Making changes to an ordinance that prohibits parking on most village streets will be considered by the Bristol Village Board.
Revisiting the village parking ordinance comes after a resident complained at a Village Board meeting on Monday that no parking regulations in his neighborhood mean residents effectively can’t have a large number of guests over.
“… You can’t have holidays anymore,” said Aaron Slutsky about the recent posting of no parking signs in his Chaucer Circle neighborhood.
Village President Mike Farrell explained that parking is not allowed on most village streets.
“There is a legacy of no parking,” Farrell said.
But Farrell, who also lives in a subdivision where on-street parking is prohibited, expressed some sympathy for the Slutsky’s plight. At times, Farrell has to find overnight parking space for five vehicles on his driveway, he said.
“It would be to my own advantage to revisit parking too,” Farrell said.
Village administrator Randy Kerkman, who said he has been considering possible actions on the parking situation for years, offered to develop a draft ordinance on parking incorporating some changes. He would seek opinions from neighborhood association presidents.
Trustee John McCabe urged Kerkman to give updates on the status of the project at future meetings, even the next meeting if possible. Changes int eh parking ordiance would require board action.
Slutsky said he was pleased that the board was willing to give the parking issue some consideration.