December 6, 2012

What to do during an Osky snow emergency

The Oskaloosa Herald

OSKALOOSA — It has been a weather roller coaster lately! The past few weeks have yielded high temperatures in the 20s to 70s and low temperatures in the 10s to 40s. This next week looks to have high temperatures in the 40s and one day of temperatures in the 50s. There is a slight chance of snow in the forecast, although that looks to remain light and mostly to the north of Oskaloosa. Since we are starting to get chances of snow in the forecast, I would like to answer a question about Snow Emergencies.

Question: What is the ordinance for snow emergencies?

The city of Oskaloosa has a strict ordinance regarding snow emergencies. The Oskaloosa Police Department recently posted a press release on the city Web site. A portion of it reads: “When a snow emergency is declared, no on-street parking is allowed. If you leave your vehicle parked on city streets during a snow emergency, you may receive a $25 parking ticket and/or your vehicle could be towed at your expense. Citizens who do not have off-street parking available to them may park their vehicle(s) in the city parking lots within the central business district. Once the street is plowed you should remove your vehicle from the city parking lot so the street department can plow the lots. On-street parking is allowed again only after the full width of the street has been plowed, or the snow emergency has been canceled.”

The press release goes onto say that if residents have further questions, they can pick up a brochure relating to snow ordinances at the City Hall.

Source: City Web site

If you have a question about anything that is going on, feel free to send me an e-mail at oskyquestions@gmail.com and I will do my best to find an answer for you.