POMEROY — The downtown parking area was a major topic for the first Pomeroy Council meeting of 2013.
Discussion over the use of meters by non-customers was brought up by members of council and Police Chief Mark Proffitt.
Council President Jackie Welker and Proffitt each noted that there have been issues in the recent weeks with customers not being able to park near the business they wanted to visit.
Council authorized Proffitt to purchase stickers to place on the meters in the downtown business area to help enforce the two hour limit on all meters along the street.
Decals will also be placed on the meters — especially on Court Street — indicating which meter is for each parking space.
Parking meters in the parking lot will not have a two hour limit, which will allow for business owners and employees to “feed the meter” throughout the day.
As in the past parking permits will be sold for parking along the river side of the parking lot. These permits are available at Pomeroy Village Hall.
According to Proffitt, there will be a zero tolerance policy for all parking tickets issued within the village.
In other business, council approved the use of the parking lot and Main Street area for the annual Memorial Day run. Events will be held May 25 and 26.
Welker was re-elected as president of council.
Lois and Tiffany Jenkins spoke with council about problems with parking near Tiffany Jenkins’ residence on Union Avenue. Proffitt is to check into the situation.
Council went into executive session with solicitor Michael Barr to discuss pending litigation.
Present at the meeting were council members Welker, Dru Reed, Robert Payne, Vic Young, Phil Ohlinger and Ruth Spaun, Mayor Mary McAngus, clerk Sonya Wolfe, Village Administrator Paul Hellman and Proffitt.