“We know that snow clearing is important to our residents and the parking restriction during the winter months allows City snow plows to get through and clear the roads without obstructions before morning travelers get on their way,” explained Aaron Sloan, Municipal Law Enforcement Manager. With the heavy snow accumulation earlier this week, City crews were challenged by vehicles parked overnight on City streets as well as property owners piling snow on City roads and sidewalks.
“With the snow accumulations we have had this week there have been some challenges with snow clearing due to vehicles parked on the roadways during the overnight hours,” said Rod Porter, East Maintenance Area Manager. “We would like to remind residents not to pile snow on roads or sidewalks and to ensure they don’t leave vehicles on City streets overnight.”
Overnight parking in municipal parking lots is also prohibited from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. from until April 30, 2016 by municipal by-law unless covered by a permit in Lindsay.
The hours for prohibited parking in the following downtown areas are from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. – in Lindsay on Kent St. W. from Lindsay St. to Victoria Ave.; in Bobcaygeon on Bolton St. from King St. to Canal St.; in Fenelon Falls on Colborne St. from Water St. to Bond St.; on May St. from Water St. to Francis St, on Francis St. West from Colborne St. to May St., and in Omemee on King St. from Queen St. to Sturgeon Rd.
“Enforcement is ongoing and we appreciate everyone’s cooperation in helping to keep vehicles off City streets overnight to assist with snow clearing,” said Mr. Sloan.
If a vehicle is left parked on a city street or in a municipal parking lot it may be ticketed, towed and impounded in accordance with the Highway Traffic Act and fines may be levied. The by-law is enforced by the Municipal Law Enforcement Officers and Officers of the Kawartha Lakes Police Service.
For more information on the City’s Winter Control policies, procedures and FAQ’s visit www.kawarthalakes.ca.