By Kevin Boneske
ASHWAUBENON – To clarify when and where parking is allowed or not allowed in Ashwaubenon, such as during events at Lambeau Field, the village board agreed Tuesday, Dec. 18, to repeal and recreate the village code related to no parking and special event parking.
Village Manager Allison Swanson informed the board that village staff initially worked on clarifying regulations related to no parking on days of events at Lambeau Field “because it’s very confusing as to when there is a Lambeau event, and therefore the no parking would kick in.”
Swanson said areas were discovered in the village code where the parking regulations duplicated one another or there should be no parking at all times.
By eliminating signage stating no parking on days of Lambeau events and many Lambeau event parking areas where no parking at all times is more appropriate, Swanson said that left about two miles of village roads that will need temporary no-parking signs posted for Packers games and large Lambeau events.
“Operationally, it’s doable to just post those areas (as no parking),” she said. “(It would be) only about 13 times a year at most that we would end up posting for Lambeau events in that full amount of lanes. There’s other areas for special events, such as the Cellcom (Green Bay Marathon) and whatnot, that have other routes that end up getting posted. There may be portions of it posted for smaller concerts.”
Swanson said the revisions also fix up areas in the village where there has been no-parking signage, but not included in the village code, or vise-versa with no-parking areas in the code, but no signage.
In addition, Swanson said the changes will include a no-parking zone being added on the south side of Marquis Way across from the delivery driveway to Zeneth Express.
Swanson noted the fine for violating the prohibition on parking during special events in areas posted “No Parking by Police Order” will be $50 if paid within 15 days because a fine of $25 would be cheaper than paying for Packers parking.
The parking revisions approved by the village board won’t take effect until Jan. 1, so they won’t affect the final Packers home game this season on Dec. 30.