Citizens Asked To Move RVs, Boats and Trailers

Marlene Feist, 509.625.6505

Monday, October 15, 2018 at 9:26 a.m.

Snow season is fast approaching. As part of the City of Spokane’s snow response plan, an emphasis is under way to get recreational vehicles, boats, and trailers out of on-street parking and into an appropriate winter storage location.

These vehicles need to be moved by Nov. 15, which is the official start of the City’s snow season. They may be towed if they aren’t moved by that date.

“Responding to snow requires a collaboration between the City and its citizens,” says Gary Kaesemeyer, the City’s Street Director. “Recreational vehicles, boats, and trailers can be large obstacles that make it difficult for our plow drivers to effectively move snow.”

“We are starting to provide informational notices on the vehicles now in advance of snow season, while there is time to find an alternate parking location,” says Heather Trautman, the City’s Acting Division Director of Neighborhood & Business Services.

Abandoned vehicles on City streets also can be a snow plow obstacle. Citizens can call 3-1-1 to report abandoned vehicles in their neighborhoods.

The City’s Snow Response Plan is a collaboration between the City and its citizens. The City’s snow plan includes:

  • More plowing, sooner.
  • More equipment and people available for snow removal.
  • Quicker completion of the full-City plow during heavier snowfalls of about three days.
  • The use of equipment to minimize driveway berms.
  • Greater emphasis on plowing snow away from sidewalks.

Simplified seasonal parking rules and more emphasis on clearing sidewalks.