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City of Langdon cracking down on unmoved vehicles on city streets

Last winter, the City of Langdon encountered numerous problems with vehicles parked on the street for extended periods of time without being moved.

Posted on 10/26/13

By Lee Coleman

As the city would clear the snow, snow berms would accumulate around these vehicles making it literally impossible to clear the streets as needed.

To not have a repeat of the same issues this winter, the city has announced its intent to enforce city ordinance 14.1410.

The ordinance reads as follows:

“It shall be unlawful for anyone to park or leave standing on any public street or highway in the city any vehicle for a period longer than forty-eight (48) hours consecutively, provided this section shall not include any area where a shorter time is provided for parking, nor shall this section be construed to permit parking for a longer time than is provided in such areas. These vehicles will be ticketed.”

“We have vehicles that don’t move during the winter,” said City Street Supervisor Rob Gilseth. “The snow builds up and we can’t clear it. We just want to give everyone a reminder so we can clear the snow.”

According to Gilseth, the street department has begun placing warning stickers on vehicles.

That information is passed on to the sheriff’s department and if the vehicle isn’t moved within 48 hours, the vehicle is subject to be ticketed.

If the offending vehicle receives a second ticket, the vehicle can be towed at the owner’s expense.

“We are really starting to push the issue because it caused so many issues last year,” Gilseth said. “We want to remind people this ordinance can be enforced so they can clean up as quickly as possible.”