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Chief Scott reminds public of overtime parking
During this snowy
season, Police Chief Steve Scott reminds the public that it’s more important than ever to move your vehicles following
a snow storm on Broken Bow city streets.
Under city ordinance 72.10, it is unlawful to park vehicles in the same spot for more than 24 consecutive hours on
streets within the city of Broken Bow, except where a different maximum time limit it posted (such as the 15 minute maximum
on some downtown parking spots).
“This year especially, we are seeing more cars parked over the time limit, making it difficult for street crews
to clear streets,” Chief Scott said. “We are asking for the public’s cooperation in moving vehicles at least
daily so that the city crews can get the snow moved.”
Chief Scott notes that the overtime parking law applies to ALL city streets.
Snow Emergency Reminder
Other parking rules come into play in the case of an
official snow emergency.
During severe weather conditions, if the mayor declares a snow emergency, parking of vehicles on the city’s snow
emergency routes is prohibited from the time the snow emergency is designated until it is terminated by the mayor.
Broken Bow sidewalks must be kept clean
Broken Bow Police Department reminds the public that property owners must keep snow, sleet, mud, ice or any other substance
cleared off sidewalks within city limits.
City ordinance #92.050 states that sidewalks
within residential areas shall be cleared with 24 hours after the cessation of a storm.
Sidewalks within any business district shall be cleaned within five hours after the cessation of a storm, unless the storm
occurs during the night, in which case the sidewalk shall be cleaned before 9 a.m. the following day.
Chief Scott asks the public to note that snow-covered or ice-covered sidewalks create a potentially dangerous situation for
pedestrians, especially school children who have to walk in the street because sidewalks are not cleared.
If anyone has any questions, they can contact Chief Scott at 872-6424.
|Stop when lights are flashing
From the desk of Chief Scott...
Don't pass stopped vehicles at school crossing lights
When you are driving and see a vehicle stopped
at the flashing yellow lights at a school crossing, STOP your vehicle and do not pass the vehicle in front of you.
It’s been brought to
my attention that some drivers are passing vehicles that are stopped for flashing yellow lights, putting students in danger.
If a vehicle is stopped at the yellow flashing lights, assume that there are children crossing the street.
Yellow lights are activated during hours when children are likely to be going to and from school. If you see the lights
flashing, be prepared to stop. If someone is already stopped in front of you, stop your vehicle behind them.
Passing a vehicle that is stopped at a school crossing is a very dangerous situation and can result in a citation for
the driver who is passing.
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|City Tree Dump - End of S 13th Ave
Disposing of yard debris
Broken Bow city residents who need to dispose of branches,
grass clippings, etc., can take their debris to the City Tree Dump, which is located on the south end of South 13th
Spring and summer hours of operation are Monday through Saturday
from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
(from Nov. 15 through March 31) are Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from 1 to 5:30 p.m.
are based on the size of your load.
Eye on Crime
Broken Bow Police Department actively seeks information on local crime. If you have information to share, please contact Police Chief Steve
Scott at 308-872-6424 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
All reports will remain anonymous.
Broken Bow ordinance requires
property owners are required to post numbered addresses on all buildings within the city limits, according to a new city
ordinance which went into effect on June 1, 2011.
The law states that the street number addresses
must be placed in public view on all residences or buildings facing any street or avenue within the city limits. The numbers
shall be no less than three inches high by two inches wide, shall be legible and shall be made of metal or some other durable
material. The colors of the numbers shall be in contrast to the background. Numbers are to be plainly visible from the street.
Any person violating this ordinance shall be fined up to $100 for each offense.
Dogs must have tags
|Miranda Dunkel with her dog, Peace
If you own
a dog within the city limits of Broken Bow, your dog needs a city dog tag.
Police Chief Steve Scott reminds Broken
Bow residents that City Ordinance requires that any owner of a dog over the age of six months within the city shall,
within 30 days after acquisition of the dog, acquire a city dog license (tag).
Dog tags are due every year by May 1, but
they are available yearround for $5 each at Broken Bow Police Department. If
you haven't gotten your tags yet, stop down and pick them up at BBPD, which is located at 116 South 11th Avenue, Broken
Bow, Nebraska. Tags for 2012 are good until May 1, 2013.
When purchasing the tags,
dog owners need to bring proof of their dog's current rabies vaccination.
In the photo at left is Miranda Dunkel with her dog, Peace.
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Eye on Crime
Broken Bow Police Department actively
seeks tips on suspects or crimes. If you have information to provide, please call 872-6424 or write to email@example.com
Permits, licenses available
Gun permits, dog tags and bicycyle licenses are all available at the
Broken Bow Police Department. For more information on licenses and permits, see Frequently Asked Questions.
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