Brooklyn Center Snow Ordinance In Effect for Second Year
It’s going to be a snowy week in the northwest suburbs. Residents need to pay attention to snow emergencies and rules. Officials familiar with the new Brooklyn Center snow ordinance – passed in November of 2018 – want people to be aware of that.
“Stay engaged with what the weather is looking to be,” said Garrett Flesland of the Brooklyn Center Police Department. “If you’re looking at the city website. If you’re looking at the city social media feeds and ideally sign up on the Notify Me notifications service from the city, you’ll get plenty of notice. We are not trying to spring this on anyone. We’re not trying to play any games.”
Overnight snow in the Northwest burbs had plow operators clearing roads, streets, and parking lots on Tuesday. Winter parking rules can be tricky so residents need to stay up to date.
Brooklyn Center’s new snow ordinance
In November of 2018 Brooklyn Center enacted a new snow ordinance.
When snow totals top 2.5 inches residents can’t park on the street until it is plowed curb to curb.
“The ordinance allows for citations and impounding,” Flesland said. “The city’s goal really is not to impound vehicles, or to tow a bunch of vehicles. We want streets to be clear so public works has the easiest time to get it plowed really well that first time. It’s the most efficient effective way.”
If your vehicle gets towed, go to the Brooklyn Center Police Department. They will tell you what impound lot to go to.