Dormont police are ticketing—and quickly towing—cars parking on West Liberty Avenue during rush hour.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Erin Faulk
Tuesday, February 26
Dormont police are issuing another warning to residents—parking on West Liberty Avenue during rush hour could get your car towed. Sgt. James Burke said the police want residents to be aware that if a car is parked illegally during rush hour, it won’t sit on the street long before it is removed. “It does create a traffic hazard, and not only are we citing them, but we’re towing them pretty much immediately,” he said. Burke said that when cars parked illegally on West Liberty Avenue during rush hour, they will be ticketed as soon as an officer gets to the scene. The officer will then immediately try to make contact with the owner, but if that’s not possible, then a tow truck will be called. Burke said the PublicStuff system has helped in …
Parking has long been an issue in Dormont, and council says there’s no quick fix.
There are a lot of things in Dormont that should be given a second look, according to council President Bill McCartney, and parking is close to the top of that list. A lot of things need to change—especially with parking—he said, but unfortunately, it won’t happen overnight. The leasing of public parking spaces to business owners, as well as the sale of parking permits to residents and employees, were the main concerns of the public at Monday’s Dormont Council agenda meeting. Sergio Pampena, owner of Sergio’s Style, told council he is worried about the number of spaces in the lot behind his West Liberty Avenue salon that are either leased or used by permit holders. Of the 10 spaces in the lot, four are leased by Dormont Appliance and the …