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City considers parking restrictions
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McMinnville officials are considering a measure that would discourage parking on city streets, as well as require parked vehicles to leave a space yet to be determined from the center line. “I had heard there was a problem in Westwood and we have a city-wide problem,” said Streets and Sanitation Committee chairman Rick Barnes. “People shouldn’t be parking on the street if the street is too narrow.”The current city ordinance allows the Board of Mayor and Aldermen to restrict or prohibit parking vehicles on specified streets, or parts of streets, or in specified areas.McMinnville Public Works director Bill Brock says garbage collection day can be difficult on his employees when not enough room is left on the street for the trash truck to make it between cars.