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Posted on: November 30, 2018

Winter Parking Restrictions

§ 343-4 Parking restrictions.

[Amended 4-6-1995 by Ord. No. 865]

B. All-night parking.

(1) No person, partnership, corporation, or other legal entity shall park or cause to be parked any vehicle of any kind or description on any public street or highway in the City of Muskego between the hours of 3:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. commencing December 1 and ending on April 1 of any year unless temporarily authorized by the Police Department.


§ 343-14 Snow emergencies.

[Added 11-11-1968 by Ord. No. 119]

A. Declaration of emergency. The Mayor or, in his absence, the President of the Common Council or the Public Works and Development Director or designee shall declare a snow emergency during the period of a driving snowstorm or immediately thereafter, whenever traffic becomes congested by reason of said snowfall and the operation of emergency vehicles, including snow removal equipment and machinery, is impeded.

B. Duration of emergency. Such emergency shall exist so long as traffic remains congested and the operation of emergency vehicles is impeded, or likely to be impeded, by the falling of snow and the congestion of traffic upon the streets, alleys or public parking lots of the City.

C. Notice of emergency. The Mayor, or other authorized officials, may proclaim the state of emergency through the press, radio or other public means of communication and may designate and authorize police officers and snow removal personnel to inform the citizenry of the existence of the emergency.

D. Parking prohibited during emergency. No person shall park any vehicle on a main street, alley or public parking lot during the period of a snow emergency or immediately thereafter until such main street, alley or public parking lot has been cleared of snow, unless with reasonable diligence he could not avoid it.

E.  Negligent parking on side streets. No person shall permit any vehicle to park or stop upon any uncleared street or alley or parking lot, either during a driving snowstorm, immediately thereafter, or during a state of declared emergency in such manner as to interfere with snow removal equipment, unless with reasonable diligence he could not avoid it.

F.  Removal of vehicles. Any traffic officer, the Public Works and Development Director or any of his employees under his supervision and direction may remove any vehicle which may interfere with the operation of any snow removal equipment or any emergency vehicle. The cost of removing such vehicle may be charged to the owner or operator thereof, and the removal may be made by the Public Works and Development Department with City personnel, or by commercial towing service. Cars removed and towed away shall be stored in a safe place and restored to the owner or operator of such car upon payment of the towing fee therefor.[1]

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