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.
A town policy that dates back more than 40 years banning overnight parking during the wintertime on town streets was lifted on Tuesday in favor of a ban only during snowstorms.
Residents will now being able to park on Danvers streets overnight this winter unless a snowstorm is approaching. That was the decision on Tuesday night by the Board of Selectmen, which unanimously voted to change a town policy that has existed for more than 40 years banning overnight parking between 1 a.m. and 6 a.m. during the winter. Chairman of the Board of Selectmen, Bill Clark, said he came into Tuesday night’s meeting prepared to send a proposed town bylaw change to a Special Town Meeting. But the overnight winter parking ban is included in the town’s traffic rules and regulations, set by the Board of Selectmen acting as the Traffic Commission, said Town Manager Wayne Marquis. That cleared the way or the board to go ahead and make …