City Council considers revision to Snow Emergency Policy

(NOVEMBER, 16, 2022) - At the next Regular Meeting members of the City of Plattsburgh’s Common Council will consider ratifying Local Law P-6. The local law will change how snow emergencies are declared and managed in the City of Plattsburgh. 

The current law requires drivers to move their cars from City streets between 12am and 6am during a declared snow emergency. The new law makes changes to the off-street parking requirements during declared snow emergencies.

Currently, when City DPW declares a snow emergency the emergency lights are turned on and drivers have until 12am to move their cars to an off-street parking area. Vehicles are required to remain off-street until 6am, at which time they can again park on the street.

This law will simply extend the parking restriction. Similar to the current process once the lights are turned on drivers will have until 12am to remove their cars, however, vehicles will be required to remain parked off street until the lights are turned off. Once the lights are turned off, that indicates the end of the snow emergency and regular parking rules will be in effect. Paid parking enforcement in the SAD will be paused during a declared snow emergency and the appropriate snow ban lights will remain in use for specified areas.

A public hearing for Local Law P-6 is scheduled for 11/17 @ 5:01pm in the Chambers of the Common Council located at 41 City Hall Place, Plattsburgh, NY. Public comment will be heard during the public hearing and before a final vote taken to ratify this change.