Public Works Department
As of January 9, 2015, the City of Freeport has declared a SNOW EMERGENCY. Effective immediately the WINTER PARKING REGULATIONS are in effect for the next 48 hours. Refer to city ordinance: "486.03, Parking Prohibited Under Certain Conditions."
Winter Parking Regulations apply every year from December 1 to March 31. A “Snow Event” is defined as any time the Public Works Director declares that a snow event of one or more inches will occur or has occurred. The snow event shall continue for a period of forty-eight hours thereafter. You must park on the even-numbered side of street (generally north and west) on even days of the month. Odd days of the month, you must park on odd-numbered side of street (generally east and south). Streets that have designated parking on one side only for an entire city block are exempt. 8:00 am is the beginning hour for all streets in the City, excepting the Business District where odd-even parking does not apply.
Watch for posting of snow events on local media and on our website. The City will notify the following of Winter Parking Regulations: Freeport Police Department, Journal Standard, WEKZ, Big Radio FM102.1, WIFR, WREX, WTVO, 1440 WROK. For more information, please call the Public Works Department at 815-235-8210. Also check out Police Department Facebook page and the City twitter account @cityoffreeport
The Department of Public Works and the Street Department come together to direct the construction and maintenance of road, sidewalks, curbing and building. The Departments control the management of public construction, traffic and street lighting, snow and leaf removal, and animal control. The department staffs 22 persons.
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