Charlestown parking passes
Those well paved roads in Charlestown's Cool Springs subdivision have turned into a speedway.
That road and others, where drivers are exceeding the speed limit, motivated town officials to lead off the town newsletter "Charlestown Chatter" with a warning entitled "Slow Down Save a Life". Town administrator Wib Pumpaly explained that town officials have been fielding complaints regarding speeding drivers.
Those complaints express concern that children and pets are in the area and could chase a ball or other toy. Parents of teen drivers were also urged to discuss speeding with their children.
"We've had speeding complaints about various places at different times. In Cool Springs, the roads are better, wider, and well paved," said Pumpaly.
Cecil Sheriff's deputies have been asked to perform some radar speed checks. speed limit in most of the town is 25 miles per hour. Pumpaly said police coverage has been an issue due to manpower.
In other business from Charlestown:
• "Parking is and will continue to be a problem. Parking in the town is so limited and there are no immediate plans to change that," said Pumpaly. "The town has land but it's not accessible and there are no plans to address that in the short term."
The Town did take action a few years ago which was designed to give parking priority to residents. Parking passes were issued free of charge to residents. Non-residents pay $50 per year for a pass.
"The parking permit program is still viable. We expect to have more enforcement this year. We urge residents to get their passes free of charge. The $50 (for out of towners) pays for a spot if there is one available," said Pumpaly.
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