Employee parking prohibited
Saluda issues notice for employees to park off Main Street
SALUDA—Downtown employees could soon see parking tickets if they park in front of businesses on Main Street.
The Saluda Board of Commissioners met Monday and heard from city manager Jonathan Cannon about issues with parking in front of businesses.
Cannon said the city wants to begin ticketing employees who violate the city’s parking ordinance. Commissioners agreed for Cannon to send out a letter to businesses regarding the city’s current ordinance, which was enacted in 2012.
Cannon sent out a letter Friday asking businesses to instruct employees to park off Main Street.
“The spring and summer tourist season have returned to the City of Saluda,” Cannon said. “Parking on Main Street is a valuable commodity and convenience for your customers. On street spaces are more valuable as customer parking than employee parking. I encourage you to instruct your employees to not occupy on street parking. Free city parking lots are located across the railroad tracks and in the West End Parking lot.”
Cannon said the board of commissioners enacted four-hour parking limits for on street parking on Main Street on June 11, 2012 and the letter to businesses served as a notice and reminder. The police department will continue to actively issue citations for vehicles in violation of the parking ordinance, Cannon said.
Commissioner Leon Morgan said Monday night that the problem is some employees will park in front of his business and stay all day.
Commissioners also decided to change the ordinance for the four-hour parking limit to be from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. instead of the previous 9 a.m.-5 p.m.