BRICK TOWNSHIP — The township council adopted an ordinance amending the rates for approved towing operations at its Tuesday, Aug. 22 meeting.
“In September of 2022, Sgt. Joseph Rossi of the Brick Township Police Department’s Safety Bureau was contacted by some of the township’s police towers, requesting a price modification to this ordinance,” Councilman Perry Albanese said.
“The feedback from the township towers is that the rates they are required to charge from the ordinance are not similar to the charges by other jurisdictions. That, coupled with the increased cost that towers are paying in fuel, supplies and insurance, are resulting in hardships for our police towing contractors,” he said.
Under the towing section of the ordinance, Class I vehicles, which are automobiles and trucks with a gross vehicle weight rating of 8,600 pounds or under, have changed from $125 to $150.
Class II vehicles, automobiles that are between the gross vehicle weight from 8,601 to 15,000 pounds changed from $185 to $200.
Vehicles greater than 15,001 pounds or Class III vehicles have seen an increase of $50, going from $350 to $400.
The mileage section of the ordinance saw Class I vehicles change from $4 to $5 per mile, Class II vehicles change from $8 to $10 per mile and Class III vehicles from $10 to $12 per mile.
Storage under the amended ordinance saw Class I vehicles change from $35 to $40 per day for outside storage; and from $45 to $50 per day for inside storage, only by written request from the police department or vehicle owner.
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