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Scarborough parking resolution approved

August 7, 2011

Photo By Shaun Kirby

Narragansett Town Council approved a motion to adopt parking changes in the Scarborough Hills area of Narragansett.

NARRAGANSETT—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.

“We could not put the signs up until after tonight because [the resolution adoption] took two actions,” said Town Manager Grady Miller. “We 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.

For more information pick up a copy of The Narragansett Times.

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No Parking on Knowlesway

August 16, 2011 by sellmisc, 3 years 10 weeks ago
Comment: 146

I am a resident of Knowlesway and I would like to know how many residents were at the meeting to complain about the parking on this street. After doing a quick survey, I cannot seem to find anyone who attended the meeting. Now we have a typical political correctiveness over-reaction. The residents of Knowlesway (A state road btw)now have to deal with their families, relatives and friends being hassled whenever they visit. It's hard to believe a draconian action like this could be done without an advertised public hearing. This is too much Town interference and it has ruined the family character of the neighborhood.

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