‘I Even Asked a Passerby To Help Me’: Parking Ticket Appeals

Ticketed motorists and their spouses submitted the following appeals recently to the New Canaan Parking Commission. ***

“I feel I shouldn’t receive this ticket as there is no sign.”

—$30 for parking on the grass on Millport Ave., at 2:17 p.m. on April 20 (New Canaan resident)

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“I tried to use my credit card in both directions and the machine would not accept it. I even asked a passerby to help me but it still didn’t work!”

—$25 for unpaid space in the Park Street Lot, at 12:44 p.m. on April 7 (Bedford, N.Y.)

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“I came in to drop a check off to Vicki at Stone Techniques which is right behind the pay meter/box. The 15 min spots were full, so I parked around the back of the road (Cherry St). By the time I returned after handing Vicki the check I had a ticket.

‘A Woman Walked By and Told Me That Parking Was Free’: Parking Ticket Appeals

Ticketed motorists and their spouses submitted the following appeals recently to the New Canaan Parking Commission. ***

“I parked my car there for a few minutes to run a quick errand and I was under the impression that parking was free on the weekend. I apologize for this unintended violation on my part. I have lived in New Canaan for 14 years and have never had a parking violation until today, and I very much appreciate your consideration of my appeal.”

—$25 for unpaid space in Morse Court, at 9:32 a.m. on March 27 (New Canaan resident)

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“My wife Melanie was in town on Saturday with our twin daughters and she parked in the lot across from Spiga and she received a $25 ticket. She did not pay the meter because she was unaware that you had to pay on Saturdays because before during the peak of Covid it was free.

‘The Doctor Was Running Late That Day’: Parking Ticket Appeals

Ticketed motorists submitted the following appeals recently to the New Canaan Parking Commission. ***

“My taillight was where the handicap sign started. There are pictures I have that prove the taillight is where the sign was. Majority of my car is in the 2-hr parking zone well within where I should be. I just started working again and cannot afford this ticket.”
—$150 for handicapped zone, at 10:35 a.m. on Feb.

‘The Signage Was Unclear’: Parking Ticket Appeals

The following appeals recently were submitted to the New Canaan Parking Commission by ticketed motorists. 

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“I am writing to appeal a parking ticket received on 12/29/2020 for parking in a spot reserved or Electric Vehicles. The reason I am applying the ticket is because of the lack of clarity from the signs that reserve the parking for plug-in vehicles. My brother, who is visiting from PA (a state where there is no legislation for reserved plug-in vehicle charging) was the one who had parked our vehicle before meeting myself (a New Canaan resident) in town. When I met with him, no more than 10 minutes after he had parked, he told me about his confusion with the signage. We promptly returned to the vehicle, as I suggested we move the car to be safe.