By Chief Steven J. Wojnar
Dudley Police Department
The unexpected snowfall last week reminds us all that winter is just around the corner. I wanted to take this opportunity to once again remind residents of the winter parking regulations. This is always a hot topic of conversation with our local Highway Superintendent, Mr. Dan Gion. Most people are unaware of the difficulties involved in keeping the streets clear. I hope to provide everyone with a little further information.
Article ten of Dudley’s By-laws contains the parking regulations. Section three, in part, deals with snow removal operations. Vehicles are not allowed to park on any Town controlled way so as to interfere with snow removal operations. The Superintendent of Streets may remove or cause to be removed any vehicle interfering with this operation. For snow removal purposes, any accumulation of two inches or more can enact this provision. Your vehicle can be towed in order to accommodate snow removal.
When plow trucks are forced to plow around vehicles, it creates ice problems and other hazards. The highway workers must return at another time to complete the operation. This situation doubles efforts and wastes time, fuel, and money. I am encouraging all residents to voluntarily comply with these restrictions and assist the Town employees with providing safe roads on which to travel. The last thing anyone wants to have is their vehicle towed or be the one responsible for an accident or injury.
I wish to thank the Dudley Veterans Agent, Mr. Richard Holewa, and the various local veterans groups for another fitting and appropriate observance of Veterans Day on Sunday, November 11th. Brief ceremonies were held in both Towns along with a parade from the Dudley Veterans Court of Honor to the Webster Veterans Court of Honor. It was great to see all the veterans and their organizations, the scouts, and the many others who came out to pay their respect to all our veterans, past and present. Thank you again for this remembrance and thanks to all who put their lives on the line in service to this country.
- Thursday, 15 November 2012
- Posted in Categories: : Chief's Corner