Correct. The rules state "No vehicles are to be parked across the sidewalk or any grass areas for over night parking. No other portion of a front yard my be used to park or store automobiles including that portion of the right-of-way not directly a part of the designated driveway or designated parking areas". I was told that the board during the making of these rules had verbally determined that parked across shall include at least 2 tires on a sidewalk shouldn't the rules include this explanation as well? Please note I was not over night parking either it was 9:40am on a Saturday and I was leaving at 10:30am when I noticed my car was gone.
I was not on the grass. I was parked length wise at the bottom of my driveway and I thought my tires were only on the sidewalk 2 or 3 inches but they were completely on the sidewalk and I knew I was leaving NLT 10:30am. I parked this way because I have a shallow driveway and both spots were taken and I had some items I needed to unload put away so I could leave again I have seen numerous vehicles park this way everyday and all night never being towed so I thought I would be ok since I was leaving quickly and I was not parked across the sidewalk nor blocking the sidewalk.
Thank you for your follow-up, Molly.Associations and the Boards who run them are self-regulating. That means that they have a right to evaluate and infer their own rules, provided that the interpretation is valid or reasonable, as they see fit. As a consequence their interpretation IF it can be proven took place, is valid. By proof, that refers to minutes of the meeting where this interpretation was discussed, debated, and consequently agreed upon. There is no legal obligation for them to first amend the regulation and make it less ambiguous, as they have a basis to interpret, but you can fight it if there is no proof of such debates, and more importantly, that debate was never sent out to association members, that this was the rule. That would be your best argument in fighting the tow and the removal, as otherwise the association has the ability to enforce their own regulations based on how they interpret those regulations in this instance.Hope that helps.
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