Greetings from Madison, WI, where it's even colder than you are this winter.
I'm writing to you because I just received a notice of a delinquent parking ticket in your town. Not an unusual occurrence, particularly when you have college-age children driving cars in your name in various different parts of the country. (My daughter and I will have to hash this out, but that's an internal family matter that need not concern you.)
What does seem strange is that the violation is from September, 2010 - three and a half years ago. And this is the first notification I have ever received. I'm not overly concerned for myself: The car bit the dust long ago, the license plates are hanging in my garage, quite safe from the threat of cancellation. But I do wonder if you good citizens are aware that your city offices are a bit, shall we say, lax in enforcement? I can see a grace period of a month, maybe six months - but three and a half years seems excessive, particularly in this day when most city halls are pinching pennies wherever they can.
Assuming this violation is valid (again, my daughter and I will need to have a, ahem, discussion) I expect we will pay our debt to your community. You can look for our check in about 3 and half years, sometime in September, 2017.