Rockland rejects extending downtown delivery ban

Sep 12, 2018
Photo by: Stephen Betts

The Rockland City Council rejected Wednesday night, Sept. 12, extending the time when loading and unloading delivery trucks is prohibited downtown.

The council had given preliminary approval to the change last month, but voted Wednesday to indefinitely postpone the proposal in the wake of concerns by downtown merchants.

The current city law prohibits loading and unloading from noon to 1 p.m. on Main Street between Park and Lindsey streets. The proposed ordinance change would have changed that from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

City Manager Tom Luttrell said the Parking Advisory Committee -- which had initially recommended the change -- now recommends the change not be enacted after hearing from downtown business owners.

Last month, the manager said traffic was backing up on Main Street because of the loading and unloading.


Comments (1)
Posted by: Stephen K Carroll | Sep 13, 2018 07:56

Thankfully Ed Glazier spoke to the point of this issue.  It has less to do with WHEN the trucks unload and MORE to do with they block traffic on a busy Main st.  Need to find another way or place to unload.

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