By , Staff Reporter
Mount Vernon News

MOUNT VERNON — The city will be looking at ways to improve the snow emergency parking ordinance.

Mayor Richard Mavis said the problem of cars not being moved off designated snow emergency streets crops up “every few years,” and this winter has made it apparent the present ordinance needs to be updated.

For example, Mavis said, the current ordinance calls for the first response to a vehicle not being moved within 24 hours of a snow emergency being declared, is to issue a ticket.

“A ticket doesn’t indicate an emergency,” Mavis said.

However, the problem isn’t as simple as towing cars right away.

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