With snow coming this weekend, we wanted to issue a reminder that calendar parking is currently in effect. Between the hours of 2 and 7 a.m., you must park on the odd side of the street on odd-numbered calendar days, and vice-versa. This allows easier access for public works to clean the streets, which allows for safer travel for citizens and emergency vehicles. The result is cleaner, safer roads for travel and fewer vehicles towed at the owners' expense. The easiest way to remember the ordinance is to always park your vehicle for the next day if you are parking before midnight. On that note, it’s also important to abide by rules for parking in municipal lots. These rules are displayed on signage in the lot, and most of the lots prohibit vehicles from parking there between the hours of 2 and 7 a.m. There are three city lots that permit overnight parking- lots 1, 9 and 11- and overnight permits must be purchased through the City. Currently, lot 9 is the only overnight municipal lot with permit availability. When parking in any lot, please ensure that your permit is visibly displayed. It should also be noted that parking permits are non-transferrable and the city does not oversell permits for the lots. This is to ensure that those who have purchased permits for a specific lot are guaranteed space there. Abiding by calendar and municipal parking rules results in cleaner, safer roads for travel for everyone, and fewer vehicles towed at the owners' expense. Parking regulations help maintain quality of life within the community by allowing citizens to work together to uphold similar standards when it comes to public health and safety. This allows the city to run smoothly and efficiently to help to protect the property value, health and best interests of all Menomonie residents.