03/19/13 Last week Sandra Harris appeared before the Plymouth Board of Public Works and Safety with a long-standing issue. Harris lives at the corner of Harrison and Walnut Streets, the northwest corner. The issue at hand is neighbors parking in her yard. There is no curb on Harrison Street and cars pull onto the easement, the grassy area between the street and the sidewalk.
Harris said the area is rutted and muddy. She said a call to the police department resulted in an officer stopping by and telling her “it’s a gray area.” She also spoke with Jim Marquardt, Superintendent of the Street Department. His suggestion was to place stakes at the edge of the street to stop the parking. Harris said she purchased 10 stakes and only has one left; all the others were removed by people parking in the area.
Both city councilmen, Duane Culp and Don Ecker said they travel the roadway daily and have seen issues in the area. The street seems to narrow and get tighter in that block.
The Board of Public Works and Safety tabled any action so that councilmen could have the opportunity to travel Harrison Street for themselves and see the issue.