Grove City prohibits opposite direction parking

By Andrea Cordle

Grove City Editor

City leaders noticed a parking problem in Grove City and decided to act on the matter.

This parking problem does not deal with a lack of spaces, but rather drivers parking in the opposite direction of the traffic movement.

Grove City councilman Ted Berry, who initiated the city legislation to deal with this issue, said he personally witnessed people parking in the Broadway cutouts in the opposite direction of traffic.

“It seems logical that people would not park in the opposite direction of traffic,” said Berry at the June 3 council meeting.

Upon further review, Berry discovered that the city did not have restrictions in place relating to the direction of parking.

At the meeting, council unanimously approved an ordinance that states it shall be unlawful to park any vehicle upon any portion of any street, or in designated parking spots abutting a street, in a direction opposite of the direction of the authorized traffic movement on that portion of the street.

This legislation was approved as an emergency measure and will go into effect immediately.

In other news, the council approved a resolution to accept a donation of the Beulah Park arch from Townsend Construction Company.

According to the legislation, the construction company agreed to install a lighted arch over Columbus Street at the entrance of the Beulah Park development. There is no word yet on when that arch will be installed.




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