The amended snow ordinance, which passed at the Oct 15. city council meeting, will now allow the city administrator to get ahead of snow accumulation problems by calling for no parking, with two- to three-day notice to residents and businesses, so crews can clear known problem areas and avoid snow buildup, according to Communications Manager Geno Palazzari.
The change is prompted by the many small snow events that occurred last snow season.
“City staff and council are happy to allow the city administrator to declare no parking in certain areas so snow removal can take place,” said Palazzari.
The council originally proposed to shut down parking entirely on emergency snow routes for several months during snow season. In response to the concerns of business owners and residents, the council amended the ordinance before its passing.
The administrator, as in the past, may also declare a snow emergency when the forecast calls for four or more inches of snow. At such time, no parking would be allowed on emergency snow routes.
The emergency snow routes are listed below:
- 6th St. from Burma Ave. to Gillette Ave.
- 4th St. from 4-J Rd. to Gurley Ave.
- Gurley Ave. from 12th St. to 4th S.
- 4-J Rd. from 2nd St. to 8th St.
- Brooks Ave from 2nd St. to Warlow Dr.
- 9th from Butler Spaeth Rd. to Highway 59
- Foothills Blvd. from U.S. 14-16 to Echeta Rd.
- 7th St. from Highway 59 to 4-J Rd.
The ordinance further allows the city administrator to designate no parking for different types of emergencies, such as a water main break.
More information on city snow declarations and levels can be found here.