The Board of Selectmen adopted a change in the Town’s on-street winter parking ban at its meeting of December 17, 2018. This change is effective immediately.
Rather than having to remove vehicles from public streets between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 6:00 AM between December 1 and April 1 every year, residents will be allowed to park on the street except during declared snow emergencies.
Advance notice of the beginning and end of all snow emergencies will be given via an announcement on the Town’s Code Red (reverse-911) system and will be disseminated via the Town, DPW and Police Dept. social media sites and/or websites. During declared snow emergencies, no vehicles may be parked on public streets, so that snow plowing operations may be conducted in a safe and timely manner.
Following the end of a snow emergency, vehicles may be parked on the street as long as they do not interfere with safe vehicular traffic and access by emergency vehicles, including police, fire and ambulance service. Vehicles blocking or impeding safe vehicular traffic will be subject to ticketing and towing by the Police Department.
Parking in the small municipal beach parking lot along Cable Avenue will continue to be available to Town residents throughout the winter.
The Police Dept. non-emergency phone number (978-465-3121) will be available 24 hours per day for anyone who has questions about the Town’s winter on-street parking policy.