Fayette village council 2014.03.05

Fayette village council members took a big step Feb. 25 toward ending parking problems in the downtown area.

Complaints have been lodged for years about cars parked for lengthy periods downtown—taking up space that shoppers at local businesses could use—and also about cars parked along the street when snow removal is underway.

The parking ordinance was not enforced, under the advice of a prosecuting attorney, because signs were not posted listing regulations.

Council voted to update the parking policy and signs are now ready to be erected. The Village is hoping to receive permission from Toledo Edison to hang the signs on utility poles.

Regulations forbid parking in the downtown along Main and Fayette streets for more than two hours between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., except on Sundays.

No vehicles may be parked along downtown streets between 3 and 7 a.m. for cleaning and maintenance.

If a snowfall of at least one inch falls, on-street parking is forbidden from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.

The Village automatically adopts any snow emergency issued by the county.

The fine for violating parking restrictions is $50 for each two-hour period and $100 for commercial vehicles.

PAY—Council voted to pay former village fiscal officer Lisa Zuver for three weeks of unused vacation time.

TANK—Kessler Tank will be paid $3,700 to inspect the village water tower.

PARKS—Ben Sly is willing to serve as the school’s representative to the village park board to complete the final one year of a vacancy.

BUDGET—Council has until the end of March this year rather than the end of February to make final budget approval.