Scottville commission to discuss charter, parking limitations.

March 7, 2016

By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief.

SCOTTVILLE — City Commission will begin discussing the formation of a charter commission during its regular meeting today at 5:30 p.m. at city hall, 105 N. Main St. Scottville’s charter was put in place on Nov. 4, 1958 with the last revisions in 2000.

City Manager Amy Williams said she has asked City Attorney Tracy Thompson to look into the process of re-writing the charter, which requires state oversight.

The Commission will also discuss downtown parking. The Commission had asked the Planning Commission and Downtown Development Authority to make recommendations on limiting parking in certain areas in downtown. The topic was original brought before the Commission by Williams who said that residents and occupants of some businesses in the 100 block of North Main Street, specifically the west side, were parking on the street all day, which hindered access to city hall.

The commission originally voted to limit parking on the west side of North Main Street to one hour, but the action was never formalized in a resolution. The Planning Commission is recommending that parking on the west side of North Main Street be limited to one hour while the DDA is recommending that there be a two hour parking limit to both sides of the 100 block of North Main Street be specific to those people who reside, own or work in a building in that area.

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