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Parryville Council considering letting zoning officer go

Published March 27. 2013 05:02PM

Dick Fedor's remaining as Parryville zoning officer depends on whether he can let go of overseeing subdivisions and commercial permits and regulations.

Mike Grant, president of Parryville Council, said that he gave Fedor the choice of remaining as zoning officer for residential properties only. He said that Fedor is a good zoning officer and knows the material, but that council 's offer for Fedor to remain as zoning officer will be determined on whether he can accept council's offer.

'Fedor is undecided," said Grant. Grant said that if Fedor does not accept the conditions, council does have the option to let him go.

Attorney Michael Greek, Parryville's solicitor, said that council does have the option to have an alternate zoning officer or to retain the enforcement code officer to oversee zoning matters.

Council tabled the appointment of a zoning officer until next month to give Fedor time to make his decision.

Council also tabled the appointment of a Vacancy Hearing Board member and Sewage Enforcement Officer.

Sean Coury of Spotts, Stevens and McCoy had served as Parryville's Sewage Enforcement Officer. Recently Spotts, Stevens and McCoy has alerted local municipalities that it no longer is doing sewage work. Coury has left Spotts, Stevens and McCoy and has started his own company.

Grant said that council has the option to hire Coury or someone else.

Council spent a major part of the meeting time discussing parking issues on Main Street.

Lynette Moyer, who delivers mail and packages to Parryville asked if Council could enforce the no parking signs on Main Street in front of the post office. She said that she often has to carry heavy bins and packages for a distance because one resident parks in the space.

"There has always been problems with parking in Parryville at the post office, but in the past year they gotten worse,"said Geri Bonser, post master.

Bonser said that the person who is parking in the no parking space in front of the post office is a tenant that moved in about a year ago.

"They can't walk 20 feet," said Moyer.

Moyer said that the no parking issue isn't being enforced.

Grant said that the mayor has spoken to the person who is the most frequent offender. He noted that council does have the option to have the car towed.

"We are looking into permits to allow each household a permit to park one car on Main Street and then have the option to find other parking within the borough for second vehicles," said Grant.

Grant said that the borough does have 500 permits on hand, but has hesitated to begin the action without looking at other solutions.

Mayor Dean Emrey said that he is meeting with District Justice Kissner to find out how he can proceed with enforcing parking issues.

Grant also noted that the borough has gotten a sewage complaint about Riverwalck Restaurant that has been forwarded to the Department of Environmental Protection. Grant said that a phone call was followed up with a letter to the business owner.

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