City coun­cil sets park­ing time lim­its

Coun­cil also warns bar about vi­o­lat­ing or­di­nance

The Covington News - - Front page - By Rachel Oswald

In or­der to free up more park­ing space around the Cov­ing­ton square for cus­tomers of square busi­nesses, the Cov­ing­ton City Coun­cil has placed time lim­its for park­ing around the square.

The changes to the city’s park­ing or­di­nance were ap­proved by the coun­cil at their Mon­day night meet­ing af­ter lis­ten­ing to ad­vice from the city’s Park­ing Au­thor­ity, which in­cludes sev­eral mer­chants with busi­nesses on the square.

Af­ter some de­bate the coun­cil agreed to in­clude park­ing spa­ces con­tigu­ous to the square along with the outer ring of square park­ing on all streets form­ing the bound­aries of the eight city blocks within one block dis­tance from the city square in the changes to the or­di­nance, which now spec­i­fies that no cars may be parked for more than two hours at a time.

Al­though park­ing on the square is not tech­ni­cally without time lim­its, park­ing time lim­its are rarely en­forced.

Cov­ing­ton Mayor Kim Carter said the park­ing or­di­nance badly needed to be amended be­cause park­ing fines

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