Month: January, 2018

PUBLIC NOTICE: Please help us keep your streets clear of snow by moving your vehicle off of the street when snowfall reaches/or is expected to reach 2 inches (Ordinance 351.15)

Please help our Service Department get your streets clean and free of snow by moving your vehicle off of streets when snowfall reaches (or is expected to reach) two inches. See our Village Ordinance below

351.15  SNOW EMERGENCY PARKING .
   (a)   In order to facilitate the cleaning of streets and expedite the free flow of traffic, motor vehicles shall not be parked on any street within the Municipality or within the Businessman’s Downtown Parking Lot at such times as the United States Weather Bureau records indicate that two inches of snow has fallen or two inches of snow has fallen and there is a prospect of further snowfall.  All vehicles parked prior to the time weather conditions prohibited parking must be removed by the owners or operators.  Any motor vehicle parked in violation of this prohibition shall be removed at the order of the Chief of Police and shall subject the owner or operator to the fines provided herein.
   (b)   It is the responsibility of the owners or operators of motor vehicles to ascertain weather conditions require the removal of their motor vehicles from the streets and to remove all vehicles parked in violation of this section.
   (c)   When the United States Weather Bureau records indicate that two inches of snow has fallen or two inches of snow has fallen and there is a prospect of further snowfall, the Chief of Police shall order the removal of all vehicles parked on the streets which have not been removed by the owners or operators.  Such vehicles shall be removed to a motor vehicle pound as designated by the Traffic Code.  Records shall be kept by the Police Department of all vehicles removed.
   (d)   Whoever violates this section is subject to the same penalties provided by law for illegal parking in normally regulated streets.  In addition, where a car is towed to a motor vehicle pound, the car can be recovered only upon the payment of the towing and/or storage charges.
   (e)   The Police Department shall use all available means to disseminate information as to the existence of weather conditions requiring removal of parked motor vehicles from the street, including radio, television, newspapers and other available media to the extent feasible.  The dissemination of this information does not relieve owners or operators of motor vehicles from the responsibility of ascertaining the existence of weather conditions requiring the removal of parked motor vehicles from the streets.
   (f)   The prohibitions in Section 351.15, Snow Emergency Parking , apply to any street located within the Municipal limits of the Village of Johnstown.
(Ord. 10-07.  Passed 12-4-07.)