No more warning tags for parked cars
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.