Residential street cleaning officially starts Monday May 14.This year, tickets are being issued for vehicles left on the street.Crews can most efficiently remove material from curb to curb if there are no vehicles on the road. This year, Community Peace Officers are issuing tickets for all vehicles left on the street.“We know most Cochranites want to help keep our Town clean and safe,” says Wally Hume, Roads Manager. “But we needed a stronger way to remind people to move their vehicles. That’s why we’re issuing tickets.”Town crews started their pre-sweep earlier this month, which should help reduce the amount of material to pick up during this year’s road clean-up.Residential street sweeping is scheduled for 13 days, ending on May 31. Days are available at the end of the schedule if any work is delayed or cancelled due to weather or mechanical issues.Notification signs will be placed in each neighbourhood at least 48 hours in advance of sweeping and no-parking signs 24 hours prior. Vehicles should be moved by 8am on the scheduled sweeping day to driveways or parking pads. Parking is also allowed in alleys for those who do not have other off-street parking.Residents are also asked to move curb ramps and basketball nets. Curb ramps contravene Cochrane’s Streets Bylaw and restrict Town crews from cleaning the streets. Basketball nets should always be on private property.Street sweeping downtown and on main roads is done mostly at night to avoid traffic.The schedule will be confirmed daily on facebook.com/TownofCochrane and Twitter @TownofCochrane.