Good Morning Jackson! Although we live in a virtual winter wonderland, as the season advances we can all get a bit "weather weary!" The good news for those longing for spring is that Groundhog day marked the exact middle of the winter season! Each day gives us a minute more of sunlight and we get a little closer to spring! The bad news is Mother Nature doesn't really care about old Punxsutawney Phil and his shadow!
We have been getting a lot of snow lately and this means snow removal. The many roads within the Town of Jackson pose quite a challenge to our hard working road crew. Steep and windy, they do a great job clearing away snow and sanding surfaces on the roads we and our families all travel. Their efforts can often be slowed when residents and visitors park their cars in the street while they await their own driveway cleanup. There are State statutes and Town Ordinances that can carry fines and penalties if you park your vehicle so as to impede snow removal.
Jackson's WINTER PARKING ORDINANCE strictly prohibits parking or abandoning your vehicle upon any street from November 1st to April 1st unless otherwise posted. Infractions of these rules can result in a parking fine or worse, you vehicle could be towed away costing over $200.00 dollars! To avoid fines and delays to our highway crew, simply wait till your plow person arrives, move your car into the road and STAY WITH YOUR VEHICLE. This way you can move your vehicle if the Town plow truck or Grader comes by. Enjoy all that winter has to offer, drive safe, and don't worry, Spring is right around the corner!
Chief Chris Perley
Jackson Police Department