Morris City Manager Blaine Hill. (Photo: Marshall Hoffman)

(Winter Parking Discussions Continue) 12/26

Discussions about winter parking on the streets of Morris took place at this week’s meeting of the Morris City Council. The City is looking at making new regulations for next year’s winter season. Council Member Jeff Miller asked if the City tracks how many times streets get plowed on an average winter. Miller is not a supporter of a plan that would ban street parking for the entirety of the winter months. But City Manager Blaine Hill explained on the KMRS Community Connection that such a proposal is looking at banning the street parking from 12 to 6 a.m.

“There’s been a lot of good discussions that I’ve heard at various places I go about how the city’s going to ban parking in the wintertime on streets and things like that,” said Hill. “And it’s really geared toward getting vehicles off the road during that period when the plows would come out. So, typically that’s after midnight before people start getting up in the morning and going to work. So, nobody’s decided to do anything with banning parking over the winter period. But it is something that we’re looking at.”

Hill said the City does not like calling snow emergencies, as it involves a lot of work and frustration, and calling tow companies.

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