The Clinton City Council will consider several resolutions at tonight’s meeting, including the establishment of perpendicular parking on 18th Avenue North.
The 100 and 200 blocks of 18th Avenue North are due for reconstruction following a sewer separation project next year. City Engineer Jason Craft said that the usual practice following street reconstructions is to implement parallel to the curb parking. This is considered a safer alternative than perpendicular to the curb parking, or angled parking, as drivers are usually able to re-enter traffic without backing into oncoming vehicles.
However, business owners in the area expressed a desire to keep the perpendicular to the curb parking, as on-street spaces provide the only available parking in the area. Establishing parallel to the curb parking would cut over half of the available parking spots in the area.
“Please leave our parking the way it is,” said Theresa Burkert, of Burkert Chiropractic, at the Sept. 13 meeting of the Committee of the Whole.
In other action, the council will:
• Consider an amendment to the city’s open burning code.
The current ordinance allows for city properties larger than an acre to conduct small controlled burns during two six-week periods each year. The amendment would allow for year round burns, as well as give the city administrator the ability to provide special variances for larger burns.
• Consider a resolution to establish a public hearing on the sale of the city’s municipal dock. If established, a public hearing would be held at the Oct. 11 city council meeting.
American River Transportation Company (ARTCO Fleeting) has made an offer of $6,376,000 for the purchase of the 30.624-acre tract of land with three docks.