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City of Bloomington, Indiana – John Hamilton, Mayor

closed: Can't Fix #166515

Business:

Web Form: Fraudulent business practices continuing to occur at Speedy Wrecker Services LLC, 3170 S. Walnut St., Bloominton, IN 47401. This business specializes in non consensual and predatory towing. Once the car is impounded, they only offer odd hours for pick up, demand cash only payments, and do not collect taxes. The price per tow is over twice the normal rate in town. My son was charged $240.00. He settled via small claims mediation. Two friends since that case have been charged $180.00 each for a tow that should cost $90.00. The Bloomington Police have been contacted on each incident but that doesnt seem to be enough for Speedy Wrecker Service to change their predatory business practices. Is this the type of business Bloomington wants to be known for? This company is a disgrace! I would like to see the Bloomington Parking Commission create some regulatory actions against predatory towing.

Assigned to
Alex Crowley

History

1/23/2019 11:22:59 Closed by Anonymous

Constituent was contacted with info on towing fee restrictions in Bloomington, sample ordinance restricting private towing fees from Indianapolis if he wished to pursue legislative changes, and contact info for the Parking Commission.

Sent notification to Alex Crowley, Anonymous
https://bloomington.in.gov/crm/tickets/view?ticket_id=166515 Closed by Brian Payne Constituent was contacted with info on towing fee restrictions in Bloomington, sample ordinance restricting private towing fees from Indianapolis if he wished to pursue legislative changes, and contact info for the Parking Commission.

1/23/2019 11:21:42 Anonymous contacted Anonymous

Hi Bruce, Thank you for raising this issue. I'm sorry your son had a frustrating experience parking downtown. It's not clear from your complaint where the incident occurred. If it was removed from a public right-of-way, please let me know. While a city ordinance exists limiting the fee the City may charge to remove cars from public rights of way, there is no ordinance limiting the amount private property owners may charge to remove trespassing vehicles. Indianapolis does have such an ordinance - https://library.municode.com/in/indianapolis_-_marion_county/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=TITIVBUCORELI_CH995NNSTOBU - and you may wish to contact your Common Council representative if you believe Bloomington could benefit from a similar ordinance. I would be glad to join that discussion. The Parking Commission can be contacted via the Planning and Transportation Department at 812.349.3423, or via e-mail to planning@bloomington.in.gov Thank you for your input, Brian Payne Assistant Director, Economic and Sustainable Development 812-349-3419

Sent notification to Alex Crowley, Anonymous
https://bloomington.in.gov/crm/tickets/view?ticket_id=166515 Brian Payne contacted Bruce Carpenter Hi Bruce, Thank you for raising this issue. I'm sorry your son had a frustrating experience parking downtown. It's not clear from your complaint where the incident occurred. If it was removed from a public right-of-way, please let me know. While a city ordinance exists limiting the fee the City may charge to remove cars from public rights of way, there is no ordinance limiting the amount private property owners may charge to remove trespassing vehicles. Indianapolis does have such an ordinance - https://library.municode.com/in/indianapolis_-_marion_county/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=TITIVBUCORELI_CH995NNSTOBU - and you may wish to contact your Common Council representative if you believe Bloomington could benefit from a similar ordinance. I would be glad to join that discussion. The Parking Commission can be contacted via the Planning and Transportation Department at 812.349.3423, or via e-mail to planning@bloomington.in.gov Thank you for your input, Brian Payne Assistant Director, Economic and Sustainable Development 812-349-3419

11/13/2018 08:14:06 Anonymous assigned this case to Alex Crowley

Sent notification to Alex Crowley, Anonymous
https://bloomington.in.gov/crm/tickets/view?ticket_id=166515 Anonymous assigned this case to Alex Crowley You can use the link to follow progress on this case.

11/13/2018 08:14:06 Opened by Anonymous

501 N Morton ST

CityBloomington
StateIN
Zip47404
Latitude39.170307159424
Longitude-86.53694152832
TownshipBloomington

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