The City of Bayonne has announced that street sweeping enforcement will return next week, though only warnings will be given before tickets are issued the following week, after about six weeks of amnesty due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“Early in the emergency, I ordered the Parking Utility to stop issuing summonses for numerous parking regulations. One of these regulations was for sweeping enforcement. Our sweepers have continued to go on their scheduled days, but we haven’t issued any tickets for people that haven’t moved their cars,” Mayor Davis said in a robocall this afternoon.
“The cleanliness of our city has suffered quite a bit during this crisis. However, I am so
proud of how people are doing their part in helping to keep Bayonne clean … Now that we are gearing towards our return, we need to start the sweeper enforcement again, so we can get our streets clean.”
While Davis says enforcement will return on Monday, May 4th, he also states that next week will be a grace period that will include warnings, before tickets will be issued on the week of May 11th.
“Thank you all for your cooperation and your patience throughout this emergency. I am so proud of how our city has dealt with this crisis,” the mayor concluded.
Street sweeping was suspended in Bayonne back in mid-March, along with other measures such as halting in-person visits to the building department and extending the time frames for parking permits, in light of public schools closing.