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NARRAGANSETTâ€”On Monday evening, the town council approved a motion to adopt parking changes in the Scarborough Hills area of Narragansett. Residents have expressed frustration with the oft-occurring disturbances that tourists cause by parking in the streets of the Scarborough Hills area.
Residents have had to pick up trash frequently and been blocked by vehicles parking in front of their driveways and mailboxes. Altercations with beach-goers have also occurred when residents have attempted to resolve the situation on their own.
The adopted resolution will not allow parking along the entire southerly side of Angell, Saint James, and Greenbrier Roads, and along the entire northerly side of Elizabeth and Gasbee Roads. Parking will be by permit only on the opposite side of all these streets from May 15 through September 15 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Sewell Road will be subject to parking by permit only on the easterly side of the road, and no parking on the westerly side. Vernstrom and Brook Roads, Longview Drive, and Hills Parkway will have no parking on the easterly side of the road, and be permitted on the westerly side.
No parking on the northerly side of Angell Road will extend 320 feet to the west from the intersection with Ocean Road. Residents inquired about how to obtain a resident permit and when signage would be installed at the town council meeting as they were unsure of how the new process will be implemented.
â€śWe could not put the signs up until after tonight because [the resolution adoption] took two actions,â€ť said Town Manager Grady Miller. â€śWe will do our best to get the signs up this week."
Miller also stated that residents of the Scarborough Hills area can start contacting the town hall in order to pick up resident permits, which have already arrived. Some residents voiced concern that the restrictions did not carry far enough into the neighborhood, and that beach-goers will simply park on the non-restricted streets.
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