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New "No Loitering" Fee
Updated May 5, 2013 1:01 AM | Filed under: WBIW News
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(BEDFORD) - Bedford residents, who loiter can now expect to be fined for loitering if they refuse to leave property.

The Bedford City Council meeting taking place last night made a final decision on the ordinance to fine people for repeatedly loitering on particularly business parking lot property.

The fee will consist of a $25 fine if the person asked to leave the property either refuses or comes once again back to the property.

The cost will be $25 if paid within the first 10 days of receiving the fine and will be upgraded to $50 after that.

The council unanimously voted for the loitering fee, some raised the question of where teenagers who usually loiter in such places as Mr. Gatti's parking lot will find refuge; being so little venues for teens to visit.

For the law to be in effect, businesses need to post a "no loitering" sign clearly posted on the lot.

Also businesses or residential properties can let police know that they have posted a "no loitering" sign, so the police officials will know which properties to keep an eye on.

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