SNOW EMERGENCIES –
STREET MAINTENANCE CALENDAR PARKING – FOOD SHELF DONATION PROGRAM
The East Grand Forks Police Department and Street Department would like to remind the residents of and visitors to our community that EGF city ordinance places a snow emergency into effect when the city determines that conditions on city streets caused by the presence of snow, freezing rain, sleet or ice create or are likely to create hazardous road conditions or impede or are likely to impede the travel of emergency vehicles. The emergency will go into effect one hour after the emergency has been declared through the media. The snow emergency remains in effect until all city streets have been cleared to their full width. There is no parking on city streets during a snow emergency. Vehicles parked on the street during a snow emergency are subject to ticketing and towing. Once any individual road has been completely plowed and cleaned parking may resume on that street.
In addition the city has a street maintenance ordinance that is written to allow additional snow removal/street cleaning on specific days and times as listed below.
Parking is prohibited between 7:30 AM and 12:00 Noon in the following residential areas on the listed days.
- District 1 – All areas North of 17th Street NW and West of Central Avenue. This District will have scheduled enforcement on Thursdays.
- District 2 – The areas South of 17th Street NW and North of Gateway Drive. This District will have scheduled enforcement on Wednesdays.
- District 3 – The East and Central areas – South of Gateway Drive and North of the Red Lake River. This District will have scheduled enforcement on Fridays.
- District 4 – The Point area East of Bygland Road. This District will have scheduled enforcement on Mondays.
- District 5 – The Point area West of Bygland Road. This District will have scheduled enforcement on Tuesdays.
East Grand Forks also does street cleaning/snow removal in the commercial district (primarily downtown – see the city website at www.egf.mn for further information). This is done Monday through Friday from 2:00 AM to 7:00 AM. No parking is allowed on any commercial route during these hours.
Food Shelf Program
During December 2016 people who receive a Snow Emergency or Calendar Parking parking ticket may donate five non-perishable food items to the East Grand Forks Food Shelf and have the fine associated with the parking ticket waived. The food items need to be brought to the EGFPD, along with the parking ticket so that the ticket can be properly recorded. If anyone would just like to make a donation to the EGF Food Shelf they may also drop off those donations at the EGFPD. Donations are accepted 24 hours a day at the police department. The holiday season is a very special time but can be a very stressful time for people who are struggling financially. Help us help families in need in our community during this special time of year.
Release issued on December 8, 2016 at 9:50 AM
Release prepared by: Michael Hedlund – Chief of Police