Regarding Hawker’s and Peddler’s licenses
To the Editor:
The town has parking restrictions on the Island business district that are not being adhere to.
Why is it because no police officer wants to walk the beat anymore? Or is it management’s refusal to schedule it? Or is it because some business owners think they are privileged to do what they want?
Prime example is the business owner who leaves their trailer hauler parked on Exchange Street or Congress St. 24/7 and taking parking spaces from people trying to find parking to do business on the Island during peak times. I’ve observed seniors walking a great distance in the rain to do business because this U-Haul is allowed to take up a space that could be utilized several times in the course of a business day. Can this cause the loss of business to some?
It has and will continue to happen until the owner of said U-Haul is fined or is told to trop doing it. To pull up and unload is fine but not to leave it 24/7 is not right and illegal. Maybe it’s time that the select board creates an ordinance that spells it out plainly enough so all the abusers understand it’s meaning.
Then make sure it covers all the other streets in town where citizens park haulers or recreation vehicles on our streets 24/7 that people have to stop and go around with oncoming vehicles approaching from the other directions. Maybe then our police cruiser personnel will venture out and ticket them for illegally parking.