BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — Town of Bath Chief of Police William Carper is warning about an upcoming paving project that could result in towing of vehicles.

In a press release last week, Chief Carper said “The WV Division of Highways, along with P&W Excavating Inc., will be initiating a paving project of North Wilkes Street on Friday May 19th, 2023. This project is estimated to begin early Friday morning and will tentatively end later that same evening. The sections of North Wilkes Street affected will be from Union Street to Legion Street.”
The chief said it will be up to the Division of Highways to determine where on North Wilkes Street the paving will begin. “Due to this, all vehicles should start being moved the evening/night of Thursday May 18th. Any vehicles remaining after 6 A.M on the day of the project will be subject to removal at the owner’s expense. Placement of vehicles will be the responsibility of the owners during this project.”
Once the project is completed, vehicles will be able to return, but please keep in mind that there are city ordinances prohibiting certain vehicles from parking on the street. Such ordinances include:
Sec. 78-445. Using street for sale of automobiles.
It shall be unlawful for any person to use the street or median areas of the town for the habitual storage or parking of salable automobiles or other vehicles, and any continuous placing of such vehicles on the street of the town, without adequate license tags, from day to day constitute an offense within the meaning of this section.
Sec. 66-2. Storing of privately owned vehicles prohibited.
(a) To leave vehicles on a street, sidewalks of a public alley immobilized for a period of longer than 30 days within the town is prohibited.
(b) It shall be unlawful for any person to store any vehicle on the streets, sidewalks or public alleys within the town, except as part of normal use, I.e., parking/leaving a passenger vehicle in front of a person’s residence.
(c) Privately owned vehicles in violation of this section are subject to daily fines of up to $75.00.
Sec. 78-168. Right and left parallel parking, angle parking.
No vehicle shall be stopped or parked on a road or street with the vehicle facing in a direction other than the direction of travel on any road or street. The right tires must be within 18 inches of and parallel to the right curb or roadside.