Fines and court costs on the rise

From Staff Reports


   Elizabethton City Council Thursday night approved, on first reading, new fines and court costs, "comparable to those charged by neighboring cities," for Municipal Court.
   The Elizabethton Municipal Code was last updated in 1994, according to City Attorney Roger Day.
   From February to July 2001, most citations issued by the Elizabethton Police Department were for speeding, running red lights, failure to yield, following too closely, and illegal parking.
   The new fines and court costs are as follows: