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July 10, 2014

Overnight parking to take effect Sunday

Tonawanda News — Overnight parking in the City of Tonawanda will not be allowed until Monday, after the resolution is published in the Tonawanda News.

Mayor Rick Davis said that dozens of tickets were issued early Wednesday morning, as residents thought the resolution went into effect immediately. Those tickets will be waived.

“This wasn’t a money grab and there was a lot of misinformation out there ... if people have questions about a resolution, they should call the mayor’s office or their elected official,” he said. 

The council passed the resolution last week in a 4-1 vote. Once the measure takes effect, parking on city streets between 4 a.m. and 6 a.m. will be allowed between April 1 and Oct. 30. The former rule forbade parking between 4 a.m. and 6 a.m. between April 1 and Nov. 30. 

Overnight parking between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. in the winter months is still not allowed. 

The council voted to make the change after years of discussion and many resident requests. The parking resolution will expire at the end of October to allow the council to assess the effects of the resolution. 

Another resolution that was passed at the July 1 meeting — which allows dogs in all of Niawanda Park — will also not take effect until Monday. 

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