[Updated] State of Emergency Declared in Beacon & Parking Restrictions


UPDATE 3/14/17: The Mayor's Office has issued a modification to the Emergency Order, allowing cars to drive on city streets, but not park, effective 4am, Wednesday, March 15, 2017. View the update here.

From the office of Randy Casale, Mayor - City of Beacon, as written by the Mayor, dated March 13, 2017:


"A state of emergency is hereby declared in the City of Beacon effective at 12:00 am, midnight on March 14, 2017. The state of emergency has been declared due to the forecasted blizzard which is expected to occur all day on March 14, 2017, and bring heavy accumulation of snow and high winds during the storm. This situation threatens the public safety. This state of emergency will remain in effect for five (5) days or until rescinded by the subsequent order. 

"As the Chief Executive of the City of Beacon, I Randy Casale, exercise the authority given to me under Section 24 of the New York State Executive Law, to preserve the public safety and hereby render all required and available assistance vital to the security, well-being and health of the citizens of this municipality. I hereby direct all departments and agencies of the City of Beacon to take whatever steps are necessary to protect life and property, public infrastructure and provide such emergency assistance deemed necessary.

"Pursuant to my authority and consistent with my Declaration of a State of Emergency, I am hereby ordering 1) that all vehicles are prohibited from traveling on City Streets and 2) no vehicles are permitted to be parked on City Streets and all City Code provisions inconsistent with this Emergency Order are hereby suspended. I will issue further Emergency Orders as are necessary and consistent with this State of Emergency Declaration. "

Read full declaration here.

24-Hour Parking Limit

See all of the free municipal parking lots here in A Little Beacon Blog's Free Parking Lot Guide.

§211-19.5. Twenty-four-hour parking limit. [Added 4-2-2001 by L.L. No. 4-2001; amended 5-19-2014 by L.L. No. 5-2014]

"Unless otherwise restricted by an appropriate sign, all City-owned parking lots shall be limited to twenty-four-hour parking. Notwithstanding the preceding sentence, the parking of commercial and recreational vehicles, as defined in §211-15.1 of this chapter, overnight in municipal parking lots is prohibited. Signs shall set forth the following language: "24-Hour Parking — Except for Commercial and Recreational Vehicles - All City-owned Parking Lots unless otherwise marked - Section 211-19.5."

24-Hour Parking Restriction and Municipal Parking Lots

Guide to Free and Easy Parking Lots In Beacon