Approved Amendments to Parking By-law

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link

The Town of Lincoln approved amendments to Parking By-law 89-2000 (open 89-28 To Regulate Traffic and Parking).

The Town of Lincoln has approved amendments to the parking by-law. The Town of Lincoln’s Committee of the Whole unanimously supported the parking by-law amendments on November 8 which were approved by Town Council on November 15. These amendments focus on keeping everyone in our community safe and providing staff with the ability to keep our roads clear without facing obstacles.

Starting November 16, 2021, the Keep it Clear program will no longer be voluntary and the Town will be launching a “Snow Squad” campaign to educate members of the public on the new parking by-law and the importance of the community working together during a winter storm event. The Town will enforce a winter storm event and temporary on-street parking prohibition or Keep it Clear Parking Ban when weather and road conditions are appropriate.

A parking ban is based on an assessment of forecasted weather and local observations including temperature, wind, and road conditions. Local weather and road conditions will determine how long a Keep it Clear ban will be in effect. However, residents should plan to park off-street for 72 hours.

Residents and business vehicle owners who do not remove their vehicles from the road during a declared Keep it Clear Ban will be subject to a $75.00 ticket, habitual offenders may also be subject to towing.


The following are the approved amendments:

Provisions

205.01.11 Park as to interfere with snow removal from highway. For clarity and without limitation; if a Snow Clearing vehicle in the execution of its duties must or will potentially have to change its course to avoid a parked vehicle or is prevented from or potentially prevented from entering an area it would normally have otherwise entered to clear, sand or salt because of a parked vehicle.

205.01.12 Park as to interfere with street cleaning measures. For clarity and without limitation; if a Street Cleaning vehicle in the execution of its duties must, or will potentially have to change its course to avoid a parked vehicle or is prevented from or potentially prevented from entering an area it would normally have otherwise entered to clear, because of a parked vehicle.


1102.01 Removal of Vehicles

1102.02 Vehicle Towing

(1) In addition to any other penalties provided for in this By-law, a police officer, officer, Municipal Law Enforcement Officer may, where a vehicle is parked or stopped in contravention of this By-law, cause that vehicle to be removed, taken away and stored in a suitable place.

All costs and charges incurred for removing, caring for and storing a vehicle removed pursuant to subsection (1) of this section, shall be a lien upon the vehicle, which lien may be enforced in the manner provided for by the Repair and Storage Liens Act, R.S.O. 1990, Chapter R.25.


Public Information Centre

A virtual Public Information Centre took place on October 12, 2021. Information collected through the PIC and this Speak Up Lincoln page informed the report and recommendations approved by Council.


Definitions

Snow Clearing

101.01.53 “Snow Removal”- means the works carried out by the Town of Lincoln staff or contracted affiliate to clear the travelled portions of the highways within the town, by means of plowing, sanding, salting or whatever additional or other means are approved and implemented by the Town of Lincoln;

Street Cleaning

101.01.56 “Street Cleaning”- means the works carried out by the Town of Lincoln staff or contracted affiliate, to clean the travelled portions of the highways within the Town of Lincoln, by means approved and implemented by the Town of Lincoln;

Suitable Place

101.01.57 “Suitable Place” means a towing compound operated by a recognized, licenced towing company, where the storage area of said compound is fully fenced (enclosed) with controlled access, for the safety and security of the vehicles stored there within;







The Town of Lincoln approved amendments to Parking By-law 89-2000 (open 89-28 To Regulate Traffic and Parking).

The Town of Lincoln has approved amendments to the parking by-law. The Town of Lincoln’s Committee of the Whole unanimously supported the parking by-law amendments on November 8 which were approved by Town Council on November 15. These amendments focus on keeping everyone in our community safe and providing staff with the ability to keep our roads clear without facing obstacles.

Starting November 16, 2021, the Keep it Clear program will no longer be voluntary and the Town will be launching a “Snow Squad” campaign to educate members of the public on the new parking by-law and the importance of the community working together during a winter storm event. The Town will enforce a winter storm event and temporary on-street parking prohibition or Keep it Clear Parking Ban when weather and road conditions are appropriate.

A parking ban is based on an assessment of forecasted weather and local observations including temperature, wind, and road conditions. Local weather and road conditions will determine how long a Keep it Clear ban will be in effect. However, residents should plan to park off-street for 72 hours.

Residents and business vehicle owners who do not remove their vehicles from the road during a declared Keep it Clear Ban will be subject to a $75.00 ticket, habitual offenders may also be subject to towing.


