The Bellaire City Council tonight will return to the issue of parking on Cedar Street — where Councilman Will Hickman lives — to discuss prohibiting people from parking on one side of the street.
Hickman first raised the issue on Oct. 19 when the council granted a building permit to Faith Lutheran Day School to construct a new two-story school to teach the 3-to-5 year olds in their care.
The councilman brought a petition signed by 10 residents and he said that when two cars are parked on opposite sides of Cedar Street simultaneously, it’s hard for cars and emergency vehicles to pass through. Employees from a nearby retirement home already park on the street, Hickman said.
“I don’t want to miss the chance here to prevent that with the school,” Hickman said. He proposed amending the day school’s permit to prohibit parking on the south side of Cedar Street.
Other council members didn’t dispute the problem, but said they’d rather deal with the issue separate from the day school’s permit.
“I would be very receptive of it as a parking issue, and as soon as possible,” said Councilman Phil Nauert at the Oct. 19 meeting.
Now the issue is back in front of city council. Members will discuss and vote on whether to change a city ordinance to include a prohibition of parking on the south side of the street. That side would have signs reading “No Parking – Any Time.”