Mayor Tom Lloyd and Chief Phil Ross again have the ability to dismiss parking tickets, and they’re hoping it will alleviate some worry about the .
voted Monday night to temporarily stop enforcing Ordinance No. 1588. The law was voted on by the previous council in September, and took away the ability of the mayor and police chief to forgive parking tickets that had been issued.
In addition, Councilwoman Joan Hodson said she wants to schedule time to talk with the police and fire departments about the new parking system put in place for street sweeping days.
“It’s only been in place for one month and I know there have been a few issues,” Hodson said. “If we can schedule some time to spend with both the chief of our fire department and of our police department, to see what issues they may see out there that we can’t."
Lloyd said the vote to make the change to the street sweeping council was done by the previous council. Ross said that to his knowledge, no one checked with the borough’s police or fire departments before making the change.
He said he didn’t necessarily care for the new system, but that residents might be able to get used to it in time.
“It’s extremely confusing, but if you go read the sign, it will tell you on the sign,” Ross said. “The .”
Ross said he’s noticed streets throughout the borough where the whole street is in compliance with the new parking arrangement on street sweeping days. It likely will still take some time—until this fall, or even next year—to see if the system is going to work in the borough, he said.