To all Arlington Citizen's it is that time of the year again where the white stuff is falling! I know we had our first big snow fall of the year so here is a reminder of our snow ordinance regarding parking on the streets. If you have any questions or concerns please give the Arlington Police Department a call at 507-964-5200, stay warm!
NOTICE TO ARLINGTON RESIDENTS
VEHICLES, TRAILERS – The City of Arlington will be hauling and plowing snow anytime there is a snowfall of two (2) inches or more. We ask that all residents park all vehicle(s) and trailer(s) off the streets and avenues until they are plowed curb to curb, or they will be ticketed and towed. In accordance with the terms of Section 4 of Ordinance 216, vehicles that interfere with City maintenance activity, such as snow removal, may be towed to a designated area at the expense of the owner. The vehicle may be impounded until all parking fines, towing and storage charges have been paid. Unclaimed vehicles shall be sold and the proceeds applied first against such fines and charges. Repeat violators will be towed without additional notice.
SIDEWALKS – Per City Ordinance 178: Accumulation of snow or ice on public sidewalks constitutes a public nuisance. It is unlawful for any person to remove snow or ice from private property and place on public property. The property owner or occupant of the abutting property is required to remove snow and ice from all public sidewalks within 12 hours after such snow or ice has eased to be deposited upon such sidewalk. Failure to remove the snow or ice within 24 hours may be a cause for the City to do so itself. If the City, or an agent assigned by the City, has to remove the snow, the City will bill the property owner accordingly. Unpaid bills for snow removal will be a cause for a special assessment against the property.
BUSINESS DISTRICT PARKING – In the event of snow accumulation, vehicles are to PARK PARALLEL TO THE STREET in the business district (Main Street and side streets) until such time that the entire street (curb to curb) has been cleared of snow.
Thank you for your cooperation.