The Parking Ban is Lifted as of Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 9:30 AM

Residents and businesses are reminded to remove snow and ice from sidewalks

The Parking Ban is Lifted as of Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 9:30 AM  

By ordinance, motorists must remove vehicles from the areas where parking was allowed during the ban in order to allow snow removal crews to clean up those areas.

Motorists are reminded that when moving vehicles back on to the streets, they must be parked within 12 inches of the curb, regardless of any snow banks that remain.  In the event a snow bank prevents parking within 12 inches of the curb, it is the motorist's responsibility to properly remove the snow, or park elsewhere.  Vehicles parked more than 12 inches from the curb or obstructing the flow of traffic may be ticketed or towed at the owner's expense.

Please note that town ordinance prohibits anyone from obstructing the public street or sidewalk without a permit from the town council. Therefore, any chairs, barrels, traffic cones or other objects placed in the public way to "reserve" parking spaces will be removed and disposed of immediately.

Residents and bysinesses are also reminded that town ordinance requires the owner or tenant of a property abutting a sidewalk to remove snow or ice from the sidewalk.  The complete language of this ordinance, including the November 1, 2016 amendment is:

12.24.010 - Failure to remove now and ice from sidewalks—Penalty.

No owner or tenant of an estate abutting on a sidewalk shall place or suffer to remain for more than six hours between sunrise and sunset any snow upon such sidewalk or any ice upon such sidewalk unless such ice is made even and covered with sand, salt, ice melt or such other product so as to prevent slipping. The width of the area to be cleared shall be thirty-six (36) inches and suitable for passage of a wheelchair.  The owner or tenant shall also ensure that any handicap access ramp on the sidewalk abutting the property is also cleared.  No person in the act of removing snow from a sidewalk, driveway or any other area, cause snow to be placed in the street or other public ways. For each offense under this section, the owner or tenant shall be liable for fines of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) for the first offense; fifty dollars ($50.00) for the second offense and one hundred dollars ($100.00) for the third and each subsequent offense.