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Portage Laundromat parking request denied 0

By Robin Dudgeon, Portage Daily Graphic

By Robin Dudgeon...Coun. Irvine Ferris, Brent Froese, and Diane Stasiuk pictured with administrative assistant Terrie Todd, and Mayor Earl Porter after Monday's council meeting where the City denied Portage Laundromat's application for 15 minute parking only after 6:00 p.m.

By Robin Dudgeon...Coun. Irvine Ferris, Brent Froese, and Diane Stasiuk pictured with administrative assistant Terrie Todd, and Mayor Earl Porter after Monday's council meeting where the City denied Portage Laundromat's application for 15 minute parking only after 6:00 p.m.

A request for 15 minute parking in front of Portage Laundromat was denied at Monday's city council meeting.

Owner Mohammad Tahir requested a '15 minute parking only after 6:00 p.m.' sign to be placed in front of his business Portage Laundromat at 106 Saskatchewan Ave. E.

Tahir said students at the Portage Learning and Literacy Centre were parking in those spots during their evening classes, preventing his customers from being able to park in front of the laundromat to pick up clothing.

Coun. Brent Froese explained during the meeting that he was recommending the request be denied because not only is it difficult to enforce parking after 6:00 p.m. but he did not want to set a precedent for others along Saskatchewan Ave.

"We're quite reluctant to begin doing a piecemeal approach to parking on the Avenue," said Coun. Brent Froese.

Coun. Irvine Ferris and Liz Driedger voted in favour of the request because they felt that denying it would not help Mohammad Tahir with his business.

The denial of Tahir's request passed with a vote of 5-2.

For the full story see Tuesday's edition of the Portage Daily Graphic.


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