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Monday, February 02 2015

Emergency Winter Parking Ban in Effect

Adapted from several Greenfield Department of Public Works press releases:

An emergency winter parking ban, prohibiting parking on BOTH sides of all residential streets, is in effect from 1AM Monday, 2/2/15, through 6AM on Tuesday, 2/3/15.  No overnight parking is allowed in town lots, except in designated areas of the Chapman/Davis Street lot and a section of the Hope Street lot.  THE TOWN WILL HAVE ALL VEHICLES IN VIOLATION OF THE PARKING BAN TOWED AT THE OWNERS' EXPENSE.

This emergency winter parking ban is being implemented for public safety due to a large predicted snowfall amount.  In addition, property owners that abut public sidewalks are reminded that they are responsible for removal of snow from sidewalks within 24 hours after the end of the snowfall as set forth in town ordinance 159-16.

Keep in mind that there is always a regular winter parking ban, from December 1st to April 1st, that prohibits parking on the south and east sides of the street.  It also prohibits parking between the hours of 1AM and 6AM on any street or in municipal parking lots.

For regular Greenfield Winter Parking Ban details, click here!

Also, the Greenfield Department of Public Works would like to request the help of our residents in keeping our Town functioning well during the snow season by adhering to the following:

• TRASH & RECYCLING:  When putting out trash and recyclables, remember that the bags and recycling bin must be accessible (for efficient collections) from the street side of the snow bank.  In most cases a “shelf” can be easily shoveled into the snowbank to provide a suitable spot for the containers or the bags and bins can be placed at the end of the driveway.  Trash and recycling located on the sidewalk behind snow banks will not be collected.

• FIRE HYDRANTS:  For neighborhood safety, property owners that abut public fire hydrants should remove a 2 foot wide path of snow to and around the hydrant within 24 hours after the end of the snowfall as set forth in Town ordinance 159-25.

• DRIVEWAYS:  When clearing your driveway of snow place the snow on the right hand side of your driveway as you face the road (i.e. the “downstream” side) so snow will not redeposited in your driveway on the next pass.  Do not leave windrows of snow in the road as they present safety risks to our plow drivers and the travelling public. 

The Department of Public Works thanks all of our customers for help in these matters.