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Belington resident upset about parking situation

December 7, 2012
By Beth Christian Broschart - Staff Writer ( , The Inter-Mountain

A Belington resident once again spoke with Belington City Council about the parking situation near his home during Thursday's meeting.

Eddie White asked council what their decision was regarding the parking in front of his Brown Avenue home. Belington Mayor Jody Haller said the committee met and went over to the street to see what to do.

White asked council to remove the "no parking" sign in front of his home at a prior meeting. He presented council with many photos showing where other Belington residents park in grassy areas between the street and the sidewalks.

"After looking the situation over, we decided it's going to be kept as it is and we are considering extending the no parking up the street," Haller said.

Councilman Max Groves said he agreed.

"There is sufficient parking space beside the house, and we talked about the availability of more parking behind the house," Groves said.

White asked council what his next step would be.

"I need to know who to contact," White said. "I feel I have been discriminated against. I have 50 to 60 photos showing how this happens all over the town. I think I am the only one with a no parking sign in front of my house."

White thanked council.

"You will be hearing from the state," White said.

Haller and council members agreed that White's parking situation is unique.

"The curb is established and people cannot park between an established curb and the sidewalk," Haller said. "Our ordinance corresponds with the state."

In other business, Belington City Council took the following actions:

- Voted to approve draw 3 in the sewer project. Dan Pauley with the Rural Community Assistance Program spoke about the payments.

- Voted to amend resolution 12-2011 changing the part-time benefit to $75 and adding employees having less than one year to the benefit.

- Voted to approve a business license for Craig Lawrence to open a store called Jeez in the Darnell Building.

The next City of Belington Council meeting is slated for 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20.



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