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Monroe Police announce calendar parking, snow removal
Times photo: Brenda Steurer Removal of snow sometimes made for crowded streets Thursday. Snowplows and dump trucks maneuver around rows of cars on 10th Street.

MONROE – The Monroe Police Department, in conjunction with the Monroe Street Department, reminds everyone that calendar parking regulations for the City of Monroe will begin at 12:01 a.m. Nov. 15 and will continue through March 31.

Drivers must park on the even side of streets and avenues on even numbered dates and the odd side on odd numbered dates. The ordinance is enforced from 12 a.m. to 7 a.m. each day. At night, drivers should park their vehicles on the side of the street or avenue that will be in effect after 12 a.m. To determine if you live on the odd or even side, look at your house address number for whether the ending digit is odd or even, and then park accordingly. Citations for violation of the ordinance begin at $20 and increase for multiple offenses. Nearly all areas in the city are covered by these regulations, with the exception of the downtown Square and two blocks in any direction of the Square.

The city also has areas, in the downtown and in the Smoky Row area, which are snow routes. If there is a snowfall of more than two inches, all vehicles must be removed from the street for snow removal. These areas are marked with signs indicating the snow route.

Finally, everyone is reminded that snow and ice must be removed from sidewalks as soon as possible following snowfall, for safety purposes, and that it is a violation of city ordinances to shovel, blow, throw or plow snow from private property into the street or onto the property of another.

The Police and Street Departments ask for cooperation and patience from everyone during this upcoming season, and point out that if everyone pays attention to parking and snow removal ordinances, it is much easier to remove snow.