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Parking spaces to stay, bollards not discussed
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Time restraints during a recent city meeting may have saved the downtown bollards from the chopping block, while the measure to eliminate parking spaces on Court Square was tabled.“I wanted to discuss the bollards, but I don’t think we will have time to do that,” said Safety Committee chairman Jimmy Bonner. “I guess it will have to wait.”One issue officials did have time to consider was eliminating the parking spaces beside the fountain in front of Depot Street.“I have noticed when you come up Depot Street and take a right on Court Square it is a very sharp turn when vehicles are parked beside the fountain,” said Bonner.A difficult time for regular-sized vehicles is almost impossible for trucks pulling trailers, says Bonner.“If you bring a trailer up there, and I know people who have brought trailers up there, you have to make a wide swing because of the bollards and the planters. If cars are sitting there, someone is going to run over something.”Bonner suggested the city place signs to prevent parking from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.