Kidder addresses truck parking in town
As Melvin McFee was absent, Clerk Richard Evans gave a report of water management. Evans said that the city had responded to both letters received from DNR and compliance measures were taken and reported. The city’s reporting was updated to show temperatures and times that samples were taken at the lagoon site. The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) said the dam was partially corroded and the city will have to haul some gravel in the spring to correct the situation.
Cathy Youtsey of the water district attended the meeting to ask if the city had any traffic ordinances, specifically on truck parking. She said there have been some complaints about vehicles parking at the water office, adding that a complaint was made to the Sheriff’s office about a truck parking in front of the water hydrant, which is prohibited by State law. She said that the water district is a public utility and they have to have access to the office 24 hours a day. George Bauer said there were no laws that he knew of, but at one time the city looked at parking trucks on Main Street at the old gas station location. Truck driver, Bobby Redman, said that all the gravel had been removed from that spot, adding that it cost him $1,100 to have his truck pulled out when it sank 18”in the ground. Mayor Bauer said truck parking on city streets was prohibited but he felt the city definitely needed to provide a place for the city’s residents to park their trucks.
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