ROACHDALE -- Town marshal Mike Mahoy presented proposed ordinances and changes to vehicle violation fees at the town's monthly board meeting Tuesday.
The changes would apply to violations within town limits and are pending review by town attorney Jim Ensley and will be discussed at next month's meeting.
The proposed new fines would include the following revisions:
Moving violations: driver's license not present, $50; failure to signal or yield, $50; following too closely, $50, improper passing, $50; improper turn, $50, unsafe start, $50.
Current moving violation fees also maintain a $50 fine for disregarding local speed limits. The proposed changes would classify fines by how much over the speed limit the driver was driving: 1-10 mph over limit, $50; 11-15 mph over limit, $65; 16-20 mph over limit, $75; 21 to 25 mph over limit, $100; 26 mph and over the limit, $125.
Non-moving violations currently include no parking where posted and unlawful parking in an alley, both of which carry $50 fines.
Proposed additions would also carry $50 fines, with the exception of a $25 seatbelt violation, and include abandoned vehicle, equipment violation, expired plates, expired driver's license and littering from vehicle.
Ordinance violations, which now carry a $25 fine for loose or not contained pets and a $10 required animal tag penalty, would also include a $50 fine for littering.
It was also reported the storm sewer repair project on Washington and Walnut streets was successful.
In other news, the town approved its 2011 budget, which stands at $662,580 and voted to table approving the salaries of town employees until its next monthly board meeting.
The board also approved trick or treating time for between 6 and 8 p.m. for Saturday, Oct. 30.