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December 19, 2013

Village issues winter weather reminders

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Cooperstown Crier

---- — With winter weather arriving ahead of winter, village restrictions are in effect for on-street parking, according to a media release. 

Cooperstown prohibits overnight parking on village streets from Nov. 1 through April 1 to enable efficient snow removal.

In addition, the village has enacted a local law prohibiting parking on village streets anytime 2.5 or more inches of snow has fallen. Cars must be moved to ensure that street crews can effectively clear the roads for travel. The DPW Superintendent will determine when such a snow emergency goes into effect and will notify WKTV (Channel 2) and WSRK (FM 103.9). Information will also be posted on the village’s website, www.cooperstownny.org.

When parking is prohibited on village streets due to snow fall, cars may be parked in the Doubleday Field parking lot. The priority for snow removal will be the streets; the Doubleday lot may not be immediately plowed.  

Although the village clears snow from the streets, sidewalk clearing remains the responsibility of the adjoining property owner or occupant. Sidewalks must be cleared of snow within 24 hours of the end of a snowfall. In addition, sidewalks in front of commercial establishments are to be kept free of snow and ice at all times between the hours or 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

“For those of us who live in this region, winter storms can certainly cause inconveniences, and we hope everyone will work with the village to minimize any problems caused by winter weather,” reads the media release.