Commercial trucks facing new regulations after commission meeting
Truck drivers may soon have new rules for parking in residential areas.
Albany commissioners have voted unanimously to adopt an amendment to the Albany Dougherty Zoning Ordinance for Commercial Vehicles.
Planning officials brought two options before the board: the first was allow limited parking within commercial areas. In this option, truck drivers could continue to take vehicles home.
Under option two, truck drivers would be prohibited from parking within residential areas, with the exception of school buses and utility trucks.
Planning division recommended option two and commissioners voted to adopt the measure.
Commissioner Roger Marietta says we need a place in Albany for trucks to park. He says he thinks option two is the best of two options. He says if we don't do something then we will continue to lose residents because of their discomfort with large trucks parking in residential areas.
Commissioner Tommy Postell says there are places for these trucks to park but the drivers want to drive them home to save time. He says its a hazard having them in neighborhoods. He says option two would allow code enforcement to hold people accountable.
This issue will come up for official vote during the night meeting.
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