The town of Salina held its first town board meeting of the year at 7 p.m. Monday Jan. 11 at Salina Town Hall. Two public hearings were held that night to discuss parking issues in the town.
The first was an amendment to Statute No. 225-50 Schedule XVIII of the Code of the town of Salina entitled to limit parking. The amendment was passed across the board, which will now affect the easterly side of Teall Avenue at a distance of 90 feet southerly of the present boundary of the designated time limit zone.
The next public hearing covered the consideration of and amendment Statue No. 225-44 Schedule XXII of a parking prohibiting code of the town of Salina. With approval of the board, the town will now restrict parking on both sides of Kings Park Drive beginning at a point of 220 feet south of the intersection with Grenadier Drive and extending 375 feet along King Parks Drive in front of buildings 112 and 113. This area is designated as an apartment complex.
Although the board was discussing parking near the apartment complex, Salina resident Chuck Harding wanted to discuss the "extensive cost" of snow plowing the town was paying for in the Grenadier Drive area.
The Salina resident mentioned that it is the only apartment complex that has a public road within the boundaries, and wanted to know why the town was paying for the "landlord's snow plowing needs."
"We're in tight times," Harding said. "There must be other apartments that pay for plowing."
Harding said he believed the town spent a tremendous amount of money over the last few years on that property's plowing needs. The board and Salina Town Supervisor Mark A. Nicotra did not have an exact number as they were not prepared to tackle this issue during a public hearing concerning parking time limits.