S. Kingstown raises parking violations to $150 along beach roads

East Matunuck

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (WLNE)– South Kingstown Town Manager Robert Zarnetske signed an executive order today raising the fine of parking violations along “beach areas” from $25 to $150.

The measure was taken in response “to recent traffic and crowd control problems at East Matunuck state beach and in anticipation of new challenges associated with the partial close of other state beaches,” according to an email sent by Colleen Camp, Executive Assistant to the Office of Town Manager.

According to the order, the areas impacted include Succotash Road, the village of Jerusalem, the State Pier, and all “roadways adjacent to the enumerated roadways/places listed herein.”

The order is to remain in effect until August 11.

The order falls under the state of emergency declared by the town on March 15.

The fines do not apply to on-street parking for open businesses or  private residences that lack sufficient off-street parking.

The order comes on the same day that parking at two popular state beaches, Scarborough and Misquamicut, was reduced to 25 percent capacity in an effort maintain distancing.

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