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“Deal for Payment Plan reached for Suffolk County Boot & Tow Program”
Last week Legislator Anthony A. Piccirillo (R- Holtsville) announced that he was able to reach a deal with the County Executive’s Office on a payment plan for Suffolk County’s Boot & Tow Program that went into effect earlier this year. Shortly after being sworn into office in January, Legislator Piccirillo began working on Legislation that aimed to suspend the Boot and Tow program until a payment plan as implemented.
“I began receiving calls in the beginning of my term about resident’s cars being booted; and they were forced to pay the full amount to get their vehicles returned” stated Legislator Anthony Piccirillo. “With Long Island being a vehicle oriented suburb; it places a greater burden on the struggling middle class when they have to come up with the full payment when their vehicle is booted” Piccirillo continued. “How are they going to pay their fines if they cannot even get to work” he added.
IR 1209 Sponsored by Legislator Piccirillo was introduced at the March 3rd General Meeting and called for the suspension of the Boot and Tow program until a payment plan was established. The Boot and Tow program was suspended a few weeks later, after calls to suspend the program were made to the County Executive due to the Corona Virus Pandemic. Soon after, Legislator Piccirillo began to work diligently with the County Executive and his staff to create an appropriate payment plan. “I am elated that we were able to come to this bipartisan agreement for the Suffolk County taxpayers.” Said Legislator Piccirillo. “I would like to thank the County Executive and his staff for working with my staff and me on this important matter” added the freshman Legislator.
After the payment plan was implemented, Legislator Piccirillo withdrew IR1209 as there was no further Legislative Action needed. The payment plan took effect immediately. “This is a win for the forgotten middle class in Suffolk County, I am proud to have helped facilitate the resolution to this issue” concluded Legislator Anthon Piccirillo.