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Overnight parking offenders that rack up two tickets in a year will soon get double the fine on the second offense. 

A $35 fine for the first offense, will now be $70 for the second offense, and $140 for the third and subsequent offenses.

At Councilman Sean Spiller’s suggestion, the first offense will expire at one year. 

Councilwoman Renee Baskerville said that repeat violations had become a problem for street sweepers and trash collections, and the town had difficulty with enforcement. 

In September, out of 1,400 overnight parking violations, 210 were repeat offenders, according to a report compiled by township manager Tim Stafford. 

The council had also suggested the tickets should note the increase in fines with subsequent offenses.

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