Town Officals Talk Parking, Stop Signs, Flooding

Bel Air Patch provides updates from the Bel Air Town meeting Tuesday, Sept. 4.

The approved new parking restrictions during its meeting Tuesday.

The new restrictions include a 2-hour parking limit on the .

That lot located on Main Street between and the has been dubbed the Downtown Lot.

Town Planner Kevin Small said the 2-hour limit is in keeping with the rest of Main Street and provides turnover for those visiting shops in town.

Other significant parking changes include:

  • South side of Alice Anne Street between Hays and Williams streets: from 2-hour to 3-hour parking limit
  • Lee Street between Main and Bond streets: from 6-hour parking to 2-hour parking limit

See updates below:

7:44 p.m.: The meeting is adjourned.

7:42 p.m.: There is no public comment.

7:41 p.m.: All present vote in favor of the resolution and the motion carries.

7:41 p.m.: Small explained surveys of speed led the town to put up stop probationary signs at Ridgewood Road and Howard Street. Because complaints have ceased and the signs seem to solve the problem, town staff recommends those signs be made permanent.

7:40 p.m.: Preston moves to approve a resolution dealing with stop signs.

7:39 p.m.: All present vote in favor of the motion and the parking resolution is passed.

7:38 p.m.: Small said there is a 30-minute zone along Thomas Run and tenants in that area, Henninger and Luber, are in favor of having that 30-minute zone changed.

7:37 p.m.: The new “Downtown Lot” is proposed as a 2-hour meter area in keeping with the rest of Main Street, town planner Kevin Small says.

7:37 p.m.: A resolution updating parking restrictions is introduced for approval.

7:36 p.m: All present vote in favor and the motion carries.

7:35 p.m.: Hopkins asks if the town can double check there is a stop sign at Winding Alley and if not, install one. Robertson answered that it will be done.

7:34 p.m.: Commissioner Robert Reier moves to award a bid of to $21,400 Frank J. Goettner Construction for repaving of Winding Alley Way.

7:33 p.m.: All present vote in favor of the resolution and the motion carries.

7:31 p.m.: Edward Hopkins, de facto mayor, congratulates Robertson and his staff for the work they’ve done on this flood mitigation assistance plan.

7:29 p.m.: Randy Robertson, director of public works for the town, explained state and federal emergency management agencies require the town have a flood mitigation assistance plan to be eligible for applicable grant funding in the future. The plan will save residents on flood insurance by increasing the town’s safety rating.

7:29 p.m.: Commissioner Robert Preston moves to approve a resolution addressing the flood mitigation assistance plan.

7:28 p.m.: The meeting is called to order.

7:27 p.m.: David Carey is not present at the meeting.

Sheeple September 06, 2012 at 12:03 PM
Just remember that you can go to other resturants and stores NOT in town and park for free!
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