Buffalo's City Council discussed parking at Crazy Woman Square after City Attorney Ben Kirven brought the subject up during his report at their last meeting.
Kirven said he was asking for guidance from the council on whether or not the city should limit parking in the few spots just east of the building. There have been some complaints from citizens saying there are a few vehicles that park there and in the old Radio Shack parking lot for extended periods of time.
Chief Jason Carder told the council he has looked into the matter and with no signage there forbidding it, the police cannot legally ask people to not park there for extended periods.
The council discussed downtown residents who are probably the ones parking there, and how that might affect those residents if the council chose not to allow extended parking there.
Also discussed was verbage for how to enforce a parking zone there. Would it be better to have “No Overnight Parking” or “No Extended Parking” or put specific hours they cannot park there on the signs.
Kirven and Mayor Randy Dyess discussed giving the city more time to come up with an idea to solve the problem.
The issue was tabled until the next council meeting.