Hearing on street’s parking change scheduled

GLOVERSVILLE – The Common Council will conduct a public hearing Tuesday regarding parking on the west side of Nelson Street.

The hearing will be part of the council’s meeting.

Currently, during the winter, parking is prohibited on the west side of the narrow, one-way street.

Sixth Ward Councilman Wrandy Siarkowski suggested parking be eliminated on the west side of the street at all times of the year because the street is narrow.

Siarkowski said a resident of the street complained that when cars park in the street, other cars can’t get through. The resident said if vehicles are parked on both sides of the road, emergency vehicles wouldn’t have enough room, according to Siarkowski.

Parking still would be permitted on the east side of the street.

The council could take action on the issue after the public hearing.

Among other business to be discussed at Tuesday’s meeting:

Mayor Dayton King will talk about a proposal for a summer basketball league at Darling Field.

Basketball player Harley Fuller proposed the tournament. He spoke to the city Board of Education about the idea on April 15. He offered to replace the rims and nets on the courts.

Fuller said he would like to start three summer leagues, including six teams each for men ages 18 and older, girls in sixth to eighth grade, and boys in sixth to eighth grade. The leagues would take place Monday through Wednesday.

The city assessor, Joni Dennie, said according to city records, the basketball courts, parking area, bus garage and fields are owned by the school district, while the tennis courts are owned by the city.

King said last week he will propose to the Common Council to have the Department of Public Works repair some areas of the court that have large cracks or holes and repaint the lines.

  • E.J. Gallup, another basketball player, is scheduled to talk to the council about a proposed basketball tournament at the basketball court on Fulton Street.

King will discuss a community garden requested on Fremont Street by Vince DeSantis and a 50th class reunion banner that is requested to be hung downtown.

  • Department of Public Works Director Kevin Jones will discuss a surplus equipment auction scheduled for May.

Levi Pascher can be reached by email at lpascher@leaderherald.com.