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New parking enforcement begins in a Siouxland community

NORFOLK, Neb. (US92) - Norfolk, Nebraska business owners and city officials alike hope it will make their downtown more accessible.

Back in April the Norfolk Downtown Vehicle Parking District came up with proposed new regulations designed to make parking more available for everyone who needs to use the downtown area.

Here's how it works, a total of 13 off street parking lots in downtown Norfolk have been designated to provide both marked customer parking and permitted employee parking. Signs that were recently posted explain where people can park. Permits can be purchased for the restricted spaces for $15.00 a quarter or $55.00 a year.Vehicles parked in the wrong place will first get a written warning, then they get a ticket from Norfolk Police if the violations continue.

One interesting wrinkle in the new rules is that anyone who gets a ticket while shopping at a downtown Norfolk business can have their ticket voided if they can show a copy of a receipt of the purchases they made while they were being ticketed.

The new rules actually went into effect in October but city officials have been allowing a sort of buffer period to get folks used to the new rules.

They'll begin a hard enforcement of the new parking rules on January 1.

-- KTIV US92's Eric McKay contributed to this report.

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