Two-hour parking limit begins to be enforced on Main Street in Waukon ...

Residents and visitors to downtown Waukon may have already noticed, either officially or otherwise, the new two-hour parking restriction in place on the main business block of West Main Street. In response to initial parking concerns expressed by downtown business owners and patrons, the ordinance establishing the two-hour parking limit on both sides of West Main Street from its intersection with Allamakee Street (stoplight intersection) to its intersection with First Street NW and SW was officially passed by the Waukon City Council in June of this year, but Waukon Police Chief Phil Young says enforcement of the new regulation wasn't really possible until after the RAGBRAI visit to Waukon in late July. As the sign in the adjacent photo indicates, the restriction is in place from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day and has been met with mixed reaction from downtown business owners and patrons, resulting in a committee being formed to further assess the situation. The downtown parking matter was discussed at the September 5 Waukon City Council meeting (see Page 4A of this issue) and is also on the agenda of a special meeting of the Waukon City Council scheduled for this Wednesday, September 13, beginning at 6 p.m. in the Waukon City Council chambers inside Waukon City Hall.

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