Mar 18, 2023

Great Bend council to revisit special business parking stalls

Posted Mar 18, 2023 12:00 PM

Great Bend Post

The Great Bend City Council will revisit the allowance of an additional 15-minute parking stall to assist a downtown business.

On Feb. 21, the Great Bend Tribune requested a 15-minute parking stall in front of their business on Forest Avenue to assist elderly customers in accessing the building. At the meeting, Mayor Cody Schmidt noted approving a special parking stall for a business opens a can of worms for any other business wanting designated parking. The city council asked the city to research how many special business parking stalls currently exist.

There are nine, 15-minute parking spaces throughout town, including two in front of City Hall on Williams Street.

The Tribune is asking that the sixth parking stall east of Williams Street, on the north side of Forest, be turned into 15-minute parking form 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays.

The city council will be presented the resolution at Monday’s meeting.