SNELLVILLE – The city is cracking down on business owners who “boot” vehicles without properly warning those who park in their parking spaces.
Following months of complaints from residents who say a Scenic Highway business is unfairly booting vehicles, Mayor and Council approved an ordinance amendment Monday requiring clear signage on any property – every entry and exit point - that employs the practice of booting vehicles.
The measure also requires employees of any booting company to wear a uniform that prominently displays the name of the booting company and to provide for a personal warning to be given to an individual before a vehicle can be booted.
Before a company boots a vehicle, the driver of the vehicle must have received a meaningful “in-person” warning from the employee. The notice may be either oral or written, but may not be made by, “yelling across the parking lot or placing a written notice on a vehicle,” according to city documents. The warning should also be made in a cordial, non-confrontational manner.
Violators can be fined up to $1,000.