IMPORTANT STORM TRASH INFORMATION CORRECTION UPDATE FROM COUNCILOR PAUL MCGEARY

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Follow-up trash and recycling pickup today (Wednesday)

Dear Friends:

My apologies, because this is a holiday week, trash/recycle pickup is one day later than normal. Below is the plan for trash/recycling for the rest of the week:

If your normal pickup day is Monday or Tuesday, bring your trash and recycling to curbside today (Wednesday).

If your normal pickup day is Wednesday, Thursday or Friday, please put your trash out one day later than your normal pickup day.

If you are desperate to get rid of your recycling, you can bring it to the Hiltz Recycling Center at 24 Kondelin Road. Note that only recyclables can be brought to this location–not trash.

If it gets to be late in the day and no one has arrived yet, call the DPW at 978-281-9785

   For more information

Updates will be forthcoming as the storm progresses. Please check the City of Gloucester website for further updates at www.gloucester-ma.gov

STORM UPDATE PARKING BAN 10PM TONIGHT (with a list of where to park)

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Parking ban at 10 tonight

Dear Friends:

   The mayor has issued the following emergency declaration concerning the snowstorm expected to arrive overnight and continue into tomorrow:

Effective at 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, the city has declared a snow emergency and parking ban on all city streets due to the impending snow storm.

From 10 o’clock tonight until 8 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 16, all vehicles are banned from parking on city streets.

Violators of this emergency declaration are subject to ticketing and towing at the owner’s expense. Towing and ticketing will begin immediately at 10 o’clock tonight. Residents may park in all municipal and school parking lots during the parking ban. Please be aware that due to the nature of this storm, adjustments to the snow emergency and parking ban may be made.

Traveling by vehicle or on foot will be treacherous during the duration of the storm. It is strongly suggested you do not travel during this time period.

Your cooperation during this parking ban is necessary for efficient and safe snow removal efforts.

Please make every effort to check on your elderly neighbors. The bitter cold associated with this storm may cause additional risks to individuals. Please take the proper precautions.

Trash collection

At this time, trash collection will be on a holiday schedule

Where can I park?

Off-street parking areas including:

  • Harbor Parking Lot (near Gloucester House Restaurant)
  • Main Street Parking Lot
  • Manuel F. Lewis Parking Lot
  • Pleasant Street Parking Lot
  • St. Peter’s Square (Town Landing Parking Lot)
  • Fitz Hugh Lane Lot (Roger’s St next to TD Bank)
  • Boynton Way Lot (off Rogers St in between Pilot House lot and House of Mitch)
  • School Parking Lots may also be used for off-street parking

Vehicles parked in parking lots must shovel their cars out of the space.

For more information

Updates will be forthcoming as the storm progresses. Please check the City of Gloucester website for further updates at www.gloucester-ma.gov

 

IMPORTANT STORM UPDATE FROM MAYOR SEFATIA

Good afternoon. This is Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken with an important message from the City of Gloucester’s Code Red Emergency Messaging System.

Effective at 10:00 pm tonight, Saturday, February 14, 2015, the city has declared a snow emergency and parking ban on all city streets due to the impending snow storm.

From 10:00 pm on Saturday, February 14th, until 8am on Monday, February 16th, all vehicles are banned from parking on city streets.

Violators of this emergency declaration are subject to ticketing and towing at the owners expense and will begin immediately at 10:00pm tonight. Residents may park in all municipal and school parking lots during the parking ban. Please be aware that due to the nature of this storm, adjustments to the snow emergency and parking ban may be made. Travelling by vehicle or on foot will be treacherous during the duration of the storm. It is strongly suggested you do not travel during this time period.

Your cooperation during this parking ban is necessary for efficient and safe snow removal efforts.

Please make every effort to check on your elderly neighbors. The bitter cold associated with this storm may cause additional risks to individuals. Please take the proper precautions.

At this time, trash collection will be on a holiday schedule.

To repeat, the City of Gloucester has issued a parking ban on all city streets as of 10:00 pm Saturday, February 14th. The ban will be in effect until 8am on Monday, February 16th.

