Change in alternate side parking restrictions for downtown area

92833381The winter parking restrictions for the City of Oswego were changed for the 2012-2013 winter season.

The Oswego City Common Council voted unanimously to amend the winter parking restrictions that have been in place for many years and the mayor was authorized to impose alternate side parking restrictions from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m. on city streets, at his discretion, when weather conditions warranted.

The alternate side parking restrictions have been in effect since Dec. 27 and after further consideration, Mayor Tom Gillen has determined that the west side downtown area should be excluded from the alternate side parking restrictions.

“The alternate side parking has caused considerable difficulty in allowing our DPW crews to keep the immediate downtown streets clear of snow and it has created difficulties for our downtown merchants,” said Gillen.

Gillen has directed that effective Feb. 8, there will be no overnight parking allowed on West First Street and West Second Street from West Oneida Street to West Seneca Street.

Signage will be in place to inform the public that “NO Parking” is allowed on these streets, West First Street and West Second Street from West Oneida Street to West Seneca Street.

This parking ban on the aforementioned streets will be from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m. only, and until further notice from the mayor’s office.

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