On 11/7/2022, the Montague Selectboard voted to adopt the following new regulation to support residents of downtown Turners Falls. The new regulation was requested by downtown residents, landlords and businesses and is an outcome of the 2021 Downtown Parking Management Study.
A. The Superintendent of Public Works is authorized to declare a Winter Emergency whereby no overnight parking is allowed on streets in downtown Turners Falls or the Patch neighborhood between the hours of 11:00PM and 6:00AM.
B. A winter emergency may include snow and/or ice events and can be in effect for multiple days, at the discretion of the Superintendent of Public Works.
C. The Town of Montague website (www.montague-ma.gov) shall be the official record of the winter emergency status.
D. Vehicles may utilize parking on downtown streets during all other times including during overnight hours, provided a winter emergency is not in effect.
E. Public Parking during a Winter Emergency is available at the municipal lots on 1st street, 3rd Street, Discovery Center, Canal Street, 6th Street, and on the odd-numbered side of L Street between Prospect Street and 5th Street. The Department of Public Works is authorized to publicly post, in each parking area, parking restrictions to allow for lot cleanup following a Winter Emergency.
F. The town wide winter parking ban remains in effect for all areas of Montague outside of the downtown area as shown on the map published at www.montague-ma.gov.
G. The Montague Police Department is authorized to enforce this regulation.
Residents are encouraged to sign up for CODE RED ALERTS from the town.