Council OKs Removing Time Limits on Parking on Durham Street

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Following a recommendation from Hellertown Police Chief Robert Shupp, Hellertown Borough Council Monday voted 7-0 to remove antiquated signs along a section of Durham Street near Main Street that limit parking to between 15 minutes and 30 minutes, on the north and south sides of the street, respectively.

Shupp said the signs were installed in that area more than 20 years ago when the nature of nearby businesses made time limits on on-street parking practical.

Police recently polled business owners near Durham and Main streets and found that they no longer want the signs there, he said.

“They’ve asked for them to be removed,” Shupp said. “We’ve talked to everyone in that area.”

Although council agreed to the signs’ removal Monday, an ordinance that formally allows for their removal will need to be passed at a future council meeting.

The decision marks the second recent change to traffic regulations in the first block of Durham Street, where council recently approved a ban on truck traffic between Main Street and Laubach Street.

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