Dillon looks at additional options for parking rules | SummitDaily.com

Dillon looks at additional options for parking rules

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DILLON – After code changes created to simplify Dillon’s complicated parking rules were shelved in May, council members have been exploring their options. Most recently, they brainstormed ideas at Tuesday’s town work session.

“We’re still looking at it,” said Dillon’s Mayor Ron Holland.

One suggestion council came up with includes having two-night, overnight parking for Friday and Saturday in Dillon’s town center. This idea focuses on making it easier for visitors to stay in town for the weekend, while catering to 24-hour businesses.

“We’re trying to come up with ways to make it easy for them,” Holland said.

Another suggestion from council was the possibility of including all town lots into the parking rotation, rather than just the four lots currently used for overnight parking. This would lend itself to increased convenience and better business access.

The town previously recommended changing the numerous parking regulations to the following:

– Prohibited parking on town streets and right-of-ways from 2-6 a.m. year-round.

– Prohibited parking in town lots from 2-6 a.m. year-round, except the rotating “blue” and “green” lots, which would allow overnight parking year-round.

– And using a special permitting process for special events where certain provisions or exceptions are needed for parking. This would also include allowing 72-hour parking along Lodgepole Street in the designated area, and provisions for general parking in the upper and lower marina lots.

These options are also not off the table when Dillon considers its new parking regulations.

“We’re interested in hearing any other ideas that are out there,” Holland added. “We’re trying to get all the information we can.”

Dillon’s town staff are now working with the council’s suggestions, and discussions will continue at the next work session July 20. A timeline for making any decisions hasn’t been established.

SDN reporter Caitlin Row can be reached at (970) 668-4633 or at crow@summitdaily.com.

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