Glencoe City Council has spoken, and as of Nov. 1 there will be no on-street parking in the community between the hours of 1 a.m. and 6 a.m. until April 1. And there will be no on-street parking on city streets during snow removal until the streets are cleared curb-to-curb, even if that comes after 6 a.m.
You have been warned. No excuses.
City Council gave its third and final reading to the “snowbird” ordinance amendment last week, but on a 3-2 vote. So not all were in agreement on this cantankerous issue.
To many of us who have adequate driveways and garages, this is a no-brainer. We have little empathy for those who complain they have nowhere to park. Tough, does not affect me. That is your problem.
But most of us homeowners were renters at one time in our lives. We need to look back and remember how difficult at times it was finding off-street parking, especially during the winter and during snowplowing events.
The city states those without adequate off-street parking can work with the police department to find a solution. But you have to take the initiative and contact the police department.
So in about a month, be prepared to get your vehicles off the street, even when there is no snow on the ground and no plowing to be done.
If last winter is the norm, perhaps the city can do some practice runs with its street sweeper in November to test compliance with this all-important city requirement.