Council to discuss revisions to parking code

By David Hotle, The JOURNAL


The Washington City Council will discuss several parking issues when it meets at 6 p.m. today in the Washington Public Library.

According to the agenda for the meeting, council members will consider revisions to the parking code. The revisions include going to parking on one side of South B, South C, North Iowa, and North Marion to facilitate better traffic flow. The council packet said that currently with parking on both sides of the street, traffic is limited to one lane in some areas; no parking further back at C and Monroe. The packet said that sight distance is a problem; and sight distance problems at South Iowa and Tyler.

Washington City Administrator Brent Hinson said that there are several other parking issues in the works and that the council would probably discuss the issues at an April workshop. He said many of the issues have not had time for staff to review.

Recently, Mike Driscoll, owner and operator of Marshall Furniture, asked if some changes could be made to the parking in front of his buildings.