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Cars not allowed to park overnight on town streets during winter months. Should law be changed to allow parking when snow is not predicted?
YOUR THOUGHTS WANTED--SHOULD THE TOWN MODIFY OUR SNOW ORDINANCE? SHOULD THE TOWN CONTINUE TO PROHIBIT CARS ON TOWN STREETS FROM DEC 1 TO MARCH 15?
SHOULD IT ONLY APPLY IF A SNOW IS PREDICTED?
For many years the town of Greenburgh has had a snow ordinance. Cars are not able to park their cars on town streets between December 1 and March 15th between 1 AM and 6 AM.
The reason: If it snows and cars are parked on the street it is very difficult for our highway department to clear roads of snow. We need cars off of the roads when it snows.
The problem: Many people live in homes with small driveways and find it difficult to comply with the ordinance. They have more than one car but the driveway isn't big enough for one car.
The reality: It doesn't snow all the time. And, people are being inconvenienced.
We made some exceptions for residents who live on E Hartsdale Ave a few years back. Should the exceptions be extended town wide? Or- for neighborhoods with homes with small driveways?
Should the town modify the snow ordinance so it would only apply if a snow is predicted 24 hours in advance?
I plan to bring this up at a Town Board work session next Tuesday. Please e mail me your thoughts. How has the snow ordinance impacted your life? Is it inconvenient? What do you do during the winter months? If we modify the ordinance how can we make sure that cars are off the roads when there is an anticipated storm? If cars don't comply we would have to tow away the cars?
Any suggestions you have would be appreciated. Please e mail the Town Board at email@example.com. I'd like the Town Board members to hear all comments on the issue.
This is what we did for residents of E Hartsdale Ave --it's been successful.
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Parking on East Hartsdale Ave is difficult. More and more younger people are moving to E Hartsdale Ave and they have more cars. There are not enough parking spaces in the apartments to accommodate each of the residents.Between December 1 and March 15 we prohibit parking on streets in Greenburgh whether it snows or not. The police department supports making an exception on East Hartsdale Ave. Parking would only be prohibited if a snow emergency is declared between the hours of 1 AM to 6 AM. If snow is anticipated we will advise residents not to park on the street. During times when snow is not anticipated cars can park on the street--which should enable everyone to find a parking space. During snow storms residents can park at Webb field (Richard Presser park). We will use digital boards to advise residents. The Town Board has scheduled a public hearing for November 21 at 7:30 PM to hear from the public. The hearing takes place at Town Hall.LINK TO TOWN BOARD WORK SESSION DISCUSSION ON PARKING ON EAST HARTSDALE AVE WITH PARKING AUTHORiTYhttp://greenburghny.swagit.com/play/10252016-1271PAUL FEINERRESOLUTION OF THE TOWN BOARD OF THE TOWN OF GREENBURGHSETTING A PUBLIC HEARING ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2016, AT 7:30PM, TO CONSIDER THE ADOPTION OF A LOCAL LAW AMENDINGCHAPTER 460 OF THE CODE OF THE TOWN OF GREENBURGH (1) TOPROHIBIT PARKING ON EAST HARTSDALE AVENUE FROM DECEMBER 1TO MARCH 15 BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 1:00 A.M. TO 6:00 A.M. ONLYWHEN A SNOW EMERGENCY IS DECLARED, AND (2) TO PROVIDE FORTHE TOWING OF VEHICLES PARKED ON EAST HARTSDALE AVENUEDURING A SNOW EMERGENCYWHEREAS, to facilitate the removal of snow, no person, except a person granted a special permitby the Chief of Police for medical reasons, can park a vehicle from December 1 to March 15 on EastHartsdale Avenue between the hours of 1:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m., pursuant to Section 460.20 of the TownCode (“SNOW PARKING”), except on the streets specified in Schedule XV (§ 460-64); andWHEREAS, several Town residents residing in the vicinity of East Hartsdale Avenue andsurrounding streets have had difficulty locating parking during the period from December 1 to March 15and have recommended amending Chapter 460 as it pertains to parking on East Hartsdale Avenue, toreflect a snow emergency system wherein parking is only limited to the times when it actually snows; andWHEREAS, the Town Board is interested in seeking public comment to determine whetheramending Section 460 to reflect a snow emergency system limiting parking to times when a SnowEmergency is declared is a viable alternative to completely eliminating parking from December 1 toMarch 15;NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Town Board of the Town of Greenburgh thatthe Town Clerk set a Public Hearing to be held at Greenburgh Town Hall, 177 Hillside Avenue,Greenburgh, New York, on the 21st day of November 2016, at 7:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as thematter can be heard, to consider the adoption of a local law amending Chapter 460 of the Code of theTown of Greenburgh (1) to prohibit parking on East Hartsdale Avenue from December 1 to March 15between the hours of 1:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. only when a Snow Emergency is declared and (2) to providefor the towing of vehicles parked on East Hartsdale Avenue during a Snow Emergency