The Town has approved a resolution to create a no parking zone in front of a private residence. The home is located at 1 Monroe Avenue, belonging to Mr. Steven Fox. The resolution was in response to a letter received from Mr. Fox who claimed that since his lot was elevated, if someone parked in front of his walkway, he would have to endure the hardship of taking a circuitous route to access his dwelling. The request is to have the area in front of the walkway painted yellow, indicating ‘No Parking‘.
Since the streets in Cape Charles fall under the purview of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), the resolution is essentially the Town ‘lending support’ to Mr. Fox’s application to VDOT. The Council discussed the request at their September 29, 2016 Special Meeting and agreed to support Mr. Fox’s request by adopting a resolution at the October meeting.
The full resolution is below:
IN SUPPORT OF THE REQUEST FROM STEPHEN K. FOX FOR PARKING RESTRICTION AT 1 MONROE AVENUE
WHEREAS, the Town received a request from Mr. Stephen K. Fox for an area restricting parking at 1 Monroe Avenue; and WHEREAS, the letter cited an issue regarding access to their lot which is elevated above the street level with a lead walk consisting of two steps as their primary access to their dwelling; and WHEREAS, the designation of the area in front of the lead access as a “No Parking” area would ensure adequate pedestrian access to the entrance of the dwelling; and WHEREAS, although this request falls under the purview of the Virginia Department of Transportation, Mr. Fox has requested the support of the Town Council to submit with his application; and WHEREAS, after discussion at the September 29, 2016, Town Council Special Meeting it was agreed to support the request from Mr. Stephen K. Fox for a restricted parking area at 1 Monroe Avenue in front of the lead access to the dwelling; NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED that the Town Council of the Town of Cape Charles hereby expresses its support of the request for a “No Parking” area at the entrance of the lead access at 1 Monroe Avenue.
Adopted by the Town Council of Cape Charles on this 20th day of October, 2016.