DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard
UXBRIDGE: Responding to the concerns of residents, the township is set to introduce a 'No Parking' zone on Albert St.
A report from Public Works Director Ben Kester, included in council's agenda for their meeting on the morning of Monday, June 3, outlined the rationale for the decision to implement No Parking on the north side of Albert St. west of Toronto St. North to Railway St.
"The original plan was to have no parking on the south side, and we heard differently from business owners that are there all day everyday," explained Mr. Kester.
Prior to making the decision, letters were received from both Urban Pantry and the Whimsical Lion that sit at the corner of Albert St. and Toronto St. North.
However, no parking was not the only Albert St. related matter discussed by councillors, as they also took time to once again bring up the long standing issue of a delivery truck from Home Hardware blocking the street while receiving deliveries.
"We've always done that, and the township put up signs saying that the street may be blocked," Mr. Kester explained.
The explanation did not sit well with Ward 1 Councillor Bev Northeast, who added that the move can cause delays for township residents travelling by GO bus.
"I don't care if that's the way it's always been, it's illegal," commented Councillor Northeast. "Now that bus service is there, it needs to be addressed. It's not fair to those bound by the bus schedule to have to wait for a truck to move."
Township staff will now work to investigate solutions for the delivery issues at Home Hardware, with results to be presented to council at a later date.
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