The Times West Virginian

May 15, 2013

Parking, code enforcement addressed

Fairmont wants to maintain ‘voice in the direction of the hospital’

By Jessica Borders
Times West Virginian

FAIRMONT — Citizens brought parking and code enforcement issues before the Fairmont City Council Tuesday night.

At the meeting held at the Public Safety Building, resident Michael Beuge said people regularly park directly under a “No Parking” sign on Elkins Street, near the Gateway Connector, where he lives. Plus, trucks that are unloading and conducting business often block the road.

He commented that this is a traffic hazard because of how busy the Connector is. Beuge hopes city council and the police will take note of this problem and do something about the people who park there.

Also, Michael Howard and Dave Madigan, who each reside on Sterling Road, were present to bring attention to what they called the deplorable conditions of a property on their street.

Howard explained that he is ashamed to have people visit him at his own home because of that nearby yard, which poses a health problem and is reducing the value of the properties around it. There are dilapidated properties like this that need to be dealt with throughout the city, he said.


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