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CITY OF MOUNT PLEASANT: Overnight Parking Reminders; Winter Storm Preparations

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By Press release submission | Jan 13, 2020

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City of Mount Pleasant issued the following announcement on Jan. 10. 

DOWNTOWN OVERNIGHT PARKING

Parking on streets is prohibited downtown from 4 a.m. to 6 a.m. throughout the year. These parking regulations will be enforced to help keep the streets clear for plowing.

For those with downtown overnight parking permits, several City parking lots have designated areas where overnight parking is allowed. Downtown parking lots designated for overnight parking include lots #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, and #6.

To assist with the prompt removal of snow from parking lots it is recommended overnight permit holders adhere to the following parking instructions:

PARKING LOT #1

Located at the NW corner of Michigan and Franklin, behind the Broadway Theatre, Stan’s and Grays Furniture and Boutique.

Please park along the section of the lot closest to Franklin Street.

PARKING LOT #2 (AKA JOCKEY ALLEY)

Located on Mosher, between Main and Court.

Please park in the spaces closest to Main Street.

PARKING LOT #3 (AKA TOWN CENTER)

Located at the NW corner of Main and Broadway.

Please park in the spaces closest to Broadway Street.

PARKING LOT #4

Located on Washington between Michigan and Broadway, behind Curtiss Hardware and the Upper Cut.

Please park in the spaces along the north side of the lot.

PARKING LOT #5

Located at the SE corner of Michigan and Washington, behind the old Ward Theatre.

Please park in the spaces closest to Michigan Street.

PARKING LOT #6

Located at the NW corner of University and Illinois, behind Listening Ear and The Bird Bar and Grill.

Please park in the spaces on the south side of the lot.

COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY OWNERS –

Sidewalk Snow Plowing

City ordinance requires commercial and industrial property owners to clear sidewalks within 18 hours after sleet, freezing rain or snow stops falling, with the exception of Sundays and holidays (Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day). In this case, snow must be cleared by noon the day following the Sunday or holiday. If the snow or ice is too hard to remove, the owner must spread enough sand or other abrasive material to make travel safe and as soon as weather permits, must clear a path of at least 48 inches in width.

Code enforcement officers can write a municipal civil infraction ticket to commercial and industrial property owners who do not fulfill this requirement of the ordinance. 

ALL RESIDENTS – On Street Parking

With the forecasted winter storm, do NOT park on City streets, this will help our Street Department clear our streets quickly and efficiently.

From Dec. 1, 2019 to April 1, 2020, on-street parking is prohibited in non-downtown areas from 2 a.m. to 5 a.m. These parking regulations will be enforced to help keep the streets clear for plowing.

ALL RESIDENTS – Sidewalk Snow Plowing

City staff will snowplow 25 miles of residential sidewalk. No salt will be used. Sidewalk snowplowing by City staff will generally not start until the City streets, alleys and parking lots have been cleared.

For a map on which sidewalks will be plowed visit: www.mt-pleasant.org/maps. For those sidewalks not currently being plowed by City staff, please keep the safety of your family and neighbors in mind and remove the snow from your sidewalk and mailbox approach as soon as practical after inclement weather.

Original source can be found here.

Source: City of Mount Pleasant

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