DOVER (WJER) (February 8, 2022) – Last week’s winter storm has city officials considering implementing parking bans and snow removal regulations.
Councilwoman Sandy Moss Monday proposed banning parking on certain streets during snowstorms. Council will discuss it at a future meeting. Dover police have been ticketing cars parked on a street for more than 48 hours, saying it hinders plowing efforts.
Councilman Bob Mueller wants his colleagues to consider enacting legislation that would stop people from plowing snow into the street or onto other people’s property.
“All snow or ice cleared from a private property shall be disposed of on said private property in a manner that does not create dangerous conditions for the public,” Mueller read from a proposed ordinance.
Moss also advised Dover residents that only city crews could plow city streets and alleys.
“You cannot hire anyone or any plow company to plow out the alley or street in Dover,” she said.
Councilman Greg Bair and other members thanked the city snowplow drivers for all their work over the past week. He says many of them are new and inexperienced.
Bair addressed a complaint about crews plowing Union Avenue moving snow into New Philadelphia.
“The Dover crew was putting the snow into the parking lot at the New Phila Elks Lodge blocking one of the entrances into the lodge,” he said. “I’m sure they didn’t know, but putting Dover snow into the New Phila lodge is not something we should be doing.”
Bair said he apologized to the lodge and asked someone in the service department to look into it.