Yellow lines painted to ameliorate parking problems near Grant Elementary

Oct 17, 2012

Columbia Public Works Department workers recently painted yellow lines to restrict parking along Crestmere and South Garth Avenue.

Crestmere Avenue residents are frustrated at the parking situation on their street. Library patrons and parents with children in Grant Elementary school park on the street, leaving no room for residents. Workers painted the yellow lines after a resident asked their council representative to review the situation. Public Works Department Engineer Richard Stone said the yellow lines provide information to motorists.

“We received a citizen contact, our city manager’s office did, and it was, I believe it was direct to the council person in the fourth ward, to take a look at the situation, see if we could help folks park in appropriate locations,” Stone said.

While, residents are happy the lines are in place, some residents wish they were notified before the lines were painted.