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City to target motorists who park on City streets overnight

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January 28, 2015 - The City has a bylaw preventing motorists from parking on streets overnight from November 1 to April 30 annually. The bylaw is intended to allow snowplows to clear roads without obstructions before morning travelers get on their way.

In spite of the bylaw, Kawartha Lakes Mayor Andy Letham said one of the issues he has heard repeatedly from snow plow operators is the number of vehicles being parked on City streets overnight.

“We have a bylaw in place to prevent people from parking on City streets overnight,” explained Mr. Letham. “The bylaw is to assist our staff to make sure the roads are cleaned for our residents. We need to ensure that residents and visitors are adhering to the bylaw for everyone’s benefit.”

Aaron Sloan, Manager of Municipal Law Enforcement said his department will be actively monitoring and enforcing the bylaw moving forward.

“We want to make sure the public is aware that it is in violation of the bylaw to park on City streets overnight,” he said. “When vehicles are left on the streets it makes it very difficult for snow plow operators to do their jobs effectively.

“We will be out and checking to make sure the bylaw is being followed and motorists who continue to park on the street overnight will be ticketed,” he continued.

Residents are reminded that parking is not allowed on City streets between 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. from November 1, 2014 to April 30, 2015.

Overnight parking in municipal parking lots is also prohibited from 11:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. from November 1, 2014 to April 30, 2015 by municipal by-law unless covered by a permit, in Lot M1 in Lindsay.

The hours for prohibited parking in the following downtown areas are from 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. – in Lindsay on Kent St. W. from Lindsay St. to Victoria Ave.; in Bobcaygeon on Bolton St. from King St. to Canal St.; in Fenelon Falls on Colborne St. from Water St. to Bond St.; on May St. from Water St. to Francis St, on Francis St. West from Colborne St. to May St., and in Omemee on King St. from Queen St. to Sturgeon Rd.

If a vehicle is left parked on a city street or in a municipal parking lot it may be impounded in accordance with the Highway Traffic Act and fines may be levied. The by-law is enforced by the Municipal Law Enforcement Officers and Officers of the Kawartha Lakes Police Service.


For more information please contact:

Aaron Sloan
Manager, Municipal Law Enforcement
705-324-9411 Ext. 1223

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