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NLR Council approves restricted parking in Indian Hills

The North Little Rock City Council on Monday approved the creation of a restricted parking district within the Indian Hills Subdivision in the city.

The ordinance was adopted following the introduction of an associated proposal that would allow the parking of larger RVs within the district.

The plight of RVs was a major sticking point among city aldermen when they met earlier in July.

Alderman Murry Witcher sponsored the legislation.

The parking district will stretch northward to areas near Ozark and Wewoka drives, bordering Osage Drive and Point Lane areas, extending south near Black River and Cedar Creek roads, and also bordering the regions of North Hills Boulevard near John F. Kennedy Boulevard near the Sallisaw Avenue and Hopi Drive areas.

The region of town comes close to North Little Rock’s border with the city of Sherwood.

Public hearings were held on the issue on both June 24 and July 8 in the chambers of the North Little Rock City Council.

The council helped clear up the confusion about if RV’s would be regulated within the parking district after amending an ordinance that at one time had language that suggested commercial and large recreational vehicles could be regulated.

“On Sept. 28, 2009, city council adopted Ordinance Number 8195 amending Section 4.3.1. of the parking regulations to remove the restriction on large recreational vehicles from restrictions governed by restricted parking districts; however, the form of petition was not amended at the same time to remove the restriction for large recreational vehicles,” states the ordinance.

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