WILMINGTON, MA – Below is an important message from the Wilmington Department of Public Works:
The Department of Public Works would like to remind residents that Town By-Laws prohibit on-street parking from 1am to 6am, between December 1 and April 1.
Any vehicle impeding snow plowing operations will be ticketed and towed at the owner’s expense:
(From The By-Laws of the Inhabitants of the Town of Wilmington Revised, Chapter 5 Sec. 19):
SECTION 19. No persons shall leave any vehicle parked upon a public way or a way to which the public has a right of access in such manner that will interfere with the plowing or removal of snow or the removal of ice therefrom.
No person having a vehicle under his care or control shall leave the same parked or unattended upon a public way or a way to which the public has a right of access between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. from December 1st through April 1st in each year. Whoever violates any provision of this section shall forfeit and pay for each offense a fine not exceeding fifty ($50.00) dollars. Each day shall be considered a separate offense.
The Department of Public Works Superintendent or the Police Chief is authorized to remove or cause to be removed, to some convenient place, including in such term a public garage any vehicle interfering with removing or plowing snow or removing ice, from any public way and the owner of such vehicle shall be liable for the cost of such removal and for the storage charges, if any, resulting therefrom.
Note: The By-Laws of the Inhabitants of the Town of Wilmington Revised, Chapter 1 Sec. 4 defines “Public Way” as “any highway, town way, private way open for public use, road, bridge, street, avenue, boulevard, roadway, lane, sidewalk, or square.”
(NOTE: The above announcement is from the DPW’s website.)
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