Writer expresses concerns with Glencoe’s winter parking rules

To the Editor:
Where are the signs?
Most cities have a minimum of signage posted at city entrances stating that there is a winter parking ban.
I get paid weekly; however, many people are paid bi-weekly or semi-monthly. Why are these citations due in such short time?
Hennepin County requires payment within 30 days.
You cannot get information on your citation from the city of Chaska for a period of 10 days, and then you have to pay the fine or schedule an appearance within 30 days. Yes, that is a city-issued citation.
What happens if you refuse to pay the fine? According to the police department, they will send two letters, one after a month and a second two weeks to a month after that. If you still fail to comply, it is then sent to the city attorney and a warrant for your arrest is issued.
Why not make it 30 days to start with and save the administrative costs of repeat letters?
I was also informed of a phone number to contact for permission to park overnight; however the officer that informed me that such a number exists was unaware of what the number was.
Does this seem fair when you have to purchase the paper that notifies you of the readings and amendments? As a resident I get a paper delivered to my door and that is the paper I read, when time allows.
I have had to pay two of these citations, resulting in lost revenue to local stores in our community.
Let’s publish the legal notices in a paper that all residents get. Why do we have to pay to know what is happening in our community?
Frustrated,
Mark Cornell
Glencoe