Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Police Chief Edward Deveau announced the end of the winter parking ban.
The winter parking ban in Watertown ends on Saturday, March 30, announced Police Chief Edward Deveau. The ban prevents people from parking their cars overnight during the winter months. While the ban will be lifted, Department of Public Works officials said that keeping streets clear helps workers repair roads. The ban began after Thanksgiving.
Friday, December 21, 2012
The Watertown Police will not enforce the winter parking ban from Dec. 23 to Jan. 1
Friday, December 21, 2012
The Watertown Police Department announced that the winter overnight street parking ban will be suspended beginning next week. Here is the statement released by the Watertown Police Department: Please be advised that Watertown's All Night Parking enforcement will be suspended beginning Sunday night Dec. 23, 2012. Enforcement will resume on Wednesday night Jan. 2, 2013. In the event of a Snow Emergency during this time, all vehicles will need to be removed from the roadway.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The ban on overnight parking on Watertown's streets will begin after Thanksgiving.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The following information was provided by the Watertown Police Department: Watetown Chief of Police Edward P. Deveau has announced the 2012-2013 Winter Parking Ban dates. Effective at midnight on November 25, 2012, and continuing to April 1, 2013, the Winter Parking Ban will be in effect and strictly enforced. The regulation reads in part; “No vehicle may remain on any public way for more than one hour between the hours of 1 a.m. and 6 a.m. all days of the week.” For residents who lack sufficient off street parking, the town allows for temporary parking at any municipal parking lot and other locations noted: Please note that these locations may be used free of charge, however all vehicles may use available spaces after 7 p.m. and …
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Watertown Police Chief Edward Deveau announced that the overnight parking ban will end early this year
The winter parking ban that prohibits overnight parking on Watertown streets will end on March 15. The overnight parking ban was scheduled to end on April 1, but Watertown Police Chief Edward Deveau announced Wednesday it would end early this year. The ban is in place to allow snow plowers to remove snow from the streets during overnight snow storms. This is the second reprieve for town residents. The ban was lifted during the Christmas and New Year's holidays.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Police Chief Edward Deveau announced the police will not be enforcing the parking ban through Jan. 2.
Watertown residents will get a gift from Watertown Police Chief Edward Deveau, as he announced that the winter parking ban will go on hiatus for a week. Here is the announcement from the town's website: "Effective Dec. 23, 2011, at 4 p.m. officers will NOT be enforcing the All Night Parking Ban, barring any snowfall that would require plowing or sanding. Enforcement of the All Night Parking Ban will resume at midnight on Jan. 2, 2012."
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Watertown officials made a deal with the Cortiva Massage Therapy school.
Residents living south of the river do not have to take their car to the municipal lot to park overnight during the winter. The town has made a deal with the Cortiva Massage Therapy school, 103 Morse St., to use the 15 spots during the winter. The town prohibits overnight parking from Nov. 27, 2011 to April 1, 2012, and enforces the ban from 1 a.m. to 4 a.m. District B Town Councilor Cecilia Lenk said she confirmed with the Police Department that residents can park at the Cortiva Massage Therapy school. Cars can also be parked in municipal parking lots, such as the one behind CVS in Watertown Square, at the Police station at 552 Main St., any public school parking lot, Marion Road at Victory Field and the lot at Boylston and Mt Auburn …
Monday, December 5, 2011
I have a problem with the winter parking ban, and street parking bans in general.
It’s that time of year again — time for the winter parking ban. From November 27, 2011 through April 1, 2012, no vehicle can be parked on the street for more than one hour between 1 a.m. - 6 a.m. Last year, the town’s web site read, “The Department of Public Works needs to have the streets clear of any parked vehicles in order to perform street cleaning, catch basin clearing, and the removal of snow and ice from the roads.” I would be very surprised if the first two activities are done every single night of the four months that the parking ban is in effect. And when the town declares a snow emergency, all cars must be moved off the street anyway to allow for snow removal; I would think this would suffice. So why must cars be banned from …
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Cars will not be able to be left on the street over night from Nov. 27 to April 1.
The Watertown Police Department sent out the following announcement: Chief of Police Edward P. Deveau has announced the 2011-2012 Winter Parking Ban dates. Effective at midnight on Nov. 27, and continuing to April 1, 2012, the Winter Parking Ban will be in effect and strictly enforced. The regulation reads in part; no vehicle may remain on any public way for more than one hour between the hours of 1 a.m. and 6 a.m. all days of the week. For residents who lack sufficient off street parking, the town allows for temporary parking at any municipal parking lot and other locations noted: The Police station at 552 Main St., any public school parking lot, Marion Road at Victory Field and the lot at Boylston and Mt Auburn streets. Please note that …