STAMFORD - Many Stamford residents say snow has made parking nearly impossible in the area, and now the city is making matters even worse by giving out tickets and fines.

Over the past five years, hundreds of condominium units have gone up along Maple Tree Avenue and Oakdale Road. Residents say the overflow of cars from the condos is causing a parking nightmare and reflects the many dangers of overdevelopment.

When homeowners recently notified the city about the parking problem, authorities began enforcing permit parking only, which made matters worse for residents who don't have the permits.

In a statement, Stamford Mayor Mike Pavia said "developers must follow standard parking requirement, However, there are some (areas) where development has more densely evolved."