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Don't Get Ticketed; Follow These Milford Snow-Related Ordinances

Milford police would like to remind residents of the following winter weather-related city regulations.

Get to know these snow-related ordinances. Credit: Contributed Photo
Get to know these snow-related ordinances. Credit: Contributed Photo
Release courtesy Milford police

The Milford Police Department is reminding residents and businesses that due to the current snow conditions, everyone needs to do their part to make the roadways and sidewalks safer for travel during these unfavorable weather conditions.

Below is some information pertaining to snow-related matters within the City of Milford.

Alternate Side of Street Parking: Alternate side of the street parking is in effect on all city streets where parking is otherwise permitted on both sides of the street without further notice.

Odd-numbered: Parking will be allowed on the odd-numbered side of the street (side of the street having odd numbered street addresses) on odd-numbered days of the month from 8 a.m. on the day thereof until 8 a.m. on the following day.

Even-numbered: Parking will be allowed on the even-numbered side of the street (side of the street having even numbered street addresses) on even-numbered days of the month from 8 a.m. on the day thereof until 8 a.m. on the following day.

Vehicles found in violation may be issued a parking ticket (Snow Emergency Zone) and may be removed by towing at the direction of the Milford Police Department.

Snow or ice deposits on streets/sidewalks
: Any person that causes snow or ice to be deposited on any public street or sidewalk within the City of Milford may be issued an infraction ticket.

Removal of snow and ice from sidewalks
: All snow and ice shall be removed from the sidewalks of the City by the owner, tenant or occupant of the premise adjoining and fronting every such sidewalk within 24 hours after the storm, during which such snow or ice was precipitated, shall have ceased. The responsible owner, tenant or occupant may be issued an infraction ticket for non-compliance.

Your help in complying with weather-related city ordinances and assisting with the snow and ice clearing of streets and sidewalks is greatly appreciated!
tlkensington January 03, 2014 at 07:37 PM
I don't think I have ever seen or heard any of these ordinances being enforced.
CB January 04, 2014 at 07:14 AM
How come we can't throw snow in the street, but the plow can through a ton of frozen chunks at the end of your driveway right after you finish clearing it out. :) Sometimes there is no other place to throw it especially when using a snow blower.
Brandon January 04, 2014 at 11:04 AM
Thank You for the article. Great point CB! So can we ticket God for depositing snow on roads and sidewalks or is that a separation of church and state issue? HA
Denese Dugay Casey January 04, 2014 at 11:53 AM
I wouldn't mind seeing some tickets issued - there are times when sidewalks aren't cleared for days on end. It's ridiculous.
Tina Roberts January 04, 2014 at 12:10 PM
I just passed Gulf Beach area - city owned property - and none of the sidewalks are clear!
C.S. January 04, 2014 at 01:22 PM
The lord giveth the snow, I throweth into the street (no other place to put it), and the plow taketh away. Been this way for years.
CB January 04, 2014 at 01:40 PM
Who will give the city a ticket for not clearing Gulf Beach sidewalks ? Maybe they should practice what they preach. :)
Grumpy Old Man January 04, 2014 at 05:12 PM
You think a Milford cop is going to get out of his nice warm patrol car . Walk threw snow six to eight inches deep . ( if they didn't do the side walk , probably didn't do the driveway or porch ) To write a ticket ? Ha ! That is probably the funniest thing I've read on the patch yet !!
Ella Nelson January 04, 2014 at 05:51 PM
The plowing job done after this storm is terrible
C.S. January 04, 2014 at 07:27 PM
Ella with it being as cold as it is, the snow is much dryer and devoid of moisture so that makes cleaning/plowing it much more difficult. So while it may be powdery and not so hard to shovel or snowplow, it does make plowing a touch harder. These people work hard and long hours at an otherwise thankless job, lets give them a break. Spring will be here sooner than you think.
tlkensington January 04, 2014 at 07:47 PM
Seems like the state did a fine job on its roads. Night and day between city and state roads. It doesn't bother me. I have a 4x4 with snow tires. I did see some cars still having problems today on highly traveled city roads like Naugatuck and Meadowside. Would be nice if side roads like that are plowed better. Just make the less used side roads passable.
Tmc January 04, 2014 at 08:56 PM
One reason a walk may not be cleared is the owner is too sick or elderly to do it. I had one such lady down the street and my daughter and I used to go down and clear it for her; she passed away this year though. So if you see a neighbor that's not cleared, find out if they are incapacitated and maybe help them out. If they are not feel free to call the city and report them...starting with my adjacent neighbor with three boys that NEVER do their walk.
Pam January 05, 2014 at 08:14 AM
Thanks Tmc for your comment! I am in the 'elderly' category and fortunately have the well-being to do my shoveling in normal circumstances. However, in this bitter cold it is just to dangerous for me to attempt it. I do have a neighbor with a snow blower who was kind enough to do the job without having to be asked - in contrast to another neighbor who never cleans her walk and age is not a factor!
Tmc January 05, 2014 at 12:51 PM
@pam; reward your snow-blowing neighbor, report your snow-leaving neighbor. That should be a mantra somehow I think... :P
Michael Brown January 05, 2014 at 01:27 PM
@Pam - Look at the ads on the Patch. They're all about digestive problems and reverse mortgages. Everyone who reads the Patch or comments here (myself included) is in the 'elderly' category.
Tmc January 05, 2014 at 11:28 PM
^Darwin award winner
JE January 06, 2014 at 07:37 AM
Removal of snow from sidewalks is a homeowners responsibility no matter what. In my neighborhood we all pitch in and help those who aren't able and can't afford to hire someone to do it.

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