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TOWN OF HIGHLAND COPYRIGHT © 2017

HIGHLAND MUNICIPAL CODE

RECENTLY PASSED

SNOW PARKING BAN 

 

In order to facilitate the safe and efficient removal of snow from public streets and particularly to maintain clear routes for emergency vehicles and school buses, Highland adopted a local Ordinance that prohibits parking on public streets during a snowfall of 1 or more inches. The Town recognizes that there are numerous homes that do not have driveways or sufficient off-street parking. In such cases, enforcement will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

CONTACT INFO

Highland Municipal Building

3333 Ridge Road

Highland, IN 46322

(219) 838-1080 main number

(219) 972-5097 fax

In Indiana, cities and towns are allowed to create laws that are unique to the municipality – as long as they are not in conflict with existing state laws. Known as ordinances, these laws are passed by a majority vote of the Town Council during a public meeting.

 

All municipal governments in Indiana have the authority to pass both ordinances and resolutions. Ordinances are laws enacted following a majority vote of a town or city council while resolutions, which also become part of the public record with regard to actions of a town or city council, are considered more “a sense of the governing body.”

 

Example of an ordinance: Leash and curfew regulations represent the will of a majority of the Town Council. They are ordinances that have the full weight of the law.

 

Example of a resolution: The council wishes to recognize the achievements of its local Girl Scout troop and passes a document that highlights the troop, which becomes part of the public record.

 

Click here to view a complete list of Highland laws.

 

The Highland Municipal Code is current through Ordinance 1642, and legislation passed through February 13, 2017.

 

Note: The Clerk-Treasurer's Office has the official version of the Highland Municipal Code. Users should contact the Highland Clerk-Treasurer's Office for ordinances passed subsequent to the ordinance cited above at (219) 838-1080.