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Front yard parking to be addressed at City Council meeting today
Meeting to begin at 9 a.m.
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    Front yard parking is back on the city's agenda as the council will discuss a new proposed ordinance and call for a public hearing on the new proposal.
    This comes several months after the council scuttled another proposed ordinance that drew criticism for being an unnecessary government intrusion.
    Under the new proposal, which would only apply to homes on 15,000 square foot lots or larger, parking would not be allowed in front of a house unless that area was paved. However, cars could be parked anywhere in the side yard or rear of the house without that property being paved as long as it was done "in an orderly fashion."
    The ordinance also calls for the owner of the property to provide adequate area on the property that meets that provisions set forth. It does not distinguish between owner-occupied and renter-occupied houses.
    According to the city's agenda, no vote is called for on the proposal.
    Other items on the city's agenda include:
    • a resolution to write off $891.90 as uncollectable taxes;
    • several resolutions changing the fees for various departments;
    • several zoning matters.
    The council's meeting will begin at 9 a.m. in the city hall council chambers.
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