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Weissport Council asked to paint parking lines on Bridge Street

Published November 08. 2011 05:00PM

A Weissport resident asked Weissport Council members for help with a parking issue on Bridge Street at the start of the meeting held Monday night.

Judy Reich showed photographs of just how close her neighbor parks his car next to hers, making it impossible for her to move her car.

"I wanted to leave to go to work," she said. "And I couldn't move my car because he parked me in."

The photograph showed two cars parked nearly against each other with a fraction of an inch between them.

Tim Rehrig, council president, said that the issue was a police issue.

Reich said she spoke with state police and she said they referred her back to Weissport.

Reich also noted that a car with a flat tire has been parked on Bridge Street for an extended period of time. She said that the car is covered with a blue tarp. She noted the registration and inspection is up to date, but has not been moved for a long time.

Rehrig said that he would forward her complain to Officer Mansueto.

Reich said that if workers would paint parking space on the street it might alleviate her problem.

She also discussed her neighbor playing music too loud and whether a constable had the right to get involved with the situation.

Rehrig said that he was referring her issues to the police department. He advised her to forward her complaints about the constable to the governor.

Arland Moyer, council member, noted that workers have materials to paint lines on Bridge Street, but that council should note that if council follows regulations it will eliminate about half the parking spaces on the street.

Linda Schoenberger, a member of the Beltzville Lions Club, presented a donation to borough council for grass seed for the park. She said that club members noted that the park needed reseeding in the area where the Chinese auction tent was located during the Red Neck Festival.

Schoenberger also asked permission to have the Beltzville Lions Club put up Christmas lights in the park for the holidays.

Council approved the request and agreed to pay up to $100 for costs for electricity for the lighting. Rehrig

Council also discussed handicapped parking issues. Attorney Michael Greek, solicitor, noted that some communities handled handicapped parking signs by resolution.

Council also discussed the reorganizational meeting for January.

Secretary Dana Brubaker said that reorganization will be held on Jan. 3 at 6:30 p.m.

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