Winter parking ban takes effect in Searsport
Searsport — Police are asking those who live or work in Searsport to refrain from parking on the downtown streets or alongside outlying roads because of the start of the winter parking ban Thursday, Nov. 1.
"We do potentially have snow coming this week," said Searsport Police Chief Dick LaHaye Monday, Nov. 5. "Out of respect for the [winter parking] ordinance, we are asking people to park in the appropriate places, like, not on Main Street."
Police are asking those who live or stay overnight in downtown Searsport to use the municipal parking lot near Tozier's Market this winter, rather than parking on the street or alongside any outlying public roads.
LaHaye said the ban is intended to keep public roads clear for snow removal. According to the ordinance language, drivers who are in violation of the ban risk being ticketed. Offending vehicles may also be subject to towing at the owner's expense, LaHaye said.
Anyone with questions about the parking ban can contact police at 548-2304.