The City of Ripon will continue the residential parking permit program for those living along Meyenberg Avenue and McBrian Drive.
The Ripon City Council last week revisited the resolution that was initiated in the summer of 2016 as part of the two-year re-evaluation process.
“We recommended it stay as-is,” said police Chief Ed Ormonde.
Elected leaders agreed, voting unanimously to maintain the program at the Aug. 14 session.
Ormonde said Meyenberg Avenue and McBrian Drive are in the Ripon Bluffs neighborhood adjacent to Mavis Stouffer Park and the Army Corps Ripon River Crossing.
Police noted that parking permit programs – Reynolds Avenue Parking Permit Program is the other one in the area – were the results of residents being concerned about criminal activity, lack of available parking, vegetation fire, and the poor overall conditions left by some of the users.
The parking permit applies to residents of the 400 block of Meyenberg Avenue and McBrian Drive.
Police added that the request from this area – flyers were hand delivered to each resident back then, resulting in a majority 18-3 ‘yes’ votes with one ballot not returned for support of the plan – had called for instituting the parking permit program to go from the start of the Memorial Day weekend to the end of Labor Day weekend.
“This residential parking permit program currently has 14 residents utilizing the program through the permit process,” Ormonde said in his report to the Council.
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