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Ankeny City Council Approves New Snow Ordinance

Post Date:10/03/2018 12:06 pm
Designated snow routes are no longer part of the City of Ankeny’s snow ordinance. The Ankeny City Council recently approved a new snow ordinance aimed at simplifying the parking regulations during snow and ice removal. The changes are also expected to improve efficiency and safety for street crews and first responders.

The new ordinance will require vehicles to be moved off of all public streets, alleys and on-street parking within the City when a snow ordinance is declared. No parking is allowed until the snow ordinance is officially lifted by the City. Parking in The District at Prairie Trail and Uptown business district is prohibited from 2 – 6 a.m. during snow ordinances. Vehicles parked on the street during a snow ordinance will be ticketed $40 and may be towed. The new parking restrictions are consistent with other metro suburban snow ordinances and will help reduce confusion during future winter weather events.

The new snow ordinance allows the City to declare a snow ordinance based on several factors including snow, sleet, freezing rain and blowing snow. When a snow ordinance is put into effect, the declaration will be communicated, along with the start and stop times for parking restrictions, via text message (text ANKENY to 72466), the City website www.ankenyiowa.gov and Facebook page www.facebook.com/cityofAnkeny. Local media will also be notified.

All existing snow route signs will be removed throughout the City and recycled. For more information, visit www.ankenyiowa.gov/snow.