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Snow parking ordinance expires end of March

Published: Friday, March 21, 2014 10:54 a.m. CDT

The city’s snow ordinance will expire March 31, but remember Creston’s Uptown has alternate parking all year.

Creston Police Chief Paul Ver Meer said the department transitions from monitoring snow parking ordinance to serving nuisance abatements as people start to spend more time outdoors.

“If we get a complaint, we make sure it is valid, then serve notice to abate the nuisance,” Ver Meer said. “They have 12 to 14 days before they are issued a civil citation.”

A first offense civil citation is a $500 fine. Repeated offenses are $750.

Nuisance abatement’s can be served for a variety complaints about trash and materials on a neighboring property. It can also be used if a yard is not mowed and weeds become a problem for neighboring areas.

Ver Meer said individuals who have old vehicles that need to be disposed of within Creston city limits can contact the police station for assistance.

There is no charge, but the title of the vehicle is signed over to the towing company.

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