The Marion City Council expressed unanimous support during its Jan. 4 meeting for a new ordinance that addresses the issue of vehicles being parked on residential front lawns.
City Administrator Roger Holter said the issue is becoming enough of a concern by citizens and the police department that it required direction from the council.
“The way our current city code is written, the only enforcement we have is if we observe somebody driving over the curb in order to place the vehicle in the front yard,” Holter said.
The proposed ordinance would prohibit parking vehicles on front lawns between a structure and the curb, and a corner lot that has two front lawns.
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