Mayor Stewart Wishes all a Happy Thanksgiving

  We appreciate the opportunity to work for you throughout the year. Please accept our warmest wishes for a wonderful Thanksgiving.  On behalf of our family at City Hall, we wish you a very special Thanksgiving Day for each of you and your loved ones. Our office will be closed on Nov 27 (Thursday) and Nov 28 (Friday) for Thanksgiving - We will open on Dec 1, 2014. You are always encouraged to contact

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New Britain Police Department
James P. Wardwell
Chief of Police 

Date:      November 26th, 2014
To:         All Media
From:     Captain Christopher Chute #293 
Re:         PRESS RELEASE -  Parking Ban        


A parking ban has been ordered by Mayor Erin Stewart of New Britain in anticipation of the snow which has been forecasted. The parking ban will go into effect at 3:00 PM on Wednesday November 26th, 2014 and will likely continue through Thursday morning.  Parking will be prohibited on all city streets while the ban is in effect. 

There will be relaxed enforcement in all commercial centers from until 5:00 PM on Wednesday.  The Mayor will make every effort to lift this ban as early as possible on Thanksgiving Day.

Free parking will be available at the following locations during the ban:
• Osgood Park
• Stanley Golf Course
• Quonset hut parking lot at 655 Slater Road
• City parking lot at Wildwood St. & Linden St. (next to Police substation)
• Washington Park (lot opposite Gold Street)
• Martha Hart Park
• City parking garages (Bank St./Chestnut St. and Columbus Blvd. at the corner of Washington St.)

All vehicles parked on city streets while the ban is in effect are subject to a $100.00 parking ticket and will be towed at the owner’s expense.  Residents are urged to cooperate with the parking ban so as to facilitate the removal of snow from city streets. 

* The ban may continue into Thursday November 27th, depending on the safety needs of the city.  Residents are urged to visit for updated details ban.
*Please remember that the final snow plow pass is not made until several hours after the storm has concluded. Our snow plow drivers are directed to try and minimize the amount of snow directed onto previously cleaned sidewalks and driveways, but it is often times unavoidable. 
*For smaller storms residents may want to consider not clearing their driveways and sidewalks until after our snow plow drivers have completed the final pass of their street, or residents should recognize that they may need to clear their sidewalks and driveways more than one time for larger snow and ice storms.
*For residents who use a contractor for snow removal, try to make arrangements with your contractor to have sidewalks cleared after the end of the storm when street clearing operations have been completed as to avoid multiple passes and charges from the contractor. 
*Residents are also advised that those responsible for the maintenance of property with sidewalks are required to clear their sidewalks within six hours of daylight following the accumulation of snow. Those who do not clear their sidewalks may be fined accordingly. 
*The New Britain Fire Department has asked residents to assist them by clearing fire hydrants on their property in case of fire.

Sergeant David Mocarsky
New Britain Police Department - Traffic Safety Bureau


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