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City limits parking, cites safety

October 12, 2012
By LEVI PASCHER , The Leader Herald

GLOVERSVILLE - The Common Council passed an ordinance Tuesday establishing a parking ban on the west side of North Main Street between West State Street and Lee Avenue.

The ban in intended to improve an intersection with a blinking red light at the top of the hill on North Main Street, officials said. The intersection has been the scene of several accidents, and city residents have complained about the obstruction of view from cars parked on both sides of the road, Mayor Dayton King said.

He said residents who live in that area and 5th Ward Councilman Jay Zarrelli suggested it is difficult to see around the cars.

Police Chief Donald VanDeusen and DPW Director Kevin Jones did research and found it would make sense to prohibit parking on one side, King said.

In other business Tuesday:?

- City Mobility Manager Bill Walrath announced four 24-passenger buses have been taken out of service for need of repairs.

Walrath suggested the city look into repairing the buses in the future if the funds are available.

- Fire Chief Beth Whitman-Putnam said she is continuing to look for both used and new fire apparatus that can serve the city's needs. The city has been without a working aerial ladder truck for some time.

- City Attorney Anthony Casale notified the council that a resolution passed Aug. 28 increasing the water reconnection fee to $65 was not correct because the Water Board wanted the fee to be increased to $75.

The Common Council scheduled a public hearing on the proposal to increase the amount by another $10 for Oct. 23. The resolution to make it official will be voted on in November.

Levi Pascher covers Gloversville news. He can be contacted by email at



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