Borough Council Addresses Truck Parking Concerns with New Ordinance

A new ordinance has been introduced to regulate truck parking throughout the borough. The decision comes after numerous complaints from residents about trucks parking on streets not previously covered by existing regulations.

The meeting, held on Tuesday, August 8, 2023, saw the council members unanimously agree on the need to expand the scope of the truck parking regulations. Previously, the ordinance only applied to specific streets, leaving many areas without any restrictions. This loophole allowed trucks to park on streets like Kipp Avenue, much to the chagrin of residents.

Charles Gurrisi, a resident of 22 Kipp Avenue, expressed his gratitude to the council for their swift response. “I’ve been your pain in the butt about the truck parking,” Gurrisi said, adding that he was there “specifically to thank all of you for your help.” Gurrisi had been vocal about the issue, sending multiple emails to the council to highlight the problem.

The revised ordinance now covers every street in the borough, ensuring that no area is left unprotected from large trucks parking overnight or for extended periods. However, there are exceptions to the rule. Trucks that are actively loading, unloading, or involved in work at a residence are exempt from the restrictions.

In addition to expanding the coverage of the ordinance, the penalties for violations have also been increased. The first offense will now carry a fine of $250, with subsequent offenses attracting fines of $500 and $1,000, respectively.

Council members emphasized the importance of the ordinance in ensuring the safety and comfort of Lodi residents. “Thank you for bringing that to our table,” one council member said in response to Gurrisi’s comments.

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