Councilor Hogs Parking with Porsches, Van and Volvo
No wonder there are parking problems in Montpelier which are to be discussed in the upcoming council meeting. A good example of this is an owner of a five-apartment building. The landlord has two drivers. However, owns a large van, a Volvo and two, yes, two, Porsche (including a new pricey Boxster) vehicles.
The apartment building as is has no lawn and not enough space to accommodate all these vehicles for the landlord plus any the tenants own. So frequently the landlord vehicles are taking up public parking space on a very small street. A relative of this person on a connecting street does the same with the truck and car that person owns. A home business is located in this residence which needs client parking as well. So are spaces on this street really “public” parking? The number of vehicles and spaces needed at residences needs to address the multi-vehicle ownership nowadays so it does not spill out onto street parking.
This landlord fought hard for the winter parking to change so vehicles could be out on the streets yearlong. Guess we know why. Oh! I forgot to say, the landlord is on the Montpelier City Council.
William Carpenter, Montpelier
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