Parking in Marion yards could ultimately result in jail time after Marion City Council passed an ordinance prohibiting it Monday night, but they appeared reluctant to impose strict enforcement.
Violators can be fined $100 for a first offense, $200 for a second offense, and $300 plus three days in jail for a third offense.
Council members batted around how firmly the ordinance should be enforced, clearly preferring that police work with residents before writing tickets.
City Administrator Roger Holter suggested officers meet with residents to let them know they are violating the ordinance and see if the problem can be resolved before enforcing the policy.
Read more: Marion Record.