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Council approves parking change

Staff writer

At Monday’s meeting, Peabody City Council approved making a “no parking” area along a portion of a curb near a sidewalk east of Indian Guide Terrace on Vine Street.

At a previous meeting, Vine Street resident Allen Gillen requested a change in parking by Indian Guide residents because of the difficulty he has backing from his driveway around the parked cars belonging to the apartment complex residents.

Peabody Police Chief Bruce Burke met with Gillen and Indian Guide administrator Donna Windsor to discuss the issue.

Burke’s recommendation to the council was to paint a section of the curb across from Gillen’s driveway yellow to indicate a no parking area.

After discussion, the council approved Burke’s recommendation.

In other business:

  • A new base station and radio system will be purchased for the police department for $4,141.
  • An irrigation well at the city park has not been adequate for the watering system immediately inside the park gates. Pickens will meet with the Partners of Peabody Parks group and see about drilling another well.
  • Pool manager Beth Peter reported about the 2010 pool season. The council discussed options for reducing expenses in 2011, but made no decision. They will meet with Peter again in the spring.
  • A $50 donation was approved for Marion County Toy Run.
  • City Administrator Mac Manning also said he had implemented a requisition procedure for all department heads. In an effort to curb spending, purchases of $50 or more must be approved by Manning before they are made.
  • A list of equipment and consumable products will be presented to the council at the Nov. 29 meeting. Manning will supervise the process.

Last modified Oct. 27, 2010

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