Snow & Ice Related Bylaws
8.24.010 Overnight Parking - Snow/Ice Removal
A. It shall be unlawful for any vehicle other than one acting in an emergency to be parked on any street from 12:00 (Midnight) to 6:00 A.M. This shall take effect on November 1st of each year and end on March 31st. (A fine of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) will be imposed for a violation of this section).
B. It shall be unlawful for any vehicle, other than one acting in an emergency, to be parked on any street, day or night, when it is snowing or when icy conditions exist. (A fine of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) will be imposed for a violation of this section).
C. Any vehicle, other than one acting in an emergency, parked, day or night, on any street in the Town, so as to interfere with the work of removing or plowing snow, removing ice, or sanding the street, may be removed or towed away, at the sole expense of the registered owner of said vehicle, under the authority and direction of the Superintendent of the Department of Public Works to a public garage or any convenient place. The Superintendent of the Department of Public Works shall within a reasonable time, notify the Chief of Police of the removal of any such vehicle and of the place to which it has been removed, and the Chief of Police shall give like notice to the registered owner of the vehicle. Vehicles so towed away shall be stored in a safe place and restored to the registered owner thereof upon proper identification and full payment, to the Town or to the Keeper of the place of storage, for the expenses incurred in such removal and storage.
Inquiries about vehicles so towed away shall be made at the Police Station.
(From the Town of Tewksbury Bylaws 8.24.010.)
Illegally parked vehicles are the biggest obstacle to effectively plowing snow from the roads. This ban prohibits the parking of motor vehicles on any public way at any time during the above-stated time periods. This allows the Department of Public Works to plow and open roads in a more efficient and timely manner. Your cooperation with the parking ban is greatly appreciated.
12.04.050 Placing Obstruction Prohibited
No persons other than an employee in the service of the Town or an employee in the service of an independent contractor acting for the Town shall place or cause to be placed any obstruction which include, but not be limited to, the depositing of snow, ice, or the pumping of water on any traveled public way or sidewalk so as to impede the flow of traffic; or hinder the snow plowing operation on such public way; or deposit snow near or on any fire hydrant so as to obstruct the access to the fire hydrant; or allow the same to remain there without first obtaining the consent in writing of the Superintendent of Public Works. All basketball hoops or other recreational equipment located on any right-of-way used by vehicular traffic shall be removed for the time period effective November 1st of each year until April 1st of the following year. The Police Department will be the sole enforcing agency of this By-Law.
Whoever violates this section shall be punished by a fine:
(From the Town of Tewksbury Town Bylaws 12.04.050.)
An obstacle to our snow and ice operation is the basketball hoops that are placed in Town roads. These hoops are tough to see when it is snowing and are capable of snagging and damaging our snow plow trucks. In the event that this happens and damage is caused to the vehicle, the owner will be held responsible for the damage. Please take the time to remove the hoops as required by the Town Bylaw during the winter months. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.