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New Ordinance Restricts Parking On Tomlinson Street

A new ordinance adopted by Sulphur Springs City Council this week will restrict parking in the 200 block of Tomlinson Street.

Ordinance No. 2779, as proposed, prohibits parking on the north side of Tomlinson Street from a point beginning 35 feet east of the Davis Street intersection and ending 100 feet east of the Davis Street intersection. There would be no parking on the south side of Tomlinson Street between Davis and Gilmer streets.

Sulphur Springs City Manager Marc Maxwell asked the City Council during their April 2021 meeting to consider restricting parking along that block to provide accessibility for trash service pick up and for emergency vehicles on the narrow street, which runs between Davis and Gilmer Streets. If a sanitation truck cannot make it down the street due to parked vehicles, a fire engine and potentially other large emergency vehicles would not be able to access the street either.

A violation of the ordinance could draw a fine of up to $500 for the Class C misdemeanor parking offense.

The City Council approved the request on first reading during the April council meeting, and, following the public hearing which drew no public comment, the council Tuesday evening, May 4, 2021, approved on second and final reading Ordinance 2779 as proposed ordinance

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Author: Faith Huffman

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