City council sets parking time limits
Council also warns bar about violating ordinance
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