Monona Council discusses restricting parking to one side on portion of South Page
By Audrey Posten
The Monona City Council discussed the possibility of restricting parking to one side on a portion of South Page Street at its first monthly meeting on Dec. 3.
The restriction would likely include the area from Iowa Street to Davis Street, where the street is so narrow that, with vehicles parked on both sides, drivers have to swerve around them and wait for oncoming vehicles to pass.
Aside from the inconvenience, councilman Andy Meyer said safety also has to be considered.
“We’d never be able to get a fire truck through there,” he said.
Mayor Fran Passmore said the street also has a number of small children in residence.
The council tossed around ideas regarding which side of the street parking should be restricted to, but chose not to proceed without first talking with residents and getting input about which side would work best.
Water meter replacement
City Administrator Dan Canton said Monona residents will soon receive notices from Ferguson Waterworks regarding the city’s water meter replacement project.
Canton said citizens should take the initiative and contact Ferguson Waterworks to get their meters replaced. Replacement will begin at the end of December and into January.
Canton admitted it will take a little time to get everything together.
“It will be interesting to see how people respond,” added Passmore.
Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvement Project
Monona’s wastewater treatment plant improvement project was completed last week. Canton said there was just a “punch list” of 40 items pertaining to training and finishing up odds and ends. The council will be able to approve the project at its Tuesday, Dec. 17 meeting.