Overnight Parking Ban ?xml:namespace>
In 2011, Carleton Place Town Council enacted significant changes to the Town's policy on winter parking. The parking restrictions that will be in effect with the coming winter season are conceptually similar to the system used by the City of Ottawa. In short this means:
1. Any time Environment Canada forecasts a snowfall of 7 cm or more an overnight parking ban will be in effect. This includes any forecast that calls for a range of snowfall exceeding 7 cm (i.e. 5 to 10 cm).
2. When this ban is in effect parking is prohibited on all town streets between 11 pm and 7 am to allow for snow clearing operations. Vehicles parked in violation of the ban will be ticketed and towed to the Public Library Parking Lot at 101 Beckwith St.
3. Town staff has been directed to determine the most efficient means to notify the public when a parking ban has been issued for the Town of Carleton Place. This will include notification being posted on the home page of the municipal website (http://www.carletonplace.ca/). Notification will also be posted on Twitter (www.twitter.com/Carleton_Place) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/carletonplacetownhall). Citizens are urged to check this website if in doubt.
Planned Snow Removal Operations ?xml:namespace>
At times Carleton Place Public Works Department will actively remove snow banks when the weather is favourable to do so. Removal operations generally occur during the overnight periods but can take place during the daytime as well. Temporary no parking signs will be posted to inform residents removal operations will be taking place and they are not to park on the streets marked with signs. Vehicles parking within designated removal area will be ticketed and towed to a nearby street.
Should your vehicle be towed and ticketed, the fines are as follows:
Council is confident that these improvements to our winter parking restrictions will allow our citizens more flexibility in parking their vehicles while at the same time ensuring that our streets can be cleared of snow in a timely and efficient manner. Any resident with questions about winter parking restrictions should feel free to contact Les Reynolds, Director of Protective Services at 613-257-5526 or email@example.com more information.