I really prefer to write blog posts about interesting local events, unique Kent characters and to share good news stories about our community but unfortunately Old Man Winter is dominating the headlines these last couple of weeks and if you’ve glanced out a window this evening you know he’s back at it. As much as I hate writing about it, I feel a sense of obligation to report the latest updates on weather related notices issued by our Public Service Department — consider this a blog version of twitter. Here’s the latest Parking Ban notification that went into effect this evening:
THE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC SERVICE FOR THE CITY OF KENT HAS ANNOUNCED A SNOW EMERGENCY PARKING BAN BEGINNING TODAY AT 4:00PM, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9TH, 2010.
THE PARKING BAN IS BEING PUT INTO EFFECT TO ALLOW CITY CREWS TO CLEAR SNOW AND ICE FROM CITY STREETS DURING THE CURRENT STORM EVENT. THIS PARKING BAN WILL REMAIN IN AFFECT FOLLOWING THE STORM TO ALLOW CITY CREWS TO CONTINUE SNOW REMOVAL EFFORTS. AN UPDATED NEWS RELEASE WILL BE ISSUED TO INFORM THE PUBLIC AS TO THE STATUS OF THIS PARKING BAN AND WHEN IT WILL BE LIFTED.
DURING A SNOW EMERGENCY, PARKING ON ALL CITY STREETS IS BANNED TO PROVIDE FOR SNOW AND ICE REMOVAL. A SNOW EMERGENCY EXISTS DURING ANY 24 HOUR PERIOD WHEN TWO OR MORE INCHES OF SNOW ACCUMULATES.
THIS WINTER SEASON, RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES ARE REMINDED TO CLEAR PUBLIC SIDEWALKS OF SNOW AND ICE ABUTTING THEIR PROPERTIES.
City of Kent, Ohio
Eugene K. Roberts
Director of Public Service