
Published: Municipality - Friday, 01 April 2016
The Executive Mayor of Mossel Bay, Alderlady Marie Ferreira, tabled a total draft budget of R1 029 461 664 for the 2016/2017 financial year at the Council meeting on 31 March 2016.. Read More...
COUNCIL APPROVES ADJUSTMENTS BUDGET
Published: Internal News Release - Thursday, 03 March 2016
Council at its monthly meeting on 25 February 2016 approved its second adjustments budget for the 2015/2016 financial year. The total approved adjustments budget amounts to R1 005 750 245 compared to the first adjustments budget of R983 574 064 and the original budget of R949 762 159.. Read More...
COUNCIL APPROVES EMBEDDED ELECTRICITY
Published: Municipality - Thursday, 03 March 2016
The Town Council at its meeting on 2 March 2016 approved a policy for the connection of all forms of small-scale embedded electricity generation (SSEG) systems such as photovoltaic solar systems (solar panels), biomass reactors or wind turbines to the Mossel Bay Municipality’s electricity network.. Read More...
NATURAL DEBRIS TO BE LEFT ON BEACHES
Published: Newsletter - Friday, 11 December 2015
The Mossel Bay Municipality has decided not to remove natural debris from non-swimming beaches any more in the municipal area throughout the year and from swimming beaches during the winter months.. Read More...