Police (Did You Know?)

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 9/29/14

DID YOU KNOW the Grand Island Police Department donates found bicycles that are unclaimed and bicycle parts to the Salvation Army? They repair and build bicycles that are given away for free.

Salvation Army

4/25/14

Parking – Did You Know?

DID YOU KNOW that the Grand Island City Council passed a new City Ordinance for Parking Ticket “Scoff Law” Violators? What does this mean? According to this new City Ordinance any vehicle with two or more unpaid parking tickets will be identified as in violation and the vehicle may be towed. The new Ordinance goes in to effect on May 8, 2014 so you have time to pay your parking tickets at the Grand Island Police Department.

You cannot park your car in the front yard of your home.
A vehicle can only be parked on the street for 72 hours and then it must be moved.
You cannot have ‘for sale’ signs on a car parked on the street.
During a snow emergency, there is no parking allowed on snow routes until the snow is removed.
You must move your car off of the street when there is a heavy snow and the City is going to plow residential streets.
All vehicles, even those parked on your residential property must have current license plates.
You cannot keep abandoned, inoperable, or junked vehicles on your property.
You can’t park or drive a semi tractor on residential streets except for business.
You can only park a recreation vehicle, boat or camping trailer on the street for 24 hours before you have to move it. 

You cannot park a truck or trailer that is over 21 foot long or licensed over 10,000 pounds or over 7 foot wide on a city street for over one hour. The truck and or trailer can be impounded. Exceptions are for loading and unloading, when the driver is present, or it is being used for repair or construction of a property on the block it is parked.

 

Noise – Did You Know?

It is against the law if an officer can hear your car stereo playing from a distance of 90 feet.
You can be cited for excessively loud exhausts on your vehicle or motorcycle.

 

Community Appearance – Did You Know?

You must dispose of trash, litter, and other debris from your yard and from your home.
Your garbage at home must be kept in closed containers. Your garbage cans must have lids.
You must keep your grass and weeds cut to less than 12 inches.
There is no fee to take your grass clippings, leaves and tree branches to the City Transfer Station. 

You must clean your sidewalks after a snow.

 

Door to Door Solicitors - Did you know? 

According to City Code all solicitors must complete an application to the Grand Island Police Department prior to the commencement of any house-to-house sale of goods, wares or merchandise, subscriptions or personal property of any nature whatsoever. Each application includes a background check of the person submitting a solicitor application. Applicants having a felony conviction will be denied a Solicitor's Permit. Solicitor Permits remain in effect for only 30 consecutive days from the date of issuance. Solicitors may only conduct business, door-to-door, between 8:00 am to sunset.
As the weather warms up you may see an increase in solicitors around the Grand Island neighborhoods. If a solicitor is in your area ask them to show you their Solicitor's Permit.According to City Code all solicitors must complete an application to the Grand Island Police Department prior to the commencement of any house-to-house sale of goods, wares or merchandise, subscriptions or personal property of any nature whatsoever. Each application includes a background check of the person submitting a solicitor application. Applicants having a felony conviction will be denied a Solicitor's Permit. Solicitor Permits remain in effect for only 30 consecutive days from the date of issuance. Solicitors may only conduct business, door-to-door, between 8:00 am to sunset.