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At Duquesne City Council’s September meeting, several residents addressed leaders about tight parking conditions on Richford Street. At the October meeting, Police Chief William Shaw reported that residents were still parking on both sides of the street.
Last month, residents seemingly targeted one resident who was reportedly causing parking issues. There were concerns that emergency and other municipal vehicles wouldn’t be able to traverse the area.
“We need to put an ordinance in place,” said Councilman Aaron Adams.
That lead council into a discussion on what legally needs to be ironed out to enforce a new “no parking” sign on a city street, and whether they need to be formally approved by council.
Council and Solicitor Myron Sainovich will investigate enforcing any new signage.
What the city can do is enforce traffic violations such as expired tags, parking on sidewalk concerns, etc.
In related news, Mayor R. Scott Adams called for increased police patrols at the intersection of Crawford Avenue and Monterey Street for persistent reports of motorists ignoring the stop sign there.
Tom Leturgey is a freelance writer based in Pittsburgh and the editor of KSWA Digest, the online news and features home of the Keystone State Wrestling Alliance. His work also appears in The Valley Mirror and other publications.
Originally published October 09, 2023.