GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- Greenburgh has relaxed the rules for overnight parking on certain streets this winter.
According to Supervisor Paul Feiner, it’s now OK to park on East Hartsdale Avenue and at the metered spots on Columbia Avenue between 1 a.m. and 6 a.m., but only if it’s not snowing.
The town’s winter parking rules took effect Thursday, Dec. 1, and last until March 15.
If a snow emergency has been declared, cars can still be towed during those hours, Feiner said.
The supervisor said the town hopes this will make things easier for residents of East Hartsdale Avenue who have been complaining about the lack of parking.
Just so there’s no confusion, the town plans to use digital sign boards, the “e-list,” and other forms of communication to alert folks when it’s verboten to park on those two streets, Feiner said.
Greenburgh police Chief Chris McNerney reminded residents that parking overnight on other public highways in town during the winter is still a no-no.
Snow emergencies will be declared by 8 p.m. on the days when snow is expected and the plows have to be out before 6 a.m.
Residents can call a dedicated Snow Emergency Hotline (914-989-1750) or check with Greenburgh Police Department’s social media accounts (Twitter- https://twitter.com/GPDNY and Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/GPDNY/).
Robo calls will also be made for at least the first two declared snow emergencies, but it is still on residents to confirm when snow emergencies are in effect, McNerney said.
Residents found in violation of the new “pilot-local” law are subject to a $250 fine for their first offense and $500 fines for each slip-up thereafter, the police chief said.
While the pilot-local law was precipitated by public demand, “it must (and will) be strictly enforced to be effective,” McNerney said, asking for residents’ cooperation.