Violations Cost Davenport Car Owners $20K After Last Snowfall
With the possibility of more snow coming our way don't leave your car parked on the wrong side of the street; you'll be fined. According to KWQC TV, the city of Davenport ticketed and towed 78 vehicles in violation of the city’s second snow emergency Monday night.
The KWQC TV story says, according to the city’s Public Works Director, Nicole Gleason, the vehicles were left parked on streets throughout downtown as crews worked to clear the snow piles left behind from last weekend’s snow storm.
During a second snow emergency, issued specifically for downtown and parts of the Hilltop neighborhood, cars must be moved from city streets before work begins at 10 p.m. on the night of the emergency.
Vehicles left on the road are given a $35 ticket from the city, in addition to the vehicle being towed. Fees are generally around $230, according to the KWQC story.
The city issued its first notice of the snow emergency “36 or more hours in advance” of the emergency. City code does not say how much notice must be given ahead of a snow emergency, however; it does state the only notification requirement is “proper notice of the emergency and the terms and conditions thereof” be listed on the city’s website.
Gleason said texts messages are sent to those impacted and who have signed up through the city’s notification system and blue snow emergency lights were also turned on throughout the downtown area “as a courtesy.”
According to Gleason, 400 vehicles were ticketed during snow emergencies issued from the snow storm at the end of November. It is unclear how many of those were also vehicles that were towed.