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Toledo City Council bans berm parking, limits some on streets

October 5, 2019
By John Speer - Editor ( , Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

Vehicles are prohibited from being parked on the terrace or berm, the area adjacent to the street curb on residential property under a revision of Toledo parking regulations adopted by the city council at the regular meeting on Monday night, Sept. 23Restrictions were also added to limit parking of semi tractor trailers and recreational vehicles on city streets.

The ordinance changes were approved following a public hearing during which no comments were heard. Secon and third readings of the ordinance were also waived to bring the new regulations into effect upon legal publication. Voting in favor were council members Duane Pansegrau, Darvin Graham, Joe Boll and Brian Sokol. Member Steve Vesely was absent.

Added was a limit for the parking of trucks, trailers, motor homes and boats on city streets. A limit only to allow for a reasonable time "to load or unload passengers, freight or other merchandise."

Trailers, semi-trailers, tractors, road tractor of truck tractor units, boats, campers, recreational vehicles, motor homes or "equipment of any type at any time"will be banned from parking on city streets. Also included is a prohibition for vehicles to be parked long-term in public lots and spaces.

In addition, non-licensed construction equipment in residential neighborhoods can only be in place on streets for two hour periods unless it is actively engaged in work during normal working hours.

Further addressed is tractor-trailers or semi trailers which could be prohibited to be parked in any residential area for more than two hours except when actively being loaded or unloaded. It includes trailers disconnected from the tractor or vehicle meant to pull the trailer.

In other business on Sept. 23 the council:

approved advertising for the position of police chief. Chief Bob Kendall assigned effective immediately on Sept 18. Police Sgt. Dan Quigley was named interim chief. The advertisements will be placed on the website, on social media and posted at City Hall.

approved the transfer of $45,000 in accumulated money designated as veterans funds to the general fund. The city receives about $1,400 annually from Tama County for veterans grave maintenance at Woodlawn Cemetery.

approved the waiver of city maintenance fees for a property at 702 S. Church Street for Heicey M. Alvarado, Tama, who plans to rehabilitate the existing home or to build a new home on the site.

approved liquor and wine sales permits for Casey's General Store.



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