Monday, March 18, 2013
Parking on Danvers streets will be banned in the early morning hours on Tuesday.
Will it be the last time? That's likely the question most people are asking on Monday afternoon as the Danvers Department of Public Works has announced that a parking ban will go into place on Tuesday morning. The latest winter parking ban was announced at 1:17 p.m. on Monday and will be in place on Tuesday from 1-6 a.m. This ban prohibits parking on all town streets as long as the ban lasts. The DPW will make notification when the ban ends. Any vehicle parked on the street during the ban is subject to a $15 ticket, $125 charge for the tow and $35 for storage. "Thank you for your cooperation as we work to make the streets safe during the coming storm," the DPW said when the ban was announced on Monday.
Monday, January 21, 2013
The town's first overnight on-street parking ban of the winter has been declared in Danvers for Monday night.
The first overnight parking ban of the winter under the town's new trial rules has been declared for Monday night. No on-street parking will be allowed in Danvers from 1-6 a.m. early Tuesday morning, according to the Department of Public Works. Any cars that are left on the street will be subject to ticketing and towing. The total cost for a vehicle left on the road during the parking ban and towed is $175 - $125 for the tow, $35 for storage and $15 for the parking ticket. The new policy was put into place in early December by an unanimous vote of the Board of Selectmen. The change allows overnight on-street parking all winter long except when a parking ban is announced, rather than a winter-long ban that prohibited overnight parking even …
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
A great way to start the day with a quick look at the events and happenings in town.
Welcome to “5 Things,” your daily resource for community events, happenings in town and other little tidbits of information. Here are five things you need to know on Tuesday, Jan. 1. 1. Sun: The sun is expected to make an appearance on Tuesday, with high temperatures getting to the mid-30s - much the same as Monday. The winds will also be gusting as strong as 30 miles per hour. 2. Winter Parking: The trial run for the new wintertime overnight parking rules in Danvers officially starts on Tuesday. After a Board of Selectmen vote, overnight on-street parking will be allowed for the rest of the winter unless a parking ban is announced. 3. Vacation: Students, enjoy the final day of vacation. The holiday break comes to an end on Tuesday and …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
A storm that is forecasted to move across New England on Wednesday night through Thursday is unlikely to bring any snow to Danvers.
Danvers is expected to see only rain from a storm on Wednesday night and Thursday that could drop as much as a foot of snow to the north. If several inches of snow or more was expected, residents were likely to get their first look at the town’s new overnight on-street winter parking rules. While the new parking rules officially go into place on Jan. 1, last week town officials issued a public message alerting residents about how the new rules will work, reminding them to sign up to get notified when the parking ban is put in place and were ready to go with the new rules. When Selectmen approved the new rules last month, the board asked Danvers Police to be lax in its enforcement of the “old” overnight parking rules. Instead of banning …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Changes to the winter parking ban are ready to officially be put in place on Jan. 1.
Town officials said on Wednesday they are ready to go with the town's new trial rules for the winter parking ban. A complete description of the program issued by the town government is attached to this story and also posted on the Danvers town website. "We have been working to prepare for the implementation of our new (trial) winter parking ban which will become effective on January 1, 2013," Town Manager Wayne Marquis said in a memo to several town officials this week in both the Department of Public Works, Police Department and other town offices. The changes to the wintertime overnight parking rules in Danvers were approved by the Board of Selectmen on a trial basis through the end of the winter. The board unanimously backed the trial …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Starting Jan. 1, the town's overnight wintertime parking ban will be lifted, replaced with a ban that will be put in place only during snowstorms. Find out how to add more phone numbers to the notification system to find out when the ban is enacted.
With the decision made on Tuesday to lift the wintertime overnight parking ban effective Jan. 1 in Danvers, residents who regularly park on the street will want to make sure they are notified when a parking ban goes into place. The ban will be put in place when a winter storm is approaching and the streets need to be clear "curb-to-curb" for snow removal. The cost for a parking ticket, tow and the first day storage charge totals $175. The easy way to avoid it will be to move your car off the street between 1 a.m. and 6 a.m. when the parking ban is in place. Town Manager Wayne Marquis said Tuesday that the town will also send out a message when the parking ban has ended. The ban will also be announced on the town website, on North Shore 104…
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Let us know what you think about the new overnight winter parking rules, effective Jan. 1.
Danvers Selectmen said Tuesday that they had heard overwhelmingly from residents that the existing wintertime overnight parking man should be amended. And on Tuesday they did just that - lifting the ban from 1-6 a.m. in the wintertime and replacing it with a system that bans parking only when conditions warrant. But Danvers is known for its well-plowed streets - what Town Manager Wayne Marquis on Tuesday said is at the "high end of the scale." And having the streets clear of cars all winter helps keep the streets clear. So will the new policy affect the quality of snow removal? Is it the right move? Were you inconvenienced by the old policy? Will the new policy help you? Let us know in the comments.