Police chief addresses Main Street parking violations
by JARRID DEATON/Staff Writer
Bryant says citations, towing could follow
Parking on Main Street is once again causing problems as people take advantage of the space made after the completion of the Perry Justice Center.
According to Hazard City Police Chief Ronnie Bryant, parking is prohibited on the street in front of the new Perry County Justice Center and in front or behind the old Perry County Courthouse.
"The curb will be painted yellow and the street stripped around the Perry County Justice Center and the old courthouse to indicate no parking," Bryant said.
Bryant also says that there is plenty of parking available on Main Street, and it would be beneficial to people's health and safety to use those spaces.
"The one hour parking on Main Street is free and plenty of parking spaces are available in the lots at the south end of Main Street and in the lot on Memorial Drive. It's not that far to walk, plus it is good for your health to walk a little," Bryant said. "Also, the parking in the parking structure is free and it is being patrolled regularly by the city police."
According to Bryant, the city police will start issuing citations to those who continue to park in front of the two courthouses.
"Violators will be issues a citation and the vehicle could possibly be towed," Bryant said. "Your cooperation is needed because of pedestrian safety and the increased traffic on High and Main Streets."
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