Council on lookout for new enforcement officer
The search for an additional enforcement officer is under way to help alleviate parking frustrations in Cambridge and Te Awamutu.
Waipā District Council plans to bolster its enforcement team in order to ramp up monitoring of parking spaces and enforcement of parking restrictions.
It is one of several measures in the pipeline to combat parking woes, including increasing the number of time-limited parking spots in both town centres and adding more formalised parking spaces on key streets.
Council compliance manager Karl Tutty said Council received frequent parking complaints from both Cambridge and Te Awamutu residents.
“We know there are a number of drivers who leave their vehicles all day in time-restricted parking spaces which is causing a major issue in our town centres,” he said.
“Time limits are designed to allow all drivers fair and equal access to high demand spaces - overstaying prevents this from happening.
“An extra enforcement officer will ensure these spaces are properly monitored with drivers adhering to allocated time limits.”
Tutty said Council currently had two full-time enforcement officers whose responsibilities went beyond parking enforcement.
“Our current team is at maximum capacity at the moment. They deal with all sorts of issues such as rubbish dumping and addressing and monitoring resource consent conditions, so we are unable to increase monitoring on parking at present. An extra person will allow us to focus more on addressing this particular pain-point for our residents.”
Tutty said applications were now open for the position at www.joinourteam.co.nz