Page 14 THE MALDEN ADVOCATE – Friday, June 28, 2019 Freedom ISN’T JUST OUR HISTORY... IT’S OUR WAY OF LIFE! BANK MORE Free 55,000 Surcharge-FREE ATMs 5,000 CO-OP Shared BranchSM Outlets Easy! Federally insured by NCUA WITH OUR MASS BAY FREE CHECKING ACCOUNT It’s EASY! Go online to massbaycu.org or just pop by! NO Monthly Fees or Minimums Instant Issue Debit Card massbaycu.org (617) 269-2700 South Boston – Everett – Quincy – Seaport EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY New rules proposed for car dealers By Barbara Taormina The committee is proposT he City Council Licensing Committee has proposed a slate of changes for licenses for city car dealerships that will now be reviewed by the Ordinance Committee. Licensing Committee Chair/ Ward 5 Councillor Barbara Murphy said the changes, which took several months to develop, will affect Class I dealers who sell new cars, Class II dealerships which market used cars and Class III licenses which are for salvage yards. The most significant changes will affect the Class II dealers. “This exercise was centered around the fact that we think there are just too may used car dealers in Malden,” added Committee Vice Chairman/ Ward 7 Councillor Neal Anderson. Murphy explained that there are 16 used car dealerships that have been in business prior to changes in the ordinance that required lots to have 15 spaces for cars with three additional parking spaces for customers and employees. Those businesses are grandfathered in and can continue as is until their owners decide to shut down. ing to cap the remaining used car lots to the current count of 28. There are no caps proposed for new car lots or salvage yards. Licensing fees for Class I, II and III will increase to $200 a year, which Murphy said is on par with what neighboring cities and towns charge for licenses. The new regulations would require annual inspections by both the Fire Department and the Building Inspector, and there will be a $100 annual inspection fee. “Our compliance officers spend a lot of time making sure these lots are in-line with our ordinance,” said Murphy. There will also be a onetime $50 application fee for anyone pursuing a new license. The principal of each car dealership will also be required to submit an updated CORI report from the state with their application for a new license or renewal. “Those are the changes we felt were important to bring to the table,” said Murphy. It is now up to the Ordinance Committee to review the proposed changes and recommend if they should become part of the city’s ordinances. WE WORK FOR YOU! * Have your car repaired by Real Manufacturer Certiified Technicians * An I-CAR GOLD CLASS SHOP Highest Certificate in the Repair Industry * Premier Insurance Co. Collision Repair Shop for Geico, Liberty Mutual, Metlife, Progressive and more! * Over 30 Years of putting families back on the Road Safe & Fast! * ATLAS Stands Behind All Repairs with a Limited Lifetime Warranty 1605 North Shore Road, Revere * 781-284-1200 Visit us at: www.AtlasAutobody.com or call (781) 284-1200 to schedule your appointment today!

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