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Vehicles prohibited from blocking sidewalks

Published: Monday, April 28, 2014 9:29 p.m. CDT

MORRIS – The Morris Police Department has seen an increase in complaints regarding vehicles parked across sidewalks, which prohibits pedestrians from utilizing sidewalks for their intended purpose – pedestrian traffic.

Morris city ordinance prohibits any vehicle from standing or parking on any sidewalk, including the portion of sidewalks which proceed through driveways, according to a news release from Morris police. This ordinance applies to residential, business and manufacturing zoning districts in the city of Morris.

Violators of this ordinance who receive a parking ticket are subject to a $10 fine if paid within 14 days of the violation. If the fine is not paid within 14 days, the fine increases to $60.

The onset of warmer weather always produces an increase of people utilizing sidewalks throughout the city, according to the release. It is very important sidewalks are kept clear from vehicles to help promote safe pedestrian traffic, for both children and adults.

Compliance with this ordinance will go a long way in promoting a safer community, police state in the release.

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