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Borough Council to Discuss Raising Fines

Borough Council will vote on Monday on whether or not to raise minimum fines on quality of life violations.

The West Chester Borough Council will discuss and vote on Monday night whether or not minimum fines for quality of life violations in the borough should be raised from $100 to $250.

The borough would raise the minimum fine on violations including: public urination, noise and open container.

The raise in fines is just another action borough council has considered taking as it tries to curb behavior in the neighborhoods surrounding West Chester University.

Besides increasing the fines, the borough has hired a private security firm to patrol the borough, and it has considering installing "quiet zone" signs as well as keeping track of how much it costs the borough for police enforcement in those neighborhoods.

FED UP November 19, 2012 at 08:09 PM
close the bars at midnight,nobody has to out at 2;30 in the morning !
Joe November 20, 2012 at 04:34 AM
Dear fed up- it's a COLLEGE TOWN. We students drive the local economy in the borough an it's a disgrace how were looked down upon. If you don't like the noise associated with living in a college town then move elsewhere.
nona November 20, 2012 at 04:27 PM
To be clear, students are not the main force behind our local economy... just a louder, ruder factor.
FED UP November 21, 2012 at 02:11 AM
most people in this town about 97 % don't work at the college .And they don't depend on revenue from the college to make the world go around. Get a life Joe and research a statement,before you make it !! The tax payers in this town are not here to put up with children that don"t know how to act !!

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