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DeWitt tables proposal to ban parking on Halton Road

— She added: “We’re all taxpayers of the town, and we all deserve to have a place to park.”

Highway Superintendent Rocco Conte explained that the road narrows at the top of the hill.

“If someone’s coming up that hill and if there’s a car parked there and that car comes up the hill and goes around, you’re gonna have a problem,” he said. “You’re gonna be right nose to nose with another car because it’s so narrow right at the top of that hill.”

When asked by Perun if there was a record of accidents for that stretch of road, Conte said he did not know and that the police department would have that information on file.

Hoysak, who has lived in the same house in that area for 47 years, said she didn’t know of any collisions occurring there, “but as far as trouble, there’s been a lot of trouble.”

“This might be a short-term solution, but I’m asking if the board would consider some long-term solutions,” she said. “We still have ditches on Mary’s side, and I can tell you how many cars I’ve helped shovel out and push out [of the snow]. A school bus tipped over in my front law one time. It’s always been an issue.”

The board moved to not take action on the proposal. Councilor Ken Andrews thanked the residents for coming out and expressing their concerns about the proposed no-parking zone.

“If we don’t have some residents here saying this is gonna be a hardship on us, we can make a motion and there’d be no parking there,” he said. “But it’s good that you’re here, because we are listening."

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