Now called "Street Maintenance Parking Ordinance"
The City has passed a new Street Maintenance Parking Ordinance that replaces the old “Calendar Parking” ordinance. The new ordinance will be enforced year round but each neighborhood will only be affected one day per week, effective November 22, 2010. The goal of the new ordinance is to allow for more effective street cleaning throughout the year and also to allow for more consistent enforcement by the Police Department.
The new Street Maintenance Ordinance will continue to prohibit residential parking from 07:30 a.m. to Noon but will only be enforced one day a week in each of the five Districts within the City. Please refer to the attached map for specific districts (PDF) and dates of enforcement.
Parking is prohibited as follows:
- Monday- District 4 (Point East of Bygland)
- Tuesday- District 5 (Point West of Bygland)
- Wednesday- District 2 (North of Highway 2, South of 17th Street NW)
- Thursday- District 1 (North of 17th Street NW)
- Friday- District 3 (South of Highway 2, North of River)
- See Map for details (PDF)
- Parking is prohibited in commercial zones from 2 a.m. until 7 a.m. Monday through Friday
- See map for details (PDF)
- Snow Emergency - Whenever in the opinion of the Public Works Director an emergency exists, he may declare a "Snow Emergency" and make an announcement to local news media and on the City Website.
- Under a snow emergency, no parking on any City Street is allowed until that street has been cleared to its full width. Violators will be ticketed and towed. (City Code §72.10(D))
Ice & Snow on Public Sidewalks
Every owner, occupant, or agent of any lot or parcel of land in the City of East Grand Forks to follow the City’s ordinance on 96.05 ice and snow on public sidewalks. All snow and ice remaining upon public sidewalks is declared to constitute a public nuisance and shall be abated by the owner or tenant of the abutting private property within 12 hours after such snow or ice has ceased to be deposited.
The City may cause to be removed from all public sidewalks, beginning 24 hours after snow or ice has ceased to fall, all snow and ice which may be discovered thereon, and it shall keep a record of the cost of the removal and the private property adjacent to which the accumulations were found and removed.
The City will charge $1.50 per linear foot as a special assessment against the lots or parcels of ground abutting on walks which were cleared on the tax statement for the removal of snow and ice.
Street Maintenance Calendar Parking
Food Shelf Donation Program
The East Grand Forks Police Department and Street Department would like to remind the residents of and visitors to our community that East Grand Forks city ordinance places a snow emergency into effect when the city determines that conditions on city streets caused by the presence of snow, freezing rain, sleet or ice create or are likely to create hazardous road conditions or impede or are likely to impede the travel of emergency vehicles. The emergency will go into effect one hour after the emergency has been declared through the media. The snow emergency remains in effect until all city streets have been cleared to their full width. There is no parking on city streets during a snow emergency. Vehicles parked on the street during a snow emergency are subject to ticketing and towing. Once any individual road has been completely plowed and cleaned parking may resume on that street.
In addition the city has a street maintenance ordinance that is written to allow additional snow removal/street cleaning on specific days and times as listed below.
Parking is prohibited between 7:30 a.m. and Noon in the following residential areas on the listed days.
- District 1 - All areas North of 17th Street NW and West of Central Avenue. This District will have scheduled enforcement on Thursdays.
- District 2 - The areas South of 17th Street NW and North of Gateway Drive. This District will have scheduled enforcement on Wednesdays.
- District 3 - The East and Central areas - South of Gateway Drive and North of the Red Lake River. This District will have scheduled enforcement on Fridays.
- District 4 - The Point area East of Bygland Road. This District will have scheduled enforcement on Mondays.
- District 5 - The Point area West of Bygland Road. This District will have scheduled enforcement on Tuesdays.
East Grand Forks also does street cleaning/snow removal in the commercial district (primarily downtown - see the city website for further information). This is done Monday through Friday from 2 a.m. to 7 a.m. No parking is allowed on any commercial route during these hours.
Food Shelf Program
During December 2016 people who receive a Snow Emergency or Calendar Parking parking ticket may donate five non-perishable food items to the East Grand Forks Food Shelf and have the fine associated with the parking ticket waived. The food items need to be brought to the Police Department, along with the parking ticket so that the ticket can be properly recorded. If anyone would just like to make a donation to the East Grand Forks Food Shelf they may also drop off those donations at the Police Department. Donations are accepted 24 hours a day at the police department. The holiday season is a very special time but can be a very stressful time for people who are struggling financially. Help us help families in need in our community during this special time of year.
Release issued on December 8, 2016 at 9:50 a.m.
Release prepared by: Michael Hedlund - Chief of Police