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Parksville sign powerless

Signs like this are only a placebo, state City of Parksville staff, - Auren Ruvinsky Photo
Signs like this are only a placebo, state City of Parksville staff,
— image credit: Auren Ruvinsky Photo

There are “resident only parking” signs on eight streets in Parksville, but no way to enforce them, such as a “resident” decals for cars.

“The resident only signs we now have are similar to a placebo; they look like they mean something, but in reality they have no legal impact,” states a staff report to council on the issue.

In response council will hold a “town hall” style council meeting on May 23 to explore the three basic options suggested in the report, namely removing the signs, implement a decal and enforcement program or leave it as is with the understanding the city cannot enforce.

The report points out that it is frustrating to both complaining residents and bylaw officers when there’s a a complaint they can’t do anything about because they can’t identify whether or not specific vehicles are allowed in specific areas.

Because the first two resident only parking streets where established across from Ballenas Secondary School in 1999, and parking is recognized as an issue, the meeting will be held in the school theatre at 7 p.m. on Wed., May 23.

 

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