- Written by Tom Oat
VIPD officers are ticketing vehicles parked in the “Villa Rental Companies Only” parking spaces nearby which formerly were 30-minute public parking spaces — although there is a DPW sign posted on the parking spaces which are on V.I. Port Authority property — and no apparent legal authority to reserve parking spaces for private vehicles designated as belonging to Villa Rental Companies or allowance for individual rental property owners meeting guests.
CRUZ BAY — A St. John Realtor and vacation rental property owner and manager successfully fought the parking ticket issued her vehicle while parked in the Cruz Bay waterfront space marked “LOADING AND UNLOADING FOR LICENSED VILLA COMPANY— and established new Virgin Islands Territorial Court case law.
With Solomonic certainty, the appropriately serious Judge ruled that it took longer than one half hour for a representative of a LICENSED VILLA COMPANY to load or unload a vehicle when meeting arriving guests at the Loredon L. Boynes Sr. Dock.
Denise Obbagy, owner of Caribbean Palm Properties, LLC., a villa rentals and management company, with her husband John, who are both brokers with Tropical Properties in Cruz Bay, was found not guilty of parking in one of the two spaces between the signs.