At its meeting on November 4, 2020, the Board of Selectmen voted
to modify its parking regulations as follows:

Winter Overnight Parking Ban which had historically been a blanket prohibition based on calendar day (November 15-April 15) will now only apply if a winter storm emergency is declared.

The Department of Public Works will monitor weather conditions and determine if a snow emergency is warranted. The decision will be made in advance of the weather event as reasonably practicable based on weather forecasting.

A start/end time based on the expected duration of the storm and time required to effectuate snow removal will be set. Once a declaration is made, Parking Ban and its duration will be communicated to the public using the Town’s website, social media, local media outlets including online news, print, radio, and community television.

The decision to modify the Town’s winter parking ban is based on community feedback, easing residential parking restrictions. Town officials are considering this a test of the new protocol. In the event DPW and Police Department staff determine that public
safety and effective snow removal is compromised using this protocol, the calendar date ban will be reinstated.

We ask residents to please be aware of pending snowstorms, monitor local
media and have a plan to move their vehicles as soon as a snow emergency is declared. We will need everyone’s help to make this modification work for our residents.

Pay-at-the-Meter Parking will be lifted for the holiday season starting Wednesday, November 25 and continuing through Friday, January 1.

This affects the metered parking along Park Street and Summer Street and is meant to encourage residents and visitors to support our local restaurants and shops during the holiday season.

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