Winter parking alertPlease help keep town roads clear of vehicles so that the town plows can keep the roads clear for you!
The town reserves the right to tow any vehicles that obstruct town vehicles during snow-storms, floods or fires, at the vehicle owner's expense.
Read the full ordinance below:
ORDINANCE PROHIBITING OBSTRUCTION OF HIGHWAYS
Enacted Aug. 14, 1984
Enacted Aug. 14, 1984
SECTION 1 - Since there is a necessity to keep the town highway rights of way free from obstruction for the convenience of the public in general and town vehicles and school buses in particular, this ordinance is enacted to regulate parking and other obstructions on the town highways.
SECTION 2 - On and after the effective date of this ordinance, it shall be unlawful for any person or entity to park a vehicle or leave other obstacles within any town highway right of way which unreasonably interferes with the use of the highway by others or the proper maintenance and repair thereof for anything other than a temporary purpose reasonably designed to accomplish legitimate goals.
SECTION 3 - Any person or entity found violating any provisions of this ordinance shall be deemed quality of an violation and upon conviction thereof shall be subject to a fine not to exceed two hundred fifty (0) dollars or to imprisonment not exceeding 15 days, or to both such fine and imprisonment, for each and every violation. Each day's continued violation shall constitute a separate additional violation.
SECTION 4 - On and after the effective date of this ordinance, the Town Highway Department shall be authorized during snow-storms, floods or fires to remove any unattended vehicle which constitutes an obstruction to traffic or interferes with the proper maintenance thereof and to provide for the storage of said vehicle. The reasonable charges for such removal and storage shall be the cost thereof and shall be paid by the owner or operator of any such vehicle. Such charges shall be in addition to any fines or penalties imposed pursuant to Section 3 of the ordinance.
SECTION 5 - This ordinance shall take effect upon publication and posting in accordance with law.