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Dormont Council to Vote on Parking Issues

Council meets today, Monday, at 7 p.m.

plans to vote today on several recommendations proposed by the Traffic and Parking Planning Commission, to include removing the .

Last week, George Pitcher of the Planning Commission told council the commission recommended that the leasing arrangement not be renewed or considered effective after the first six months it was enforced.

He said members had spoken with business owners, residents and the police department about the issue before making that decision.

“We felt that if it continued, there would be a number of parking spaces that would be taken away from the other business patrons and the public for parking,” he said.

Pitcher said they also recommend that the borough promote where the public parking lots in the borough are located and when it’s legal to park on West Liberty Avenue to help avoid confusion.

The commission also made recommendations regarding a traffic calming program for the borough, rush hour parking on West Liberty Avenue and placement of a stop sign on Hillsdale at the intersection with Crosby.

Council plans to vote on those recommendations at today's meeting.

Council meets today, Monday, at 7 p.m. in the council chambers at Dormont Municipal Center on Hillsdale Avenue. The agenda is attached to this article as a PDF document.

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Ed M June 04, 2012 at 02:49 PM
Ending this is a good thing.
Erin Faulk June 05, 2012 at 01:17 AM
Just an update to this: The agenda states that motion 12A is to accept the recommendations of the Traffic and Parking Planning Committee, which included a recommendation to cancel the parking space leasing program. At tonight's (Monday's) meeting, council actually voted to accept the Planning Committee's report of recommendations, and to discuss the specific recommendations for July's meeting. None of the recommendations have been put into effect yet.

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