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Brodhead ordinance change allows new parking option
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BRODHEAD - A recent change to Brodhead city ordinances for off-street parking and heavy traffic routes allows residents who operate or own a semi-tractor to park it, but not a trailer, at their residence if they have a permit.

The special parking permit is required between Oct. 1 and April 1, according to a news release Wednesday from Chief of Police Chris Hughes.

Permit applications are available at the police department. There is a $50 non-refundable fee to process the application.

Before a permit can be approved, the police department "must notify neighbors or adjacent properties within 70 feet of the applicant's property," plus notify the Public Works Department and city utility companies, Hughes wrote in the release.

The permit requires that the semi-tractor be parked on a driveway that is paved or graveled. If the resident has to drive off a city-designated heavy traffic route to get to their home, they must take the shortest route from the nearest heavy truck route to their home.

- Katjusa Cisar