The city has heard the cries of the people, and they’re doing something about it.
Since the big snow storm hit on Saturday night, many motorists have been ticketed for parking infractions, whether they were in the wrong or not.
Mayor Michael Fougere said he’s very sorry what happened.
“We’re going to review those policies when having an extraordinary event like this snowstorm that they are reasonable and fair,” said Fougere. “Both to the driver and also to the staff that do the work each and every day.
But the apology isn’t without meaning.
“It’s the decision that’s found in this regard that any ticket that’s been issued from 6 am on Monday morning to 6 am on Wednesday morning will be cancelled.”
Fougere says no matter where you were parked when you received the ticket, you will have it cancelled, or if it’s been paid, refunded. He notes that does not apply for snow routes. If you are ticketed in a snow route, the ticket will be upheld.
Meanwhile, the city will be starting a residential plow on Thursday.
The city says it will post schedules on the city website as to what residential streets will be cleared. The residential plow will only happen on weekdays on the day-shift when more people are likely to be at work.