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Overnight Street Parking Pilot Program Approved

HOLLAND, MI (WHTC) -- After years of discussion, a pilot program for overnight on street parking has been approved by the Holland City Council.  Mayor Dykstra summarized the discussion by saying that with a pilot program, we’ll have an answer.  He said, "We owe it to ourselves and to the many people in our community who have asked for this to give it a shot so we'll give it a shot for a year and if the wheels fall off, so to speak, I'll be the first to say it wasn't a good idea, now we know."  New signs will have to be made, 30 to replace signs at different points of entry to the city that say No Parking Overnight and 20 signs to be placed downtown where overnight parking will still not be allowed.  The cost of the signs is approximately 10-thousand dollars.  The pilot program will be in effect from May 15th through September 30th, 2014.

Story by:  Diane E Coston

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