10/29/2012 12:20:00 PM PUBLIC NOTICE
CITY OF DODGE CENTER, MINNESOTA SNOW REMOVAL/PARKING REGULATIONS
CITY OF DODGE CENTER, MINNESOTA
SNOW REMOVAL/PARKING REGULATIONS
PURPOSE: To give the citizens of the City of Dodge Center a realistic expectation of the snow and ice removal services that will be provided during the winter season.
GOAL: The general goal of the City of Dodge Center is to keep city streets passable during the most heavily traveled periods of the week.
OPERATIONAL GUIDELINES: Priorities are making city streets passable, widening lanes, and applying abrasive material, if necessary, and clean-up before the next snowfall.
A "Snow Removal Period" is a period of time commencing at the beginning of each snowfall and lasting for 48 hours after a snowfall even if the snow has been removed from city streets. (City Code Section 11.09, Subd. 1, Definition)
During a snow removal period it is unlawful to park or leave standing a vehicle on any street or public alley between the hours of 1:00 o'clock A.M. and 4:00 o'clock P.M. This prohibition shall not apply to that part of Main Street located between 2nd Avenue West and 1st Avenue East. (City Code Section 11.09, Subd. 2. Parking Prohibition)
In the event that any police or enforcement officer finds any unattended vehicle standing upon any street, alley, or municipally owned parking lot in violation of any provision of Chapter 9, 10, or 11 of the City Code, such officer is hereby authorized to move such vehicle or require the driver or other person having charge of such vehicle to move such vehicle to a position in compliance with the law. (City Code Section 11.26, Moving Unattended Vehicles)
In the event a police or enforcement officer finds any unattended vehicle upon any street, alley, or municipally owned parking lot in violation of any provision of Chapter 9, 10, or 11 of the City Code, such officer is hereby authorized to provide for the removal of such vehicle to a position in compliance with the law, and in the event any charge shall be placed against such vehicle for the cost of such removal or subsequent storage, such charge shall be paid by the party claiming such vehicle prior to the removal of the vehicle from such position. (City Code Section 11.27, Impounding Unattended Vehicles)
EMERGENCY CALLS: Snow plows will not be dispatched at night on most streets except for emergency calls, such as assisting fire department and ambulance crews.
The Dodge Center Maintenance Department would like to remind property owners to keep utility meters and fire hydrants clear of snow through the winter season.