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10 Locations for Pottsville Parking Surveillance Cameras Revealed

Pottsville Parking Authority has revealed the 10 locations around the city where it has installed Safety Stick surveillance cameras.

The Parking Authority says it and Pottsville Bureau of Police identified these 10 intersections and other areas as ones where drivers often park illegally.

Signs near the Safety Stick cameras will alert motorists to the risk of parking illegally in range of the devices. These signs indicate if a motorist parks within 25 feet of the intersection or at a loading/unloading zone without its 4-way hazard lights on, they’re subject to a $35 fine.

Signs like this can be found near the 10 locations you’ll see Safety Stick parking surveillance cameras in Pottsville (Coal Region Canary photo)

Cameras are activated when someone parks where they shouldn’t be. A time-stamped image is recorded. If that vehicle is still there after 15 minutes, the Parking Authority will be sent each time-stamped image and an official with the authority will determine if a violation happened.

Municipal Parking Services, the makers of the Safety Stick cameras, will then mail a parking ticket to the offending driver. Tickets received from MPS must be paid within 30 days or district court action will take place.

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Here are the 10 locations where you’ll find these solar-powered Safety Stick devices around Pottsville:

  • In the area of M&T Bank, 1 S. Centre St.
  • By Quandel on the corner of Mahantongo & Centre St.
  • Intersection of W. Market and N. 2nd streets., south to intersection of 2nd St. and west bound Norwegian St. (alongside Drasdis & Son clothing store)
  • Intersection of W. Norwegian St., (500 and 600 block) at S. 6th St.
  • Intersection of E. Market St. and Tremont St., one block down from the Lehigh Valley Hospital (East Norwegian location of the hospital).
  • 100 block of N. Centre St, north bound (Crimson House) toward the 200 block of N. Centre St. in the area of intersections with W. Arch St and W. Race St.
  • Intersection of 200 Block S. 2nd and Mahantongo streets, on Mahantongo, in front of Reading Anthracite.
  • 300 Block of N. Centre St. Replace the old Loading and Unloading Sign with new version.
  • From intersection of 7th St. with W. Market St, east bound.
  • 200 Block of N. Centre St. facing South in diagonal marked No Parking zone.

These cameras are now scheduled to go online starting Jan. 2, 2024.

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  1. Chris

    December 20, 2023 at 4:20 am

    What is the appeal process if one is unfortunate enough to be issued one of these tickets from MPS via the postal service? That’s one of the complaints I’ve seen posted by residents in other cities where the safety sticks are used. The ability to appeal is either non-existent or extremely difficult.

    • Coalregion12

      December 20, 2023 at 9:27 am

      I still want to know if the mayor and city council are ok with this.

  2. James EISENHART Jr

    December 20, 2023 at 9:44 am

    Just another reason to not visit PUTZVILLE,$35 ? Do they think people around here made that an hour? Excessive and a reason to take your business elsewhere

  3. Kathleen Martin

    December 20, 2023 at 10:11 am

    Thank you for the list!

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