There might not be anything more annoying than getting a ticket — or at worst towed — for violating a winter parking ordinance when there’s no snow on your windshield or on the pavement.
The city of Geneva is looking to change that.
It is starting a pilot program that will send email alerts to residents when there is a need to have vehicles off the streets so city snow plow operators can do their jobs.
At its Dec. 6 meeting, City Council agreed to let city administrators initiate a one-year pilot program, which is being coordinated through City Manager Matt Horn and the public works and police departments.
Horn told Council that the idea sprang out of a recent downtown parking study, and that staff ultimately decided loosening up winter parking rules was just as much an issue for neighborhoods as it was for downtown.