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Oct 25

Press Release - Winter Parking Restrictions Begin Nov. 15

Posted on October 25, 2023 at 10:41 AM by Haley Foster

City Council Approves 2023-2024 Snowplowing & Ice Removal Policy: Winter Parking Restrictions Begin November 15

Monticello, MN – On Monday, Oct. 23 the Monticello City Council passed an updated Snowplowing and Ice Removal Policy in advance of the upcoming snow season.

No parking will be allowed on city streets from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m. from November 15 to April 1. Winter Parking Change

The overnight parking restriction allows crews to perform snowplow operations efficiently and effectively throughout the winter. In 2022 the City opted to limit on-street parking only during declared snow events but found the consistent nightly restriction was more effective at keeping public streets free of parked cars during snowfalls.

The city will continue to declare snow events as needed outside of the November 15 or April 1 timeline, or if large accumulation requires parking restrictions outside of the standard 1 a.m. to 6 a.m. window. The snow event alerts will include the timeframe for no on-street parking, and the news will be communicated in a variety of ways, including the City’s website, opt-in text or email alerts, social media, and local news outlets.

Staff will ask the City Council to consider ordinance updates to reflect the updated Snowplowing & Ice Removal Policy at the next regular meeting.

Please remember that, in addition to overnight parking restrictions, all streets need to be cleared of parked vehicles during a snowfall for the purpose of snowplowing until all streets have been plowed.

The parking restrictions are enforced by the Wright County Sheriff’s Office. Vehicles in violation during a snow event may be towed without notice at the owner’s expense. Call WCSO’s non-emergency number: (763) 682-1162, to locate a towed vehicle.