Updates will be forthcoming as the storm progresses. Please check the City of Gloucester website for further updates at www.gloucester-ma.gov

 

IMPORTANT STORM UPDATE: SNOW EMERGENCY EXTENDED

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City parking ban extended until noon Tuesday; schools closed again

Dear Friends:

The mayor has issued the following announcement concerning the ongoing snowstorm.

The City of Gloucester snow emergency and parking ban is being extended due to the continued snow storm.

From now until noon on Tuesday, Feb. 10, all vehicles are banned from parking on city streets.

Violators of this emergency declaration are subject to ticketing and towing at the owners expense. Residents may park in municipal and school parking lots during the parking ban. We have provided extra time so all cars may be removed from parking lots no later than noon on Tuesday. Your cooperation during this parking ban is necessary for efficient and safe snow removal efforts.

This is a historic amount of snow. Please have patience as the Department of Public Works continues to work through areas that require snow removal. Please make every effort to shovel out hydrants at or near your homes.

The Gloucester Public Schools as well as the Public library will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday, Feb. 10.

Please check on your elderly neighbors.

For further updates on the storm, please follow developments on the city website:
http://gloucester-ma.gov


Snow removal 

The strong winds associated with this storm are causing heavy drifting throughout the city and in East Gloucester in particular. The DPW crews are working to keep the main roads open. Please be patient as snow removal is requiring multiple passes just to keep the roads open.


 

Trash pickup

 

At this writing (4 p.m.) trash pickup (Monday trash schedule) is still on for tomorrow, but please double-check the City website before putting out your trash.


Please stay off the roads

The Gloucester Police Department has issued the following request: 

In addition to the current parking ban, the Gloucester Police Department is requestingALL vehicles stay off the road at this time. We are responding to a large amount of spinouts and accidents as a result of the ongoing storm. It is unsafe to drive in these conditions and we are asking for your cooperation for the duration of this storm.

Please stay off the roadways during this storm for your own safety and the safety of other motorists and pedestrians

 

 

Storm Update: NO SCHOOL and City Hall Closed

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  • Parking ban goes into effect at 11 p.m.

  • Schools, City Hall are closed tomorrow

  • Provisions for payment of taxes and filing of abatements due tomorrow are outlined

Dear friends:

The mayor has issued the following statement in anticipation of the coming snowstorm:

Effective at 11 p.m. today, Sunday, Feb. 1, the city has declared a snow emergency and parking ban on all city streets due to the arriving snow storm.

From 11 p.m. on Sunday until 6 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 3, all vehicles are banned from parking on city streets.

Violators of this emergency declaration are subject to ticketing and towing at the owner’s expense. Residents may park in all municipal and school parking lots.

All residents are reminded that they are responsible for clearing snow from sidewalks adjacent to their property. Your cooperation during this parking ban is necessary for efficient and safe snow removal efforts. Please make every effort to shovel out hydrants at or near your homes.

During times of high tide, expect coastal flooding on various streets along the coast. In addition, bitterly cold wind chills of 15 to 25 below zero are expected making it extremely dangerous to be outside. Please make every effort to check on your elderly neighbors.

Gloucester Public Schools will be closed on Monday, Feb. 2.

City offices will be closed on Monday, Feb. 2.

At this time (5 p.m. Sunday), it is anticipated that trash collection will be on a regular schedule.

Updates will be forthcoming as the storm progresses. Please check the City of Gloucester website for further updates at www.gloucester-ma.gov

How to make tax payments and file abatement applications in light of tomorrow’s predicted storm

Despite the fact that City Hall will be closed tomorrow,there are ways to pay your tax bills or file for abatements–both of which are due tomorrow.

Timely filing of abatement applications or payments can be accomplished any of the following ways:

• Hand delivery to City Hall, by 4 p.m. Monday.  Even though City Hall will be closed, abatement applications or tax payments can be placed in the Parking Ticket Dropbox located to the right of the entrance facing Warren Street.

• US Postal Service. (Payments or applications must be postmarked by Monday.)

Abatement applications may be faxed to 978-282-4113, by 4 p.m. Monday. The Abatement Application can be found here: http://gloucester-ma.gov/DocumentView.aspx?DID=372

• Payments can be made online. For more information and instructions please consult the City Website’s Online Services page here: http://gloucester-ma.gov/index.aspx?NID=459