Winter Parking Ban Doesn’t Automatically Start Dec. 1

OSWEGO, NY – The Mayor’s Office has received a few inquiries regarding the winter parking ban and whether or not it goes into effect on Dec. 1.

To clarify the matter, Resolution No. 232 was passed by the Common Council on June 8, 2009, and it amended the City Code, Chapter 257, Vehicles and Traffic Ordinance, to read as follows:

“The Mayor, at his discretion, may impose a winter parking ban commencing on or after Dec. 1 and continuing through March 31. The Mayor may, however, begin the winter parking ban prior to Dec. 1 at his discretion based on weather conditions. The Mayor may also suspend or remove the winter parking ban prior to March 31 at his discretion if weather conditions permit. During such time as the winter parking ban is imposed, the parking of any vehicle on all highways and streets shall be prohibited between the hours of 1 a.m. and 6 a.m.”

According to the Mayor’s Office, “The winter parking ban will not go into effect automatically on Dec. 1.”

The mayor will notify local media as soon as he makes the decision to implement the winter parking ban, and as always, courtesy tickets will be given on the first two nights of the parking ban.

Please note that on Dec. 1, the downtown parking lot restrictions will go into effect in the municipal parking lots, as posted.