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Regional council to consider changes to winter parking ban

A motion will be put forward when council meets to adopt winter operation service standards prepared by KPMG
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Halifax City Hall (Meghan Groff/HalifaxToday.ca)

Halifax Regional Council will meet Tuesday to discuss various items including possible changes to the winter parking ban.

A motion will be put forward when council meets to adopt winter operation service standards prepared by KPMG.

As it stands, the overnight winter parking ban — when in effect — runs from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m. from Dec. 15 to March 31. Any vehicles in violation of the ban would be at risk of being ticketed $50 or towed.

But according to the staff report, ticket fees may be too low to help enforce the ban on the peninsula. The province is currently reviewing a motion passed at a previous council meeting to increase fines to $100.

Staff also recommends possibly implementing a 12-hour rolling parking ban in the downtown area with winter crews targeting every second street within the zones.

Council meets at 10 a.m. on Sept. 29.
 


Chris Halef

About the Author: Chris Halef

Chris is a reporter for HalifaxToday.ca and NEWS 95.7. In 2018, he won the RTDNA Dave Rogers Award for best short feature.
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