Parking Issues and Budget Proposals at Berwyn City Council Meeting

By Joannah Rivera

Residents of the City of Berwyn gathered together on June 14, 2016 for the city council meeting to discuss parking issues, the Auxiliary Review Board and budget proposals.

The meeting was called to order at 8:00 p.m. Two residents, Marry Ann Parker and Mary Quail presented their item for the open forum portion of the meeting.

Parker and Quail were stating their concerns about parking zones on the 3400 block of Wesley, claiming that the majority of the parking in this area was taken up by guests, therefore leaving little room for resident parking.

Several budgetary issues were discussed, among them was the proposal submitted by the Director of Public Works regarding the replacement of the sewer system and roadway resurfacing projects. The council approved the budget of $707,000.

Possibly the most notable portion of the meeting was Richard Toman being recognized for all his devotion to the city of Berwyn and being appointed as a member of the Auxiliary Review Board, advisers to the mayor. The assembly rose and congratulated Toman for his achievement.

Alderman Nona N. Chapman announced several upcoming events that would be taking place in Berwyn, including a candlelight vigil in remembrance of the victims of the recent Orlando shooting. Also, notable was the announcement of final voting for “Berwyn’s Favorite Fire Hydrant”, part of the “Paint the Plugs” project taking place on Roosevelt Road in which artists painted the fire hydrants.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:23 p.m.

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