Main Street parking concerns on Spindale agenda

Apr. 14, 2013 @ 07:34 AM

The Spindale Board of Commissioners will discuss and review feedback from several of the downtown Spindale businesses concerning the parking and sidewalk situation along Main Street, during its regular meeting on Monday.

In January, the board decided to begin allowing police to write warning tickets on vehicles parking on Main Street sidewalks. During March's town meeting, Commissioner Tommy Hardin informed the Spindale Chief of Police, R. A. McIntosh, that the "honeymoon was over" concerning citizens parking on the sidewalk. Hardin said drivers have returned to their former ways of parking in front of both Spindale Drug and BB&T Bank.

On this month's agenda is a report from Town Manager Cameron McHargue concerning the parking matter and a letter from Bill Koonce, owner of Spindale Drug, who offers his thoughts on this issue and how it has impacted his business in particular.

The board will also hear a presentation by Norman Aiken regarding his plans for the 2013 basketball camp, scheduled for July.

Another item on the board's agenda is a review of the Minimum Housing case involving 154 Hillside Street. On December 13, 2012, a Minimum Housing Inspection was completed at the location. The residence on the property, owned by Vickie Brown of Cowpens, S.C., was deemed unfit for human habitation. The residence has not been repaired or demolished by the owner, and the matter is now before the board for consideration of a demolition ordinance.

Commissioners will conclude the meeting with a review and a vote to approve the proposed Rules of Procedure for the Spindale Planning Board. At its March and April meetings, the Planning Board approved a draft of the rules. Since the Planning Board serves in an advisory role to the Board of Commissioners, the draft needs to be formally approved by the Board of Commissioners.

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This month's meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Spindale House.