During Tuesday’s meeting, the Fulton Common Council approved a resolution that allows parking on one side of the street in the 100 block of Fay Street.
Lt. Jason Delano of the Fulton Police Department and Fourth Ward Councilor Carm Cavallaro conducted the traffic study, narrowing their focus on the entire 100 block of Fay Street between South First and South Second Street.
Previously, on-street parking was prohibited on both the north and south sides of that block.
The 100 block of Fay Street is a two-way residential street that accommodates both east and west traffic.
Fay Street at the intersection of South First Street is regulated with a stop sign for westbound traffic. Fay Street at the intersection of State Route 481 is regulated with a traffic signal.
Empower Federal Credit Union and Muskie’s Bar is located on the northeast corner of the intersection of South First and Fay streets.
Michelle Baker, new owner of Muskie’s bar, questioned if on-street parking could be allowed in any portion of the 100 block of Fay Street. The request had been for the purpose of allowing on-street parking for patrons of the business.
It was found that no parking signs on both sides of the street approaching State Route 481 were somewhat sporadic and not initially clear where parking was allowed.
Measurements of the roadway are narrower than the standard 24 feet width of a city street and therefore would not be recommended for parking on both sides as it could hinder of block fire and ambulance vehicle response.