Towing Company Cries Foul

BAR HARBOR — A local towing company that is trying to get on the police department’s call list took their case to the town council Tuesday.

George Seavey, the owner of Acadia Towing and Fleet Services, said that he has been asking the department to use his company for wreck removal and other situations since he went into business last September, but that Police Chief Nate Young has “refused to do so.” He asked the council to consider crafting a formal towing ordinance, which would dictate that the department create a rotation list for towing companies.

Mr. Seavey was joined in his request by business partner Todd Staples.

Chief Young said that he sees no reason to alter his department’s towing policy. Under those guidelines, he has the discretion to decide which towing services the department uses, he said, and many factors come into the decision.

The department has tried rotation lists before, he said, and “it becomes a disaster.”

Mr. Seavey questioned the fairness of the current policy.

The council agreed to take the matter up again at their May 19 meeting.

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Nicole Ouellette

Nicole Ouellette

When Nicole isn't giving advice she's completely unqualified to give, she runs an Internet marketing company in Bar Harbor, where she lives with her husband Derrick and their short dog Gidget. She loves young adult novels, cooking and talking French to anyone who'll talk back. [email protected]