Crestwood aldermen nix two auto sticker programs

Crestwood aldermen recently agreed to eliminate the city’s vehicle license-sticker program and its snow-exemption stickers for vehicles.

The Board of Aldermen voted last month to adopt an ordinance eliminating the vehicle license-sticker program and to have an ordinance drafted to eliminate snow-exemption stickers for vehicles.

That ordinance was scheduled to be considered Tuesday night — after the Call went to press.

While the city had issued parking stickers in the past to residents who had no space to park on their property after a snowfall, aldermen voted to eliminate that program and accept a recommendation from the Public Works Board.

The Public Works Board has recommended that when winter starts in odd-numbered years — such as the 2009-2010 winter season — that vehicles park on the side of the street with odd house numbers.

During even-numbered years — such as the 2010-2011 winter season — vehicles will be parked on the the side of the street with even house numbers.

City officials said this policy moves all vehicles to one side of the street and allows streets to be plowed more efficiently.