DPW Operation called in Milwaukee Saturday and Sunday nights
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee Department of Public Works has issued a DPW Operation for Saturday night and Sunday night.
All residents who park overnight on a Milwaukee street must move their vehicles to the odd numbered side of the street by 11:00 p.m. on Saturday evening, February 3 through 6:00 a.m. on Sunday morning, February 4. Residents must then move their vehicles to the even numbered side of the street by 11:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 4 through 6:00 a.m. Monday morning, February 5.
City residents are reminded that the posted street sign takes precedence in all areas of the city. However, not all winter parking rules are posted so residents should also check for parking restrictions at milwaukee.gov/winterregs. Some residents on the east side said they would like a sign on every street affected.
"If they're going to be ticketing or towing people, then there definitely should be a sign," Resident Phil Smith said. "It seems kinds of silly that there's not."
East Side Resident Pat Blume doesn't think it's difficult to look up.
"There are signs on most streets so I feel like there should be some awareness," Blumes said. "You see the signs, you look it up and you figure it out."
Once city streets have been cleared, DPW will notify residents again that the operation has concluded and regular overnight parking will resume. If you don't move your car you can get a $40 ticket and cars that have three or more outstanding tickets $65 or more past due can be towed.
East side resident Jen Kovac was one of about 5,000 Milwaukee residents to get a ticket during the first two days of the DPW snow operation in January.
"I had no idea they were going into that system at all,” Kovac said. “They didn't send a letter or anything like that to residents in this area to notify us.”
Kovac said she's not happy with the new signage either. She says one sign on E Knapp Street has been pulled out and on the ground for weeks.
“They still haven't fixed it or anything like that,” Kovac said. “They have paper signs that blow away or flipped up and I don't think it's a good system at all either.”