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Winter overnight parking permitted in two lots

Nov 14, 2017 | Public Works | General

The Town of Orangeville will offer an overflow winter parking program at parking lots at two municipal parks.

To provide residents with an option that does not involve overnight on-street parking, the Town will offer space at Rotary Park and Fendley Park, on a trial basis, between December 1, 2017 and March 31, 2018. During the winter months, this will accommodate those with more vehicles than parking spaces on their property.

The entire parking lot at Fendley Park would be available for overflow winter parking while part of the Rotary Park parking lot will be free for parking. Signs will be erected informing users about which area of the parking lot is to be used on which night, allowing the other part to be plowed and sanded.

During the trial period, Town staff will monitor the two overflow parking lots to determine levels of usage.

The Town’s Traffic By-law has been revised to reduce hours of prohibited overnight winter parking on municipal property. The by-law prohibits on-street parking and parking in municipal parking lots from 2-7 a.m. from December 1 to March 31 to permit winter control activities. Violations can result in having a vehicle ticketed or towed.

Residents are also reminded that it is an offence under Town of Orangeville by-laws to park over a sidewalk.