By: Maria Moore
With the record amount of snow – 59.8 inches in the state so far this month – the town crew is having a harder time than usual to keep ahead of clearing the snow. One of the things that’s been hindering their work is a number of cars that have been parked behind Town Hall and haven’t been moved in a while. Just such a car is the one pictured here. Officer Lynn Sheffield said that the car is currently unregistered and the owner who lives in Canton hasn’t responded to attempts to contact them so the car is being towed by a truck from Collinsville Auto Parts whose owner, Lynn added, is a New Hartford resident.
The matter of how to handle those types of vehicles that are now hindering snow removal efforts was brought up in a letter to the town’s selectmen at their meeting this past Tuesday, January 25. The selectmen decided to look into existing ordinances before deciding on a course of action.
In the meantime: Please don’t park your vehicle where it will hinder snow removal by the town or state crews. And if you have left your vehicle long-term in a public parking area, please be responsible and remove it. Or it may be removed for you.
If you have a questions regarding parking in town, please call the First Selectman’s Office at 860-379-3389. You may also call the New Hartford Police Office at 860-379-8621 (non-emergency number).