Technically, an overnight parking ban on city streets took effect on November 1st.
It’s intended to keep the streets clear of vehicles when it snows, so that public works can clear the streets as completely, quickly and safely as possible.
City clerk Steph Palmateer says it obviously isn’t an issue yet.
“We just like to remind people that this is Timmins and we can get snow on a moment’s notice,” he explains. “So if it does snow and crews go out to work, you can expect bylaw officers to be out there supporting our public works department.”
Palmateer adds that this is a good opportunity to find a parking spot off the street and start using it.
Once there is snow, vehicles will be ticketed. They prevent public works crews from properly cleaning the streets – and that affects everyone.
“With vehicles and snowbanks in the road, it makes it hard for pedestrians, it makes it hard for other motorists, it just makes it hard for everybody involved.”
The fine is $75.00, but only $50.00 if you pay it in five days.