For several years, Council Members discussed the City’s parking ordinance and the changes that were necessary to simultaneously work for property owners with limited room to park and for those who do not want to see their property values and quality of life decline. Consequently, the Planning Commission worked diligently for months to draft an ordinance that will best meet the needs of the majority of residents.
The City has always enforced the seasonal parking restrictions: no parking on City streets November 1 — April 1. Where there is no curb, there is no parking within a distance of 20’ of the center of the usable roadway.
Last year the City Council adopted an ordinance amendment mandating that all vehicles must be parked on the homeowner’s property (i.e. not in the City right-of-way, between the sidewalk and the street or in the front yard) in an area specifically designated for parking. The amendment allows overnight parking in designated City-owned lots which are currently the lot to the north of the Post Office, the lot at the south east corner of Second and Elm, and the lot behind D & J Nails.
The CSPD will continue to enforce the State law which prohibits parking across a sidewalk.
For a complete listing of the rules and regulations and how they will affect you please review the following: