York City resumes street sweeping, but don't worry about tickets for now

Logan Hullinger
York Dispatch
A street sweeper operates along Roosevelt Ave. in York City Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. York City Council voted unanimously this week to lower the fine for violating the street sweeping ordinance, but the costs for other parking tickets will increase in 2019. Bill Kalina photo

Street sweeping in York City resumed Monday afternoon, but city officials won't enforce parking restrictions amid relief efforts during the coronavirus epidemic.

Although the city will not enforce street sweeping parking restrictions, officials still request that residents move their vehicles on streets with signage, if at all possible, according to a Monday news release.

"Our aim is to maintain active removal of waste and pollutants from our streets that could potentially endanger the health and well-being of our community and water resources," the release states.

All of York City's parking garages remain free, the release notes.

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York City government offices and "non-life-sustaining" businesses have been shut down by order of Gov. Tom Wolf. The order is in place in all of the state's 67 counties.

There had been 371 confirmed COVID-19 cases in York County as of noon Tuesday, with three virus-related deaths.

Statewide, there had been 25,345 confirmed cases along with 584 deaths.

— Logan Hullinger can be reached at lhullinger@yorkdispatch.com or via Twitter at @LoganHullYD.