Good Morning Madam President and Councilors,
The National Weather Service is currently predicting 12-21 inches of snow for our area as part of a Winter Storm Warning and Hazardous Weather Advisory that they have issued.
In consultation with the Department of Public Works and the Gardner Police Department, there will be an on-street parking ban beginning this evening, Monday, March 13, 2023 at 9:30pm, and expiring at 7:00am on Wednesday, March 15th, as authorized by §600-23(a) of the City Code.
Since this is one of the few instances in which the City will be implementing a daytime parking ban in addition to an all-night parking ban, we will be waiving the provisions of §600-23(D) and allow individuals to park in public parking lots throughout the duration of the parking ban, instead of having to remove the vehicles from 7am-9am following an all-night parking ban. As such, parking WILL be allowed ALL DAY in all public parking lots of the City through the duration of the on-street parking ban.
Michael J. Nicholson
Mayor of the City of Gardner