The early morning parking ban has been on the books since 1971, although more emphasis was put on it in November of last year, when Mayor Bryan Blakeman and Police Chief Tim Gladis urged residents to adhere to the ban to help the city with snow removal efforts.
The new ordinance, if passed, will now allow for a citywide parking ban anytime City Manger Lance Willard or Gladis
determines there is a local weather emergency.
said residents are "pretty good" about complying with the parking rules, and that the new ban is not an attempt to punish people for parking.
The city will be reasonable and allow people enough time to remove their vehicles once an emergency is declared, he