Zionsville Times Sentinel

January 15, 2014

Royal Run snow removal complicated by parking ban violations

By Rod Rose For the Times Sentinel
Zionsville Times Sentinel

---- — Snow removal in the Royal Run subdivision south of Whitestown Parkway near Interstate 65 was exceptionally challenging last week because some residents ignored signs restricting parking during a snow emergency.

A private contractor was hired to help clear the subdivision's streets, Boone County Highway Superintendent Rick Carney said on Friday, Jan. 10.

"With all the hard pack in there, most of the time he was just skinning the loose stuff," Carney told the Boone County Commissioners at a meeting postponed from Monday because of the snow emergency. "Whitestown brought in a backhoe to help us one night."

The no-parking signs were "a waste of money," Carney said.

"I know I have the right to ... send the police in there to ticket and or tow, but I was nice and didn't do it," Carney said. "When we get a snow like this, I just do not have time to go down there and take care of their subdivision so they can get out to work before everyone else."

See Wednesday's Times Sentinel for the full story.