Berkeley Springs Justice
This seems to be the only fair place, not after our money to tell about Berkeley Springs Justice.
On July 18, a cousin was visiting from Iowa and wanted to go shopping in Berkeley Springs. She visited here all through childhood, hasn’t been back in 24 years.
There were four of us, three having been raised here. We parked two cars together. Our cousin was serious about her shopping. We came out of each shop and put packages in her car. All of us made purchases.
We had a good time supporting businesses in town, until we returned to our cars. A ticket was placed on my son’s car. There were three minutes left on the meter. He took pictures of the meter.
All four of us went straight to Town Hall to tell of the wrong doing. My son was told the pictures mean nothing. As for us being right there, that meant nothing, as we could say anything. He could go ahead and pay the ticket.
If he wanted to question it, he’d have to take it to court. This would involve court costs. My son lives out of state, my cousin in Iowa. I live in Virginia and grandma in Berkeley Springs. All of us have our lives going on. It would take time, travel and four people with a bad taste for Berkeley Springs Justice to get there.
I think you can see my point. My son will pay the $8 ticket. I see it as an admission fee to Town.
You feed the meter to park your car, only to be ticketed with a meter that still has time on it. If the Town wants $10 admission fee, be straight up with it! There are other options to spend our time and money.
I read with great interest that Town of Bath ended the fiscal year in the black. Go figure! If the meters can not be policed right, get rid of them. Other small towns, like mine have.
I’m glad The Morgan Messenger has been there since 1893 to let us air our views.