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OVERNIGHT PARKING RESTRICTIONS

Jefferson Township has an overnight parking ordinance specifically pertaining to the winter season from November 1 through April 1. Vehicles cannot be parked on any township roadway between the hours of 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. during this five-month time period. These restrictions are in place to allow for adequate snow removal during winter storms as parked vehicles can impede the efforts of the township plow operators. Any vehicle owner violating this ordinance can be issued a summons.

In addition, parking of vehicles on township streets during snow removal and/or salting operations, or when there is at least 1/4 inch of accumulation of snow or ice on the roadway is prohibited

THROWING SNOW IN THE STREET

In accordance with another Jefferson Township ordinance, no one is allowed to throw, place, or deposit snow or ice into any township street. You may have seen residents or business owners either deliberately or accidentally shoveling, snow blowing, or plowing snow from their driveway/property into the street in order to clear their own property.  However, these actions are in violation of township ordinance as they hamper the work of the Department of Public Works in clearing township streets.

The Director of Public Works or any Jefferson Township police officer can investigate complaints and bring those complaints into the Municipal Court. Violators, if convicted, can be fined up to $500, be imprisoned up to 90 days, or both. Each and every day that the violation exists constitutes a separate violation.

 

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