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City reminds Maple Leaf parade goers of potential $124 fine for early setup

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FILE - Maple Leaf parade in 2018.

A $124 ticket potentially for those who try and set up items before midnight for Saturday morning’s Maple Leaf parade.

The city’s Board of Public Works notes that “to avoid injuries, no person shall place obstructions such as couches, chairs, or other items on the public boulevards, public sidewalks or public right-of-way sooner than midnight prior to the parade. All such items must be removed immediately following the parade. The parking of cars, trucks, flatbeds, trailers, campers or any vehicle of any type and placing of stakes and ropes on the public sidewalks, boulevard or right-of-way is prohibited at all times.”

The board added that anyone violating the policy may be “subject to a $124.00 forfeiture pursuant to Section 40-6 of the City of La Crosse Municipal Code and loss of property plus cost of removal.”

The parade begins at 10 a.m. Saturday. It features 97 groups in the lineup.

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