Support a disabled St. John's Newfoundland man's efforts to have illegally-parked car towed
- Michael Eugene Shaner
- Closed on Sep 20, 2015
- St. John's Newfoundland Mayor Dennis O'Keefe and All Council Members
Thank you, everyone, who read, liked, responded, or signed this ePetition. Amazingly, I received emails from the local news station (NTV), as well as from individuals across St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, and from City of St. John's Deputy Mayor Ron Ellsworth.
Deputy Mayor Ellsworth personally reached out today to this Disabled St. John's Man/His Family.
He assured me that the illegally-parked vehicle had been towed, too.
This warms my heart today.
For a month, the family of a Disabled St. John's Newfoundland man has tried in good faith to request the City of St. John's Newfoundland to help. Those requests have fallen upon deaf ears and blind eyes at the City of St. John's.
Today, the family posted a public plea on Facebook for help [See: http://www.facebook.com/charlene.e.penney/posts/10153617198907095?pnref=story ]
The law on the books since 2004 is quite clear, actually:
BY-LAW NO. 1466
AMENDMENT NO. 1482
TOWING AND IMPOUNDING OF VEHICLES BY-LAW
PASSED BY COUNCIL ON January 19, 2004
Pursuant to the powers vested in it under the City of St. John’s Act, R.S.N. 1990 c.C-17, as amended and all other powers enabling it, the City of St. John’s enacts the following By-Law relating to the towing and impounding of vehicles.
ST. JOHN’S TOWING AND IMPOUNDING OF VEHICLES BY-LAW
3. A vehicle which is stopped or standing on a street in such a manner that it may, in the opinion of the officer:
(1) cause interference with the flow of traffic;
(2) constitute a hinderance to the maintenance, repair or improvement of the street;
(3) hinder or impede the ploughing or removal of snow or ice from the street;
(4) hinder or impede the carrying out of an undertaking of the council; or
(5) cause interference with the access to or egress from private property
may be towed and impounded without notice.
We, the undersigned, believe this month-long blocked access prevents all City of St. John's Emergency First Responders (e.g., ambulance, EMS, fire, police, etc.) from rendering aid to this disabled St. John's man and taxpayer and is, therefore, unconscionable and inexcusable.
Finally, we, the undersigned, demand that the City of St. John's Newfoundland stand by its affirmative, legal fiduciary obligations stated in BY-LAW NO. 1466, AMENDMENT NO. 1482, TOWING AND IMPOUNDING OF VEHICLES BY-LAW, PASSED BY COUNCIL ON January 19, 2004, and order the illegally-parked vehicle to be immediately towed & impounded (time is of the essence as this represents a clear and present danger).