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Sheriff’s deputies will enforce boat parking rules

Erin Roth
Emma Garrard / Tribune News Service / A boat is parked on the side of the Mays Boulevard in Incline Village on Thursday afternoon. Washoe County Sheriff's deputies began to enfore a 72-hour boat parking limit which has been on the books but hasn't been enforced.
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INCLINE VILLAGE – Things just aren’t the way they used to be – or at least that’s the goal for the this town’s sheriff’s substation.

During his first summer on the job as commander of the Washoe County substation last year, Gregg Lubbe watched as Incline residents and visitors stored their boats, tent trailers, campers and personal water craft on the street for extended periods of time.

This year, he’s vowed to take a more proactive stance and enforce the 72-hour parking limit that has been lax in past years.

“The way it used to be in the past isn’t going to work anymore,” Lubbe said. “People are going to see a different type of enforcement than they did in the past. They need to know there’s a difference between parking and storage.”

Lubbe cites the decreasing number of full time residents in Incline and the influx of renters to the area as reasons why street storage is a problem.

“It’s happened over the years but it hasn’t been legal,” he said. “Now, it’s really a problem. You can park on the street for the weekend, but not for the entire summer.”

Lubbe said the substation will give people 72-hours notice, a citation, and then tow their property.

“It gets real expensive, about several hundred dollars, when you’re towing a boat with a trailer,” he said. “The county right-of-way is for short term parking, not storage.”

Lubbe listed problem streets as Tanager Street, Oriole Way, Incline Way, Country Club Drive and Tyner Way.

For more information, call the substation at (775) 832-4114.

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