Violate the parking regulations along East Ocean Avenue in Lantana at your peril. Park more than two hours in one of the 50 on-street parking spaces and risk a $100 fine, more than twice as much as a ticket along A1A in trendy Delray Beach.
It’s cheaper to park on the sidewalk — only $50.
Use one of the 29 boat trailer spaces in Sportsman’s Park for your car or without a decal and pay $150. An annual decal, by the way, costs $37.10, tax included.
The town of Lantana is tough on the books, but not so much in real life, according to some merchants along the street.
“They only come when I complain,” said Shades of Time shop owner Alan Ross, complaining about cars violating the 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. two-hour limit for on-street parking.
Town residents have complained at council meetings about lax enforcement on the street, especially for Old Key Lime House patrons, but Town Manager Mike Bornstein says police will ticket violators when they see them.
“If you use a trailer spot and a cop sees you, you’ll get a ticket,” he said.
Beware at Sportsman’s Park.
— Tim O’Meilia