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Front Royal will waive prosecution of vehicle decal ticketing

6 January 2020 Front Royal/Warren County News

In a press release issued on Jan. 2, the Town of Front Royal announced it will not prosecute recent ticketing for failure to display a Town decal on vehicle windshields. For those who have already paid the $25 fine, presenting proof of that payment to the Town Finance Department will result in a refund being issued. Town staff addressed the background for the lack of enforcement of the standing Town Code on vehicle stickers over the past year or so, as well as impetus for the recent spate of failure to display ticketing.

Interim Town Manager Matt Tederick notes in the release, “The Town Code clearly states that a decal needs to be displayed and not doing so is a violation of the Town Code; however, I believe the intent of Council is not to require the display. I plan to immediately have this matter presented to Council in the hopes that the Town Code can properly and legally be amended to rectify this matter. In the meantime, I am pleased that the Town Attorney’s Office has agreed not to seek prosecuting these specific cases which will save citizens money and hassle for a violation which may meet the letter of the law, but not the intent of Town Council.”

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