Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The winter parking ban has ended in Danvers.
You can now park on the street again in Danvers. The on-street winter parking ban was lifted on Wednesday after one night. In past storms, the ban had lasted several nights and the cleanup from the storm went on for many days. The ban was lifted at 1:16 p.m. on Wednesday. "Thank you for your cooperation," the Department of Public Works said when the ban was lifted. The ban was pit in place for Tuesday morning for 1-6 a.m. This year's storm-by-storm parking ban is a new policy for Danvers, which had a seasonlong on-street parking ban for at least 40 years until a vote by the Board of Selectmen to implement a trial program that ban on-street parking only when snow is in the forecast.
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, March 11, 2013
Overnight on-street parking will now be allowed again.
The overnight on-street parking ban first put in place early Friday morning has been lifted. The announcement was made on Wednesday morning at 10:18 a.m. by the Danvers Department of Public Works. "Effective immediately, the Danvers’ Winter Parking Ban has ended," the DPW said in its announcement. "Thank you for your cooperation." The ban ran from 1-6 a.m. each morning and last for four mornings. The DPW halways announces when the ban ends. It was the third time that the ban had been put in place since the Board of Selectmen voted in early December to move from an winterlong on-street parking ban to a ban that is imposed only when needed. In the most recent case, the ban started early Saturday morning, as the storm was really getting going…
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
The on-street parking ban has been lifted as of Wednesday morning.
After five nights, the winter on-street parking ban has been lifted. The announcement was made on Wednesday morning by the Danvers Department of Public Works. "Because of nearly 100 percent compliance with the ban, the DPW was able to keep up with this record storm, keeping all roads open during the blizzard and facilitating cleanup," said Gail Bernard, program coordinator for the Department of Public Works. "Thank you for your cooperation." The ban ran from 1-6 a.m. each morning and last for five mornings. The DPW had said it would announce when it had ended. It was the second time that the ban had been put in place since the Board of Selectmen voted in early December to move from an winterlong on-street parking ban to a ban that is …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
On street parking in Danvers will be banned starting at 1 a.m. on Saturday.
An overnight on-street parking ban will go into place in Danvers starting at 1 a.m. on Saturday. The announcement was made at 2:19 p.m. on Thursday by Gail Bernard, program coordinator for the Danvers Department of Public Works. It is the second time this winter that an overnight parking ban has been put in place since the Board of Selectmen voted in December to switch from an all-winter parking ban to a case-by-case ban. The ban prohibits parking on all town streets between the hours of 1-6 a.m. It comes with a $15 ticket plus the cost of towing and storage if the vehicle is towed. The DPW said it will issue a notification when the ban has ended. “Thank you for your cooperation as we work to make the streets safe during the coming storm…
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 …
Saturday, December 29, 2012
A few inches of snow are expected to accumulate on Saturday night in what will be the first accumulating snow of the winter.
The first significant accumulation of snow of the winter is expected on Saturday afternoon and evening, with at least a few inches expected in Danvers. The snow is expected to begin early Saturday afternoon and last through Sunday morning. A winter storm warning was issued early Saturday morning by the National Weather Service for noon Saturday through 7 a.m. on Sunday. The heaviest snowfall is expected between 5 p.m. on Saturday through 1 a.m. on Sunday. The storm will, of course, making driving difficult and reduce visibility. Travel will be slow at best on well treated surfaces and quite difficult on any unplowed or untreated surfaces,” the weather service said. Robert Lee, operations manager for Danvers Department of Public Works, said…
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…