Iola Council endorses overnight parking plan


Local News

June 25, 2019 - 10:54 AM

These parking stalls along the 10 block of South Jefferson Avenue may soon be open to overnight parking.

Citing the increasing number of folks who live in downtown Iola, City Council members said those tenants soon should be able to park overnight on portions of the courthouse square.

The Council endorsed Monday a proposal from Mayor Jon Wells, to allow parking along Jefferson and Washington avenues, provided those vehicles are parked on stalls on the ?inside? of the square. That is, those cars must be parked on the side of the street nearest the courthouse, and not directly in front of the businesses that dot both avenues.

Wells called the measure a compromise, with a nod to those who have strived in recent years to refurbish apartment complexes downtown.

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