No more warn­ing tags for parked cars

The Welland Tribune - - OPINION -

Port Col­borne will no longer put warn­ing tags on ve­hi­cles, prior to tick­et­ing them, that in­ter­fere with snow re­moval in the city.

In its Novem­ber news­let­ter, the city said in Fe­bru­ary of this year coun­cil ap­proved changes to the ticket, tag, tow pro­ce­dure for en­forc­ing on- street park­ing in­frac­tions dur­ing win­ter snow re­moval.

Pre­vi­ously, the city said in the news­let­ter, ve­hi­cles parked on the street dur­ing snow re­moval would be is­sued a red tag warn­ing be­fore be­ing given a ticket. The new pro­ce­dure is to is­sue a ticket along with a tow no­tice, with tow­ing tak­ing place be­tween one and 24 hours af­ter the no­tice, de­pend­ing on the sever­ity of the storm and in­ter­fer­ence with snow re­moval.

It said the pur­pose of the new pro­ce­dure is to try to al­le­vi­ate hav­ing snow­plows to nav­i­gate around ve­hi­cles parked on the street as well as to re­duce the amount of ad­di­tional cleanup plow­ing the city must per­form af­ter ve­hi­cles are re­moved from the street af­ter a snow event.

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