|Big rig parkers get
grandfathered in F'ville P&Z decision
By JOHN THOMPSON
residents who move into Fayetteville will have to
leave their tractor trailers parked somewhere
the recommendation of the Fayetteville Planning
and Zoning Commission after discussing the idea
for the second time last week.
the news first broke about the commission
drafting an ordinance to regulate the parking of
big trucks, the trucking community already in
Fayetteville called City Hall to voice their
last week, the planning commission allayed their
fears by deciding to grandfather in people who
already lived in Fayetteville.
commission voted to ask existing truck owners to
register their big rigs with the city
for a small fee, such as $2. When the commission
hammers out all the details of the permit
process, it will notify the community that they
have 30 days to register their vehicles.
the registration period, the city will only allow
those people who have registered to park their
cabs in the city limits on an overnight basis.
of the trucking community attended Tuesday
night's meeting and seemed happy with the
solution. Kevin Adamson, who owns his truck, said
he had circulated a petition in his subdivision
to see if his truck was bothering any of his
got a 100 percent response that it was not
bothering anybody, he said.
officials said they had received a few complaints
about people working on their rigs in
subdivision, but discovered the trucks didn't
belong to city residents, but to people from out
of town who had their trucks within the city
limits for one reason or another.
city plans to announce the registration period
for the trucks later this month after having a
meeting with trucking officials.