It’s been a long winter, and for the first time, one graced by Winter Maintenance Zones in Fort McMurray.
Now with the grass showing and the temperature warming, the RMWB is looking to residents for feedback on the new program.
The municipality will be holding several public engagement sessions to gauge thoughts on the policy, which saw on-street parking banned for different areas of the city on different days of the week for snow-clearing purposes. They’ve also released an online survey that’s available until May 10. Administration will then analyze the feedback and report their results to the mayor, council, and public.
The WMZs provided a decent boost to municipal coffers, netting at least $386,000 in parking fine revenues for the municipality. As of the end of February, McMurrayites were dinged for over $662,000 between parking fines and towing/impound fees.
List of engagement sessions:
-Thickwood YMCA – April 20, 5-8 p.m.
-Peter Pond Mall (main floor) – April 23, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
-Spring Trade Show (Macdonald Island Park) – April 29, 1-9 p.m., April 30, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., May 1, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.