Letter to the Editor

There was a small traffic jam on the Courthouse Square at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 7. Cars parked on the inside of the Courthouse Square blocked a large truck from going from Knox Street to North Main Street. All traffic was stopped for 15 minutes while drivers moved their cars.

Yes, the cars were parked on a yellow line, which means NO PARKING on the inside of the Courthouse Square. Both private owned vehicles and law enforcement vehicles park on the yellow line.

Please do not park here. People driving trucks, buses, and motor homes have a hard time getting past illegally parked vehicles. A few times in the past, trucks have run over street light poles that cost about $1,500 plus labor.

I really appreciate Police Officers and the difficult job they do so well. But, parking on this yellow line encourages everybody to park here.

I have included a few pictures to make my point. I am sorry if your car was at the wrong place at the wrong time.

Please park in public parking lots just 200 feet away from the Courthouse. Out-of-town guests will notice the difference !!!!!

Randell Young, PE