By Anna Lothson
Due to the winter weather, the Village of Oak Park has sent out the following reminders:
Emergency snow parking rules:
Oak Parkers are reminded to be ready to adjust their on-street parking routines should the emergency snow parking rules go into effect. When a snow emergency is declared by the Public Works Department, all parking is prohibited on the main streets posted as snow routes. Parking on other streets is restricted to one side from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m. in residential areas and from midnight to 8 a.m. in designated commercial districts, the odd/even address side determined by the date. To find out if snow-related parking restrictions are in effect, call (708) 358-7669 for a recorded message. Cable television subscribers can tune into VOP-TV, broadcast on Comcast channel 6 and AT&T channel 99. The snow emergency parking rules, a map of the snow routes and a list of frequently asked questions are posted at www.oak-park.us/snow.
Sidewalk shoveling required
Property owners who shovel their sidewalks are doing more than making it safer for pedestrians of all ages, they are complying with the law. Village ordinance requires snow and ice be removed from the public sidewalk within 24 hours following any snow, sleet or freezing rain. Being a good neighbor is important, too, so property owners are urged to help those who may need help clearing a sidewalk. For more information on the shoveling requirement or help resources, call (708) 358-5700 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.