During Tuesday evening's Royersford Borough Council meeting, one local business owner asked council to consider changing the parking allowed on Main Street.
Anthony Berdomas, owner of Main Street Cafe, told council that he has heard from customers that they don't visit his restaurant because "they have to park far away."
Berdomas said that he'll often see cars parked in the same spots on Main Street, near his business, for hours during the day.
The municipal lot behind Borough Hall, between 3rd and 4th Avenues, is also often full of cars belonging to apartment residents.
"People have told me they'll drive by, and if there's no parking, they go on down to Spring-Ford Diner because they have a parking lot," Berdomas said.
Berdomas said he would like council to consider limiting the hours someone could park directly on Main Street in front of the businesses' storefronts.
"Maybe put in two-hour parking, or something like that," Berdomas said.
Borough manager Michael Leonard agreed that parking can be an issue.
"Sometimes I can't find a place to park to come to work [at Borough Hall]," Leonard said.
Council president Thomas Weikel suggested having the borough's Public Safety Committee look at the problem and bring ideas back to council.
Other council meeting news
- The borough is considering ordinances to require inspections of homes that are bought and sold within the borough and inspections of apartments in the borough. "We have a lot of apartments that we don't even know are there," Leonard said. "It's a life safety issue."
- The Parks and Recreation Committee will be holding the annual Easter Egg Hunt on March 23rd at Victory Park.
- Council voted to waive the land development process for Superior Credit Union, which is taking over the former gas station property at Main Street ad Lewis Road. Borough solicitor Alan Boroff said that land development could be waived because the credit union is not changing the building and they are willing to put in landscaping improvements and streetlights.