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At their March meeting, the Nichols City Council (the Council) reintroduced creating a truck parking ordinance, which they first discussed in September 2018. The Council plans to investigate how to create and enforce one to help keep streets usable for all.
After concerns about a semi-truck parked for a week next to the Casey’s General Store, the Council decided to revisit the issue. One member suggested following the example of the City of Durant to make and uphold a parking ordinance. According to the Durant City Code, Ordinance No. D-15A, “No person shall park any truck in any of the following places, upon any street in any area designated as R-1 single family residential and R-2 mixed residential by the Zoning Ordinance for longer than one hour, [or] upon seal coated streets from 11th Street south to 2nd Street. A “truck” is any vehicle used for hauling goods or commodities which is seven feet or more in width or nineteen feet or more in length and weighing seven tons or more.”
Additionally, the Durant City Code also designates several specific streets as no parking zones for trucks and allows the police to fine trucks parked illegally. “The Durant Police Chief is hereby authorized to cause no parking signs to be placed notifying the public of the above referenced parking restrictions. The penalty for violation . . . shall be a fine of not less than $75.00 for any truck, trailer or semi.”
By creating a similar ordinance for Nichols, the Council hopes to clear up all complaints of nuisance truck parking and soon take another step towards keeping Nichols a safe place to live.

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