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Sturtevant trustees are talking about restricting parking for large work vans, semi tractors, big trailers, and boats on village streets. “There was some discussion on how to address concerns from residents regarding commercial vehicle parking and what qualifies. There was some discussion about trailer parking,” Village Administrator/Clerk Mary Cole said. Residents on Facebook, though, were critical of the board for taking up the topic. “Concentrate on bigger things like bringing jobs to the area,” Frank Bower wrote. Village President Steve Jansen was critical of residents who don’t attend either committee or village board meetings. “Facebook? Really? We had an empty room last night,” he said in an email to Racine County Eye. “Folks are always free to join us for discussion at committee meetings or opinions at the board meetings. We don’t bite!” This new parking restriction falls under Trustee Chris Larson’s Administration, Policy, Personnel and Legal Committee. He said the matter was brought to the board’s attention because village officials are in the process of updating village zoning ordinances. “It’s part of the zoning ordinance rewrite. That section was taken out an added to the traffic code,” he confirmed. Cassandra Schumann urged citizens to attend the next village board meeting to speak up about their concerns. “Make sure you got to the next board meeting to speak up!!” she wrote. Cole and Sturtevant police Chief Sean Marschke are working on a draft of a potential new ordinance that will be presented at the next committee meeting that starts at 6 p.m. on Aug. 12 at Village Hall, 2801 89th Street.

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