NOTICE OF TRIAL TRAFFIC AND/OR PARKING MODIFICATIONS

 

Impacted Area: West side of Ferris Ave. between Dempster St. and Hennings Ct. Specifically, the seven (7) parking spots in front of 8728, 8732, and 8778 Ferris.

Trial Period: September 1, 2020 to March 1, 2021

In an effort to ensure the safe and efficient flow of traffic through the community and/or provide for right-of-way maintenance or appropriate use of Village streets, Village personnel routinely monitor and review areas of the Village in order to recommend changes in traffic restrictions and regulations where appropriate. As part of a review of traffic conditions around the village, it was determined that certain parking regulations in the 8700 Block of Ferris Ave. may not be business friendly and could be adjusted to accommodate the area businesses while discouraging commuter use.

Village staff believes that the "90 Minute Parking" signs on the west side of Ferris Ave. between Dempster St. and Hennings Ct. that regulate the seven (7) parking spots in front of 8728, 8732, and 8778 Ferris effectively limits the availability of the parking spots to businesses at the above addresses during their workday. Other on and off-street parking in the area is limited.

On a “trial basis”, the Village will add parking restriction times to accommodate the businesses and discourage commuter parking as an appropriate first step to address this problem. Research along with a discussion among senior village staff has determined that a "90 Minute Parking Between 9:30 am and 3:00 pm" restriction would serve this purpose.

Municipal Code Section 5-1-4 authorizes the Police Chief (with approval from the Village Administrator) to make temporary changes to Village traffic regulations for the purpose of determining the appropriateness of permanent changes. Therefore, for a period of 180 days, from September 1, 2020 to March 1, 2021, this regulation will be in effect as described above.

The Public Works Department will install the modified signage and the Police Department will monitor the situation throughout the trial period.

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