With the prediction of snow, ice and freezing temperatures this weekend, the village has prepared a few friendly winter reminders for residents.
SNOW PARKING ORDINANCE
In an effort to keep our residents safe and streets cleared during the winter, the Village of Romeoville would like to remind residents of the Snow Parking Ordinance.The guidelines are as follows:
• Odd-even parking will go into effect upon the accumulation of 2 inches of snow on the village streets and will remain in effect until snow removal operations are complete.Odd/Even street parking requires residents to park along the odd-numbered side of village streets on odd-numbered calendar days and on the even-numbered side of village streets on even numbered calendar days.
• The switch over time for odd-even parking is 6:00 am.
• The fine for snow related parking violations is $50.00.
• Officers will patrol village streets and immediately issue parking citations and a 24 hour tow notice to any vehicles found in violation of the odd-even parking ordinance.
• Vehicles parked on streets designated as parking prohibited after two inches of snow fall will be ticketed and towed immediately.
• Parking citations for blocking the sidewalk will not be issued until the snow removal operations are complete.
These restrictions do not apply to Grand Haven, Highpoint, Wespark (Besides Wespark Pkwy, Wespark Circle and Wespark Blvd.), Lakewood Falls (Unincorporated), Carillon, Remington, Malibu Bay Townhomes and Romeo Gardens.
Odd-even parking restrictions do not apply, when there is no parking on one side of the street.
Please also keep in mind that warming centers are available at the Romeoville Recreation Center, 900 West Romeo Road from 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. After the Rec Center closes, the warming center will be at Fire Station No. 3 at 698 Birch Drive. If a warming center is needed after 9:30 p.m., we ask residents to contact the Police Department at (815) 886-7219 prior to proceeding to the warming center.
BE A GOOD NEIGHBOR
The Village of Romeoville would like to encourage everyone to be a good neighbor. Think about neighbors and friends who do not have the ability to shovel snow from public sidewalks, their walkways and driveways. Let neighbors know ahead of time if you are willing to help. Check with these neighbors after a storm to be sure they are okay and ask if they need assistance.
HELP CLEAR FIRE HYDRANTS
The Romeoville Fire Department asks residents and businesses to help in keeping fire hydrants clear of ice and snow. It’s important for the Fire Department to have approximately three feet around the hydrant so they have an area to work and to get quick access in case of a fire. If a hydrant is lost or buried in snow, firefighters can lose valuable time trying to locate it when they first arrive at a fire