The following are the approved amendments:

Provisions

205.01.11 Park as to interfere with snow removal from highway. For clarity and without limitation; if a Snow Clearing vehicle in the execution of its duties must or will potentially have to change its course to avoid a parked vehicle or is prevented from or potentially prevented from entering an area it would normally have otherwise entered to clear, sand or salt because of a parked vehicle.

205.01.12 Park as to interfere with street cleaning measures. For clarity and without limitation; if a Street Cleaning vehicle in the execution of its duties must, or will potentially have to change its course to avoid a parked vehicle or is prevented from or potentially prevented from entering an area it would normally have otherwise entered to clear, because of a parked vehicle.


1102.01 Removal of Vehicles

1102.02 Vehicle Towing

(1) In addition to any other penalties provided for in this By-law, a police officer, officer, Municipal Law Enforcement Officer may, where a vehicle is parked or stopped in contravention of this By-law, cause that vehicle to be removed, taken away and stored in a suitable place.

All costs and charges incurred for removing, caring for and storing a vehicle removed pursuant to subsection (1) of this section, shall be a lien upon the vehicle, which lien may be enforced in the manner provided for by the Repair and Storage Liens Act, R.S.O. 1990, Chapter R.25.


Public Information Centre

A virtual Public Information Centre took place on October 12, 2021. Information collected through the PIC and this Speak Up Lincoln page informed the report and recommendations approved by Council.


Definitions

Snow Clearing

101.01.53 “Snow Removal”- means the works carried out by the Town of Lincoln staff or contracted affiliate to clear the travelled portions of the highways within the town, by means of plowing, sanding, salting or whatever additional or other means are approved and implemented by the Town of Lincoln;

Street Cleaning

101.01.56 “Street Cleaning”- means the works carried out by the Town of Lincoln staff or contracted affiliate, to clean the travelled portions of the highways within the Town of Lincoln, by means approved and implemented by the Town of Lincoln;

Suitable Place

101.01.57 “Suitable Place” means a towing compound operated by a recognized, licenced towing company, where the storage area of said compound is fully fenced (enclosed) with controlled access, for the safety and security of the vehicles stored there within;







Questions and Answers

loader image
Didn't receive confirmation?
Seems like you are already registered, please provide the password. Forgot your password? Create a new one now.
  • Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link

    Do you have designated parking for multi car homes? We have 4 vehicles and only 2 parking spaces. None of our neighbours have space for us. PLEASE advise.

    Rosemarie Reynolds asked 24 days ago

    Good afternoon, thank you for your message.  The Town of Lincoln does not have designated parking for multi-car homes in the community.  We understand there are situations where homeowners have more vehicles than they can accommodate with the allotted vehicle parking for their property.  It is unfortunate, your neighbours don’t have space – but thank you for checking in with them.  Other options to explore are if you have a garage, consider ensuring it is clear so you can use it for a vehicle or look for parking lots close by that might permit parking during a snow event for short-term, temporary use. 

     For more information, please see the Frequently Asked Question section on this page.

  • Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link

    1. Flyer says 75.00 ticket, bylaw says 100.00 administrative penalty. 2. Flyer text is confusing. "Parking will be restricted to 72 hours on any street where parking is permitted". So you CAN'T park for 72hours? When does the clock begin ticking on the 72hours? 72hrs after the snow starts, 72 hours after you begin plowing etc etc? 3. Glad to see this, but hope it won't be like when the new garbage contractors started and tagged many residents bins. Our street ALWAYS had/has cars parked that the snowplow has to go around. Later when the plow comes by a second time for cleanup, if that car has moved, it means that pile of snow gets plowed downstream making ADDITIONAL work for others who already cleaned their driveways.

    dj asked about 1 month ago

    Thank you for your inquiry and support in this initiative.  We hope that we can all work together to ensure that the streets of Lincoln can be clear and safe for everyone.  

     Parking will be restricted to 72 hours once the Town declares a Keep It Clear event – at that time is when the 72 hours will commence.  It will end at 72 hours or when the Town informs the community that the snow event has concluded.  

     A Keep it Clear event is when the forecast states an accumulation of 7 – 10 cm or more; or an unexpected accumulation of 5cm.  Enforcement of the by-law takes place after a snow event is declared.  Enforcement will occur if there is a safety concern or a habitual offending vehicle.  Should enforcement occur, the fine is $75 per offence.

     For this winter season, municipal law enforcement aims to work with all community members by continual engagement and education, mailings, social media, educational parking cautions on identified vehicles.

  • Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link

    1. If there is no more room for cars in our driveway, garage and we can’t use a neighbour’s driveway, where should we park our cars? 2. Can we park a car on the “apron” part of the driveway if parked sideways and not blocking the sidewalk? 3. Parking on the road isn’t banned throughout the whole winter, just when a warning is in effect? 4. What’s the best way to receive the warning to not park on the road?

    Andrew McClelland asked 2 months ago

    Thank You for taking the time to connect with us, Andrew.

    We understand that there are situations where residents have multiple vehicles than their property can accommodate.  Each property has an allocated vehicle parking on a driveway, garage, or laneway through the Zoning By-law.  For any vehicles that exceed the property allocation then it is the responsibility of the resident to identify and seek proper parking.  The amended by-law comes into effect when the Town declares a winter storm.  

    We suggest speaking with a neighbour and see if you can use space in their driveway during a heavy snowfall; if you have a garage, consider clearing it out to use it; or look for streets or parking lots close by the permit parking.  We recognize that this isn’t always convenient, but we are asking everyone to Pay it Forward and not park vehicles on the road.  Vehicles on the road cause a major obstruction and hazard to the operation crews who are working around the clock to clear the roads.  In addition, it creates access concerns for emergency services.  

    The Town intends to work with the residents to help ensure the roads within the Town are safely cleared promptly.  Please visit the FAQ section on this page for more information.

  • Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link

    I would just like to know where you expect people to park? My street and all around my street is filled with cars on the road everyday because there is no room in the driveway. You want us to ask our neighbours to use their driveway? They don’t even have enough room either! Would you like everyone to go park in the sobeys parking lot? This just is very unrealistic

    Ally asked 2 months ago

    Thank You for taking the time to connect with us, Ally.

    We understand that there are situations where residents have multiple vehicles than their property can accommodate.  Each property has an allocated vehicle parking on a driveway, garage, or laneway through the Zoning By-law.  For any vehicles that exceed the property allocation then it is the responsibility of the resident to identify and seek proper parking.  The amended by-law comes into effect when the Town declares a winter storm.  

    We suggest speaking with a neighbour and see if you can use space in their driveway during a heavy snowfall; if you have a garage, consider clearing it out to use it; or look for streets or parking lots close by the permit parking.  We recognize that this isn’t always convenient, but we are asking everyone to Pay it Forward and not park vehicles on the road.  Vehicles on the road cause a major obstruction and hazard to the operation crews who are working around the clock to clear the roads.  In addition, it creates access concerns for emergency services.  

    The Town intends to work with the residents to help ensure the roads within the Town are safely cleared promptly. 

  • Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link

    You should ban parking on Green Lane just east of Ontario St. Or add another lane on the north side to allow traffic through. Many times traffic will not stop when going east and come across the yellow line. Forcing west bound traffic to hit the curb.

    GRMoore asked 2 months ago

    Thank you for taking the time to connect and share your thoughts with the Town.  During a snow event and the subsequent road clearing, this concern may be temporarily dealt with by the proposed snow clearing provision.  Additionally, the Town of Lincoln views the safety of all members of the community and visitors as important.  Your suggestions will be shared with the appropriate department at Town Hall for review and consideration.

  • Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link

    How will these proposed amendments be enforced? And who will be doing the enforcement?

    cybergrump asked 2 months ago

    The intention of the Town, with the particular amendment related to snow clearing, is to work with the residents of the Town of Lincoln help to ensure the roads within the Town are safely cleared in a timely manner. This is done by making all attempts to have vehicles removed from the roadways. Although this proposed provision is intended to be enforced, we recognize that this will affect a change in the way homeowners plan their days or nights when a pending snowfall event is expected. Municipal Law Enforcement along with Public Works hope to make every effort to afford homeowners the opportunity to correct (within reason) parking infractions related to impeding snow clearing during this first winter season, if the proposal is passed. However, continual or habitual offending vehicles will not continue to experience this.

    To clarify, if a Public Works vehicle experiences an impediment of a vehicle parked on the roadway, this would cause communication to Municipal Law Enforcement, who would then in turn attend as available through the course of their shift to investigate. If the vehicle is determined to have breached the provision a parking offence notice may be issued by the investigating officer. Upon re-attendance if the vehicle is deemed to have not been moved from it’s parked position, a second parking offence notice may be issued. There is also the authority of a continual offending vehicle to be removed from the roadway by way of a tow to a secure towing compound. With all costs associated to the towing and storage of the vehicle the responsibility of the vehicle owner.

    Respectfully

     

    Mike Barkway

Page last updated: 18 January 2022, 13:42