truck parking law
By DAVE HAMRICK
City Council is expected to decide the fate of
local truck drivers who park their rigs at home
during what promises to be a short meeting
members will discuss agenda items during a work
session tonight at 7 p.m., and take action Monday
at 7 p.m.
proposed new ordinance would prohibit parking of
trucks, tractors and semi trailers in residential
zones, with a grandfather clause that exempts
those currently doing so. Exempted truckers would
have to get a permit, for a small fee.
last month sent the ordinance back to the city
Planning Commission for a recommendation on extra
restrictions for the grandfathered
drivers, but commission members decided they
don't think any such restrictions are needed.
public hearing will be conducted before council
acts on the ordinance.
also will consider a sign variance request from
Hobby Lobby, the Oklahoma-based crafts and home
decor store that hopes to occupy more than half
of the now-vacant Wal-Mart building on Ga.
officials say they are excited about the prospect
of having a new tenant in the building, but
council members two weeks ago balked at the idea
of granting the business extra sign space, saying
other businesses that have been held strictly to
the city's ordinances wouldn't understand.
Brady of MOR Sign Graphics, sign painters for the
project, said he would go back to the drawing
board and try to bring the council something
closer to what they law allows.
only other action item on the agenda is
certification of the Nov. 3 municipal election
work session and business meeting are open to the