The Blue Earth City Council held a special meeting on Monday regarding the snow emergency policy.
Mayor Rick Scholtes says it was all about putting it into an ordinance. The policy can only be enforced if it is put into an ordinance. The Council held the first reading of the ordinance at their last meeting and at the special meeting, the second reading was held and approved.
The City will now be able to enforce the new snow removal policy prohibiting parking on city streets when a snow emergency is declared.
Scholtes says there are a few options for those without off street parking. The parking lot at the old Wells Fargo building can be used if it is plowed out. The parking lot at the library and behind City Hall can also be used for those who live on Main Street. Otherwise, residents may just have to park on the boulevard if they don’t have any other options to get their vehicles off the roads.
When the city does declare a snow emergency, they will share it on all their social media platforms, air it on KBEW and residents can also download the MyBlueEarth app from the Apple App Store or Google Play to receive updates on their devices.