Alternate side parking in Kenosha to begin Dec.1
Alternate side parking — that beloved local tradition — will begin in Kenosha on Thursday. Dec. 1.
Here’s the whole lowdown from a city press release:
The City of Kenosha asks all citizens to help them keep Kenosha’s streets and sidewalks clean and safe in the winter months ahead. Citizens can help by following parking regulations, removing snow from their sidewalks and nearby fire hydrants and watching for snow emergency information through the local media. The city requires that all motorists follow alternate side parking regulations, from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m., beginning Thursday, Dec. 1. On odd-calendar dates from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m., motorists may park, unless otherwise prohibited, on the side of the street where buildings have an odd-numbered address. On even-calendar dates from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m., motorists may park, unless otherwise prohibited, on that side of the street where buildings have an even-numbered address. Alternate side parking does not apply to blocks where parking is limited to only one side of the street, or to blocks which have other parking restrictions, which would also be in effect from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m.. There are two occasions which require parking on the odd-numbered side of the street on consecutive nights. They are Dec. 31–Jan. 1 and Jan. 31–Feb. 1. Alternate side parking regulations are in effect from Dec. 1, 2011, to March 31, 2012. Motorists who fail to observe these regulations may be fined, and their vehicles may be towed. Citizens are also asked to observe posted snow route regulations. After two inches of snow have fallen, parking is prohibited in areas where snow routes are posted with road signs. Violators are subject to a fine, and their vehicles may be towed. IN THE EVENT OF A SNOW EMERGENCY, PARKING IS PROHIBITED ON ALL CITY STREETS. The City may declare a snow emergency during severe winter weather conditions, usually when four (4) inches or more of snow has fallen, or when snow is causing hazardous driving conditions. The City provides notice at least two (2) hours prior to the enforcement of snow emergencies, so motorists may have sufficient time to remove their vehicles from the roadway. The City notifies the public of snow emergencies through the local media, WLIP 1050 AM, and Citicable Channel 25 on Time Warner Cable. As of Dec. 1, Kenoshans may also call the Snow Emergency & Parking Information Hotline, 24 hours per day, at 653-4074. Property owners and occupants are required to keep their sidewalks clear of snow and ice within 24 hours following the end of a winter storm. They may not shovel, dump, snow blow or otherwise place snow in any public street or alley right-of-way. Violators may be fined. They should be reported to the Kenosha Police Department at 656-1234, or the City of Kenosha Department of Public Works at 653-4050. For more information, pick up a free copy of the City Snow & Ice Control Guide at the City of Kenosha Department of Public Works Street Division, or call 653-4070.