Parking fees increased in Oneida

After a silent public hearing, the Oneida Common Council voted to approve the increase in the fee of parking tickets Dec. 29.

Starting Jan. 1, the fee was increased from $10 to $25. After 72 hours, the fee is doubled to $50.

"This is consistent with what's going on in the world," city attorney Michel Debottis said.

Councilman Mike Murawski questioned the definition of 72 hours, asking whether it was business days or applied over the weekend. Debottis said that he wasn't aware of any problems in the past with the wording of the ordinance.

In other business, the council:

Approved Pepi's Pizza of Oneida and Nichol's Vending of Canastota for Amusement Device License.

Authorized the hiring of a temporary custodian, Randy Domes, for the Municipal Building. Domes, the senior van driver, lost his job after the council cut the van from the 2010 budget. The position is only for the month of January.

Assessment rolls for the 2009 sidewalk replacement and West Sands St. Reconstruction Project were approved.

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