NEW PHILADELPHIA (WJER) (Jan. 21, 2022) – Police Chief Mike Goodwin says enforcement of the city’s 48-hour street parking limit will be resuming Monday.
Goodwin says it’s something they typically enforce year-round but because of the severity of the winter storm the area experienced, he decided to give people a seven-day grace period.
“With 12 inches of snow roughly plus the plow trucks coming in, and when it starts to warm up like it did yesterday, that just gets slushy and it’s like a block of ice. So there’s people who are really going to have to do some digging to get their car out.”
He says if it’s apparent a vehicle hasn’t moved within forty-eight hours when enforcement resumes Monday, it will be ticketed and towed away.
“If there’s no tracks coming in or out of them. We’re just going to go ahead and take them at that time. Probably at that time we’ll tow them away.”
The fine for violating the ordinance is $20. Goodwin says that’s in addition to towing costs and impound fees, which can be quite substantial.